Ian Moss Heads Up 2012 Sydney Blues & Roots Festival

24 June 2012 | 12:00 pm | Staff Writer

Ian Moss, Lanie Lane and Charlie Musselwhite to headline the fourth annual Sydney Blues & Roots Festival in October.

Promoters of the annual Sydney Blues & Roots Festival have confirmed Ian Moss, Lanie Lane and Charlie Musselwhite to headline this year's four-day event from October 25 - 28 in Windsor, NSW.

Fresh from the success of Cold Chisel's recent arena tour, Moss marks the return to his solo career by headlining the festival alongside Mississippi harmonica legend Musselwhite and upcoming Australian country star Lane.

The festival will also host the return of local roots performer Mia Dyson, after a long stint overseas, and the ongoing reformation of iconic Melbourne jug troupe Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band.

International guests on the bill include Canada's The Trews and Jill Barber, NZ's Billy TK Junior and the UK's Sam Cutler.

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Other locals announced on this first round are: Ray Beadle, Backsliders, Chase The Sun, The Darren Jack Hammond Trio, Dave Tice & Mark Evans, Microwave Jenny, 8 Ball Aitken, Benjalu, Lloyd Speigel, The Lazys, Ashleigh Mannix, Marshall Okell, Genevieve Chadwick and Two Girls Will.

First release festival tickets go on sale Sunday 1 July, early bird tickets are available now until midnight, Saturday 30 June.

Further additions to the bill will be announced in July.