Bluesfest has just gone and casually added Neil Young to the 2017 lineup

Bluesfest organisers are proving to have no chill when it comes to adding legendary artists to its 2017 bill already filled with legendary artists. Less than a week after welcoming Santana and The Doobie Brothers to the bill, they’ve just gone and put Neil Young’s name at the top of the poster.

Neil Young will bring his band Promise Of The Real to Byron for a promised three hour set, which will no doubt have the potential to join the ranks of an all-time great Bluesfest moment.

Neil joins Patti Smith, Buddy Guy, Mary J Blige and a whole heap more on the 2017 lineup. Check out the full roster of acts announced so far below.

Bluesfest will be held over the Easter weekend at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. Tickets are on sale now – grab them here.

UPDATE: Neil Young headline shows will be announced October 12.

Bluesfest 2017 lineup

Fourth announcement:

Neil Young & Promise Of The Real

Third announcement:

The Doobie Brothers

Second announcement:

Mary J. Blige
Corinne Bailey Rae
Michael Kiwanuka
Nahko And Medicine For The People
The Suffers

First announcement:

Zac Brown Band
Patti Smith and Her Band perform Horses
The Lumineers
Buddy Guy (only Aus show)
Bonnie Raitt
Mavis Staples (only Aus show)
Billy Bragg
Jethro Tull
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Gregory Porter
Snarky Puppy
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Beth Hart (only Aus show)
Laura Mvula
Roy Ayers
Booker T Presents The Stax Records Revue
Andrew Bird
Rickie Lee Jones
Joan Osborne
Turin Brakes
The Strumbellas
Jake Shimabukuro
Nikki Hill
Irish Mythen