In the second announcement for the 2014 festival line up, Bluesfest have also announced India Arie, Suzanne Vega, Steve Earle, Dr John and many more.
Following on from a stellar collection of contemporary artists headed by John Mayer and Dave Matthews Band, Bluesfest have once again delved into the past to bring up legends – both seasoned Bluesfest veterans and newcomers – in an eclectic mix of rock, blues, Americana, funk and reggae.
While it’s new territory for Gregg Allman, and the first ever solo tour for Aaron Neville, artists like India.Arie and Dr John make their long-awaited return to the festival and The Paladins – who featured on the first ever Bluesfest lineup some 25 years ago – return for the first time in a decade.
Other returning Bluesfest acts include Ernest Ranglin and Sly & Robbie as part of Jamaican Legends. Also making the return are Jimmie Vaughan, Ozomatli, CW Stoneking and The Wailers.
The full second Bluesfest announcement for 2014:
Steve Earle & The Dukes
Dr John & The Nite Trippers
JAMAICAN LEGENDS feat. Ernest Ranglin, Sly & Robbie, Bitty McLean
Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
Grandmothers of Invention
The Magic Band
Music Maker Foundation Feat. Pat Wilder, Cool John Ferguson, and Little Freddie King
Bluesfest 2014 takes place over the Easter Long Weekend, April 2014.