Woodstock50 Day 1 lineup breakdown: Who to watch out for

News 20/03/2019

Woodstock50 has released their lineup and we're here to help you filter through the acts that you most probably never heard of.

We'll be going through the list according to the order of the Woodstock50 lineup and will be excluding acts from the original lineup.

Day 1 Lineup

The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Santana, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, John Fogerty, Run the Jewels, The Head and the Heart, Maggie Rogers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bishop Briggs, Anderson East, Akon, Princess Nokia, John Sebastian, Melanie, Grandson, Fever 333, Dorothy, Flora Cash, Larkin Poe, Brian Cadd, Ninet Tayeb

The Killers are a rock band that originated from Las Vegas. Often labelled as alternative rock, indie rock as well as pop rock, the band has been active since 2001 with five studio album releases and a live album release.

They'll be popular among attendees for they are king when they perform live on stage while the crowd sings along.

Watch their Royal Albert Hall performance of 'Human' in 2009 below.

Miley Cyrus has been a queen of pop for a while now. The Hannah Montana star is probably most famous among your children or grandchildren and you have probably groaned every time she comes on the radio and the kids start singing (yelling).

In saying that, the pop star often cites Elvis Presley as her biggest inspiration, alongside Dolly Parton, Joan Jett and more. If she were to perform live covers like 'Jolene' below, we would most definitely be keen to watch her performance at Woodstock50.

Check out the tight backing band that compliments her strong vocals while she covers Dolly Parton's hit song, 'Jolene'.

Folk rock band, The Lumineers is worth a lookout. The 4-year-old band originates from Colorado features Wesley Schultz on vocals, guitar and the piano and Jeremiah Fraites on... all the other instruments, drums in particular. The duo takes inspirations from legends like Bob Dylan, GN'R, Talking Heads, Bruce Springsteen, The Cars as well as Beethoven.

Watch them perform 'Stubborn Love' with their touring band below, be sure to keep an ear out on the drumming.

Supergroup The Raconteurs, also known as The Saboteurs in Aussie was formed by Jack White of The White Stripes and Brendan Benson. The garage/blues rock band were on hiatus since 2011 and has recently released a new single, 'Sunday Driver'. It's got a good groove to it, we can assure you.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters... We're not sure if we need to explain this one. Watch them perform Led Zeppelin's 'Going to California' below.

It's still not Led Zeppelin though.

Folk/Americana singer Nathenial Rateliff earned plenty of attention with Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, a soulful R&B combo formed about six years ago.  You can hear plenty of influences in their music such as Otis Redding, Chuck Berry, Van Morrison and more.

Listen below and judge for yourself.

Michael Franti has been around in the music industry since 1986. Known for his funk, reggae, jazz, folk blend, he will bringing his independent project, the Spearhead to Woodstock50. The band is heavy on funk and soul music and often touches on social justice issues and peace. Listen to their live performance of 'Good to Be Alive Today' below.

Last on our list Anderson East, a John-Mayer-esque R&B singer. He's got a soulful voice often accompanied with backing vocals and a very Alabama-southern soul rock vibes to his music. Listen below.