THE 28TH ANNUAL BLUESFEST WRAP UP & DAY 5 GALLERY

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The 28th Annual Bluesfest Byron Bay held over the Easter long weekend (13-17 April) has been a huge success, with just over 105,000 attendees enjoying the incredible music on offer, the beautiful weather and happy vibes around the festival. Bluesfest hosted 85 bands with a total of 670 artists who gave 185 outstanding performances across the weekend. “This is one of the …

GALLERY: BLUESFEST BYRON BAY 2017 (DAY 4) – SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH

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Who says it always rains at Bluesfest, we’ve woken up yet again to another perfect north coast day for the final day of Bluesfest 2017 and we can’t wait to get out there and into the action. Yesterday, Day 4 saw massive crowds and plenty of damn fine live music with Blues legend Buddy Guy showing the big crowd he has …

GALLERY: BLUESFEST BYRON BAY 2017 (DAY 3) – SATURDAY, APRIL 15TH

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Day three saw another beautiful Byron Day, for Bluesfest 2017 with a smorgasbord of world-class live music from industry legends like The Doobie Brothers, Beth Hart and Bill Bragg to new discoveries and our highlights of the day the electric Melody Angel and Irish Mythen day three was yet again just sensational. Day four is set to be another killer day with …

PATTI SMITH DONATES $10,000 TO, RISE ABOVE THE FLOOD

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Bluesfest has announced that Patti Smith has kindly donated $10,000 AUD to local charity Rise Above The Flood a local organisation working on a ground roots level to help those impacted by the recent flooding. Volunteers from the charity were invited by Bluesfest to collect money at the festival and patrons have also been giving generously as they enter the festival. All the proceeds from …

GALLERY: BLUESFEST BYRON BAY 2017 (DAY 2) – FRIDAY, APRIL 14TH

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Bluesfest, Byron Bay (Day 2) including Emily Wurramara, Max Jury, Vasti Jackson, Michael Kiwanuka, Roy Ayers, Devon Allman Band, Rickie Lee Jones, Jimmy Buffett, Trombone Shorty, Gregory Porter, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Gales, Mary J Blige and The Lumineers Another perfect Byron day, yesterday sunshine and blue skies, a massive 12 hours of live music and man we are loving ever minute …

GALLERY: BLUESFEST BYRON BAY 2017 (DAY 1) – THURSDAY, APRIL 13TH

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The 28th Bluesfest, Byron Bay kicked off Yesterday and man what a day, the weather was near on perfect and the music was as it is always world class, we caught Davy Knowles, Andrew Bird, Rhiannon Giddens, Max Jury, The Strumbellas, Snarky Puppy, Vintage Trouble, Miles Electric Band, Courtney Barnett, and Gallant. Tickets still available at www.bluesfest.com.au 

BLUESFEST BUSKING COMP 2017 – APRIL 8TH, 9TH, 11TH, 12TH & 14TH – BYRON BAY

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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 …

BOOMERANG FESTIVAL AT BLUESFEST IN 2017 – ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT

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The much loved Boomerang Festival is back at Bluesfest Byron Bay in 2017, holding space at the Juke Joint stage! Managed and programmed from an Indigenous-led perspective, Boomerang offers a unique point of difference on the Australian festival landscape. Curated by respected Bundjalung woman Rhoda Roberts; Boomerang is the first of its kind. Bluesfest will come alive with the family-friendly Boomerang precinct …

IRISH MYTHEN RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA THIS MARCH

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Canadian songwriter and storyteller extraordinaire Irish Mythen has conquered the Australian folk scene over the past two years, with performances that pin you to the back wall with their honesty, wit, and emotional intelligence. Irish is back on our shores this March and April for a 6-week tour that takes in some major festivals, including her second appearance at Bluesfest, and club …