After weeks of teasing, Bluesfest have made their second announcement for the 2015 festival, with Ben Harper and the Innocent making their first major appearance after a seven year break. Ben Harper is joined by Paolo Nutini, David Gray, Counting Crows, Mavis Staples, Jimmy Cliff and many more in a genre-hopping announcement.
The Innocent Criminals disbanded some seven years ago as Ben Harper pursued other projects in recent years that included the hard-rocking band Relentless7, supergroup Fist Of Mercy (with Dhani Harrison and Joseph Arthur), a Grammy winning turn with blues harpist Charlie Musselwhite and most recently a folk album with mother Ellen Harper. 2011 saw the Innocent Criminals make an impromptu appearance at Bluesfest in place of Relentless7, but 2015 is set to mark the official return of the band in their only Australian performance.
Bluesfest 2015 takes place April 5-7 at Tyagarah Tea Trea Farm.
Bluesfest second announcement
BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS
GARY CLARK JR.
PLAYING FOR CHANGE