Bluesfest is a celebration of music, like-minded people, delicious food and drinks in an atmosphere that is unique! It's about musical discoveries that defy expectations and leave you with a lifetime of memories.
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19 February 2016
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Bluesfest is close to 85% Sold Out!

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Have you been to Bluesfest before? Then you sure know what it's all about, but if you haven't been yet, are you ready for the celebrations that are fast approaching, only happening once a year and have been going the past 27 years over the Easter Long Weekend? Now, that is special!

Bluesfest is a celebration of music, like-minded people, delicious food and drinks in an atmosphere that is unique! It's about musical discoveries that defy expectations and leave you with a lifetime of memories.

The artists are outstanding, but Bluesfest is also about meeting people you didn’t know before and becoming part of a larger music loving family, sharing your experiences, telling your friends and new found friends about must-see artists, whilst they share tips about their must-see artists you need to catch. There are so many artists for you to see, so do plan carefully not to miss out on your favourites. The 'problem' is just about every artist playing has the potential to be your new favourite artist!

 View Playing Schedule including TIMES and STAGES! 

MUSIC BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER!

Rising stars and established legends, Aussie favourites and so many other stars will come together at Bluesfest to share their musical gifts with you.

Take a look below at some of the artists performing on Sunday and you can see why it is one of our most popular days with tickets flying out the door! 

 

TICKET MESSAGE

Blessed with a festival ticket already, which most of you are? Please read over this part on ticketing.

We are so stoked to be close to 85% sold out with some ticket types sold out and/or selling extra fast. We take extra care that there is enough room for everyone attending and that there is ample camping and parking!

There are still plenty of tickets to go around, but be aware that we are seeing an unexpected surge in ticket sales like never before, with the late buyers now coming to the forefront and lapping up what is still there.

Get in now before your favourite ticket may sell out. 

Book Your Tickets Now

 

D’ANGELO SELLS OUT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE!

D’Angelo, who just won two Grammy Awards last week for Best R&B Album for Black Messiah and Best R&B Song for Really Love, has just sold out his Sydney Bluesfest sideshow at the iconic Sydney Opera House on Monday 21st March!

You still have TWO CHANCES to see D'Angelo at Bluesfest when he performs his 90 minute set on Thursday 24th March for his Bluesfest debut followed by a solid 120 minute set on Saturday 26th March!

Tickets are also still available for D’Angelo’s Melbourne Bluesfest sideshow at the Palais Theatre on Saturday 19th March 2016.

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SUNDAY IS SENSATIONAL AT BLUESFEST! (AND SELLING SO FAST!)

Easter Sunday is a NOT TO BE MISSED day at Bluesfest!

By day four everyone is truly into the swing of festival life, having the best time AND the lineup for Sunday truly has it all – The BLUESFEST LEGENDS, EXCLUSIVES, HEADLINERS, and the RISING STARS!

 

THE SUNDAY LEGENDS

UB40 FEATURING ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO & MICKEY VIRTUE – BLUESFEST EXCLUSIVE!

Bluesfest is excited to present an exclusive: UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue - Britain's greatest Reggae band. Over more than 30 years in the music business they have clocked up more than 70 million record sales worldwide, 13 Top 20 UK albums – six of which reached the Top three albums and two No. 1 albums in Australia, and have hearts aglow with their infectious feel-good, Jamaican-inspired grooves.

HAVE A LOOK AT ONE OF UB40’S BEST KNOWN HITS:

UB40 FEATURING ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO & MICKEY VIRTUE PERFORM AT BLUESFEST ON SUNDAY 27TH MARCH ON THE CROSSROADS STAGE

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GRAHAM NASH – BLUESFEST EXCLUSIVE!

Graham Nash is one of the most distinctive vocalists and prolific songwriters of a generation and will be coming to Australia for a Bluesfest exclusive. Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

CHECK OUT CROSBY, STILLS & NASH PERFORM AT WOODSTOCK IN 1969

GRAHAM NASH PERFORMS AT BLUESFEST ON SUNDAY 27TH MARCH ON THE CROSSROADS STAGE (ALSO PERFORMING ON FRIDAY)

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JACKSON BROWNE

We can’t wait to welcome Jackson Browne in his first return to Bluesfest in 10 years! In a career spanning over 45 years, he has released nineteen albums: 11 Top 40, four platinum, three multi-platinum, and two Gold. 1977’s Running on Empty is seven times platinum – he is a legend alright!

Watch this classic 1978 Jackson Browne video of The Load Out and Stay:

JACKSON BROWNE PERFORMS AT BLUESFEST ON SUNDAY 27TH MARCH ON THE CROSSROADS STAGE

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THE WAILERS – LEGENDS PERFORMING LEGEND!

Lover of Reggae will not want to miss this: on Easter Sunday The Wailers will be performing the classic Bob Marley and The Wailers album Legend – the full 100 minute performance! Legend is the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 15 million copies sold in the United States and an estimated 25 million copies sold globally.

Watch The Wailers perform ‘Is This Love’ at Glastonbury Festival in 2014:

THE WAILERS PRESENT LEGEND AT BLUESFEST ON SUNDAY 27TH MARCH ON THE JAMBALAYA STAGE (ALSO PERFORMING OTHER CLASSIC ALBUMS ON THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY)

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TAJ MAHAL

Legendary Blues and Roots artist Taj Mahal is returning to Australia to perform solo for the first time in over 20 years! Taj Mahal is famous for nearly singlehandedly reshaping the definition and scope of the Blues via the infusion of exotic sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and South Pacific, the two-time Grammy Award winner from Massachusetts has been writing and performing for over fifty years.

CHECK OUT THIS 1972 CLIP OF TAJ MAHAL ON SOUL! PBS TV:



TAJ MAHAL PERFORMS AT BLUESFEST ON SUNDAY 27TH MARCH ON THE JAMBALAYA STAGE (ALSO PERFORMING ON MONDAY)

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THE SUNDAY HEADLINERS

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

The principle songwriter, lead guitarist and vocalist for megaband Oasis, Noel Gallagher and his band, the High Flying Birds, are making their way to Australia for the first time! In four short years together the project has racked up an impressive 12 award nominations including a Brit award, and won an NME award and two Q Awards.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO ON THE MAKING OF NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS:

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS PERFORM AT BLUESFEST ON SUNDAY 27TH MARCH ON THE MOJO STAGE

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THE DECEMBERISTS

Portland’s finest The Decemberists are coming this March for their very first Bluesfest appearance and first visit to Australia in way too long! Since their earliest recordings more than a decade ago, Grammy- nominated The Decemberists have been known for their sense of scope and daring, as well as selling out tours across the globe.

THE DECEMBERISTS FRONT MAN COLIN MELOY RECENTLY SPOKE TO ROLLING STONE AUSTRALIA ABOUT BLUESFEST AMONG OTHER THINGS – SEE WHAT HE HAD TO SAY HERE.

THE DECEMBERISTS PERFORM AT BLUESFEST ON SUNDAY 27TH MARCH ON THE MOJO STAGE (ALSO PERFORMING ON SATURDAY)

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MODEST MOUSE

Indie Rockers Modest Mouse, who recently released a No.1 album (Billboard Top Rock Album Chart), their first release in eight years, will be returning to Australia for the first time in five years for their Bluesfest debut! Forming in 1993 in Washington, Modest Mouse have gone from cult sensations to unlikely alternative Rock stars.

CHECK OUT THE SONG THAT CATAPULTED MODEST MOUSE INTO THE HISTORY BOOKS – FLOAT ON:

MODEST MOUSE PERFORM AT BLUESFEST ON SUNDAY 27TH MARCH ON THE MOJO STAGE

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THE SUNDAY RISING STARS

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS

Soul sensations Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will be making their Bluesfest and Australian touring debut this March.

Their debut self-titled album was released to widespread acclaim on the iconic Stax Records in 2015 and peaked at #17 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart.

Check out the band performing “I Need Never Get Old” along with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon recently: 

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS PERFORM AT BLUESFEST on SUNDAY 27TH MARCH ON THE JAMBALAYA STAGE (ALSO PERFORMING ON MONDAY)

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DON'T MISS OUT - BOOK NOW

If you love music or even if you just love to celebrate -  you won't want to miss the 27th Annual Bluesfest Byron Bay.

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