Bluesfest 2016

It’s arguable Australia’s most distinct and durable music festival, and this year, it’s bigger than ever. Merging sounds and blending audiences is the key to 2016’s huge lineup. Artists of young and old will grace the stages over a mammoth five days at the end of March.

Bluesfest has always been curated by the father figure of the Australian music scene Peter Noble, being able to draw musicians of the highest calibre, from Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Gary Clark Jr. (only a very few of who has come), to overseas heroes that the Australian crowds yet not know as well as being able to birth some of Australia’s most successful musicians to date.

2016 sees the biggest lineup of new, old and everything in between and we are extremely happy to announce we will be there along the way.

Sidelife will be there for in depth artist interviews, previews and everything else you will need in order to be updated with the festival, plus our good friends at Mr Simple will be there with their famous Festival Outfitters pop up store. From start to finish we have you covered, so make sure you come along for the journey.

For tickets please head over to the Bluesfest site HERE

The massive 2016 lineup:

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2016 Lineup:

Allen Stone

Archie Roach

Ash Grunwald

Blackberry Smoke

Blind Boy Paxton

Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds

City and Colour

Cold War Kids

Con Brio


Don McLean

East Journey

Dustin Thomas

Elle King


Fantastic Negrito

Grace Porter

Graham Nash


Hiatus Kaiyote


Hussy Hicks

Jackson Browne

Janiva Magness

Jason Isbell

Jeff Martin

Joe Bonamassa


Kamasi Washington

Kendrick Lamar

Kim Churchill

Lord Huron

Lucky Peterson

Lukas Nelson $ Prose of the Real

Melissa Etheridge

Mike Love

Modest Mouse

Mojo Juju

Nahko and Medicine For The People

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Pierce Brothers

Raw Earth

Rhiannon Giddens

Richard Clapton

Russell Morris

Shakey Graves


Songhoy Blues

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Steve Earle & The Dukes

Steve Smyth

Sturgill Simpson

Taj Mahal (SOLO)

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tex Perkins and The Ape

The Blind Boys of Alabama

The Bros. Landreth

The Cat Empire

The Decemeberists

The Mastersons

The National

The Original Blues Brother Band

The Residents present Shadowland

The Selecter

The Wailers

The Word

Tom Jones


UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue

Vintage Trouble

Wards Xpress


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