Bluesfest have added eight international acts to their 2022 line-up.
Set to land in Byron Bay next Easter will be George Benson, Morcheeba, The Marcus King Band, The Wailers, Amadou & Mariam, The War And Treaty, Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram and Cory Henry.
Each artist (except Amadou & Mariam) will undertake their own headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney next April as well.
"I have been in communication with managers and agents since our first cancellation and I am so happy that we can finally bring back these internationals in time for Bluesfest as well as some touring dates," Bluesfest Director Peter Noble OAM says.
"It feels like a brilliant Christmas present to me and I'm sure our Bluesfest fans will be stoked to hear about these much-loved artists coming back to Bluesfest.
"Living legend George Benson makes his Bluesfest debut; Morcheeba, Bluesfest favourites, are very welcome returnees and The Wailers, for whom I hold a special place in my heart, are now led by a new generation of children as well as former members of the original Wailers, keeping the light and music of Bob Marley shining and alive.
"Marcus King raised the tent roof at our 30th birthday celebrations in 2019 – what a guitar phenomenon he is!
"And remember The War & Treaty, how they became one of THE discovery artists in 2019 – it's exciting to welcome them back as well.
"Amadou & Mariam, Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram and Cory Henry were all slated to appear in 2020, and it's a joy to have them confirm their Bluesfest appearances at Easter."
Bluesfest 2022 takes place at Byron Events Farm (Byron Bay) 14-18 April.
Bluesfest 2022 Line-up
The Marcus King Band
Amadou & Mariam
The War & Treaty
Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram
Who join the already announced:
The Teskey Brothers
The Cat Empire
Fat Freddy's Drop
The Living End
Ross Wilson And The Peaceniks
Tex Perkins The Man In Black
Vika & Linda
Weddings Parties Anything
The Black Sorrows
Mark Seymour & The Undertow
Kevin Borich Express
Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald
Lachy Doley & The Horns Of Conviction
All Our Exes Live In Texas
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Fiona Boyes & The Fortune Tellers
Jeff Martin plays The Songs Of Led Zeppelin
Pacey, King & Doley
Mama Kin Spender
Lisa Hunt's Forever Soul
Mick Thomas' Roving Commission
Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers
Round Mountain Girls
Hat Fitz & Cara
Byron Busking Competition
11, 13-14 Apr - State Theatre (Sydney)
George Benson 2022 Tour Dates
19-20 Apr - Palais Theatre (Melbourne)
Morcheeba 2022 Tour Dates
Tue 12 Apr - 170 Russell (Melbourne)
Thu 14 Apr - Enmore Theatre (Sydney)
The Wailers 2022 Tour Dates
Thu 21 Apr - The Metro Theatre (Sydney)
Fri 22 Apr - 170 Russell (Melbourne)
The Marcus King Band 2022 Tour Dates
Mon 18 Apr - The Metro Theatre (Sydney)
Wed 20 Apr - Croxton Bandroom (Melbourne)
The War And Treaty 2022 Tour Dates
Wed 13 Apr - Melbourne Recital Centre
Wed 20 Apr - The Factory Theatre (Sydney)
Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram 2022 Tour Dates
Sun 10 Apr - The Corner Hotel (Melbourne)
Wed 13 Apr - The Factory Theatre (Sydney)
Cory Henry 2022 Tour Dates
Wed 13 Apr - 170 Russell (Melbourne)
Thu 14 Apr - The Factory Theatre (Sydney)