The Bluesfest line-up is already proving to be the hottest festival ticket in town after two major lineup announcements, but as the festival’s promoter Peter Noble promised in his colourful interview with Tone Deaf, the 2013 event has got more than a few tricks up it sleeve.
Bluesfest having just announced the first in a series of exciting and unique sideshows.
If you can’t get to Bluesfest – Bluesfest can come to you.
Roger Hodgson & Band
One of this planet’s finest singers and songwriters Roger played with only one other accompanist three years ago and sold-out his tour. This time the writer and singer of Supertramp’s anthems brings his full band to Australia – FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME !!
Melbourne Palais Theatre Thursday March 28 2013
Brisbane Tivoli Saturday March 30 2013
Sydney State Theatre Wednesday April 3 2013
Adelaide Thebarton Theatre Friday April 5 2013
Perth Riverside Theatre Sunday April 7 2013
Bonnie Raitt with Special Guest Mavis Staples
Bonnie Raitt returns, after a ‘too-long’ absence, with her Slipstream Tour. Bonnie is a 9 time Grammy winner and Rolling Stone Magazine rates her in their top 100 guitarists and top 100 vocalists. She has been selling out her USA dates and is a Bluesfest favourite who packed out her shows last time round. Expect tickets to fly this time as her special guest on three sideshows is the legendary Mavis Staples
Adelaide Thebarton Theatre Tuesday 26 March 2013
Melbourne State Theatre Wednesday 27 March 2013
Sydney Enmore Theatre Wednesday 3 April 2013
Blind Boys of Alabama
A wonderful series of sideshows starring The Blind Boys Of Alabama and Guests. World-renowned and globally respected by industry and public alike these guys deliver a joyful meld of blues, gospel and soul. They’ll steal your heart away with tears and laughter. Their Sydney and Melbourne shows will feature the sweet sounds of SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK as their special guests.
Sydney Enmore Theatre Monday 1 April 2013
Brisbane Tivoli Thursday 28th Mar 2013
Melbourne Arts Centre, Hamer Hall Wednesday 3 April 2013