Not Sure Which Night To Attend Bluesfest 2020? We Reckon We Can Help With That

19 December 2019 | 12:35 pm | Jessica Dale

Start planning your schedule.

Choosing what day to attend a festival can be tricky; maybe your boss is being stingy with that annual leave approval, maybe you've only got the babysitter locked in for a night...

Acts like Patti Smith & Her Band, Lenny Kravitz, Crowded House, Dave Matthews Band and more have been locked in for the 2020 event so we understand the stress of having to choose but fear not because we reckon we can help with that. 

Bluesfest is gearing up for a huge Saturday night for the festival with a stack of local and international talent to take the stage and have you dancing all through the night, so we reckon that this is your one-night pick (you can check out latest line-up additions over here though). 

Here are the acts you can catch:

Allen Stone

Sometimes you just wanna put on your dancin' shoes and we reckon that Allen Stone would be up for that. Find out more about him here.

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Track to check out: Sunny Days 

Ani DiFranco

We might have let out a soft gasp when Ani DiFranco was added to the 2020 Bluesfest line-up. You can expect to see us in the crowd quietly sobbing while she plays. 

Track to check out: Both Hands

Track to check out: Black & Blue

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
Track to check out: Love Will Find A Way

Eagles Of Death Metal
Track to check out: Miss Alissa

Erja Lyytinen
Track to check out: It Hurts Me Too 

George Benson

Millions of streams, 10 Grammy Awards (plus another 15 nominations) and the official title of 'Jazz Master' you should run - not walk - to see George Benson during his Bluesfest appearance.

Track to check out: Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You

Gipsy Kings
Track to check out: Bamboléo

Kool & The Gang

Look, any band that literally tells you "We're gonna have a good time tonight" in their song is a guaranteed good time.

Track to check out: Get Down To It

Joachim Cooder
Track to check out: Fuchsia Machu Picchu

Larkin Poe

This Georgian sibling duo have been dubbed "the little sisters of the Allman Brothers" and you know what, we get why. 

Track to check out: Preachin' Blues

Track to check out: When We're High


As if you wouldn't want to hear Rome Wasn't Built In A Day live (and sing along to it at the top of your lungs...).

Track to check out: Rome Wasn't Built In A Day

Patti Smith & Her Band
Track to check out: Because The Night

Steve 'N' Seagulls

Steve 'N' Seagulls' cover of AC/DC's Thunderstruck has picked up a whopping 93 million views - that is more than good enough for us! 

Track to check out: Nothing Else Matters 

Tal Wilkenfield
Track to check out: Corner Painter

The War & Treaty
Track to check out: Love Like There's No Tomorrow

Troy Cassar-Daley

There's a damn good reason why Troy Cassar-Daley is so loved (37 Golden Guitar Awards do not lie...) Cassar-Daley is also playing the Sunday but we think Saturday's gonna be the day to get down with some good Aussie country tunes.

Track to check out: Take A Walk In My Country

Walter Trout
Track to check out: Pray For Rain

Track to check out: Baila Morena

Byron Bay Bluesfest takes place from 9-13 April 2020. Tickets are on sale now, head to theGuide for all the info.