We are still reeling from the Neil Young + Promise of the Real announcement – one of our biggest artist releases in the history of the event.
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9 October 2016
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The Bluesfest Journey Continues!

BLUESFEST ADDS EQUAL HEADLINER
BARRY GIBB
TO THE 2017 BLUESFEST MEGA LINE UP

We are still reeling from the Neil Young + Promise of the Real announcement – one of our biggest artist releases in the history of the event and we just keep on going.

In our fourth major announcement in just three weeks, we are so proud to announce that equal headliner Barry Gibb joins Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Santana, Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith, Mary J. Blige and Buddy Guy (exclusive) and many more, on what is promising to be the biggest Bluesfest line up to date.

Born on the Isle of Man, Gibb immigrated to Redcliffe, a beach suburb north of Brisbane when he was 12. It was here that the Bee Gees, who would become one of the most successful groups of all time, were born. Sadly, Gibb is the only surviving member of the band he formed with his brothers Robin and Maurice. Along with Andy, their solo singer brother, the Gibbs achieved 19 number one records on the Billboard charts, including a phenomenal six in a row equalling The Beatles record. As their principle songwriter Gibb co-wrote many Bee Gees hits including ‘To Love Somebody’, ‘Spicks and Specks’, ‘How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’, ‘I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You’, ‘How Deep Is Your Love’, ‘Stayin’ Alive’, ‘Night Fever,’ and ‘Tragedy’. The Bee Gees had a record six No. 1 singles in a row from 1977 to 1979. In total, the band sold over 220 million records worldwide making them the 12th highest selling artists of all time.

As a record producer/songwriter, Gibb has been instrumental in creating milestones for other artists, ranging from Barbra Streisand’s Guilty album to Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers’ classic hit ‘Islands In The Stream’, Diana Ross’s ‘Chain Reaction’ as well as Dionne Warwick’s Heartbreaker album.

Gibb returned to live performing in 2013-2014 with the Mythology Tour, celebrating the Bee Gees anthology release of the same name as a tribute to his three brothers. The acclaimed tour garnered an outpouring of affection and critical praise from around the world. On this tour, he sold out two Brisbane Entertainment Centres and unveiled “Bee Gees Way” a walkway filled with photos of the Bee Gees in their Australian home town of Redcliffe in Queensland.

On October 7 Gibb released his solo album, In the Now which is his first album of all new material since the Bee Gees final studio album in 2001. The new album is an impassioned solo effort that signals a welcome return of one of the most identifiable and versatile voices in the history of rock, pop, and R&B. Barry has kept In the Now a family affair, writing all the songs with his sons Stephen and Ashley.

Barry Gibb’s golden voice will ring out from the Bluesfest stage on Easter Monday, 17th of April 2017.

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Ticket Alert

To say our phones have been ringing red hot since the last announcement and ticket sales catapulted into the hemisphere, since we released Neil Young + Promise of the Real, is an understatement.

We have been overwhelmed and no doubt all you early ticket buyers will be stoked that you got in when you did.

At this point we still have all tickets types from Single Day to 5 Day Festival and Camping Tickets on sale however we will have to monitor all ticket allocations on a daily basis as tickets are selling very fast.

Certain ticket types will fall away in the future, others will go up in price, until they are all gone!!

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Peter Noble, our Festival Director, comments on Barry Gibb joining the Bluesfest 2017 line up:

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"I am beyond pleased to be adding Barry Gibb to our 2017 Bluesfest line up! Barry Gibb – the lead songwriter of The Bee Gees - a band we can be so proud to call an Australian Legend!

Did you know that The Bee Gees formed in Redcliffe, a beachside suburb of Brisbane in 1958? Like many new Australians at the time, they were ’10 pound poms’ whose parents immigrated to Australia after the 2nd world war to start a new life!

The Bee Gees conquered the world, selling well over 220 million records, simply our highest selling band, over AC/DC with 200 million sales! Barry Gibb, the principal songwriter for the band, was involved in their 30 charting records over 5 decades. A record that will (probably) never be broken!

Barry’s, twin brothers Maurice and Robin, the other 2 members, sadly passed away and now Barry is stepping out on his own, with his first solo album in 32 years “In The Now”.

He is the second most successful songwriter in history, second only to Paul McCartney. Recent songs performed by Barry in his concerts include:

‘To Love Somebody’
‘Words’
‘Gotta Get A Message to You’
‘Stayin’ Alive’
‘You Should Be Dancing’
‘How Can You mend A Broken Heart’
‘How Deep is Your Love’
and so many more….it’s sublime!

Although we Aussies have to share Barry with the UK, he is coming to his other original home, to do an ‘all too rare concert’ at Bluesfest Easter Monday. We are proud beyond words, to get this message out to you! This is our second announcement this week, with Neil Young + Promise of the Real being released as well, and, just to amaze you, there are more to come.

Tickets are selling extra fast, and this Bluesfest is headed to a sell out! Don’t delay!

Can’t wait to see you there!"

Peter Noble
Director

 

Peter Noble OAM
Director
Byron Bay Bluesfest

BARRY GIBB JOINS THE 2017 BLUESFEST MEGA LINE-UP:

2017 ARTISTS ALREADY ANNOUNCED:


Barry Gibb

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Legendary Grammy award winning singer / songwriter / producer Barry Gibb makes his Bluesfest debut in 2017.

Gibb is the surviving member of The Bee Gees, the band he formed with his brothers Robin and Maurice. The Bee Gees were one of music’s most successful and revered bands who along with their solo star brother Andy achieved 19 number one records on the Billboard charts including, a phenomenal six in a row equalling The Beatles record.  The Bee Gees hits include ‘How Deep Is Your Love,’ ‘Stayin’ Alive,’ ‘Night Fever,’ ‘Too Much Heaven,’ ‘Tragedy,’ and ‘Love You Inside Out,’ a record six number one singles in a row from 1977 to 1979.

As a record producer/songwriter, Gibb has been instrumental in creating milestones for other artists, ranging from Barbra Streisand’s Guilty album to Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers’ classic hit ‘Islands In The Stream’, Diana Ross’s ‘Chain Reaction’ as well as Dionne Warwick’s Heartbreaker album.

On October 7 Gibb released his solo album, In the Now which is his first album of all new material since the Bee Gees final studio album in 2001. The new album is an impassioned solo effort that signals a welcome return of one of the most identifiable and versatile voices in the history of rock, pop, and R&B. Barry has kept In the Now a family affair, writing all the songs with his sons Stephen and Ashley.

Gibb returned to live performing in 2013-2014 with the Mythology Tour, celebrating The Bee Gees anthology release of the same name as a tribute to his three brothers. The acclaimed tour garnered an outpouring of affection and critical praise from around the world. 

 “Closing with 'Tragedy', Gibb reminded us that yes, it's a shame that his brothers are no longer with us, but proved his solo show is the next best thing and shouldn't be missed by any true fan of popular music. Gibb hinted he may return with additional dates later this summer. Catch him while you can.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Barry Gibb’s golden voice will ring out from the Bluesfest stage on Easter Monday, 17th of April 2017.

 



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