Patti Smith and Crowded House lead Bluesfest lineup for 2020

Patti Smith and Crowded House lead Bluesfest lineup for 2020

While it seems like only yesterday that Jack Johnson, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, and the likes took to the stage at this year’s Bluesfest, now comes the first lineup announcement for 2020′s instalment of the renowned festival… and it is a doozey!

Bluesfest is known for pulling incredible acts, Paul Simon and Crosby, Stills and Nash having all graced the festival in the past, so it’s no surprise that they’ve pulled out all the stops once again.

Leading the massive celebrations, they’ve got industry powerhouse Dave Matthews Band, an exclusive Australian performance from Multi-APRA and ARIA award-winners, BRIT award winners and MTV Video Music Award winners Crowded House, and best-selling author, performance poet & visual artist Patti Smith and her Band making their way to Bluesfest.

Alongside these legends, the lineup boasts a slew of some of the most significant names in music, including 10-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist George Benson, three-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter Brandi Carlile, hometown heroes John Butler and Xavier Rudd and the reigning queen of 2000s indie Jenny Lewis.

Peep the full first lineup below.

Dave Matthews Band
Crowded House
Patti Smith And Her Band
George Benson
Brandi Carlile
John Butler
Xavier Rudd
The Cat Empire
John Prine
Jenny Lewis
Frank Turner
John Mayall
Buffy Sainte-marie
The Marcus King Band
Walter Trout
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Greensky Bluegrass
Larkin Poe
The War & Treaty

It all goes down on Thursday, April 9th – Monday, April 13th, 2020 at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, NSW.
Tickets via Moshtix.