Major Artists join The BLUESFEST Linup
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BLUESFEST IS 85% SOLD OUT
MARK SEYMOUR AND THE UNDERTOW (Easter Monday)
It’s only FOUR WEEKS exactly until we throw open the gates and welcome live music back. The 2021 Bluesfest will take place on April 1st – 5th at the beautiful Byron Events Farm (formerly the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just 10 minutes north of Byron Bay.
Pete Murray, Mark Seymour & The Undertow and Kate Ceberano join our headline lineup to play on the final day of Bluesfest – and this will make Easter Monday a special day to be at Bluesfest. In fact, Easter Monday is shaping up now to be one of the highlight days of the Easter weekend.”
After eighteen years of touring with one of Australia’s most successful and deeply loved rock bands, Mark felt that he had done all that he could as the front man of Hunters and Collectors. he found himself alone on stage with just an acoustic guitar. As a solo artist, Mark continues to search for the emotional truth in a song. Mark Seymour’s strength as a performer remains undiminished despite the ever-present shadow of the band he used to be in.
Fronting pop funk band I’M TALKING, Kate notched up 5 consecutive hit singles and a Platinum debut album ‘Bear Witness’ (The 100 Best Australian Albums). The year was 1986 and Kate Ceberano won Most Popular Female Artist at the Countdown Awards.
Barely drawing breath since, Kate’s racked up 28 albums over 35 years whilst effortlessly moving around genres. 13 X Platinum status, 8 X Gold, 3 x ARIA awards and 7 nominations for Best Female Artist, Kate is Australian entertainment royalty. She performed across the country in the legendary Australian Made tour with INXS, Barnesy & Divinyls, starred in Jesus Christ Superstar with John Farnham, had her own hit tonight show ‘Kate Ceberano & Friends’ on the ABC TV, first Australian woman inducted into the Australian Songwriters Association (ASA) Hall of Fame in 2014, just to name a few of her milestones.
Kate Ceberano is a most diverse and creative tour-de-force, possessing one of the great voices of her generation.
Kate’s latest album SWEET INSPIRATION (ARIA Top 5), places Kate in the pantheon of acts who have achieved Top 10 ARIA albums over 5 decades; 80’s / 90’s / 00’s / 10’s and now 2010’s; joining AC/DC, Kylie Minogue, Midnight Oil and Queen.
Hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, brothers Connor & Harry Lambrou have been entertaining audiences with their unique brand of music, and infectious passion at venues all across Australia.
Their recent successes have been underpinned by performances alongside multi-platinum artists Tones and I, Thirsty Merc, Mental as Anything, and appearances at numerous festivals across the nation, and their single “Do Something” reached #1 on the national AMRAP charts.
With music encompassing blues, rock, soul, funk, folk and singer-songwriter; Connor and Harry seamlessly blend genres through their unique use of sounds such as the didgeridoo, distorted acoustic guitar, raw vocals, and a thumping homemade hybrid drum-kit.
Hand-picked by Peter Noble to feature at this year’s event, these musical brothers promise to deliver a highly memorable experience.
The Regime are adept at serving up a triple helping of thumping bass lines, hearty brass tones and fat lyrics to voracious crowds.
If Mumford and Sons, The Pogues and Metallica had a three-way lovechild it would be a Round Mountain Girl. Coined in the press as the ‘finest purveyors of ‘Celtabillypunkfolkrootsgrass’ in the southern hemisphere’, they are capable of taking you to places you didn’t know existed. Fast and furious, tender and humorous, great playing, great songs. You’ll forget you’ve got a mortgage, forget your dog’s just died and ignore, for a moment that the ice caps are melting.
For a band that got together with absolutely zero expectations other than a weekly jam, they have punched way above their collective weight, but when you see them play live, and witness the raw energy and joy they bring to an audience, it’s all too easy to understand why.
Since their debut in December 2010, Electrik Lemonade’s live performances have rapidly grown. After releasing their debut album ‘Squeezed Fresh’, Electrik Lemonade have continued their incredible run of good times around Australia, performing at Byron Bay Bluesfest, and sharing stages alongside John Butler Trio, Sticky Fingers, John Paul Young, Mental As Anything & Ian Moss.