Many are anticipating this year’s Byron Bay’s Bluefest for many things. The performances and acts are definitely a must-see. With over 60 acts already on the lineup, the latest round of additions will certainly make the music fest a large gathering of international and local music artists, especially the rising stars and the future of the international music scene.
Headlining the new set of additions is Hozier- the Irish singer-songwriter, known for his chart-topping Take Me To Church. Switchfoot, a US alternative rock band will also be performing in the sixth Bluefest event. Other names included in this round of announcement include Hunter Hayes (a rising star in the US country music), The Waterboys (Irish contemporary rockers), and Watussi (homegrown Afro-Latin band and probably performing their last in this fest.)
Other artists and bands that will be performing in the Bluefest camp in this announcement include The Black Keys and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Super Chikan, Vasti Jackson, and Fly My Pretties. Diesel, Jeff Lang (famous slide guitarist prodigy and singer-songwriter), Phil Wiggins (US harmonica legend) alongside Dom Turner will also be at the camp. The Rumjacks and Nikki Hill are also included in this announcement.
I am very excited to watch Hozier perform here at Oz. The 24-year-old indie rocker is definitely a crowd-drawer especially with his debut album confidently sitting at Billboard’s top 10 albums. Peter Noble, Bluefest director, has expressed his excitement with the addition of the Hozier in the lineup, calling the US rocker a “fast becoming someone who the music world will look to, both now and in the future for truly inspiring music.”
There are a lot of great acts to look forward to in this festival as Paolo Nutini and Ben Howard have also been previously announced. These two artists are fast rising stars and definitely have a great musicality. I hope the Bluefest camp will have more rounds of great news and additions to the line-up but even then, I will be ready to pack up my things and prepare for this huge festival. I guess I’ll have to take extra plastic Storage boxes with lids so I can bring home souvenirs from this event.
The four-day music fest is set on April 2 to 6, 2015 at Byron Bay’s Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. It’s a gathering for all music lovers from down under. Let’s rock Byron’s Bay and enjoy great sounds!