Hot off the back of three Grammy nominations for 2016, Bluesfest have announced that soul star D’Angelo will follow up their Thursday, March 24 performance on Saturday, March 26.
D’Angelo’s star has been rising since he dropped his debut Brown Sugar in 1995. From winning two Grammys in 2001and three Soul Train Music Awards in 1996 to his latest and universally acclaimed and 2016 Grammy nominated album, Black Messiah which marked his triumphant return to music after over a decade. This multi-faceted, multi-talented, genre bending artist fuses the best of R&B, Soul, Blues, Gospel, Jazz-fusion and Psychedelic Rock.
D’Angelo isn’t the only act filling in the Bluesfest lineup with multiple performances. Jazz supergroup The Word featuring pedal steel prodigy Robert Randolph alongside keyboardist John Medeski, Luther and Cody Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars will be performing on March 25 and 28 in addition to their original March 24 and 26 performances.
Lukas Nelson and his band Promise of the Real have also added new shows to their Bluesfest run of dates. Alabama Soul sextet St. Paul & The Broken Bones have also added an additional performance at Bluesfest on Friday March 25.
Powerhouse performer Janiva Magness has announced two new performances on Thursday March 24 and Saturday March 26 in addition to her Easter Sunday and Monday plays. She also won the coveted Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer of The Year; only the second woman to ever win this Award.
Bluesfest takes place at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm outside of Byron Bay, NSW from March 24-28, 2015.