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Bluesfest, Falls trumpet new festival acts announcements

BLUESFEST has released the first stage of its 2015 line-up as the Falls Festival makes its second line-up announcement for its New Year's event at Yelgun.

The Black Keys, Michael Franti, Paul Kelly, Dan Sultan, Xavier Rudd, and Trombone Shorty have been listed among the acts heading to Tyagarah next Easter, while Asgeir, Dan Sultan, Cloud Control, Megan Washington, Kingswood, and The Art of Sleeping join the Falls line-up.

Bluesfest director Peter Noble said next year would be the first time in nine years The Black Keys had played the festival and would be the the first Bluesfest for Alabama Shakes.

"This is only the first of many Bluesfest announcements to come," Mr Noble said in a statement. "We are creating a churning whirl of burning funk for ya listening and dancing pleasure."

Playing at Bluesfest (so far):

  • The Black Keys
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
  • Paul Kelly presents the Merri Soul Sessions featuring Dan Sultan, Kira Puru, & Vika And Linda Bull
  • Xavier Rudd and The United Nations
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Rebelution
  • Soja
  • The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
  • Beth Hart
  • Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls 
  • Mariachi El Bronx
  • G. Love & Special Sauce
  • Pokey Lafarge
  • Band Of Skulls 
  • Rockwiz Live

Falls Fest's announcement also includes some new names for the festival's comedy stage, including Hayley Breen and Tommy Dassalo. T. There is also a special workshop for anyone needing (or wanting) help twerking being put on by the aptly-named Twerkshop.

Playing at Falls (so far):


  • Alt-J
  • Asgeir
  • Big Frredia
  • The Black Lips
  • Bluejuice
  • Cold War Kids
  • Dan Sultan
  • Dmas
  • Glass Animals
  • Jagwar Ma
  • Joey Bada$$
  • John Butler Trio
  • Kim Churchill
  • The Kite String Tangle
  • Milky Chance
  • Movement
  • The Presets
  • Remi
  • Run The Jewels
  • Safia 
  • Sbtrkt
  • Spiderbait
  • Sticky Fingers
  • The Temper Trap
  • Tensnake
  • Tkay Maidza
  • Todd Terje (Live)
  • Tycho
  • Vance Joy 

NYE 'Boogie Nights' lineup (Dec 31 Byron):

  • Alison Wonderland
  • Badbadnotgood Client Liasion
  • DJ Fletch
  • DJ Woody Presents 'Hip Hop Is 40' Av Show
  • Salt N Pepa
  • Twerkshops


  • Damien Powers
  • Daniel Townes
  • Harley Breen
  • Luke Mcgregor
  • Tommy Dassalo
  • Urzila Carlson

Lorne & Byron shows only:

  • Art of Sleeping
  • Cloud Control
  • Fishing
  • Kingswood
  • Megan Washington
  • Northeast Party House
  • Thelma Plum

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