BLUESFEST ADDS 14 ARTIST TO THEIR 2019 30TH ANNIVERSARY LINE UP!

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Australia’s premier music festival Bluesfest Byron Bay will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary from 18-22 April 2019 and today have announced 14 new artists to be added to the already stellar 2019 line-up.  Today’s announcement includes the godfather of punk Iggy Pop, Nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones along with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Imelda May, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Archie Roach, Pierce Brothers, Backsliders, Fantastic Negrito, …

BLUESFEST, BYRON BAY ADDS MORE ARTISTS TO ITS STELLAR 2019 LINE-UP

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Today Bluesfest Byron Bay has announced a further 19 artists to be added their already stellar line- up for their  2019, 30th Anniversary Celebration, which will  be held over the Easter long weekend (Thursday 18th April to Monday 22nd April 2019) at Bluesfest’s home the beautiful Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just outside Byron Bay. Artists announced today included: Paul Kelly, Hozier, David Gray, Julia Stone, Gary …

BLUES TROUBADOUR KEB ‘MO’ TOURING APRIL 2019

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Legendary Bluesman, Keb’ Mo’  is returning as a crowd favourite to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bluesfest, Byron Bay next April. Bluesfest Touring has also announced that Keb’ Mo’  will perform a handful of must-see solo performances along the east coast of Australia as well, including a show here in Newcastle at Lizotte’s on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019. It all took off for Keb’ …

BLUESFEST ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF 2019 ARTISTS!

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Bluesfest, Byron Bay kicks off its first round of  2019 artists with a massive 27 acts crossing an eclectic range of genres that has something for all live music lovers, with plenty more to be announced for Bluesfest‘s 30th Anniversary Celebrations, 2019 is set to be one of this iconic festivals biggest yet. Heading up Bluesfest’s first announcement is an Exclusive …

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 …

BOOMERANG FESTIVAL CURATOR RHODA ROBERTS RECEIVES 2017 CENTENARY SUE NATTRASS AWARD

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Boomerang Festival curator Rhoda Roberts receives 2017 Centenary Sue Nattrass award, part of the Helpmann Awards family, the 2017 Centenary Sue Nattrass Award recognises outstanding service to the live performance industry in a field which may not enjoy a high public profile. “It is with great pride that I congratulate our Boomerang director and curator, Rhoda Roberts AO as a recipient …

POLLSTAR LISTS BLUESFEST #1 AUSTRALIAN AND #14 GLOBALLY!!

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Bluesfest Byron Bay has been listed this week as the #1 Australian festival  – and #14 worldwide company in the global media industry bible Pollstar’s mid-year Top 100 Worldwide Concert Grosses. “WOW! This news has blown me away. To be ranked at #14 worldwide in the global media industry bible Pollstar’s mid-year Top 100 Worldwide Concert Grosses plus the first Australian …

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 …