It's been 25 years since nineties legend Alanis Morissette released her iconic album Jagged Little Pill. And at this Easter's Bluesfest in Byron Bay, Morissette will play the album in its entirety.
Jagged Little Pill – which featured bangers such as Ironic, You Oughta Know and Hand in My Pocket – was hailed for its fascinating and feminist portrayal of female rage and emotion upon its release in 1995. It has sold more than 33 million copies and was nominated for nine Grammy Awards and won five, including Album of the Year.
Late last year, a musical version of Jagged Little Pill debuted on New York's Broadway. And in 2016 Morissette began the monthly podcast Conversation With Alanis Morissette, which sees her interview authors, doctors, educators and therapists, and covers a broad range of topics, including spirituality, developmentalism and art.
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and vocal powerhouse Tori Kelly is also coming to Byron. Expect her R&B-infused melodic take on classic gospel.
The two are joined by an already-announced line-up that includes the Dave Matthews Band, returning for their third Bluesfest appearance – expect noodling, fiddles and lengthy jam sessions.
Celebrated poet, storyteller, visual artist and Because the Night singer Patti Smith will be joined by Her Band. Beloved Australian-New Zealand band Crowded House will also hit the stage for an exclusive Australian performance.
There’s also iconic R&B singer George Benson and repeat Australian Bluesfest favourites including John Butler, Xavier Rudd and The Cat Empire.
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Byron Bay Bluesfest runs from April 9 to 13, 2020. Tickets are on sale now.