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BLUESFEST about

BLUESFEST, Australia’s multi-award winning and internationally renowned festival held every Easter at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm – 15 mins North of Byron Bay (NSW).

BLUESFEST History

The East Coast Blues Festival began in 1990 at the Arts Factory in Byron Bay, New South Wales. It quickly became known as “Byron Bay Bluesfest” and “The Byron Bay Festival” and is now known as “Bluesfest”. At a time when the Maleny Folk Festival (later to be known as the Woodford folk Festival) was only just beginning and festivals such as Big Day Out and Womadelaide did not exist, the Bluesfest pioneered the presentation of blues music in Australia.

BLUESFEST Blues Music Festival held over Easter long weekend
Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th of April, 2015
Bluesfest 2015 Address Location
Lot 103 Pacific Hwy Tyagarah NSW
Byron Bay
NSW 2481
Australia
Bluesfest 2015 Announced ArtistsBluesfest 2015 Playing ScheduleBluesfest 2015 Contact Details

Office Hours: 9-5 Monday- Friday

Phone: 02 66 858 310
Fax: 02 66 858 370

Postal Address:
PO BOX 1606
Byron Bay
NSW 2481
Australia

Email: admin@bluesfest.com.au
www.bluesfest.com.au

Bluesfest economic impact to Byron Shire
In 2013, the festival was estimated to bring over $64 million to the Byron Shire, and the indications of numbers for its 25th birthday, what with the amazing weather and increadible line-up, will definately be higher,

says Cameron Arnold, president of the Visitor Industry Association (VIA) Byron.

 

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12 hours ago

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of John Prine and send our sincerest condolences to his wife Fiona, and their family.

Please join us and the wider Bluesfest Family as we salute one of America's greatest songwriters, a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award winner and member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

This quote from John sums up why he chose a life as a songwriter so perfectly: “I gotta say, there’s no better feeling than having a killer song in your pocket, and you’re the only one in the world who’s heard it.”

Vale John Prine 💙
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We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of John Prine and send our sincerest condolences to his wife Fiona, and their family. Please join us and the wider Bluesfest Family as we salute one of Americas greatest songwriters, a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award winner and member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. This quote from John sums up why he chose a life as a songwriter so perfectly: “I gotta say, there’s no better feeling than having a killer song in your pocket, and you’re the only one in the world who’s heard it.” Vale John Prine 💙

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Deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Condolences to his family xxx

Such sad, sad news. Was hugggeely looking forward to seeing John again this week. Big love JP! www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKPDFQRmG_M

Marlo Irwin-Dunlop 😢

🙏❤🧡💛💚💙💜💖🙏

As good as they get.. and, I am saddened at our loss. Rest in peace.. :/

Was finally going to get to see him at blues fest this year Will be sadly missed but lives on in his amazing songs

😪

💔💔💔 John you filled our hearts and homes with your stories x

You shall live on.. RIP..

Matt Kennedy 😔

A beautiful song. youtu.be/sk7WOZgnZGQ

R I P was looking forward to you being at Bluesfest tomorrow 😥

John Clugston

Forever a legend John Prine

RIP. 🙏

Sad news indeed, but he's left us with some truly wonderful songs. I was going to see him at the Thebby this year the show was cancelled.

So sad x

Glen Harris

Very sad news indeed. What a songwriter. At least we all have the music. Vale John.

Goodbye to yet another Legend 😭RIP🙏

Sucks

Was looking very much forward to seeing him at this year's Bluesfest. Very sad news. 🙁

Liz Cole I had just done a two hour binge on the weekend - thanks to you . Xx

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1 day ago

Who could forget the explosive set from Robert Plant at Bluesfest 2018?! Offstage, he’s a quieter man... but always mesmerizing with plenty to say 😍

We had the privilege of catching up with him right before he went on stage at Bluesfest 2018. Have a listen 💙
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Amazing performance, I won't forget it..

Polished performer

Oscar Alfaro

He was so good, great memory from BBBF

Julie

Leanne Mallet

Petrina Amy. Remember this. 😁

I was there 🥰

So good.

Loved his performance two years ago ❤️

I’ve been lucky to see this gorgeous man live , brilliant ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Love that little chat with the oldman ..

❤❤❤❤

Darren MossAlyx Hamilton-MossSean Webb a great night!!!!

I was there! So missing this years event 💖

Bexy 😂

Paul Harris

Very fortunate to be there - not only in 2018 but his Bluesfest visit in 2013 plus Chicago in April 2011. Always of the highest quality 😉

Saw ol Planty at Blues Fest that year 2018 , the legend and his band were great .

He and the sensational space shifters rocked the house🤘

Leah

Barry!

Tom Kennedy

....and what a show it was!, 🥂🎶

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2 days ago

After a jaw-dropping premiere in 2019, Marcus King was thrilled to be coming back to Bluesfest this year. Check out this performance backstage with his supercool rendition of BB King’s ‘Sweet Little Angel’ 😍🎶

Want a little more? Well, we also caught up with the South Carolina native ahead of his return to Aus about his influences and song-writing, here: www.bluesfest.com.au/featured-artist-the-marcus-king-band/ 🤠
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Absolute stand out for me last year! Couldn’t wait to see him again this year!

Best on ground 🙌🏾🔥🔥🙌🏾

Josh Ooh Aah seriously?

Can you please put the footage of Gary Clark jr lucas Nelson and Marcus king from last year up. Once in a lifetime moment.

James T Kerk remember you said a few months back you were treating us to Byron 2021? This is the guy a Wanna see 😁😁

Unbelievable live Seen once cheers to the bros in aussie But will again

Troy Henderson 🙂

His album El Dorado is fukn amazing 🔥🔥🔥Love this kid

Dan Cross

Chelsea Mcbride

Susanna Veenhuis That's a bit spicy🌶🌶

Michelle Walker

Benny James

Jesse Peters didnt know you could sing so damn fine

Great artist

I had War and Treaty reply to me the other day that they'll definitely be back next year, excited about that one!!

Steve Camp - BF @ home 🙃

Sarzy Vilay

Pedro Vahan

Greg Peard

Jordan Lee Berger

My favourite band for the past 4 years or so... 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤘🎸

Lucky we already saw him in Nashville last year ☺️ Elishia Stephanie

David Magris

Mex Darlington

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4 days ago

“If her platform is simply making the world a better place, we might all do well to ponder the merits of Mavis 2020.” - Forbes Magazine

We are stoked to premiere this new song from the absolute legend - and Bluesfest favourite - that is Mavis Staples. “All In It Together” was produced by longtime friend and collaborator, Jeff Tweedy as well as featuring Tweedy on backing vocals and guitar. You can read all about it here >> bit.ly/2R7ym5K

Hands up who saw Mavis on her recent Australian Tour 🙋‍♀️... Go Listen Now!! 🎶💙
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This lady is an absolute bloody living treasure!

I saw her at Perth Festival . Heartwarming

She was incredible last year ❣️❣️❣️

Saw her at Womad. Awesome.

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7 days ago

Hussy Hicks have absolutely topped the Gold Coast Music Awards announcement with five nominations... Artist of the Year, Live Act of the Year, Musician of the Year (for both Leesa and Julz) and Song of the Year for "Get Ready" 🎶🤩

The GCMAs are set to go-ahead at the end of this month... virtually, of course! A video stream of winner announcements and special guest performances will take place at 7pm, Thursday 30 April.

RSVP to the Facebook event now so you don't miss it! > bit.ly/GCMA2020 ⭐

Other Bluesfest alumni to be nominated:
Electrik Lemonade for Live Act of the Year and Release of the Year
Busby Marou for Artist of the Year and Release of the Year
Tijuana cartel for Live Act of the Year and Video of the Year

Here's Hussy Hicks jamming backstage at Bluesfest 2019 💙
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Megan George

Refund?

So... what's happening with the festival refunds and sideshows update?

Hussy Hicks yeeeeew yeeeeeeeeeew

Tom Cockburn

Good on you Hussy hicks Well deserved, you are awesome,

Nice! - well deserved 👏👏

cONGRATULATIONS Hope you can win them all

Photo reminds me of first time I met you in the little Traveller's Barn mobile van at Radio

Congrats very cool

London loves you 🙏✨💫

That's absolutely brilliant! I had goosebumps listening to this! These girls are incredibly talented! <3 Eternal memories of their gig last year!!! I've been so fortunate to get a pick and the setlist! haha 😀 It was SO Fu***ng COOL! After the gig, I went straight to the merch store and got my HH shirt too! 😜👏👏👏 Moments like that make me truly happy! Thank you Bluesfest Byron Bay Hussy Hicks 😊🙏See you all next year! Stay safe!

wow they are really good.

Geoff Severn

👏👏👏

When this nuttiness is done P LEASE come to So.Cal!!!?I wanted to see your San Francisco show and was Willing to drive from San Diego!!!!huge fan!!love love love you guys

Awesome 👏🏻

Love that footage 😏 we are producing a U tube channel, of how artists are staying sane in Lock Down first Ep will drop this Sunday !!! So keep an eye out for more beautiful interviews and performances like this on Isolation Collaboration Films Artists in ‘ROCK DOWN’ 🤘🏼

Yeowwweeeee love it groovers ❤love....It

So good! Their music gets me in the feels...everytime. 👌

Karyn Looby xx

Just the best.

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1 week ago

While we are still keeping our noses to the grindstone working through the fallout of these unprecedented times, our media team have dug up some Bluesfest gold we thought you might enjoy.

Watch Allen Stone and Ty Taylor from Vintage Trouble chatting about Allen's Bluesfest romance and newborn ending, followed by a sweet duet of "Give You Blue" - a song originally written for Allen's wife... loved up! 💙
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Hi there looking for an update on refunds please

Amazing ❤🎶

Love the banter before the song starts

Update on refunds please No work down here due to virusNeed our money All van parks have already refunded

It would be so great if you could do a whole series of videos from some of the artists who were set to appear...

Penny Prasad

Love it!! 💗

Jon Cleary is doing fabulous concerts and music lessons Facebook live! Just wonderful! He’s doing one on Saturday especially for Australia!

Countless now unemployed like myself are waiting for our refunds

For anybody who was looking forward to seeing Frank Turner, he's doing weekly live streams to raise money for some of his favourite independent music venues who are struggling. His next one is Thursday night UK time (stupid o'clock Friday morning in Australia). Go to his Facebook page for details

Ditto. We need our refunds. For some the most basics depend on it

Agree'd refund updates would be greatly appreciated, lost our deposit for accomodation already. Times are so different and hard for us all to manage

Finally there’s an announcement on Bluesfest

I don’t need a refund. Happy to roll my ticket over to next festival

Love this So much 🎙🎶🎙🎶💕 Two of the Best voices that I first discovered at Bluesfest ❤️❤️ missing it all this year 😔... but looking forward to hopefully being there next year 🎪 🎉🎶💃🏼🙏🏼

Camilla Whitehead

Absolutely loved it. Thank you thank you thank you 🙏

Hannah Glencross have you seen this 🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿 ? So beautiful.

Wow that hurts. Don’t show stuff like that a week before I’m meant to be getting in the car. Brilliant

Nicko Wyndham

Michelle Patterson Lyn Savins ❤️

Wow! That was beautiful! Thank you for sharing! 🧡

Lex Schreven

Allen Stone is the man 🙌🏽

Loved this and just absolutely love Ty from Vintage Trouble and Allen Stone❤️❤️❤️❤️

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2 weeks ago

#SoundOfSilenceAU is a national initiative representing our diverse music industry, helping bring immediate relief for an industry on the brink.

If you are in a position to do so, please support SOS and donate to this purpose built charity helping artists, roadies and music workers directly during this difficult time so they can get back on their feet and keep the music alive for us all.

Get all the info you need for how to donate, stream and more... here: bluesfest.com.au/sound-of-silence-sending-out-an-sos/
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#SoundOfSilenceAU is a national initiative representing our diverse music industry, helping bring immediate relief for an industry on the brink. If you are in a position to do so, please support SOS and donate to this purpose built charity helping artists, roadies and music workers directly during this difficult time so they can get back on their feet and keep the music alive for us all. Get all the info you need for how to donate, stream and more... here: bluesfest.com.au/sound-of-silence-sending-out-an-sos/

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Yep... I'll take two 2020 Bluesfest shirts.🤙💞😷

Yep I'd love some blues 2020 merch too please

Trevor King

Rachael Brown some good tips.

T-shirt and cd for me and rollover tickets to 2021

Looking forward to BF merch!

I enjoyed putting together this playlist of amazing young Aussie artists. I’d love anyone to take a listen and share the love. open.spotify.com/playlist/20X75z6X1P5rGcDL3pE6VD?si=z8Xes9nXSZu5-G1Z1Nx5og Spread the music not the virus.

I’ll get some 2020 bluesfest merch thx

I am a gig photographer, so know how this has decimated the live music industry. I made a promise, that while my income from my full-time work as a Registered Nurse continues, I will buy a minimum of two pieces of merch per fortnight. So far, in my first fortnight, I have purchased three t-shirts (two Dope Lemon & one Smith St Band) and 4 CDs. Anyone want to help me keep this going?

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2 weeks ago

Our Bluesfest 2020 Artists have been fantastic and supportive, with many of them already signalling they are keen to perform at Bluesfest 2021.

We want to give a respectful nostalgic nod to our beloved artists all over the world that make Bluesfest the top-notch festival it is with a playlist featuring their music for you to enjoy.

You can help musicians stay alive during these troubled times simply by streaming or purchasing their music. We have updated the Bluesfest 2020 Spotify playlist - listen here.
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Bluesfest Byron Bay this lineup was spectacular!! Please bring Tori Amos for 2021!! 🙌

Anne Kennelly

Sarah Jane - playlist to look forward to next years' bluesfest!

Hoping The Waterboys come next year.... ❤

Dave Matthews Band 2021 😎

And LP please

Done

I hope Ani diFranco will come in 21 🙏🙏

Cowboy Junkies paaahhhhleeease.

This was a great lineup

Definitely be there next year...

Jodie Willadsen

I keep asking but no reply as yet - do you guys have any merchandise that you need to offload? People might just but some. Also any tshirts from the artists that were going to play. I would be keen for a couple of tshirts!!

Great playlist but where is LP ??

David Harries

John Dunlop

Megan Geoghegan

Alex Smith 2021 please 😍

Marissa Cooper my music for next few days 🤗

Mishka Marson Twilightt Marson

Happy to roll this year's ticket over till next year

The 2020 shirts will be a collector’s item for sure!

Emma Jane

Jo-ann Morris

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2 weeks ago

Hello everyone,

Last week was a challenging year... at least that’s what it felt like.

Not just since announcing this year's festival is not going ahead, the first in the 30 years of Bluesfest history, but for everyone experiencing any form of loss or shortage. Please be assured that we understand and feel for everyone impacted by this unprecedented global situation.

We cannot emphasise enough the appreciation we have of your understanding and patience while we are working towards giving you the option to refund or roll your ticket over to 2021. Please rest assured, this will come.

Our claim is being prioritised and processed as a matter of urgency. As soon as we have a timeframe when refunds will be accessible, Moshtix will be in contact with all account holders to advise on options and procedures.

Please ensure your Moshtix account details are up to date. If your contact details have changed you can update them by logging in to your Moshtix account and selecting account details from the options menu.

www.moshtix.com.au/v2/account/login

We also recommend that you sign up to the Bluesfest newsletter and follow Bluesfest social channels to receive the latest news. Links below.

www.bluesfest.com.au/bluesfest2020-update/
www.facebook.com/bluesfestbyronbay/
www.instagram.com/bluesfestbyronbay/

Once again, we thank you for all of your messages of support.

Wishing you and yours good health.
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Kaity Jepson

Danni Bee

Sare Bear

Formula 1 managed it in 72 hours

Will ticket holders who purchased a reissued ticket be contacted, or just the original person who purchased?

Hayden Parfitt do you believe me now 🤣

What about tickets purchased prior to Moshtix taking over issuing tickets ?

Hoped to say see you next year, but realistically I just need a refund....it's heart breaking 💔

Renee Adams

I'm definitely keeping my ticket for next year, I'm gonna need some musical healing after the crazy has passed. Can I suggest one thing to help pass the time? Create playlists with each artist who was going to appear at the different tents/ stages. It will certainly ease the pain of waiting. 😊

I bought a ticket at 2019 Bluesfest-are my details correct?

James

Will there be any news regarding the sideshows that were helped organised by you guys or should we be waiting for word from the bands that were supposed to be playing other shows while they were here? Just wanting to know what I’m supposed to do about my Eagles of Death Metal tickets, I’m happy to roll them over to next year if Jesse and the gang have decided they’re coming back next year.

Huge number of Australians suddenly out of jobs this week. Refund their money urgently. They just need their refunds.

Keeping my tickets (Bluesfest and sideshows) thanks. Hope to see you all next year, and thank you Bluesfest team for your amazing efforts. ❤️

Marilyn Arias Lang. Hopefully before you have to pay onto your credit card

Karen Day

Barbara Gordon

Malin Frick

Please roll our tickets over and see you in 2021. You guys are being magnificent. Take care.

Adrian Watt

Are some of the artists that were supposed to be at this year's bluesfest thinking of performing next year?

Ann Brabyn

Wendy Gatley

So sorry for you all. I'm happy to roll over til next yr as wouldn't miss It for the world any year. Sit on my interest and hopefully make things better in some way. I run a small local cleaning business so I'm pftthh too. We are all In this together. X

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