Indigenous Music to Rock the Main Stages at Bluesfest 2019!
From folk to hip-hop and timeless classics, the Indigenous music circuit is incredibly strong right now. We are thrilled to announce that we have eight fantastic Indigenous acts performing at Bluesfest along with Boomerang Festival this Easter long weekend.
Indigenous artists playing Boomerang AND Bluesfest this Easter long weekend:
Yothu Yindi & the Treaty Project
Mission Songs Project
Brotherhood of the Blues
Plus over 70 more acts across five stages, over five days!
Tickets are selling fast!
Commenting on the announcement, Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM said “We have had the honour of being able to give some pretty big Indigenous musicians a slot on the Bluesfest stages over the years. Our Indigenous festival within Bluesfest – Boomerang Festival is being called ‘A line-up of the Best Indigenous Artists’ by some and we are extremely proud to announce that Baker Boy, Yothu Yindi and the Treaty Project, Archie Roach, Mission Songs Project, Mojo Juju, Benny Walker, Dallas Woods and the Brotherhood of the Blues will all rock the house across our stages at Bluesfest this Easter.
We believe that not only is it critical we present an Indigenous festival, but to also present these artists across the biggest stages of the festival. Their music and dance is an imperative part of all of us. Whether we are aware of it or not, and at this time, when Indigenous Australian music is breaking through on so many levels. The talent coming through with Indigenous Australian musicians is incredible. We will be rocking the house all over at Bluesfest’s 30th Anniversary this Easter – have your dancing shoes ready!”
For full artist bios see bluesfest.com.au/artists
The Bluesfest 2019 line-up so far:
Jack Johnson – Iggy Pop – Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals – Paul Kelly
The Saboteurs (Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler, Jack Lawrence)
Hozier – David Gray – Ray La Montagne
Norah Jones – Julia Stone- Kasey Chambers
Mavis Staples – Gary Clark Jr.
Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
Tommy Emmanuel – Snarky Puppy – SIX60
Meshell Ndegeocello – Colin Hay – Imelda May
Kurt Vile and the Violators – Keb’ Mo’
Allen Stone – St. Paul and The Broken Bones
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Ocean Alley
Archie Roach – Shakey Graves – Arlo Guthrie
Nahko and Medicine for the People – Tex Perkins
I’m With Her – Ruthie Foster – Richard Clapton
Russell Morris – Flogging Molly – Backsliders
The Marcus King Band – Fantastic Negrito – Samantha Fish
The War and Treaty – Deva Mahal – Larkin Poe
The Black Sorrows – Vintage Trouble – Pierce Brothers
Mojo Juju – Trevor Hall – Irish Mythen – Anderson East
Melody Angel – Hussy Hicks – Thando
The California Honeydrops – Elephant Sessions
Caiti Baker – Little Georgia
Benny Walker – Dallas Woods – Amaru Tribe
Full Boomerang Festival (First Nations Festival within Bluesfest) 2019 line-up:
Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project
Mojo Juju – Benny Walker
Dallas Woods – DOBBY
Brotherhood Of The Blues
Malu Kiai Mura Buai
Rako – Tenzin Choegyal
Te Kopere Maori Healers