Another Five Bluesfest 2019 Artists Reveal Side Shows

Shakey Graves reveals Sydney and Melbourne Bluesfest side shows. Shakey Graves reveals Sydney and Melbourne Bluesfest side shows.

A further five international artists have added side shows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth to their Bluesfest 2019 touring commitments.


Audiences will have the chance to see intimate headline shows from English singer-songwriter David Gray, Irish-American Celtic folk-punk band Flogging Molly, Lukas Nelson (son of Willie) hot off his work with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper on the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack, US singer-songwriter/ rapper/ multi-instrumentalist Meshell Ndegeocello and Texan one-man band Shakey Graves aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia.

After scaling enormous heights with album sales over 12 million (including the highest selling album ever to-date in Ireland with ‘White Ladder’), BAFTA, Brit and Grammy nominations, a Q Award, two Ivor Novellos and much more, David Gray returns revitalised with a new perspective, energy and new sound to take to his adoring Australian fan base in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.

Quintessential Irish-American Celtic folk-punk band Flogging Molly is leaving California this April to once again dazzle Australia with their wild live performance tactics.

Known for their distinctive fusion of traditional Irish music and often abrasive hard-hitting punk rock, their impassioned live show has won the hearts of many Aussies over the past two decades. They will play an assortment of shows in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.

With a bounty of invaluable experience under their belt, expect Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real to deliver an indelible blast of cosmic country-soul in Melbourne and Sydney this April.


American singer-songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist and bassist, Meshell Ndegeocello is coming to Sydney to perform a headline show this April. Over the past 25 years Meshell has received significant critical acclaim including 10 Grammy Award nominations and credit for helping spark the neo-soul movement.

Shakey Graves aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia was born in Austin, Texas to a musical family and is best known for playing a smoky, spectral fusion of blues, folk and rock in a stripped down, one-man-band style established in 2007.

His live performances can be deceiving. Up to now, he’s been categorised as an Americana singer-songwriter. With his traditionally rooted songs, fluent acoustic-guitar picking, Texas roots and wearing his cowboy hat, Shakey Graves plays his new album in Sydney and Melbourne.

Tickets for all shows go on sale 10am local time Friday 16 November. Click here for more information.


Bluesfest 2019 Side Shows


David Gray

Sun 14 Apr - Riverside Theatre (Perth)
Tue 16 Apr - Enmore Theatre (Sydney)
Sat 20 Apr - Palais Theatre (Melbourne)

Flogging Molly

Sun 14 Apr - HQ Complex (Adelaide)
Wed 17 Apr - 170 Russell (Melbourne)
Thu 18 Apr - Metro Theatre (Sydney)


Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real

Wed 17 Apr - The Corner Hotel (Melbourne)
Thu 18 Apr - The Factory Theatre (Sydney)

Meshell Ndegeocello

Sat 20 Apr - The Factory Theatre (Sydney)

Shakey Graves

Mon 22 Apr - The Factory Theatre (Sydney)
Tue 23 Apr - The Corner (Melbourne)

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