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Bluesfest's fifth announce is a backyard special

FOR the fifth instalment of the Bluesfest line-up don't look any further than your own backyard.

Melbourne party-starters The Cat Empire and Rockhampton duo Busby Marou will join international heavyweights such as Robert Plant and Iggy Pop.

Other Aussie acts to make the cut include return performances by didge-toting Xavier Rudd, Kiwi dub/reggae outfit Fat Freddy's Drop and Rockwiz Live (based on the SBS program).

The Break, featuring members of Midnight Oil will serve up some soul-shakin' surf rhythms while novelty band The Beards will sing about ...well, beards.

Tex Perkins is getting the band back together, Beasts of Bourbon. Plus, Northern Rivers acts include Hatz Fitz and Cara Robinson, Lil Fi and the Dirty Rascals.

For the full program visit bluesfest.com.au



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