Get Down On It: Kool & The Gang, Gipsy Kings & More Join Bluesfest 2020

Get Down On It: Kool & The Gang, Gipsy Kings & More Join Bluesfest 2020

As the festive season ramps up, Bluesfest proves to be the gift that just keeps on giving, today revealing the third round of line-up announcements. 

Already announced on the bill next Easter include Crowded House, Patti Smith, Dave Matthews Band and Lenny Kravitz, and now organisers have revealed the iconic Kool & The Gang and Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, among others, will be heading to Byron Bay.

“I am thrilled to say that our headliners on this announcement have almost 100,000,000 album sales between them,” shared Festival Director Peter Noble, OAM. 

“Household names, R&B funk masters, Kool & the Gang are the winners of two Grammy Awards and with 70,000,000 album sales – their performance this Easter Saturday is going to be a standout! The Gipsy Kings [are] the creators of flamenco rumba with one Grammy Award plus a Latin Grammy Award and with 25,000,000 album sales [so] it makes for a stellar third artist announcement for Bluesfest 2020.”

“Everyone knows the songs immediately when they hear the first few chords of Kool’s Celebration, Ladies Night or Get Down On It or the Gipsy Kings Bamboleo, Djobi Djoba, Bem Bem Maria and so many more. And, they are both playing our main stage on Saturday night at Bluesfest with George Benson, back to back – what a night of hits this will be!”

Also joining the bill today include recent ARIA Award-winner Guy Sebastian, The Waifs, Allen Stone, LP, Dweezil Zappa and more. 

“Stay tuned for another lot of amazing additions for what is fast becoming one of our greatest line-ups ever,” Noble added.

The Music recently spoke with Noble about what it takes to put on a major festival. Read the interview here

The 2020 event will take place in Byron Bay from 9-13 April. Tickets are available now. 

Head to theGuide for all the info and check out the line-up additions below.


Kool & The Gang
 Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
Guy Sebastian
Allen Stone
Dweezil Zappa
Troy Cassar-Daley
The Waifs
Erja Lyytinen
Ash Grunwald