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The 25 Artists Who Put The BLUES In Bluesfest 2017!

4 Apr 17 - Once again we are bringing some of the world’s best Blues and Blues related artists to play at Bluesfest 2017! While many other genres of music are represented, the Blues artists who play are the heart and soul of the festival


Interview with Ian Neville from Dumpstaphunk!

20 Feb 17 - We chat to Ian Neville from Dumpstaphunk about performing at Bluesfest in 2017 as well as his family history and what to expect from their performances this Easter!


Bonnie Raitt on Mavis Staples, Touring with The California Honeydrops and What To Expect From Her Upcoming Australian Tour

15 Feb 17 - Bonnie Raitt on Mavis Staples, Touring with The California Honeydrops and What To Expect From Her Upcoming Australian Tour



Rhiannon Giddens chats about her new album Freedom Highway and coming back to Bluesfest 2017!

15 Feb 17 - Rhiannon Giddens chats about her new album Freedom Highway + coming back to Bluesfest 2017!


Bluesfest 2017 Discovery Artists. Top 5 Staff Picks!

8 Feb 17 - Some of our staff members at Bluesfest share their Top 5 discovery picks - artists they’re busting to see at Bluesfest 2017.


Get To Know The California Honeydrops. A Bluesfest 2017 Discovery Artist.

7 Feb 17 - Lech from The California Honeydrops chats with us over at the Blues Blog.



Get To Know Trevor Hall. A Bluesfest 2017 Discovery Artist.

6 Feb 17 - Trevor Hall chats with us over on the Blues Blog.


Get To Know Max Jury A 2017 Bluesfest Discovery Artist!

3 Feb 17 - Max Jury - A Bluesfest 2017 Discovery Artist!


Billy Bragg On Coming To Bluesfest 2017

31 Jan 17 - Find out what to expect from Billy Bragg's Bluesfest 2017 performance, about curating and creating the Left Field Stage at Glastonbury and the story behind how he teamed up with Joe Henry on their Shine The Light album.



Take Five With Corinne Bailey Rae. Discover The Soundtrack To Her Life.

27 Jan 17 - Take Five With Corinne Bailey Rae. Discover The Soundtrack To Her Life.


Take Five with Beth Hart. Discover The Soundtrack To Her Life!

13 Jan 17 - We were able to track down Beth Hart and ask her a few questions about the soundtrack to her life.


Take 5 with Bonnie Raitt . Discover The Soundtrack To Her Life

6 Dec 16 - The fabulous Bonnie Raitt takes 5 minutes between her busy touring schedule to chat with us about the soundtrack to her life and shares why she is always so delighted to be returning to Australia and Bluesfest



Take 5 with Kam Franklin from The Suffers. Discover The Soundtrack To Her Life

30 Nov 16 - Take 5 with Kam Franklin from The Suffers. Discover The Soundtrack To Her Life


Find out who makes up the all star ten member Miles Electric Band

22 Nov 16 - As we read through all of the reviews and concert links, it’s become obvious that The Miles Electric Band have indeed managed to capture the Jazz icon’s spirit of innovation – coming together to bring the new generation of Miles Davis and paying homage to the Electric Years, the seminal time when Davis went electric and created fusion music.


10 Favourite Dress Up Moments at Bluesfest!

27 Oct 16 - 10 Favourite Dress Up Moments at Bluesfest!



Take 5 with Simon from the Strumbellas. Discover The Soundtrack To His Life!

24 Oct 16 - Take 5 with Simon from the Strumbellas – Discover The Soundtrack To His Life!


Discover Ian Anderson, the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull!

18 Oct 16 - Discover Ian Anderson - the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull!


Booker T - An Insight Into His Journey at Stax Records.

13 Oct 16 - Booker T – An Insight into his career at Stax! The timeline of his life from the moment he walked into the Stax Records Studio to now, and what to expect from the Stax Revue show.



Neil Young & Promise of The Real Rockin The Desert!

11 Oct 16 - Neil Young & Promise of The Real Rock The Desert - Find Out What Went Down.


Take 5 with Paul Janeway - St Paul and The Broken Bones. Discover the Soundtrack To His Life

4 Oct 16 - Take 5 with Paul Janeway - St Paul and The Broken Bones . Discover the Soundtrack To His Life + Some of His Biggest Musical Influences.


Take 5 with Laura Mvula. Discover The Soundtrack To Her Life

3 Oct 16 - Laura Mvula takes 5 minutes to share with us some of the songs and artists that have shaped and inspired her life and career!



Take 5 with Jake Shimabukuro - Discover The Soundtrack To His Life!

28 Sep 16 - Take 5 with Jake Shimabukuro – The soundtrack to his life + some of his biggest musical influences!


Take 5 with Michael Franti - Discover The Soundtrack To His Life!

28 Sep 16 - Take 5 with Michael Franti - Discover The Soundtrack To His Life!


Take 5 with Andrew Bird. Discover The Soundtrack To His Life

26 Sep 16 - Take 5 with Andrew Bird. Discover the soundtrack to his life and biggest musical influences.



Take 5 with Michael League from Snarky Puppy. Discover The Soundtrack To His Life!

16 Sep 16 - Take 5 with Michael League from Snarky Puppy. Discover the soundtrack to his life and biggest musical influences.


10 Collabs Between Artists From the Bluesfest 2017 You Must Watch!

15 Sep 16 - 10 collabs between artists from the Bluesfest 2017 you must watch!


Take 5 with Olly from Turin Brakes. Discover the Soundtrack To His Life

13 Sep 16 - Take 5 with Olly from Turin Brakes. Discover the Soundtrack To His Life and Biggest Musical Influences.



Take 5 with Nikki Hill. Discover The Soundtrack To Her Life

9 Sep 16 - Take 5 with Nikki Hill. Discover the soundtrack to her life and her biggest musical influences.


Part 2 Bluesfest First Announcement Alumni - Why They’re Not To Be Missed in 2017

8 Sep 16 - Part 2 Bluesfest first announcement alumni – why they’re not to be missed in 2017


The Dynamic Women Of Bluesfest 2017

6 Sep 16 - The Dynamic Women Of Bluesfest 2017



Part 1 Bluesfest First Announcement Alumni - Why They’re Not To Be Missed in 2017!

31 Aug 16 - [Part 1] Bluesfest first announcement alumni – why they’re not to be missed in 2017


9 Things We Learnt From Peter Noble Travelling Europe Booking Bluesfest 2017

11 Jul 16 - “Bluesfest 2017 is shaping up to be a very special year. All I can say is that it’s coming together brilliantly. Whilst I don’t always get the artists I approach to play, this coming year, so far, is looking like one for the books. We are now in the process of finalising negotiations with some of the worlds most famous artists”. Peter Noble.


Glastonbury 2016 - The Good, The Not So Good and Why It's A Must Do!

4 Jul 16 - Glastonbury 2016 - The Good, The Not So Good and Why It's A Must Do! I hear many people compare and say that Bluesfest is Australia’s Glastonbury but it truly is ‘the biggest party on the planet’. Let’s investigate the 2016 festival – the good, the not so good and why it’s a must do once in your lifetime.



9 EPIC Michael Franti and Spearhead Memories from Bluesfest!

21 Jun 16 - Bluesfest Artist Alumni Spotlight - Michael Franti and Spearhead. Michael Franti – a name almost synonymous with Bluesfest and Roots music. A seasoned campaigner, super nice bloke, music fan and lover of Byron Bay, his trajectory at the festival dates back to 1998, performing with his band Spearhead at Red Devil Park.


10 All-time Onstage Collaborations at Bluesfest in the Last Decade!

10 Jun 16 - Onstage collaborations are always a bonus at Bluesfest and talked about long after the festival. Bluesfest becomes a meeting ground for many of artists during their long world-wide tours – a place they can feel right at home, hang out with old friends, jam backstage and share a laugh or a meal together.


10 Things We Learnt from Peter Noble’s USA Trip Booking Bluesfest 2017

8 Jun 16 - 17 days, 24 meetings with agents across 4 states and 7 cities including Los Angeles ( California) , Dallas and Austin (Texas), Nashville (Tennessee), Chicago (Illinois), San Francisco and Monterey (California), find out 10 things we learnt from Peter Noble's USA adventures booking Bluesfest 2017!



The Tipi experience at Bluesfest — one of a kind. We chat with Ray Brown, the owner of Rainbow Tipi!

8 Jun 16 - Ever considered staying in a Tipi…at Bluesfest? Wondered if it’s for you, for your family? We caught up with Ray Brown, owner of Rainbow Tipis and provider of Tipis at Bluesfest – he shares with us why the Tipi experience is a family-friendly, comfortable and social environment for all patrons.



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