Jimmy Barnes Announces First Post-Surgery Show at Bluesfest
Jimmy Barnes is set to make a grand return to the stage at Bluesfest Byron Bay, following his successful open-heart surgery. In what promises to be an unforgettable evening, Barnes will perform a unique band show on Easter Sunday, 31 March, marking his first performance post-recovery. This special event at Bluesfest is not just a comeback but a celebration of music, resilience, and the spirit of Australian rock.
A Special Performance Celebrating Milestones
The upcoming performance by Jimmy Barnes is particularly significant as it celebrates the 35th anniversary of Bluesfest and the 30th anniversary of his acclaimed album, Flesh and Wood. Fans can expect an electric and acoustic mix of songs from this album and Barnes’ extensive catalogue of hits. The show will also feature special guest appearances and duets, adding to the excitement and uniqueness of the occasion.
Jimmy Barnes: Eager for the Comeback
Jimmy Barnes has expressed his eagerness to return to the stage, highlighting his daily improvements and determination. “Every day, I’m getting stronger. Every day, I’m pushing myself a little bit further,” Barnes stated. His anticipation for the performance is palpable, emphasizing the special nature of the event at the legendary Bluesfest Byron Bay.
Festival Director Anticipates an Emotional Return
Peter Noble OAM, the Festival Director of Bluesfest, shared his enthusiasm for Barnes’ return, anticipating an emotional and historic moment. Noble invites fans to join in the celebration, promising a memorable experience that will resonate with all who attend. This performance is not just a musical event but a testament to Barnes’ enduring legacy and connection with his fans.
Jimmy Barnes will join a stellar lineup at Bluesfest 2024, including international and Australian stars like Tom Jones, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, and Tommy Emmanuel, among others. With over 65 artists and more than 120 performances across five days, Bluesfest is set to deliver an unparalleled musical experience over the Easter Long Weekend from 28 March to 1 April 2024.
As Australia’s most awarded music festival and one of the TOP 10 International Festivals of the Decade in 2021, Bluesfest continues to attract over 100,000 attendees to the Byron Events Farm. This festival not only celebrates music but also the beautiful coastal region of Byron Bay, offering a unique experience that combines great music with scenic beauty.
Tickets for Bluesfest 2024 are available now, offering music enthusiasts the opportunity to be part of this extraordinary event. Don’t miss your chance to witness music history, celebrate milestones, and enjoy the performances of Jimmy Barnes and other acclaimed artists in the picturesque setting of Byron Bay.