Sideshows have been announced for several artists appearing at Bluesfest 2016.

Country music star Sturgill Simpson, who has been compared to greats of the genre such as Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, will play two shows in Melbourne and Sydney before heading to Byron Bay. Simpson’s music pushes the boundaries of the country genre, blending and combining with elements of other genres such as psychedelia and soul music.

Steve Earle & The Dukes will play several sideshows. Hailed as a master storyteller, Earle is a grammy award winning country and folk rock artist. The group will be joined on the sideshows by fellow country artists, The Mastersons. 

2 tone ska revivalists, The Selecter, who have previously played big-name festivals such as Coachella and Glastonbury will also play Sydney and Melbourrne shows as well as their Bluesfest peformances.

The Wailers will play an arrray of shows,  where they will play one of four albums; Exodus, Survival, Uprising and Legend, as well as many of their greatest hits, including, ‘No Woman, No Cry.’ Upholding the legacy of Bob Marley, The Wailers are some of the greatest reggae artists in the world.

Bluesfest 2016 First Sideshow Announcement Dates:
All tickets available 10am October 15.

Sturgill Simpson
Tuesday, March 22
The Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
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Wednesday, March 23
170 Russell, Melbourne VIC
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Steve Earle & The Dukes
Friday, March 11
Astor Theatre, Perth WA
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Wednesday, March 16
Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney NSW
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Thursday, March 17
The Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
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Friday, March 18 & Saturday, March 19
Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne VIC
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Tuesday, March 22
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, Mackay, QLD
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Thursday, Marrch 24
Tanks, Cairns QLD
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The Selecter
Wednesday, March 23
The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
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Friday, March 25
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
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The Wailers
March 17
Tanks, Cairns QLD
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Saturday, March 19
The Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre, NT
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Monday, March 21
Astor Theatre, Perth WA
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Wednesday, March 23
Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney NSW
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