Guitar legend Santana joins the Bluesfest lineup having previously made his Bluesfest debut in 2013. The Doobie Brothers return having played at the festival in 2014.
Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Santana is one of the world’s best-known musical signatures. For more than four decades—from Santana’s earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco—he has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries.
The Doobie Brothers’ legacy has been built upon not just hit records, but also an unrivalled commitment to musical integrity and a steadfast allegiance to their enthusiastic fan base. The band’s ability to evolve in a constantly changing industry and connections to generations of audiences is a testament to their craft.
Full Bluesfest Lineup 2017
SANTANA – THE DOOBIE BROTHERS – ZAC BROWN BAND – PATTI SMITH – MARY J. BLIGE – THE LUMINEERS – BUDDY GUY – BONNIE RAITT – MAVIS STAPLES – BILLY BRAGG- -JETHRO TULL – TROMBONE SHORTY AND ORLEANS AVENUE – RICKIE LEE JONES – GREGORY PORTER – SNARKY PUPPY – ST PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES – CORINNE BAILEY RAE – MICHAEL KIWANUKA – NAHKO AND MEDICENE FOR THE PEOPLE – GALLANT – BETH HART –LAURA MVULA – ANDREW BIRD – BOOKER T. PRESENTS THE STAX RECORDS REVIEW – ROY AYERS – JOAN OSBORNE – TURIN BRAKES – THE STRUMBELLAS – JAKE SHIMABUKURO – DUMPSTAPHUNK – THE SUFFERS – NIKKI HILL – IRISH MYTHEN
Bluesfest takes place Thursday April 13 to Monday April 17, 2017 at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm near Byron Bay, NSW.