BLUESFEST DROPS CONTROVERSIAL PAID PARKING FOR 2019

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Bluesfest has today announced the cancellation of paid parking at the 2019 festival, a decision that will have many festival goers jumping for joy.

Bluefest originally added paid parking to their web site in December last year many months after tickets for the 2019 had gone on sale, effectively adding a $125.00 – $250.00 dollar surcharge to earlier ticket holders which had many punters up in arms.

Bluesfest have advised that all 2019 ticket holders who have purchase pre-paid parking will be refunded by 12 April 2019, and apologised for any confusion caused and inconvenience it may have caused ticket purchasers.

Paid parking will now be introduced for the 2020 festival, due to increased costs in multiple areas of the live music business including artist fees, production, logistics, grounds maintenance, security and no doubt our State governments attitude towards music festivals has not helped either.

Bluesfest encourages patrons travelling to the festival to consider the environment when making the trip to Byron Bay and to carpool or use public transport where possible. Bluesfest is also asking patrons to bring reusable water bottles to the site to eliminate plastic usage at the festival.

Bluesfest 2019 will be held at the beautiful Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just outside Byron Bay over the Easter long weekend (Thursday 18th April to Monday 22nd April 2019). During the Festival fans will enjoy 12 hours of music each day on multiple stages, incredible food and market stalls and on-site camping in a range of accommodation options. avoid disappointment and get your tickets now!

Festival and Camping tickets are now on sale through bluesfest.com.au or by phoning the Bluesfest office on 02 6639 9800

The Bluesfest 2019 line-up:

Jack Johnson – Iggy Pop – Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals – Paul Kelly – The Saboteurs (Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler, Jack Lawrence) – Tash Sultana – Hozier – David Gray – Ray La Montagne – Norah Jones – Julia Stone- Kasey Chambers – Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul – Mavis Staples – Gary Clark Jr. – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic – Tommy Emmanuel – Snarky Puppy – SIX60 – Meshell Ndegeocello – Colin Hay – Imelda May – Kurt Vile and the Violators – Keb’ Mo’ – Allen Stone – St. Paul and The Broken Bones -Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Ocean Alley – Archie Roach – Shakey Graves – Arlo Guthrie – Nahko and Medicine for the People – Tex Perkins – I’m With Her – Ruthie Foster – Richard Clapton – Russell Morris – Flogging Molly – Backsliders – The Marcus King Band – Fantastic Negrito – Samantha Fish – The War and Treaty – Deva Mahal – Larkin Poe – The Black Sorrows – Vintage Trouble – Pierce Brothers -Mojo Juju – Trevor Hall – Irish Mythen – Anderson East – Melody Angel – Hussy Hicks – Thando – The California Honeydrops – Elephant Sessions – Caiti Baker – Little Georgia – Benny Walker – Dallas Woods – Amaru Tribe – RockWiz Live – Playing for Change – Clarence Bekker Band – Ward Thomas – Glenn Cardier and The Sideshow – Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf – Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura – Lucy Gallant – Sametime – Nocturnal Syndrome

Full Boomerang Festival (First Nations Festival within Bluesfest) 2019 line-up:

Baker Boy – Archie Roach – Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project – Mojo Juju – Benny Walker – Dallas Woods – DOBBY – Mission Songs – Brotherhood Of The Blues – Malu Kiai Mura Buai – Rako – Tenzin Choegyal – Muggera – Te Kopere Maori Healers – Jugun Dandi Weavers – Saltwater Dubay

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