Early 2021 is starting to look mighty fine, with Bluesfest today announcing a slew of rescheduled tours for the likes of Patti Smith & Her Band, George Benson, The Gipsy Kings and more.
The beloved Byron Bay festival was cancelled back in March due to the COVID pandemic and along with it a stack of exciting sideshows around the country were postponed.
After confirming the festival will return in 2021, the Bluesfest team have now announced that 14 tours have been rescheduled.
“As restrictions begin to lift and people dream of days when we can dance again, Bluesfest Touring is thrilled to announce that (at least) fourteen of its cancelled 2020 artists will be returning in 2021,” a statement reads.
“The team has been hard at work along with artist’s management to ensure there will be a future for international touring in Australia in 2021, and with the space of a good ten to twelve months we can be confident – we will dance again!”
Alongside the below tours, it's expected that new dates will be announced for Allen Stone and Eagles Of Death Metal soon.
The rescheduled tour dates follow on from festival director Peter Noble OAM being named in the 2019 Power 50 as one of the most influential people in the Australian music industry.
For more details on any of the below dates, head over to theGuide.
25 Mar – State Theatre, Sydney
26 Mar – State Theatre, Sydney
31 Mar – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
1 Apr – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Patti Smith & Her Band
28 Mar – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
29 Mar – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
4 Apr - Enmore Theatre, Sydney
5 Apr- Enmore Theatre, Sydney
The Gipsy Kings
31 Mar - State Theatre, Sydney
3 Apr – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
7 Apr – BCEC, Brisbane
3 Apr – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
7 Apr – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Amadou & Mariam
6 Apr - Melbourne Recital Centre
1 Apr - Melbourne Recital Centre
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
31 Mar – 170 Russell, Melbourne
1 Apr – Factory Theatre, Sydney
7 Apr – Factory Theatre, Sydney
8 Apr – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
4 Apr – 170 Russell, Melbourne
7 Apr – Metro Theatre, Sydney
The Marcus King Band
5 Apr – Metro Theatre, Sydney
7 Apr – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne
30 Mar – 170 Russell, Melbourne
1 Apr – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
8 Apr – 170 Russell, Melbourne
9 Apr – Metro Theatre, Sydney
28 Mar – Factory Theatre, Sydney
29 Mar – Lizotte's, Newcastle
31 Mar – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
1 Apr – The Gov, Adelaide
The War & Treaty
8 Apr – Melbourne Recital Centre
9 Apr – Meeniyan Town Hall