Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams lead Byron Bay Bluesfest 2023 announcement

The first announcement for Byron Bay Bluesfest 2023 has just dropped, and it’s great to see the international acts are back in force. Forty-one acts have been announced in what is the largest initial announcement ever for the festival.

Amongst the international acts who have been announced today are Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Beth Hart, Bonnie Rait, Jackson Browne, Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle and the Dukes. As expected, legends Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples will both be appearing.

Domestically, Gang of Youths will be a popular highlight, along with Tash Sultana and Xavier Rudd. Spinifex Gum was a highlight for many at Bluesfest this year and will be back in 2023.

In good news for punters, the ticket prices have been kept at the same price as this year. In light of the extreme weather conditions encountered in the Northern Rivers in recent years, the festival organisers have invested heavily this year to future-proof the site in the case of similar events in the future. “Since last year we’ve invested over $500k upgrading and waterproofing the Bluesfest site. Both myself and my team are currently looking at every single aspect of the Bluesfest experience to ensure it’s of the highest quality possible” said Peter Noble OAM.

The festival will be held from Thursday 6th April to Monday 10th April 2023, at the Byron Events Farm, Tyagarah.

All 5-Day Season tickets, including festival entry, camping & add-ons, parking and VIP are on sale now at the official website HERE,


The Barnestormers
Beth Hart [Exclusive]
The Black Sorrows
Bonnie Raitt
Buddy Guy
The Cat Empire
Christine ‘Kingfish’ Ingram
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Eric Gales [Exclusive]
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Gang Of Youths
Greensky Bluegrass [Exclusive]
Jackson Browne
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Joe Bonamassa [Exclusive]
Joe Camilleri Presents A Star-Studded Tribute To The Greats Of The Blues
Jon Stevens
Kaleo [Exclusive]
Keb’ Mo’
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Lachy Doley And The Horns Of Conviction
Larkin Poe
Lucinda Williams
Marcus King
Mavis Staples
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Nikki Hill [Exclusive]
Robert Glasper
The Soul Rebels & Friends With Special Guests Talib Kweli • GZA • Big Freedia
Southern Avenue [Exclusive]
Spinifex Gum Featuring Marliya
Steve Earle and the Dukes
Tash Sultana
Xavier Rudd


Header image by Johnny AU

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