Jack Johnson performs at the Mojo stage on Good Friday at the Byron Bay Bluesfest.
Jack Johnson performs at the Mojo stage on Good Friday at the Byron Bay Bluesfest. Marc Stapelberg

Jack Johnson celebrates Bluesfest homecoming with fans

JACK'S back.

Jack Johnson took to the Bluesfest stage on Friday and had the crowd under the spell of his easy charm for the start.

It was 12 years ago that Johnson first graced the Bluesfest stage, just a year after realeasing his debut album Brushfire Fairytales, and the crowd at Bluesfest 2014 gave the surf-folk hero, who is Hawaii based but Byron-hearted, a rapturous homecoming.

"Byron Bay is my favourite place to be," he told the crowd.

Johnson's relaxed, friendly, smiley was a happy end to the second day of Bluesfest 2014, especially after the brooding Matt Corby who graced the stage before Johnson (and had every girl under 20 swooning).

Performing a mix of old songs and those from his latest album From Here To Now To You Johnson entertained the crowd with a cruisy, chilled out set showcasing his trademark easy melodies, dreamy, verbose lyrics, and natural good guy charm.

The crowd danced and sang along to his infectious hits such as Taylor, Sitting Waiting Wishing, and Wasting Time.

Tomorrow's final day of the 25th annual festival includes sets by Joss Stone, India Arie, Dave Matthews Band, Jake Bugg and Elvis Costello & The Imposters.



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