Nas locked in as final Bluesfest headliner

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Bluesfest is just around the corner, but the big names keep coming.

After what feels like an endless string of announcements, Bluesfest have now almost settled on their final line up for the 2017 festival. And they’re coming to a close with a bang.

Leading this major announcement is hip hop royalty Nas, who will perform and exclusive Australian show at the festival with the help of New Orleans horn ensemble the Soul Rebels.


Also on the latest announcement is Kasey Chambers, who continues to make some of the most interesting and engaging country music ever produced in Australia. Her latest record Dragonfly is a gem and it’ll be great to hear songs from it in the Bluesfest arena.

Rounding out the final announcement are Rockhampton chart-toppers Busby Marou, South African flautist Wouter Kellerman, and locals Little Georgia and Lucy Gallant.

Next week will see the final few acts added to the bill, most of whom are a part of Bluesfest's Boomerang Festival component.

The full line up now looks like this:

Zac Brown BandPatti Smith and her band perform HorsesNeil Finn, NasJimmy BuffettMary J. BligeSantanaCourtney BarnettThe LumineersBuddy GuyBonnie RaittThe Doobie BrothersKasey Chambers, MadnessMavis StaplesBilly BraggJethro TullCorinne Bailey RaeMichael KiwanukaMiles Electric BandTrombone Shorty & Orleans AvenueGregory Porter, Busby MarouVintage TroubleNic Cester, Snarky PuppyTony Joe WhiteSir RoseveltDevon AllmanSt. Paul & The Broken BonesBeth HartLaura MvulaRoy AyersBooker T Presents The Stax Records RevueAndrew BirdRickie Lee JonesJoe HenryJoan OsborneNahko And Medicine For The PeopleSlightly StoopidTurin BrakesPlaying For ChangeEllis HallVasti JacksonRemiThe Wilson PickersBlind Boy PaxtonEric GalesThe StrumbellasGallantThe SuffersJake ShimabukuroMax JuryDumpstaphunkNikki HillIrish MythenThe California Honeydrops, Wouter KellermanRound Mountain GirlsAustralian Ukulele ShowIvy, Davy KnowlesMelody AngelExperience Jimi HendrixGlen Cardier & the SideshowMud MorganfieldRay Beadle & the SIlver DollarsThe Record CompanyLloyd Spiegel, Little Georgia, Lucy Gallant.

Bluesfest happens from Thursday 13 April to Monday 17.