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Byron Bay Blues Festival 2008

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Information on the East Coast Blues & Roots Festival for 2008, also known as the Byron Bay Blues Festival or BluesFest.


Byron Bay BluesFest 2008
March 20 - 24
The 19th annual Byron Bay Blues Festival (East Coast Blues & Roots Festival) will be held at the Belongil Fields, Ewingsdale Road in Byron Bay. A line up of international and national blues, folk, hip hop, reggae, roots, soul, rock, and world musicians have been put together to perform at BluesFest 2008.

BluesFest has announced that the following music artists will perform in 2008.

  • Sinead O'Connor
  • John Butler Trio
  • Wilco
  • Eskimo Joe
  • Buddy Guy
  • John Fogerty
  • Keith Urban
  • The Black Crowes
  • Angus and Julia Stone
  • KT Tunstall
  • Ron Sexsmith
  • London Community Gospel Choir
  • Xavier Rudd
  • Ruthie Foster
  • G Love & Special Sauce
  • Maceo Parker
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • Mavis Staples
  • Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra
  • Keb‘ Mo’
  • Loudon Wainwright III
  • Seasick Steve
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela
  • Don McLean
  • Stanley Clarke/George Duke Project
  • Ian Brown
  • Lee Ritenour
  • Lior
  • Charlie Musselwhite Band
  • Patty Griffin
  • Clare Bowditch
  • Brandi Carlile
  • The Audreys
  • John Hammond
  • JJ Grey & MOFRO
  • The Bellrays
  • Galactic
  • Jeff Martin
  • Ray Davies
  • Bunny Wailer and the Solomonic Reggaestra
  • The Cruel Sea
  • The Cat Empire
  • John Hiatt
  • Jason Mraz
  • Brill & DellGrosso
  • Ozomatli
  • Michelle Shocked
  • Weddings Parties Anything
  • Lost Dogs - Kasey Chambers’ alter ego band
  • The Beautiful Girls
  • True Live
  • Damien Dempsey
  • Mamadou Diabate
  • The McClymonts
  • Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen
  • Boyes
  • Jeff Lang
  • Jake Shimabukuro
  • Last Town Chorus and The Angry Tradesmen

See also, the third announcement of music artists and bands to perform at BluesFest 08.

The Bluesfest is held each year over the easter weekend. Other than the national and international performers at the music festival, there is also a wide array of craft stalls, licensed bars, international food fair, carnival rides, kids activities, street theater, and much more. Camping is available at BluesFest 08.

East Coast International Blues & Roots
Music Festival
PO Box 1606

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