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ALL 2017 TICKETS ARE GOING OFF SALE NEXT WEEK AT THE LATEST! ‘Some ticket types may even be removed sooner, as sales are surging’

If you are planning a trip up to Bluesfest 2017 now is the time to grab those tickets at the pre-artist announcement, heavily discounted prices. Bluesfest has experienced unprecedented sales for the 2017 event and therefore will be taking discounted tickets off sale next week, before putting them back on sale at a much higher price when the festival goes out with its first artist announcement later in the year.

Bluesfest is currently offering a ‘Time to Pay’ ticket payment option which allows customers to purchase their Bluesfest 2017 tickets over 3 months and 4 equal payments.

‘Open’ Single Day Tickets are also currently available and give customers the freedom to not have to choose the day they wish to come to the festival. ‘Open’ Single Day Tickets will not be available again once tickets go back on sale later in the year and Single Day Ticket buyers will need to select which day of the five day festival they wish to attend.

The first artist announcement for 2016 came early on 17 July 2015. So for all you Bluefest tragic’s out there like ourselves we may not have long to wait until the first announcement.

Peter Noble and Billy Bragg at Glastonbury 2016

Peter Noble and Billy Bragg at Glastonbury 2016

Festival Director Peter Noble has recently been to the U.S. on a booking trip for the 2017 Bluesfest and is currently in Europe attending meetings and booking artists for next year’s festival.

Peter Noble has said of Bluesfest 2017 “Bluesfest 2017 is shaping up to be a very special year. I have been travelling and meeting artist’s managers and agents in the U.S. and the U.K. recently, and I can say it’s all coming together brilliantly. Whilst I don’t always get all the artists I approach to play, this coming year, so far, is looking like one for the books.

There isn’t one artist booked for Bluesfest that we don’t 100% believe will impress to the highest degree. From the first artist that plays on our smaller stages to our headliners, we take a deep pride in presenting the very best of the new emerging artists along with the legends…..

Kendrick Lamar - Bluesfest 2016

Kendrick Lamar – Bluesfest 2016

….Our discovery artists, time and time again have grown to be headliners in their own right, and we are not afraid to take a chance in booking great new artists like St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Kaleo and Kendrick Lamar from our 2016 festival, through to the new emerging Roots and Contemporary artists we will be announcing soon. 


Mick Fleetwood - Bluesfest 2016

Mick Fleetwood – Bluesfest 2016

…..We are now in the process of finalising negotiations with some of the world’s most famous artists.

Ticket sales have been just incredible, and now we are announcing we are going off sale for a time before returning with our first announcement. Now is your opportunity to buy your ticket at the best possible price.

I can tell you this, without a shadow of a doubt, Bluesfest 2017 will be one of our greatest events. This is our passion and what we live for.”

All 5, 3 & 1 day festival and camping tickets are currently on sale through or by phoning the Bluesfest office on 02 6685 8310 but will be taken off sale next week at the latest.

The 28th Annual Bluesfest, will be held at its custom built event site just outside of Byron Bay on the 2017 Easter long weekend (Thursday 13th – Monday 17th April).