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Why YOU have to be at Bluesfest!

The Nr 1 reason to be there!

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There are so may reasons you have to be at Bluesfest this year but the ARTISTS & their MUSIC take the Nr 1 spot.

With Bluesfest only 86 days away we want to show you what you are up for so far!

Below it is - in one glance - the artists you will see each day at Bluesfest and with such a fine collection of talent performing every day, it's going to be one event you can't miss this year.

Very soon, we will be announcing that certain days of the Festival as well as Camping are selling out - so if you know you are coming to our 25th Birthday party - don't hesitate.

Tickets are still available from only $169 per day.

View all ticket prices!

Please note: There are still some artist 'gaps' to fill before we release their playing times and stages they are playing on!!

Downloadable version available through this link: http://bit.ly/1drcsOv

Download the Schedule!


So, who is on your must see list?

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Will it be some of the biggest names in music such as John Mayer and Buddy Guy on Thursday night, or Dave Matthews Band on Saturday or Monday?

Then there are the newcomers who are set to become household names; 17 year old guitar shredder and singer Matthew Curry from the US who will play Easter Sunday and Monday and 26 year old Belgian/ American multi-instrumentalist Trixie Whitley on Thursday and Friday. Not to mention Valerie June, whose catchy, big melodies will make you want to dance on Easter Sunday and Monday.

One thing for sure: Bluesfest covers everyones taste and this year is going to be one party not to be missed.


GRAMMY AWARDS NEWS

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Take a look at the artists who are nominated for a Grammy award!!

The ceremony is on this Sunday 26th in Los Angeles. We find out Monday morning (27th of Jan) who has won!

Fingers crossed for: (In alphabetical order)

Artist Award
Beth Hart (& Joe Bonamassa) Best Blues Album (Seesaw)
Charlie Musselwhite Best Blues Album (Remembering Little Walter: with Billy Boy Arnold, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman):
Gary Clark Jr. Best Traditional R&B Performance (Please Come Home)
Gary Clark Jr. Best Rock Song (Ain't messing Around)
James Cotton Best Blues Album (Cotton Mouth Man)
Sly & Robbie And The Jam Masters Best Reggae Album (Reggae Connection)
Steve Earle Best American Roots Song (Invisible)
Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience Best Regional Roots Music Album (Dockside Sessions)

Bluesfest Touring News!

If you really can’t make it to Bluesfest Byron Bay this year, we have 37 of the exceptional Bluesfest artists on tour this April. We have just announced another batch of Sideshows and have a few very special offers for our Bluesfest subscribers – not to be missed;

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INDIA.ARIE & JOSS STONE

The Palais, Melbourne THUR 17 APRIL 2014
The Tivoli, Brisbane SUN 20 APRIL 2014
Enmore Theatre, Sydney THUR 24 APRIL 2014
Vector Arena, Auckland Friday 25th April, 2014 presale on now ( link)
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Sunday 27th April, 2014 presale on now (link)

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BETH HART

“Like Jeff Buckley at his most transcendent, and sounding like Janis Joplin reincarnated with Stevie Nicks’s high-speed vibrato, Hart turned the act of singing into an out-of-body experience, something both intensely physical and tangibly metaphysical.” – Slant Magazine

The Basement, Sydney SAT 12 APRIL 2014
The Corner, Melbourne TUE 15 APRIL 2014

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TRIXIE WHITLEY

“a sophisticated, mature songwriter and a passionate vocalist only beginning to realize her powers.” - AllMusic.com

The Basement, Sydney SAT 19 APRIL 2014
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne SUN 20 APRIL 2014

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SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80

The youngest son of Afrobeat founder Fela Kuti who along with his fathers 16-piece funk fuelled orchestra, Egypt 80, will be bringing the spirit and the beat of Africa to Australia.

Recital Centre, Melbourne WED 16 APRIL 2014
Metro Theatre, Sydney SUN 20 APRIL 2014

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OZOMATLI - THE ULTIMATE PARTY BAND

Set to storm the stage with their contagious energy, relentless basslines and effortless swagger – Ozomatli never fail to bring that fusion, high-energy funk

The Zoo, Brisbane WED 23 APRIL 2014
The Factory, Sydney FRI 25 APRIL 2014 - with Special Guest Chali2na
The Corner, Melbourne SAT 26 APRIL 2014 - with Special Guest Chali2na

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Jurassic 5 MC CHALI2NA & The House of Vibe

The Corner, Melbourne WED 16 APRIL 2014 With Morcheeba
Metro Theatre, Sydney THUR 17 APRIL 2014 With Morcheeba
Studio, The Venue, Auckland, New Zealand WED 23 APRIL 2014
Bar Bodega, Wellington, New Zealand THUR 24 APRIL 2014
The Factory Theatre, Sydney FRI 25 APRIL 2014 With Ozomatli
Corner, Melbourne SAT 26 APRIL 2014 With Ozomatli

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KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND & special guests WAR

We have a limited offer for KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND & WAR fans in Melbourne, $90 tickets in B Reserve (usually $147) – limited tickets only

Book tickets now!

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For those who like to dance, KC and the Sunshine Band will be bringing their catalogue of dance anthems including Get Down Tonight, That’s The Way (I Like It), Please Don’t Go, Keep It Comin’ Love, Boogie Shoes, Rock Your Baby, I’m Your Boogie Man, (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty to Australia this April. With over 100 million records sold, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award, KC and The Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive bands of the 70’s and is credited with changing the sound of modern pop music!

Enmore Theatre, Sydney THUR 17 APRIL 2014 W/ Special Guests WAR
Hamer Hall, Melbourne FRI 18 APRIL 2014 W/ Special Guests WAR
Tivoli, Brisbane SAT 19 APRIL 2014

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ALSO TOURING:

AARON NEVILLE & DR JOHN AND THE NITE TRIPPERS / ALLEN STONE / BOOKER T JONES & VALERIE JUNE / BUDDY GUY &THE JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE / GREGG ALLMAN + GOV’T MULE & DEVON ALLMAN / JIMMIE VAUGHAN AND THE TILT A WHIRL BAND & NIKKI HILL / KT TUNSTALL / LARRY GRAHAM AND GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION / MORCHEEBA & CHALI2NA & HOUSE OF VIBE / NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS / ROBBEN FORD & WALTER TROUT / SUZANNE VEGA & SETH LAKEMAN / THE MAGIC BAND & GRANDMOTHERS OF INVENTION / THE SOUL REBELS / STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES & KASEY CHAMBERS / THE WAILERS & SLY & ROBBIE AND THE TAXI GANG WITH BITTY MCLEAN

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Byron Bay Accommodation

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If camping is not the thing for you but you would like to stay in the area then please check out Byron Bay Accom on www.byronbayaccom.net or call 02 6680 8666.

They have a range of great accommodation available from B&B's, houses, motels, hotels and apartments.


 

Wishing you all a very merry and safe Christmas and the greatest of new year’s!

The Bluesfest team!

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