Easter Sunday a ripper at Bluesfest

The Pogues
The Pogues

THE Easter bunny left plenty of musical treats for Bluesfest fans yesterday.

The fourth day of the annual festival saw headliners The Pogues and John Butler Trio both attract big crowds despite their late-night closing sets.

Pogues front man Shane MacGowan sang his first few songs - wearing sunglasses and holding a lit cigarette.

He removed his shades before launching into the Irish punk band's popular rendition of Waltzing Matilda.

Meanwhile on the Mojo stage, Bluesfest regular John Butler opened his set with Don't Wanna See Your Face from his most recent album April Uprising, followed by Used to Get High from the band's 2007 album Grand National.

After technical issues with his Saturday show, America blues man Seasick Steve's second performance at the Crossroads stage went off without a hitch - except for a broken chair that was quickly replaced.

He took the opportunity to invite Aussie rockers Wolfmother on stage to sing a song he wrote with the band in Byron Bay about the global financial crisis.

At the nearby Jambalaya stage American soul singer Candi Staton had the crowd dancing with her disco hit Young Hearts Run Free.

Today's closing bill of the five-day festival sees former Creedence Clearwater Revival front man John Fogerty play his second show. 

English rock band Yes will play the final show on the Mojo stage while Maceo Parker will close the Crossroads stage.

Topics:  bluesfest



Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Must sell Auction Day ... Auction, Drift...
House 4 3 2
Low Maintenance Living... $440,000
House 3 1 1
Save Money and Buy Brand... $515,000
House 4 2 2
Ocean, Broadwater and... $649,000
House 4 3 2

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Tweed jobs listed daily



Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Job Listings

Search for your next job now.
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Virgo

Your dreams are vivid, and there may be some psychic experiences that will help you come to a conclusion over a problem. Trust your instincts.

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save