The 27th Bluesfest Byron Bay, has announced another huge round of artists for 2016 Festival.

Taking place over the Easter Long Weekend Thursday 24 March – Monday 28 March 2016, at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm in the beautiful Byron Shire, just outside of Byron Bay, the festival has announced two-time Grammy Award winner D’Angelo with his current talent-fuelled band, The Vanguard, to the Thursday night of Bluesfest.

D’Angelo’s star has been rising since he dropped his debut, platinum-selling album, Brown Sugar in 1995. His evolution is a joy to witness. From winning two Grammys in 2001 (for Best R&B Album & Best R&B Vocal Performance for his second album, Voodoo) and three Soul Train Music Awards in 1996 to his latest and universally acclaimed album, Black Messiah which marked his triumphant return to music after nearly a decade, debuting at number five in its first week of release on the Billboard 200 music chart. This multifaceted, multi-talented, genre-bending artist fuses the best of R&B, Soul, Blues, Gospel, Jazz-fusion and Psychedelic Rock!

Along with D’Angelo, Californian band Cold War Kids, Houndmouth, Oakland’s Black Roots star Fantastic Negrito, Hawaiian Roots Reggae rising star Mike Love, Kaleo and Landreth will all be making the trip to Australia to perform on The Bluefest stages.

Australian artists Hiatus Kaiyote, Harts, Mojo Juju, Kim Churchill, Pierce Brothers and Steve Smyth have all been added to play alongside the incredible list of international artists.

Bluesfest 2016 New Artist Announcement
D’Angelo And The Vanguard
Cold War Kids
Hiatus Kaiyote
Houndmouth
Fantastic Negrito
Con Brio
Kaleo
Mike Love
The Bros. Landreth
Kim Churchill
Mojo Juju
Pierce Brothers
Harts
Steve Smyth

Bluesfest 2016 Artists Already Announced
Kendrick Lamar • 
Brian Wilson Performs ‘Pet Sounds’ Final Performances In Its Entirety And His Greatest Hits • 
Tom Jones • The National
 • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds • 
Ub40 Feat. Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue
Joe Bonamassa • Tedeschi Trucks Band
Taj Mahal (Solo)
Melissa Etheridge • Jackson Browne
 • City And Colour • The Decemberists
 • The Residents Present Shadowland
 • The Cat Empire • Jason Isbell 
Tweedy • Sturgill Simpson
Steve Earle & The Dukes • The Word
Grace Potter • Lord Huron 
Blackberry Smoke • Vintage Trouble • 
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
St. Paul & The Broken Bones • Nahko And Medicine For The People 
Songhoy Blues • Shakey Graves • Allen Stone 
• Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real 
The Selecter • Rhiannon Giddens • Janiva Magness • 
Shooglenifty • Lucky Peterson • Emdee • 
The Wailers 
Present Bob Marley & The Wailers 4 Albums In Entirety
Exodus, Survival, Uprising & Legend Over 4 Nights.

Many of the new artists added today will be performing on the opening night of Bluesfest, Thursday 24th of March.

For tickets and the daily playing schedule, head to: www.bluesfest.com.au.

Live from the NSC – Pierce Brothers – It’s My Fault from Speaker TV on Vimeo.