Bluesfest announced that these two legends will make their first appearance at Bluesfest in 2016, joined in a second announcement that also includes Jaskson Browne, The Decemberists, Tweedy, Steve Earle, The Wailers and many more.
Co-headlining the second announcement is the incomparable Tom Jones, a living legend who will be appearing at Bluesfest for the first time in 2016
Also headlining this announcement, and in another first for Bluesfest, is one of the most talented songwriters in modern Rock, Noel Gallagher, who will be performing at Bluesfest with his band, the High Flying Birds.
For the first time in ten years, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne is returning to Bluesfest. Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics.
Portland’s finest, The Decemberists, the hugely successful and inspiring Indie Folk Rock band will be making their Bluesfest debut in 2016.
The second announcement also includes some of the brightest stars of the next generation, with American Alternative / Classic Country & Southern Rock singer-songwriter Jason Isbell returning to Bluesfest.
Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy, who is one of contemporary American music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians and performers will be coming to Bluesfest as Tweedy; a musical collaboration with his young adult son, drummer Spencer Tweedy. Father and son have been performing together since 2014 and have recently released Sukierae, an album full of great depth and richness.
Steve Earle, American Rock, Country and Folk singer (as well as one of America’s most celebrated storytellers and activists) and his long-time backup band The Dukes will be returning to Bluesfest for two unforgettable performances.
Over four nights at Bluesfest The Wailers will be performing one of their classic albums in entirety each night including; Exodus, Survival, Uprising and Legend (the best-selling Reggae album of all time) plus the big hits like ‘No Woman, No Cry’, ‘Redemption Song’, ‘Is this Love’, and more.
Grace Potter is returning to Bluesfest with her sultry vocals, commanding stage presence and this time around, along with crowd favourites including ‘Paris (Oh La La)’, ‘Stars’, & ‘The Lion, The Beast, The Beat’, will be bringing the latest from her first solo album Midnight.
- TOM JONES
- NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
- THE DECEMBERISTS
- JASON ISBELL • STURGILL SIMPSON
- STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES
- THE WAILERS – Perform 4 albums in entirety; Exodus, Survival, Uprising and Legend over 4 nights!
- GRACE POTTER
- LORD HURON
- NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE
- VINTAGE TROUBLE
- LUCKY PETERSON
- BLACKBERRY SMOKE