American rapper Nas has just been added to the 2017 Bluesfest lineup.

Nisir bin Olu Dara Jones, aka Nas, has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums in his extensive career and sold over 25 million records worldwide.

He will be joining New Orleans brass band The Soul Rebels for an Australian exclusive performance at Bluesfest this April.

Nas and The Soul Rebels will be a super rare performance, only playing at a few festivals this year including Jazzfest and the 12th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.

Nas will be hitting the stage at Bluesfest with The Soul Rebels in Byron Bay 13 April.