Amy Shark reeled in for Bluesfest's long-awaited return in 2022

LOCKED IN: Amy Shark will make her Bluesfest debut in 2022.
LOCKED IN: Amy Shark will make her Bluesfest debut in 2022.

POP star Amy Shark is a surprise inclusion for Bluesfest's 2022 line-up as the Byron Bay festival builds towards its long-awaited return.

The I Said Hi hit-maker hardly makes music considered "blues" by purists, but her commercial appeal is undeniable, boasting two No.1 albums and eight ARIAs.

Other new additions include country-rocker Casey Barnes, Stan Walker, Kevin Borich, Lachy Doley, Lisa Hunt, Geoff Achison & The Soul-Diggers and Hat Fitz & Cara.

Bluesfest was initially cancelled in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Rescheduled dates at Easter 2021 and earlier this month were also cancelled due to the pandemic. With NSW's rising vaccination rates, organisers are confident Bluesfest will go ahead as planned from April 14 to 18, 2022.

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