News: Lenny Kravitz To Headline Bluesfest

Published On November 24, 2014 | By Victoria Venardos | News

(AUS) Today, Bluesfest, the multi award winning five Day Festival, held annually over the Easter Long weekend just north of Byron Bay (EVENT DATES: Thu 2nd to Mon 6th of April, 2015) delivers to its audience and music lovers across the country a tremendous addition to what is currently being called one of the best festival bills announced anywhere in the world.

Regarded as one of the pre-eminent Rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz will be making his long awaited Bluesfest debut in 2015 as part of his worldwide Strut tour. Lenny Kravitz will be at Bluesfest with his full band – 16 people on stage on the opening night, Thursday 2nd of April. This marks his only show north of Sydney, and only his third Australian tour in over 20 years!

Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a long-lasting musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of ’60s and ’70s Soul, Rock and Funk. His talents as a writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist have resonated now through 10 studio albums into a timeless catalogue. He has been nominated for eight and won four consecutive GRAMMY Awards, setting a record for the most successive wins ever in the history of the GRAMMY’S. The wins were in the “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” category.

His tenth studio album Strut was released in September 2014 via Roxie Records/Kobalt Label Services and the album is packed with Rock & Roll and Soul that hits hard rhythmically and explores desire in all its forms. The lead single from the album ‘The Chamber’ hit the top 10 album chart internationally in 12 countries including France, Germany and Italy. As always, Lenny Kravitz plays guitar, bass, keyboards and drums and percussion on the album, and produced and arranged it as well.

Bluefest festival director, Peter Noble said “our first night at Bluesfest is gonna be rocking. We have Blues Rock superstar Lenny Kravitz in the house on the Thursday, along with the Counting Crows, Ben Howard, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Jimmy Cliff, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and so many more. It has taken us years of negotiations and now, one of my dreams as a Festival Director, is about to come true. Lenny Kravitz has the hits – the charisma – the show. He is one of the greats of the modern Rock era. He is the icing on the cake, for what is shaping to be one of our best ever Bluesfest’s and we sure are putting an awful lot of icing on our Bluesberry cake this year. We still have more incredible artists to announce yet, so keep watching out!”

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