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For all those heading North for Bluesfest, it’s time to get the highlighters out and start planning your Easter long weekend at Byron. Bluesfest has released their 2018 daily playing schedule, this is always an exciting time for Bluesfest Tragics like myself and the thousands of other Novocastrians that make the yearly pilgrimage to Australia’s premier music festival.



Each of the five days at Bluesfest features some of the world’s greatest artists, performing just 10 minutes north of Byron Bay. For example, on Thursday Soul sensation Leon Bridges and Rock n Rollers Gomez will open the festival. Friday night brings the voice of Led Zeppelin Robert Plant, and RnB icon Ms Lauryn Hill – a truly incredible double bill. Saturday features Bluesfest fan favourite Michael Franti and Spearhead as well as beloved singer/songwriter Jackson Browne. Sunday at Bluesfest is truly jam-packed with talent with Australian superstars Tash Sultana and John Butler Trio, as well as Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge all playing on one not to be missed day! Monday finishes things off with the one and only Lionel Richie, Chic featuring Nile Rogers and Dan Sultan.

In total there are over 70 artists performing at Bluesfest 2018!  It’s no wonder they are the only Australian Music Festival to be nominated 6 times in a row for the Pollstar International Music Festival of the Year, and to win the NSW Tourism Award for Best Major Festival & Event three years in a row (giving Bluesfest entry into the illustrious NSW Tourism Hall of Fame).

Bluesfest 2018 will be held at the beautiful Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just outside Byron Bay over the Easter long weekend (Thursday 29th March to Monday 4th April 2018). 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 or by phoning the Bluesfest office on 02 6639 9800

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