Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 11:13am

A musician’s rise to fame isn’t always underlined by songwriting distinction – artists can garner acclaim for their charisma and accuracy on the live stage before developing a musical skeleton.


When ‘50s and ‘60s inspired soul’n’roll revivalists Vintage Trouble surfaced in 2010, records were simply merch desk fillers. Electrified by the verve ofostentatious frontman Ty Taylor,...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 11:30am

Bluesfest 2017 is shaping up to be a festival like no other. While we all know the lineup is absolutely huge and featuring some massive names, let's take a closer look at some of Beat's favourite acts taking to the stage at this year's event.  


1. Vintage Trouble


The self-branded "Trouble Makers" blew away Bluesfest audiences with their blistering sets at the...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 11:29am

Los Angeles rock’n’roll trio The Record Company truly encapsulate the idea of creating authentic and raw music, and their honest approach reverberates through the hearts and minds of listeners.


Their most recent album Give It Back To You has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, and the album’s first single Off The Ground scored top spot on radio...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:18pm

Madness appeared twice on the English comedy series The Young Ones. 


In Boring, the third episode of the first series, Madness plays House of Fun at a local pub just prior to Mike, Vivyan, Rick and Neil entering.  The band’s second appearance came on Sick, the penultimate episode of the second (and final) series.  With a neighbourhood riot going on around them, Madness mimes...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 12:43pm

Corinne Bailey Rae has wowed international audiences for over a decade with hit after hit garnering her fans, Grammys (nominations and wins) and countless accolades. Until now, Bailey Rae has only been accessible to her Australian fans via the various waves that drift around the atmosphere magically making sounds emerge from radios, and pictures appear on TVs.


Finally, Bailey...

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...


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