BLUESFEST INDUCTED INTO THE NORTH COAST TOURISM HALL OF FAME

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Last Wednesday evening, leading regional tourism businesses, events, and visitor experiences stretching from the Great Lakes region to the Tweed were recognised at the 2018 North Coast Regional Tourism Awards in Coffs Harbour. More than 200 industry representatives were in attendance to see who would take home the coveted awards and witness the induction of nine businesses into the Hall …

GALLERY: 2018 BLUESFEST BYRON BAY ROAD TRIP

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The  29th Annual Bluesfest Byron Bay has come to a close and we are already missing it. Five fabulous days of world-class live music that saw just over 95,000 music lovers enjoying some of the world’s greatest talents. With a total of 82 bands or artists and over 165 performances, there were countless highlights. On Thursday, Tash Sultana closed to a …

TASH SULTANA ADDS ANOTHER BLUESFEST PERFORMANCE PLUS FOUR ORIGINAL WAILERS TO MAKE HISTORIC APPEARANCE AT FESTIVAL

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Bluesfest has announced today that Australia’s most popular contemporary artist, the incredible Tash Sultana will close their main stage on Thursday, March 29. She joins Gomez, The Original Blues Brothers Band, Leon Bridges, Jason Isbell, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and many more in what is one of the most impressive opening days the festival has seen. Bluesfest is pleased to …

THE FINAL BLUESFEST 2018 PLAYING SCHEDULE HAS ARRIVED!

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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. THE 2018 …

BLUESFEST ROUNDS OUT 2018 LINEUP WITH FIVE NEW ADDITIONS

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The 2018 Bluesfest line up has been rounded out with the last-minute addition of celebrated Soul singer Leon Bridges and a handful of other gifted artists. Since arriving on the scene with his Grammy-nominated album ‘Coming Home’ in 2015, Bridges has become one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed singers of his generation. With two sold out Australian tours …

BLUESFEST ADDS MORE ARTISTS TO THEIR MEGA 2018 LINE-UP

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A stack of Aussie favourites have been announced for Bluesfest 2018, adding to the unbelievably jam-packed lineup. There is no doubt that the 2018 festival is shaping up to be one of the most diverse and exciting on record.  Joining Bluefests already stellar lineup will be, Dan Sultan returning with his trademark charisma and Rock hits. Known as one of Australia’s most …

BLUESFEST DIRECTOR PETER NOBLE OAM ACCEPTED THE “KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE AWARD” FROM THE BLUES FOUNDATION

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On Friday 19 January, Bluesfest Director Peter Noble OAM accepted the “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” from The Blues Foundation in Memphis Tennessee, It is a huge honour for Mr Noble and the Festival to be awarded this accolade by the premiere Blues organisation in the USA. Blues Foundation President and CEO Barbara Newman stated that “Our 2018 Keeping the …

LAURYN HILL TO PLAY EXCLUSIVE SET AT BLUESFEST 2018

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The crew at Bluesfest have added yet another exciting artist to their already stellar 2018 lineup, today announcing that one of the most influential artists in the history of R&B  Ms. Lauryn Hill, will play an exclusive set at their 2018 festival, on Easter Friday in Byron Bay. Hill established her reputation in the music world as the lone female member …

NEWTON FAULKNER RETURNS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2013!

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U.K. guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner will back in Australia for the first time since 2013, with two big shows right here in Newcastle at the fabulous Lizotte’s on Monday, April 2nd. along with shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Bluesfest Byron Bay through April 2018. Newton first came onto music lover’s radars in 2007 with his acclaimed debut album ‘Handbuilt By …

BLUESFEST 2018, THIRD ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT INCLUDES KESHA, SHERYL CROW, MELISSA ETHERIDGE + MORE!

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Today the crew at Bluesfest Byron Bay added 14 more artists to their already stellar 2018 line-up Including, Kesha, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Juanes, Seu Jorge, Ziggy Alberts, Ásgeir, Newton Faulkner, Afro Celt Sound System, Harry Manx, Harts, Holy Holy, William Crighton and Elephant Sessions With their third artist announcement featuring a litany of strong female artists, including one of 2017’s most talked …