Posted: 2 April, 2015
British India take the Black Keys headlining spot at Bluesfest 2015
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The British India boys have scored the top slot as headliners for Byron Bay’s Bluesfest, taking the place of recent international dropouts the Black Keys.
Festival promoter Peter Noble explained, “While 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 two weeks before the festival, we weren’t able to get a suitable replacement in time and have the visas issued.”
The loss of the Black Keys means that the festival will be without a headlining international act for the first time in years.
While not quite at the indie-rock-god level that the Black Keys have attained, the British India boys have been “…achieving major interest right now as a result of their recent release, and they are fast becoming one of Australia’s foremost bands. We expect them to deliver a great show at Bluesfest”, said Noble.
With the success of their recent release ‘Nothing Touches Me’ and an upcoming national tour, their headlining debut on the Bluesfest stage seems like the cherry on their rise to the top.
Bluesfest kicks off tomorrow and cranks all Easter weekend in Byron Bay, NSW.
Hit British India's official clip for 'Nothing Touches Me' below: