Leon Bridges joins the Bluesfest 2018 line up
The big names for Bluesfest just keep on coming, with news today that the brilliant Leon Bridges will return to Australia to make his debut on the Bluesfest stage.
We’re unabashed super-fans of the Texan soul singer here at Double J. Not only is his debut record Coming Home an absolute stunner, he’s a brilliant showman and a magnetic presence on the live stage, especially at festivals.
It always felt like a matter of when – not if – Bridges would make his first appearance at Bluesfest, and we’re stoked that 2018 is the year it’s all happening.
He joins an already enormous bill of already announced talent, and also a few other new names, like Irish star in the making Ryan McMullan, The Clarence Bekker Band and a couple of young guns the festival has unearthed over the years in Tay Oskee and Molly Millington.
The latest announcement is as follows:
Leon Bridges, Ryan McMullan, Playing For Change Presents The Clarence Bekker Band, Tay Oskee, Molly Millington
The full line up (assuming they don’t sneak any last-minute additions to the bill) looks like this:
Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, Lionel Richie, Ms. Lauryn Hill, The John Butler Trio, Youssou N'Dour, Seal, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tash Sultana, Kesha, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, The New Power Generation, Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers, Jackson Browne, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Gomez, Rag 'N' Bone Man, The Original Blues Brothers Band, Jimmy Cliff, Leon Bridges, First Aid Kit, Jose Gonzalez, The Wailers, Benjamin Booker, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Morcheeba, Dan Sultan, Mia Dyson, Gov't Mule, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Canned Heat, Juanes, Seu Jorge, Ziggy Alberts, Ásgeir, Newton Faulkner, Afro Celt Sound System, Walter Trout, André Cymone, Harry Manx, Harts, Holy Holy, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Chain, Con Brio, William Crighton, Elephant Sessions, The Teskey Brothers, The California Honeydrops, Eric Gales, Bobby Rush, Dumpstaphunk, Joe Louis Walker, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Ryan McMullan, Playing For Change Presents The Clarence Bekker Band, Shaun Kirk, Caiti Baker, Steve Smyth, Dog Trumpet, Hanlon Brothers, The Strides, Yirrmal, Sorong Samarai, Benny Walker, Naras, Move It Mob Style, Eric Avery, Te Kopere Maori Healers, Jannawi Dance Clan, Muggera Dancers, Bundjalung Local Artisans and Weavers, Tay Oskee, Molly Millington
Bluesfest happens at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm from Thursday 29 March to Monday 2 April. Tickets are on sale now.