Message from the promoter:
We are heartbroken to advise that Bluesfest 2020 and all the shows around it presented by Bluesfest Touring cannot proceed. As you may no doubt be aware, last night the NSW Health Minister issued a Public Health (COVID-19 Public Events) Order 2020. A copy of this Public Health Order is here. Health Ministers across the nation have done the same.
It is clear from the order that events of over 500 people are now banned.
We therefore have to take all tickets off sale. We are now working with artist representatives to see what the future holds. We are asking everyone to hold their tickets until this process is completed and we have provided further updates.
We are receiving a lot of supportive messages that are truly appreciated in this unprecedented times and we thank everyone for their continuous support. Please note that Bluesfest Touring is deeply concerned about the wellbeing of its patrons, artists and staff and everyone affected by this.
We will be in touch as soon as we have received further developments.
THIS SHOW IS STRICTLY 18+
After a sell-out run in 2019, blues sisters Larkin Poe are back to play even bigger venues in both Melbourne and Sydney this April. Taking a modern interpretation on traditional blues music, the Lovell’s performance is like a breath of fresh air to the blues scene.
Making music under the name of their Great-Great-Great-Grandfather, Larkin Poe create a unique brand of gritty, southern-fried blues, roots ‘n’ roll. Rebecca Lovell’s voice is full, comforting and charismatic as is seamlessly blends into her big sister Megan’s gospel-like backing vocals. Both performing as multi-instrumentalists, it’s Megan that often steals the show, providing the perfect balance with some cracking lap steal solos; their performances that have garnered plenty of high-profile admirers such as Elvis Costello, Keith Urban, Bob Seger and Russell Crowe.
Their latest album ‘Venom & Faith’ pushes the genre-defining boundaries on the understanding of Southern influenced music to a limit. Larkin Poe balance their love for experimenting with new sound techniques against a celebration of traditional blues music. With a few unexpected twists including an electronic synth pad, horn section and a tight bass and drum section – the energy from their live show is something that can only come from family ties and is a thrilling depiction of blues in the 21st Century.
"The band keeps a strong outlaw mentality and defy expectations of roots rock” - Paste Magazine