The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes and Zac Brown Band lead the first lineup announcement for The Byron Bay Blues Festival 2015; continuing years of the festival being headlined by some of the world’s biggest acts.
Funk legend George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic will also perform at the festival, as well as Michael Franti & Spearhead, Paul Kelly, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and serial Bluesfest offender, Xavier Rudd. Rockwiz will also return for yet another year, with the musical quiz show being a regular fixture on the Blues Fest schedule; panelists including a number of musicians performing at the festival.
The event will run between April 2nd and April 6th. Tickets and the playing schedule so far can be found here. Below is the first full lineup announcement:
THE BLACK KEYS
ZAC BROWN BAND
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC
PRESENTS THE MERRI SOUL SESSIONS FEAT. DAN SULTAN, KIRA PURU, & VIKA AND LINDA BULL
XAVIER RUDD AND THE UNITED NATIONS
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD
FRANK TURNER AND THE SLEEPING SOULS
MARIACHI EL BRONX
G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE
BAND OF SKULLS