Bluesfest have just welcomed another big-name international for 2017
Parrotheads, rejoice. Legendary ‘Margaritaville’ singer Jimmy Buffett has been locked in to perform an Australian exclusive appearance at Bluesfest this year.
A living legend, in his career Buffett has recorded over 50 albums – most of which have gone gold or platinum – and has toured the globe a ludicrous amount of times, inspiring a devoted fanbase affectionately known as the Parrotheads. He’ll be hitting our shores with his band The Coral Reefers, so get ready to blow your pipes singing ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’ and ‘Come Monday’.
The addition comes after Neil Young and the Bee Gee’s Barry Gibb both pulled out of the festival late last year. Buffett joins the likes of Santana, Patti Smith, Mary J. Blige, The Doobie Brothers, and Bonnie Raitt.
The lineup is far from sorted yet though, with Bluesfest set to lock in even more artists in the lead up to the festival. Check out the current lineup below.
Bluesfest will be held over the Easter weekend at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. Tickets are on sale now.
Bluesfest 2017 lineup
Jimmy Buffett And The Coral Reefers
Miles Electric Band
Patti Smith And Her Band (acoustic set)
Billy Bragg And Joe Henry
Tony Joe White
The Record Company
The Mountain Goats
The California Honeydrops
The Doobie Brothers
Mary J. Blige
Corinne Bailey Rae
Nahko And Medicine For The People
Zac Brown Band
Patti Smith and Her Band perform Horses
Buddy Guy (only Aus show)
Mavis Staples (only Aus show)
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Beth Hart (only Aus show)
Booker T Presents The Stax Records Revue
Rickie Lee Jones
Header image by Rick Clifford