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Bluesfest Unveils First Batch Of 2019 Festival Sideshows

11 September 2018 | 10:05 am | Staff Writer

Ten acts confirmed!

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Bluesfest has dished up its first round of 2019 sideshows, with Ray LaMontagne and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic leading the festival’s latest announcement.

If you’re unable to make the trip to Bryon Bay next April to celebrate the event’s 30th anniversary, or you just want an extra dose of Bluesfest, you’re in luck, as 10 artists have already been confirmed for headline tours.

Festival headliner LaMontagne returns to Australia after a 10-year break, playing two East Coast dates alongside his festival appearance, while George Clinton fans in Sydney and Melbourne will get the chance to bid farewell to the funk icon before he retires.

Here’s the full Bluesfest sideshow rundown:

Ray LaMontagne

24 Apr, State Theatre, Sydney

27 Apr, Palais Theatre, Melbourne

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

20 Apr - Enmore Theatre, Sydney

25 Apr - The Forum, Melbourne

Nahko & Medicine For The People

17 Apr, The Triffid, Brisbane

20 Apr, Metro Theatre, Sydney

21 Apr, 170 Russell, Melbourne

Arlo Guthrie

17 Apr, City Recital Hall, Sydney

22 Apr, Theatre Centre, Canberra

23 Apr, Recital Centre, Melbourne

24 Apr, The Gov, Adelaide

I’m With Her

16 Apr, City Recital Hall, Sydney

18 Apr, Recital Centre, Melbourne

Keb Mo’

13 Apr, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

15 Apr, Recital Centre, Melbourne

16 Apr, Factory Theatre, Sydney

17 Apr, Lizotte’s, Newcastle

Trevor Hall

17 Apr, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

18 Apr, Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Vintage Trouble

24 Apr, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

25 Apr, Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Larkin Poe

22 Apr, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

24 Apr, The Howler, Melbourne

The California Honeydrops

24 Apr, Corner Hotel, Melbourne

25 Apr, Oxford Art Factory Sydney

Pre-sale tickets for all dates go live this Thursday, September 13, before general sale is available the following Monday, September 17.

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Bluesfest returns to Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm in Bryon Bay over the Easter long weekend next year.

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