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British India To Headline Bluesfest

The wait is finally over; Bluesfest has finally announced The Black Keys replacement.

Yes, we had hoped that their departure from the lineup was some kind of sick early April Fools joke but  today officials have announced the American duo will be replaced by Melbourne four-piece British India.

The band will be making their Bluesfest debut, backed by their recently released album Nothing Touches Me.

Festival director, Peter Noble says the festival tried to replace The Black Keys with another international act, but time wasn’t on their side.

“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,” Noble says.

“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. We have looked at scores of artists to play, and after much discussion within the company and the music industry have made our decision on who has been chosen.

British India are 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. This major stage play will be an integral part of their rise to the top here.”

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