Scene News: New Bluesfest Sideshows in Melbourne!

New shows in Melbourne have just been added for two of Bluesfest’s International artists! You can now catch the catchy afro-beats of Amadou & Mariam, as well as the soulful sounds of husband-wife duo The War & Treaty at the Melbourne Recital Centre this April.

Having influenced the likes of Four Tet and Jamie xx, get your dancing shoes ready for some bangin’ Afro-pop beats from Amadou & Mariam.

For the past forty-odd years, Amadou & Mariam have managed to joyfully combine their love story with a musical career while becoming discreetly but surely, the most famous ambassadors for Malian music and African music, with their album ‘Welcome to Mali’ being nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album in 2008.


14 April 2022 – Melbourne Recital Centre

Often referred to as the discovery act from Bluesfest 2019, there was no doubt in our minds but to bring The War and Treaty back to share their incredible talent with people in Australia again!

While their back story is romantic and emotional, they have been paying music dues for a long time. Having both been gifted with incredible voices, the couple also have a natural talent for storytelling through song, a bluesy but joyful fusion of Southern soul, gospel, country, and rock-and-roll. READ MORE >

13 April 2022 – Melbourne Recital Centre
20 April 2022 – Factory Theatre, Sydney

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