Iggy Pop Leads More 2019 Bluesfest Sideshows

Iggy Pop brings his 'lust for life' to Bluesfest plus sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne. Iggy Pop brings his 'lust for life' to Bluesfest plus sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne. Image © Ross Halfin

Bluesfest keep the good times rolling with more sideshows added for next year, including the 'godfather of punk' Iggy Pop.


Iggy Pop makes a welcome return to Australia on the headline for Bluesfest 2019 and now will also play his own shows in Melbourne and Sydney. Vocalist for The Stooges known for his wild stage antics and unforgettable live performance, Iggy Pop is an enduring musical icon who demands to be seen in the flesh.

The travelling merchants of rhythm & blues Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are taking to the road across Australia this April with live dates set for Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne in conjunction with their performance at Byron Bay Bluesfest. The seven-piece soul band will be gracing Australian stages again in 2019, this time with a new album under their belt and an even larger Australian audience after a reinvention of Nathaniel’s style in 2015 designed to be performed live.


Grammy Award winner, Fantastic Negrito plays his own shows Sydney and Melbourne Fantastic Negrito represents Xavier Dphrepaulezz’s third rebirth, literally coming back from death this time. His songs are born from a long hard life channeled through black roots music. Fantastic Negrito is the story of a man who struggled to make it and with an incredible, self-taught musical talent, he managed to find his way back on track to stardom.

South Carolina blues rockers The Marcus King Band are making their Australian debut this April with Bluesfest as well as sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne. Led by the 22-year-old phenom Marcus King, the band have exploded over the last year bringing their southern fried brand of blues- and psychedelia-inspired rock n’ roll on a global tour.

Click here for more information about Bluesfest 2019 and sideshows.



Bluesfest 2019 Sideshows

Iggy Pop

15 & 17 Apr - Sydney Opera House
Sun 21 Apr - Festival Hall (Melbourne)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Sat 13 Apr - The Metro Theatre (Sydney)
Mon 15 Apr - The Gov (Adelaide)
Thu 18 Apr - Croxton Bandroom (Melbourne)

Fantastic Negrito

Sun 14 Apr - Oxford Art Factory (Sydney)
Mon 15 Apr - The Corner Hotel (Melbourne)

The Marcus King Band

Mon 15 Apr - Oxford Art Factory (Sydney)
Wed 17 Apr - Northcote Social Club (Melbourne)

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