Earlier today Bluesfest released the second instalment of outstanding artists to perform at the 5 Day Festival, held annually over Easter, just north of Byron Bay (EVENT DATES: Thu 24th March to Mon 28thMarch 2016).
Well, we just can’t stop the surprises and excitement coming! Only hours after the massive second artist announcement, we are wrapped to announce that for the first time in ten years, singer-songwriter JACKSON BROWNE is returning to Bluesfest!
Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics.
In a career spanning over 45 years, he has released nineteen albums: 11 Top 40, 4 platinum, 3 multi-platinum, & 2 Gold. 1977’s Running on Empty is 7 times platinum.
His new studio album, Standing In The Breach, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.
Beyond his music, Browne is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights, and arts education. He was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 by Bruce Springsteen, who said to Browne of The Eagles “You wrote the songs they wished they had written”.
Bluesfest is delighted to include this treasure of contemporary musical history in our already impressive line-up.
What a start to the festival! And there’s plenty more where that came from!
All 5 & 3 & 1 day festival and camping tickets are on sale through www.bluesfest.com.au or phone the office on 02 6685 8310.