Fans stay up late with Fogerty

JOHN Fogerty proved he still has it in a rocking two-hour Bluesfest closer last night.

The 66-year-old credited his partner Julie Lebiedzinski with his return to the Creedence Clearwater Revival songs he did not sing for many years.

The former CCR front man played the entire Cosmo's Factory album - including the seminal I Heard It Through the Grapevine - before launching into other classics including Born on the Bayou and Lodi.

Fogerty switched back and forth between four electric guitars and two acoustic guitars.

Donning a glittering green guitar and matching green and black suit, Brian Setzer and his Rockabilly Riot band primed the crowd for a night of guitar-heavy rock.

On the Crossroads stage, Angelique Kidjo won best dance moves of the night with an electrifying performance.

The Beninoise singer finished her set by inviting punters on stage to dance with her and her bongo player.

Earlier in the day festival goers enjoyed sets by American blues man Steve Earle and Gold Coast locals Tijuana Cartel.

Today's Easter Sunday bill is headlined by Bluesfest favorites John Butler Trio, Irish punk band The Pogues and Jonny Lang.

Topics:  bluesfest bluesfest 2012

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