In an unexpected twist, Bluesfest have announced another huge addition to their 2016 line-up — US hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar.
Organisers have also confirmed Lamar will play a pair of headlines shows at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Monday, March 21 and Sydney's AllPhones Arena on Wednesday, March 23. Tickets for both soles go on sale Monday, October 19 at 9am via Live Nation.
Bluesfest organisers have also confirmed the first run of festival sideshows for Sturgill Simpson, Steve Earle & The Dukes, The Wailers and The Selecter, with headline dates now scheduled around the festival's run from March 24 to 28. More information on the Bluesfest Touring website.