Posted 23 Jan 2017 @ 10:57am

After announcing she'll be joining Patti Smith for her last Melbourne show ever, Courtney Barnett has jumped on the Bluesfest lineup. 


Barnett joins an outstanding list of female performers at the festival this year including Patti Smith and Her Band’s...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 9:12am

Bluesfest just got a little bigger, thanks to the addition of Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefers. 


In a massive announcement, Bluesfest has revealed that Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefers will be joining the bill.
Famous for hits such as Cheeseburger in Paradise, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes and the classic Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett and The...

Posted 20 Dec 2016 @ 2:12pm

Barry Gibb has cancelled his Australian tour plans citing "a change in international commitments". 


As it is not possible to reschedule the performances, refunds will be available to all ticket holders of the Live Nation produced headline shows. Ticketholders do not have to take any action. 
For Byron Bay Bluesfest patrons, Monday Single Day Tickets are available...

Posted 24 Nov 2016 @ 3:07pm

Zac Brown's new band Sir Rosevelt will make an Australian premiere at Bluesfest for one show only.


Sir Rosevelt is an interesting build on southern music, pulling inspiration from pop and EDM sensibilities, a departure from the country stylings of the Zac Brown Band. The group joins an already massive lineup for Byron Bay's 28th annual Bluesfest. 

Posted 15 Nov 2016 @ 11:00am

Bluesfest just keeps getting bigger and bigger. 


Their latest announcement will see a slew of guitar heroes join the lineup, with Eric Gales, Mud Morganfield, Devon Allman and Experience Jimi Hendrix getting in on the action.
Elsewhere, Jeff Lang is taking to the stage alongside Ray Beadle and the Silver Dollars, Lloyd Spiegel, Glenn Cardier and the Sideshow, Davy...

Posted 24 Oct 2016 @ 2:16pm

Turin Brakes have added a Melbourne headline show to their inaugural Bluesfest appearance next year.


Forming in London way back in 1999 by childhood friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, the pair are now joined by long-term collaborators Rob Allum (drums) and Eddie Myer (bass). 
With seven albums across their 16 year career, including this year's Lost...

Posted 24 Oct 2016 @ 2:00pm

Corinne Bailey Rae is set to make her Australian debut at next year's Bluesfest in Byron Bay, now adding a Melbourne headline show to her trip.


She'll play shows in both Melbourne and Sydney.
The two-time Grammy winner has gone on to sell over five million albums in the decade since releasing her debut self-titled album.
Her latest release, The Heart...

Posted 6 Apr 2016 @ 11:08pm

As far as contemporary music goes, Bluesfest’s 2016 lineup may have been the finest Byron Bay has ever seen. Of course, this is a family-friendly festival that caters for everyone from hip local teens to the bring-your-own-deckchair crowd, and with its retro attractions landing more on the pop side of the spectrum, blues diehards may have felt under-represented. Still, predictability was out...

Posted 28 Mar 2016 @ 10:03am

As wonderful as it can be to see artists still performing several decades into their career, it's easy to note the shortcuts that some will take. The key will be brought down a few steps in order to better accommodate for the artist's singing. The song will be slowed down in order for the musicians to keep up. Failing that, if they're still able to sing and play at the same level? One word:...

Posted 24 Mar 2016 @ 9:46am

Sitting down to listen to Frazey Ford’s second album, 2014’s Indian Ocean, is like experiencing an early Christmas; her voice is spine-tingling, and the accompanying Americana and folk tunes are an engrossing force reminiscent of discovering early morning presents under the tree. The soulful vocalist, this month, will return to Australia for Byron Bay Bluesfest, having visited twice before,...


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