Bluesfest Touring

Past Tours 2012


10cc

April 2012 - The missing link between The Beatles and the Gorillaz, 10cc ruled the pop world at a time – the 1970s – when the charts were dominated by some of the most creative and colourful artists in pop history. Read More...

Candi Staton

April 2012 - The legendary First Lady of Southern Soul and erstwhile dance music queen CANDI STATON is making her way to Australia for the very first time. Read More...

Keb Mo

April 2012 - Anyone who has seen KEB MO before will remember his mesmerising performance, his rich, distinctive, smoky voice which spins emotive & passionate stories. Read More...


Vusi Mahlasela

April 2012 - VUSI MAHLASELA (VUSI SYDNEY MAHLASELA KA ZWANE) is simply known as 'The Voice' in his home country, South Africa, and celebrated for his distinct, powerful voice and his poetic, optimistic lyrics. Read More...

Canned Heat

April 2012 - Some say they invented the genre Blues n Boogie, that made them a global phenomenon 40+ years ago. Read More...

David Bromberg Quartet

April 2012 - He’s played with everyone, he’s toured everywhere, he can lead a raucous big band or hold an audience silent with a solo acoustic blues and now he’s heading our way! Read More...


Earth Wind and Fire

April 2012 - This coming April, Chugg Entertainment and Bluesfest Touring are pleased to confirm the east coast of Australia will transform into a boogie wonderland when soul-funk superstars & 6 time Grammy award winners, EARTH WIND & FIRE (EWF) tour Australia for the very first time. Read More...

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

April 2012 - Will see two shows at the Basement in Sydney followed by a show at The Corner in Melbourne on Saturday 7th April Read More...

Maceo Parker

April 2012 - His name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band - the tightest little funk orchestra on earth are heading back to Oz after his celebrated tour of 2008. Read More...


Fabulous Thunderbirds

April 2012 - For the last 30 years the W.C. Handy award winning ‘Best Blues Band’ THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS have been winning audiences over worldwide with their unique blend of Texas blues & harmonica laced swamp sounds. Read More...

Yann Tiersen

April 2012 - It was one of those rare moments at a live gig when you realise you've been in the presence of greatness, - Michael Hubbard, Music OMH Read More...

Seasick Steve

April 2012 - SEASICK STEVE is back!! - with John Paul Jones in his band- a new album - and even perhaps a new direction and he's heading our way. As well as a special BLUESFEST appearance SEASICK STEVE will be taking on Melbourne in April 2012. Read More...


Ziggy Marley

April 2012 - This is Roots – This is Rock – This is Reggae !! - THIS IS ZIGGY MARLEY. The five-time Grammy Award-winning musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, ZIGGY MARLEY returns to Australia after a five year absence. He’ll be featuring songs from his latest album, Wild and Free as well as all the favourites from his 3 other solo albums and those of the Melody Makers. Read More...

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

April 2012 - The guitar driven, blues prodigy, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD, is coming to Australia. There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it's played in service to an entire genre. KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD is one such artist. Read More...

Steve Earle

April 2012 - Singer-songwriter, actor, author, political activist, producer - STEVE EARLE is one of life's great troubadours!!! STEVE EARLE hasn't wandered this way for a number of years.... In fact ... it's been three albums & and three Grammy Awards since we saw him last. He will be touring around Australia and you can catch him in Melbourne, Adelaide, Newcastle, Sydney or Byron Bay for BLUESFEST. Read More...


Great Big Sea

April 2012 - GREAT BIG SEA is a bastard...by their own admission. Some of Canada’s favourite sons are giving Australia their first ever tour. This folk-rock partnership was forged in the harsh lands and rowdy pubs of St Johns, Newfoundland – yes NEW-F-F- -F- FOUND-LAND !! Read More...

Yes

April 2012 - Returning for the first time since 2005, Grammy Award winning prog-rock group, YES, will be making their highly anticipated return to Australian shores in April 2012 for a few very special theatre shows and a performance at the infamous Byron Bay Bluesfest. Read More...

The Specials

April 2012 - BRITISH SKA HEROES, THE SPECIALS, RETURN TO AUSTRALIA IN 2012 Read More...


Angelique Kidjo

April 2012 - “Her spirit is irrepressible, and she brings life to everything she touches” – Peter Gabriel Read More...

Buddy Guy

April 2012 - There are great guitarists ... superstar guitarists ... legendary guitarists... and then there is BUDDY GUY. Read More...

John Hiatt

April 2012 - It's been several years but finally we've managed to get one of the most requested and enduring artists back to Australia. Read More...


Jonny Lang

April 2012 - Year on year JONNY's guitar and vocal skills have taken great leaps forward...He ain't slow ... this
JONNY LANG ... and never has been!! Read More...