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BLUESFEST 2019: DAY 1 – THURSDAY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 19, 2019

Words: Greg Phillips. Photos: Jason Rosewarne The 30th anniversary of Peter Noble’s Bluesfest was cause to bring old friends together with festival debutantes to celebrate one of the world’s most loved and respected music events. Weather predictions suggested rain throughout the five days yet day one proved that the forecasts…

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RE-UNITED SABOTEURS FOR BLUESFEST

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 19, 2018

Just when you thought we had forgotten you – and Christmas was going to be bleak and lean – BLUESFEST brings you a World Premiere Announcement. Bluesfest is the first date in the world to be announced for the re-united SABOTEURS. AND … This will be the first time ever…

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IGGY, FANTASTIC NEGRITO & MORE SIDE SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 10, 2018

Iggy Pop, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Fantastic Negrito and The Marcus King Band tours announced for April Often considered the godfather of Punk – Iggy Pop is making a welcome return to Australia this April with tour dates just announced in Melbourne and Sydney’s Opera House! Widely acknowledged…

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IGGY POP, NORAH JONES & MORE FOR BLUESFEST 2019

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 20, 2018

Australia’s five-day music festival dedicated to showcasing some of the best live acts in the world, held in Byron Bay each Easter, today announced 14 new artists added to the line-up for the festivals 30th Anniversary Celebration from 18-22 April 2019. Among those announced today, the godfather of punk himself,…

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FIVE MORE BLUESFEST SIDE SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 7, 2018

David Gray, Flogging Molly, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Meshell Ndegeocello, Shakey Graves added to Bluesfest road show! After scaling enormous heights with album sales over 12 million (including the highest selling album ever to-date in Ireland with ‘White Ladder’), BAFTA, Brit and Grammy nominations, a Q Award,…

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ST PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES: BLUESFEST 2019 INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 22, 2018

Anyone who has witnessed Birmingham, Alabama-based eight piece powerhouse St. Paul & The Broken Bones in action at Bluesfest will know that it’s a musical experience like no other. The band’s sound is huge, their horn arrangements heart-melting and singer, songwriter Paul Janeway is one of the most passionate performers…

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LEGENDS AND BLUESFEST DEBUTANTES ADDED TO 30TH ANNIVERSARY LINE UP

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 9, 2018

In the second artist announcement of their 30th Anniversary Celebration, Bluesfest organisers have called on a mix of first timers and old friends to help celebrate the festival’s 30 year milestone. Taking place over the Easter long weekend (Thursday 18th April to Monday 22nd April 2019), Bluesfest has captured the…

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ARLO GUTHRIE: BLUESFEST Q&A

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 26, 2018

Arlo Guthrie always had big shoes to fill. His father was America’s most beloved singer/songwriter and philosopher Woody Guthrie. However, with his quirky performance style and storytelling ability, Arlo was able to pave a successful music career of his own. First finding success with his 1967 album Alice’s Restaurant, which…

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OLD FRIENDS RETURN TO CELEBRATE BLUESFEST 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 28, 2018

The very special 30th anniversary of Bluesfest has called on many old friends to return to Byron Bay to help celebrate the milestone. Leading the first announcement: an *Exclusive* Bluesfest ONLY show by Hawaiian singer-songwriter Jack Johnson, Bluesfest’s prodigal son. Jack Johnson is making a long-awaited return to Bluesfest; having…

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BLUESFEST 2018: DAY 3 GALLERY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 1, 2018

Day 3 at Bluesfest presented some classic Australian blues in the form of Chain, who even after 50 years in the business, still have fire in the belly and can light up a stage. Another legendary act, The Original Blues Brothers Band were back again to dish up more Sweet…

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