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Today, Bluesfest Byron Bay  announced that Neil Young has canceled his performance at Bluesfest on Good Friday 14th of April.

Bluesfest has advised that they are currently working on replacing Neil Young with a new headliner for the Friday night. There will be a new artist announcement coming very soon!

Friday Single Day Tickets are available for a refund from today, Friday 2nd of December. Bluesfest urges Friday Single Day Bluesfest patrons to hold on to their Tickets until the new artist announcement is released soon.  Once the new artist announcement for Friday has been made, Single Day Friday Ticket refunds will still be available for 7 days after that.

3 Day Ticket holders who wish to change their 3-day Ticket configuration are advised to stand by for further artist announcements. More headlining artists will be added.

For any further enquiries please call the friendly Bluesfest Team on 02 6685 8310 or email

Whilst it’s no doubt disappointing to all the Neil Young fans that he has pulled out, Bluesfest still has plenty to offer with the 5 day Festival presenting over 100 individual Bands/Musicians including Zac Brown Band, Santana, The Lumineers, Mary J Blige, Patti Smith, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Bragg, The King of the Blues – Buddy Guy, and scores more. Festival visitors enjoy up to 12 hours of music each day, across 5 undercover stages, an abundance of food & market stalls, as well as several fully licensed bars. Camping on and car parking is also available.

The 2017 Festival will be held from, April 13th – 17th and marks the 28th Anniversary of Bluesfest.

For further information go Bluesfest website on