Bluesfest has been delivering some pretty astounding names for this year’s lineup, including Robert Plant, The New Power Generation, Kesha, and Canned Heat. Now, when you were ready to think that there was no way the lineup could get any bigger, the festival has thrown us a trademark curveball and announced a one-off exclusive performance from the one and only Ms. Lauryn Hill.

Having first come to prominence in the ’90s with her work with highly-influential group The Fugees, Ms. Lauryn Hill embarked upon a solo career later in the decade. Her debut album, The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, was met with universal critical acclaim and has since been considered not only one of the greatest albums of the hip-hop and R&B genres, but one of the greatest of all time.

Since then, it’s been hard to keep track of this legend of the genre, with only occasional singles being released, and sporadic tours being undertaken. Needless to say, the chance to catch Ms. Lauryn Hill live is not one that you would want to pass up.

Now, Bluesfest have announced that Ms. Lauryn Hill is set to descend upon the festival for an exclusive performance at the festival on Easter Friday. The only performance of her trip to Australia, this is set to be an increasingly rare experience to see one of the world’s most accomplished and enigmatic songwriters and performers on the live stage.

Tickets to Bluesfest are still on sale, but with the amount of amazing artists on this year’s bill, it would be wise not to wait too long to pick up yours.

Check out Ms. Lauryn Hill’s classic ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’:

Bluesfest 2018 Lineup

Ms. Lauryn Hill (Exclusive Bluesfest performance)


Lionel Richie
Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
John Butler Trio
Tash Sultana
Ackson Browne
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sheryl Crow
Melissa Etheridge
Youssou Ndour
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Rag’N’Bone Man
Ziggy Alberts
José González
First Aid Kit
Gov’t Mule
The New Power Generation
The Original Blues Brothers Band
Seu Jorge
Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers
Jimmy Cliff
The Wailers
Newton Faulkner
Canned Heat
Walter Trout
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real
Joe Louis Walker
Bobby Rush
Hurray For The Riff Raff
Benjamin Booker
Holy Holy
William Crighton
Afro Celt Sound System
Elephant Sessions
Eric Gales
Harry Manx
André Cymone
The California Honeydrops
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
The Teskey Brothers

Thursday, March 29th – Monday April 2nd, 2018
Byron Bay, NSW
Tickets on sale now

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