Today Bluesfest organisers have announced that headliner Lenny Kravitz will no longer be performing at the festival, due to the cancellation of his upcoming Australia and Asia tour.
Peter Noble, Festival Director said of the cancellation: “It is sad for all of us here at Bluesfest, when anyone cancels, as we know it must be for Lenny’s fans right now. Please be assured we are now attempting to find someone else to come and play.”
Kravitz released a short and vague statement on the cancellation: “Unfortunately, due to contractual scheduling conflicts beyond my control I will not be able to come to Bluesfest to perform this year. I have been looking forward to coming to play for my fans and I’m deeply sorry that my concert had to be cancelled. My ability to come play for you all is a huge concern to me and while I am unable to confirm another time right now, I’m looking forward to rescheduling so I can perform for you in Byron Bay as soon as possible. Love and Respect…Lenny”
Bluesfest organisers are currently attempting to find a suitable replacement for Kravitz, who was the festival’s main headliner and due to perform on the opening night, Thursday April 2.