Bluesfest are heartbroken to advise that Bluesfest 2020 and all shows presented by Bluesfest Touring cannot proceed currently and are postponed. Given the directive from the Government to slow the spread of COVID-19 by cancelling gatherings of 500 people or more in close proximity.
Consequently the 2020 Bluesfest and all Bluesfest Touring shows cannot proceed with the current scheduling.
Bluesfest thank you for your patience and support in this unprecedented time and wish you all good health.
An announcement of new dates will be made in the coming weeks but please hold on to your tickets as all seats will be valid for the new date.
Amid a landmark year - taking home three Grammy Awards in February, Brandi Carlile has locked in a headline show for Auckland next April.
Carlile is currently touring in celebration of her three-time Grammy Award-winning sixth album, By The Way, I Forgive You. The album includes ten songs written by Carlile and longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth, including ‘The Joke’. Of her performance of the song on the live Grammy broadcast, the New York Times proclaimed, “Carlile’s vocals were robust, ragged, full of sneer and hope. On a night curiously light on impressive singing, it was an uncomplicated, genuine, cleansing thrill.”
She says of her unique musical style, “I’ve gone through all sorts of vocal phases, from pop to blues to R&B, but no matter what I do, I just can’t get the country and western out of my voice.”
Brandi Carlile has been a part of several activism campaigns and an advocate for causes ranging from spreading awareness for health issues to empowerment of women. A percentage from each ticket sold for her performances will be donated to her charity The Looking Out Foundation.
Having sold out her Madison Square Garden performance in New York on September 15, Brandi Carlile is set to bring her bright shining talent to New Zealand.