And just like that we'd once again come to the end of the Byron Bay Bluesfest. As the event's fifth day, it's fair to say that by now we were both exhausted and used to the exciting lifestyle that the festival offers. It's never an easy event to say goodbye to, especially after a year that housed one of its best lineups ever, and was without a doubt the best Bluesfest we've ever attended. Although my sore, sore feet beg to differ.
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis treated us Sydney-siders to a Bluesfest sideshow at The Metro Theatre.
The final day of Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013 starts with Kim Churchill, Newton Faulkner, Current Swell, Allen Stone, Kitty Daisy & Lewis (pictured above) and Zac Brown Band. Photos by Johnny Au
In town for Bluesfest, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis were supported by Iluka and Twincest at their Sydney sideshow on Saturday night. Sarina Brady brings us photos from the night!
In this issue:Kitty, Daisy & Lewis announce show at The Gov, Pete Murray adds Melbourne date, James Reyne plays The Espy, Hermitude adds two more shows, Area-7 and Barbariön rock a Burlesque NYE party and more!
Strangers' Persona Non Grata National Tour includes Workers Club stopover
This morning the Byron Bay Bluesfest has delivered yet another smashing artist announcement. The latest release features a number of artists from many genres, spanning blues to gospel, leaving many to wonder when the organisers will actually be done in announcing acts to play next year's festival!
Check out the additions to the 2013 line up below:
BEN HARPER (Solo)
Larry Heath catches up with UK group Kitty, Daisy and Lewis ahead of their performance at the Sydney Big Day Out. They chat about their time in Australia, their latest record, trumpets, what's coming next and much more... includes footage from the band's spectacular performance at the Sydney Metro Theatre on 24th January 2012.
Rebecca Houlden's photos from the Melbourne Big Day Out continues with pictures of Soundgarden (pictured above), Foster The People, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis and Kanye West. Click HERE to see part one.
There are some genres that will never die. They are the genres that paved the way for "Rock and Roll" as we know it today: Blues, Swing, Rockabilly, Jazz, Country and so on... and the reason we know it will never die is because not only do bands like Kitty, Daisy and Lewis - siblings from North London - exist, but they can pack out venues like the Metro in Sydney and have a thousand people dancing and singing along to every song.
Here are some of the latest Tour Updates for anticipated upcoming Australian tours!
While the second announcement for the 2012 leg of iconic festival the Big Day Out was announced today, some odd decisions in tweaking the lineup in certain cities also came through the wire.
All the action from the Hyde Park Palm Stage and Martin Place at Sydney Festival's First Night.