Angus and Julia Stone, Boy and Bear for Bluesfest

Angus and Julia Stone will play on the opening night of Bluesfest 2015.
Angus and Julia Stone will play on the opening night of Bluesfest 2015. Contributed.

ANGUS and Julia Stone, Boy & Bear, Sticky Fingers and Jurassic 5 will be playing opening night of Bluesfest Byron Bay, it has been announced.

Held over the coming Easter Long Weekend Thursday April 2 until Monday April 6, at its home on the Tyagarah Tea Farm, just outside Byron Bay, Bluesfest is now only three weeks away!

With the cancellation of Lenny Kravitz a few weeks ago, and Ben Howard rescheduling his tour, the Thursday at Bluesfest has been given a fresh new look and the opening night playing schedule has been given a complete makeover, with these exciting new artists added to the Thursday lineup.

Festival Director Peter Noble is gushing over the latest additions.

"To be adding Angus & Julia Stone, Boy & Bear, Sticky Fingers and an additional performance from Jurassic 5 only three weeks out of the Festival is a huge milestone," Mr Noble said.  

"This is a time when all artists are truly locked away and no further announcements are scheduled. We have now added a whole slew of Australia's best contemporary talent."  

The newly added artists will be performing alongside these incredible musicians on Bluesfest's opening night, Thursday April 2: Counting Crows, Hozier, Jimmy Cliff, Keb' Mo', Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, SOJA, Justin Townes Earle, Chris Robinson Band, Nikki Hill, Diesel n' Dub, Augie March and so many more.

Check out the Bluesfest website for more info.

Unfotunately, it has also been announced, Ben Howard has had to reschedule his tour and will not be playing Bluesfest. 

Check out for more info.

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