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Zac Brown Band and Beth Hart latest additions to impressive BluesFest 2018 Line-Up


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BluesFest 2018 at The O2 this October was already looking pretty impressive with the likes of John Fogerty, Steve Miller Band, Robert Plant, Robert Cray and Van Morrison already on the bill. The promoters have now added more impressive names with the always excellent Zac Brown Band bringing their individual brand of Southern/Country/Jam rock to the O2 with special guest Beth Hart. The festival takes place October 25-28th with artists performing in the main arena and at the Indigo venue of the O2. More about the acts, the festival and ticket details follow:

Grammy-winning Southern-rock phenomenon Zac Brown Band and Californian vocalist Beth Hart are the latest acts to be announced for this year’s BluesFest, which returns to The O2 from October 25th – 28th 2018. Joining Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty, Steve Miller Band, Robert Cray and Raphael Saadiq on the line-up for the four-day event, Zac Brown Band and Beth Hart will perform in The Arena on Saturday October 27th.

Known for blurring the boundaries between country, blues, reggae and rock, the multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band are widely regarded as one of the world’s most exciting live acts and played to more than a million fans in 2017. They make their much-anticipated BluesFest debut in October, returning to London following the release of their internationally acclaimed album “Welcome Home”.

Hailed by The Guardian as “daring, brooding and angry”, Californian singer Beth Hart, who has collaborated with the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Beck and Slash, returns to BluesFest following a standout performance in 2014.

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Beth Hart

We’ve been coveting Zac Brown Band since we started BluesFest back in 2011 and so we’re delighted to be adding them to the bill for this year’s event. And we’ve booked some incredible acts for BluesFest over the years but Beth Hart’s performance in 2014 stands out for me as one of the genuine highlights. She is a special talent and to have her as a special guest for Zac Brown Band on the Saturday night of this year’s festival is real coup for us
— BluesFest Director Leo Green

BluesFest 2018:

Thursday October 25th

The O2 Arena:

John Fogerty

Plus Very Special Guest The Steve Miller Band

Friday October 26th

The O2 Arena:

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Plus Very Special Guest Van Morrison

Indigo at The O2:

Raphael Saadiq (Cancelled)

All customers can get a refund from their point of purchase.

Due to recent scheduling conflicts, I had to make the tough decision to cancel my fall European tour dates. I deeply love and appreciate my European fans and I was so excited to see you and perform in the venues there again. I’ll be returning next year with NEW MUSIC, and am very grateful for your patience. Look forward to seeing you all in 2019!
— Raphael Saadiq

Saturday October 27th

The O2 Arena:

Zac Brown Band

Plus Very Special Guest Beth Hart

Indigo at The O2:

The Robert Cray Band
Plus Special Guests Don Bryant Feat. The Bo-Keys

Launched in 2011, BluesFest fast became one of Europe’s leading roots music festivals and has since presented concerts from an array of stars from the worlds of blues, jazz, soul, pop and r&b including BB King, Van Morrison, Robert Plant, Bobby Womack, Hall & Oates, Gregory Porter, Elvis Costello, Steely Dan, Dave Matthews Band, Bad Company, The Doobie Brothers, Jeff Beck, Mary J. Blige, Robert Cray, Tedeschi Trucks, Ronnie Wood, Maxwell, Mavis Staples, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Jamie Cullum, Chris Isaak, Tom Jones and Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul amongst many others.

Tickets for Zac Brown Band and Beth Hart start at £45 and go on general sale on Friday June 15th at 9am. The O2 pre-sale begins on Wednesday June 13th at 9am and the Live Nation pre-sale begins at 9am on Thursday June 14th.

Tickets are available from www.livenation.co.uk.