Bluesfest Add Indie Rock Kings British India To The Lineup!
The Bluesfest secret is out.
British India have been selected to replace The Black Keys, playing Friday night on the Mojo Stage at 7.30pm, before Paolo Nutini and the Alabama Shakes.
The Melbourne four-piece will be making their Bluesfest debut in full force, bringing with them their latest and best album of their 10-year career. Nothing Touches Me released in March 2015 is set to elevate British India into the gang of great Australian rock'n'roll groups.
Festival director Peter Noble stated. "Whilst I attempted initially to get an international artist to replace The Black Keys, who pulled out due to issues with drummer Patrick Carney's shoulder injury less than 2 weeks before the festival, we weren't able to get a suitable replacement in time and have the visas issued. We contemplated getting an International or Australian artist already performing to cover, and finally decided the artist should be one who is not already performing.
British India are one of the nation's most exciting live bands with over 600 gigs to their name, there has been plenty of accolades along the way including; AIR Award for Best New Independent Artist early in the band's career; J Award and ARIA Award nominations; and a support slot last year for The Rolling Stones.
Tickets to Bluesfest are still available but are selling fast!