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Benjamin Booker

Based in New Orleans, Booker draws his influence from post-war electric Blues, and garage punk. In 2017 he released ‘Witness’ an album that he created in response to the racial tensions facing America in 2017. The title track features civil rights icon and Bluesfest favourite Mavis Staples and is an anthem which demands listeners to answer the question: “Am I going to be a Witness?” and in today’s world, “Is that enough?” Booker creates powerful music, that is as exhilarating and well-crafted as it is significant.

Tour Dates

29 March 2018

8:00 PM

Factory Theatre, Sydney


31 March 2018

8:30 PM

The Corner Hotel, Melbourne



Canned Heat

Canned Heat have been a global phenomenon for 40 years due to their classic hits such as “On The Road Again”. They first gained international attention and secured their niche in the pages of rock ‘n roll history with their performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival (along with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Who) and as headliners at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969.

Tour Dates

22 March 2018

7:00 PM

The Basement, Sydney


23 March 2018

8:00 PM

Factory Theatre, Sydney


25 March 2018

12:30 PM

Lizotte's, Newcastle


25 March 2018

6:00 PM

Lizotte's, Newcastle


26 March 2018

7:30 PM

Melbourne Recital Centre


28 March 2018

7:30 PM

The Gov, Adelaide



Gomez

Bluesfest Touring is proud to welcome Gomez back to Australia for their first tour in 6 years and the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album ‘Bring It On’. With so much to celebrate their Perth, Sydney and Melbourne sideshows are not to be missed.

Tour Dates

27 March 2018

7:00 PM

Old Adelaide Gaol


31 March 2018

7:00 PM

Enmore Theatre, Sydney


01 April 2018

7:00 PM

170 Russell, Melbourne

Sold Out

02 April 2018

7:00 PM

170 Russell, Melbourne


04 April 2018

7:00 PM

Metro City, Perth



Gov't Mule

Gov't Mule with special guests Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Tour Dates

26 March 2018

7:00 PM

Metro Theatre, Sydney


27 March 2018

7:00 PM

The Corner Hotel, Melbourne



Hurray for the Riff Raff

With musical influences from places as diverse as New Orleans, The Bronx and Puerto Rico, Hurray for the Riff Raff’s sound is all their own, and it’s sure to delight Australian audiences when they return to Australia in 2018.

Tour Dates

24 March 2018

7:00 PM

The Corner Hotel, Melbourne


26 March 2018

7:00 PM

Factory Theatre, Sydney



Juanes

Tour Dates

02 April 2018

7:00 PM

Enmore Theatre, Sydney


04 April 2018

7:00 PM

170 Russell, Melbourne



Michael Franti & Spearhead

There is no doubt that Michael Franti is one of Bluesfest and Bluesfest Touring’s most beloved artists, so it’s a thrill to announce he’s back for the first time since 2015. A Michael Franti and Spearhead show is a celebration, where tears of joy are shed, new friends are made and souls are uplifted.

Tour Dates

28 March 2018

7:00 PM

Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns


29 March 2018

7:00 PM

Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns



Morcheeba

Get ready to bliss out on the sweet, sensual vocals of Skye Edwards as Morcheeba return to Australia after a 4 year absence.

Tour Dates

29 March 2018

7:00 PM

Metro Theatre, Sydney


30 March 2018

8:00 PM

170 Russell, Melbourne



Newton Faulkner

Bluesefest Touring is proud to welcome guitar virtuoso Newtown Faulker back to Australia for the first time since 2013.

Tour Dates

01 April 2018

7:00 PM

Factory Theatre, Sydney


02 April 2018

12:30 PM

Lizotte's, Newcastle


02 April 2018

6:00 PM

Lizotte's, Newcastle


04 April 2018

7:00 PM

The Corner Hotel, Melbourne


06 April 2018

7:00 PM

The Gov, Adelaide


08 April 2018

7:00 PM

Jack Rabbit Slims



Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

The legendary singer of Led Zeppelin returns to Australia along with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters. With a new album ‘Carry Fire’ out October 2017, and the incredible 2018 milestone; marking 50 years since Led Zeppelin’s first self-titled album was released, it promises to be a powerful show, that’s not to be missed for any true fan.

Tour Dates

23 March 2018

7:00 PM

State Theatre, Sydney


26 March 2018

7:00 PM

Sydney Opera House

Sold Out

27 March 2018

7:00 PM

Sydney Opera House

Sold Out

01 April 2018

7:00 PM

Palais Theatre, Melbourne


05 April 2018

7:00 PM

Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide


08 April 2018

7:00 PM

Riverside Theatre, Perth



Seu Jorge

In commemoration of David Bowie’s passing some two years ago, Brazilian musician Seu Jorge performs a special tribute show to the late genius, while also recreating the set to his role in Wes Anderson’s film A Life Aquatic. Having risen to fame from his role as Pelé dos Santos, a singing sailor of delicate, acoustic renditions of David Bowie hits including ‘Rebel Rebel’, ‘Life On Mars’ and ‘Changes’, his unique versions have become a point of celebration and reflection upon the passing of a creative icon.

Tour Dates

25 March 2018

7:00 PM

Sydney Opera House


28 March 2018

7:00 PM

Melbourne Recital Centre


29 March 2018

7:00 PM

Melbourne Recital Centre



The New Power Generation

Those who knew Prince knew that he was always pushing himself and experimenting with new sounds and the musical chemistry of working with new musicians was a part of that process. When he formed The New Power Generation (The NPG) in 1990 they went on together to create ‘Diamond & Pearls’ a record that sparked more hits on the Billboard charts than any other Prince album released since Purple Rain. It is an honor to welcome original members of this band to the Bluesfest stage in 2018. Their intent is to honor their boss, their mentor and his music, and to give fans a chance to celebrate and say goodbye to one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

Tour Dates

26 March 2018

7:00 PM

170 Russell, Melbourne


28 March 2018

7:00 PM

Enmore Theatre, Sydney



Walter Trout

Walter Trout is the beating heart of the modern Blues/Rock scene, respected by the old guard, revered by the young guns, and adored by the fans who shake his hand after the show each night. After five decades in the game, Trout is a talismanic figure and part of the glue that bonds the Blues community together, at a time when the wider world has never been so divided. He’s also the only artist with the vision, talent and star-studded address book to pull off a project on the scale of ‘We’re All In This Together’, his latest album released in September 2017. “It was quite a piece of work to get this record together,” he admits. “But I guess I have a lot of friends, y’know…?”

Tour Dates

29 March 2018

7:00 PM

The Corner Hotel, Melbourne


31 March 2018

7:00 PM

Factory Theatre, Sydney



Youssou Ndour

It is with great pride Bluesfest Touring announces that Youssou Ndour will visit the Sydney Opera House and Hamer Hall in Melbourne at the end of March 2018. Ending a 14-year wait, the king of African music and Grammy-Award winner, will bring his world music block party backed by his legendary 12-piece band Le Super Étoile de Dakar, acrobatic dancers and over three decades of funk-fused hits.

Tour Dates

31 March 2018

7:00 PM

Hamer Hall, Melbourne