Some of the country’s best emerging talent will take the stage this April in support of Bluesfest acts across the country.

With Bluesfest set to take over Byron Bay in April, its sideshow slate is once again huge and the big names touring the country had a hand in picking the local acts who would be opening for them.

“It’s a pleasure watching the list of supports come together, they add to the richness, diversity and flavour of our sideshows,” Kimberley Galceran, Head of Touring at Bluesfest, said.

“I often hear people exclaiming, ‘How good was the support act!?’ to a stranger during intermission and it gives me a smile. There’s an act in here you haven’t heard yet, that you’ll be playing for years to come, give them a listen.”

Eagles Of Death Metal have selected folk rocker BATTS to kick off proceedings in Melbourne, while The Delta Riggs kick off the party in Sydney and Melbourne.

John Mayall will be supported by Clayton Bones Harvey in Cairns and Dave Hole in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, while Yorta Yorta singer-songwriter Benny Walker has been confirmed to support Larkin Poe in Melboune and Bobby Alu will support The Wailers on their national tour.

Other locals confirmed include:

  • Caiti Baker to support George Benson on tour
  • Clayton Bones Harvey to support John Mayall in Cairns
  • Dave Hole to support John Mayall in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth
  • DRMNGNOW to support Buffy Sainte-Marie in Melbourne
  • Georgi Kay to support LP in Sydney and Melbourne
  • Goro to support Morcheeba in Sydney
  • Jesse Valach to support The Marcus King Band in Melbourne
  • Jordan Mac to support The Gipsy Kings on tour
  • LamBros to support The Marcus King Band and Larkin Poe in Sydney
  • Matty T Wall to support Walter Trout in Sydney and Melbourne
  • Sister Liberty to support Buffy Sainte-Marie in Cairns
  • The Lyrical to support The Wailers in Brisbane
  • Wanderers to support Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles in Melbourne and Sydney
  • WILSN to support Morcheeba in Melbourne and Tori Kelly in both Sydney and Melbourne
  • Daniel Wayne Spencer to support Tal Wilkenfeld on tour
  • Fenn Wilson to support The War & Treaty in Melbourne
  • Yola to support Brandi Carlile on tour

Find out more about the 2020 Bluesfest sideshows support acts here.