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That Bluesfest feeling is already starting to heat up in and around Byron as we gear up for another spectacular Bluesfest for 2017… and there is no exception to this when it comes to the Busking Comp, especially for the artists that are excitedly fine-tuning their songs for the opportunity to perform in front of a Bluesfest audience at the 2017 festival.

The Bluesfest Busking Comp is the unofficial start to Bluesfest kicking off the weekend before with the Grommet Heats.  Held at the Byron Youth Activity Centre, commencing at 10 am on the 8th and 9th April. The beauty of the youth event is experiencing the excitement and joy of young musicians taking to the stage and giving it their all, with such incredible talent amongst these future stars.

Following on from the Grommets, the Open semi-finals event takes over the Beach Hotel on Tuesday and Wednesday the 11th and 12th April from 4.45 pm as we experience the phenomenal sounds of Australia’s emerging talent for the 2017 Bluesfest Busking Comp. It’s like a mini-festival in itself and certainly worth a look to kick that Bluesfest vibe into full swing.

Open Semi-Final – Playing Schedule

Come along and show your support for these up-and-coming artists, as we showcase upwards of 60 performers as part of the heats and semi-finals of the  Bluesfest Busking Comp.

This competition has been a real highlight of The Swamphouse crew’s annual Bluesfest road trips for over a decade now, we have discovered so may new and emerging artists at this event. Extend your Bluesfest 2017 experience head on into the Bluesfest Busking Comp events to support and enjoy the future stars of Australia’s live music industry.

For further information and to keep updated, head to the Bluesfest Busking Comp facebook page