As you know your Bluesfest never sleeps and whilst we are booking artists for 2018 we had such fun putting together 10 reasons, which make our Bluesfest so special and why you have to be there in 2018.
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20 June 2017
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The Reasons that make Bluesfest so special and a whole lot more!


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As you know your Bluesfest never sleeps, and whilst we are booking artists for 2018 we had such fun putting together 10 reasons, which make our Bluesfest so special and why you have to be there in 2018.

We also have come up with 4 major reasons why it’s time to drop everything and buy your tickets now, if you have not already done so.

However, first up a message from Festival Director Peter Noble...talk about suspense and let the guessing begin!


A message from Festival Director, Peter Noble

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Hi,

It is always a big moment when the first headliner confirms for the upcoming Bluesfest.

We had that wonderful moment occur last week, when a top line headliner confirmed for Bluesfest 2018.

He is a beauty and it will be an absolute pleasure to bring him to Bluesfest. That only leaves around 99 artists to go. 

Cheers,

Peter Noble
Festival Director


Now is the perfect time to lock in your 2018 Bluesfest experience, here's why: 

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Important message: The 5-day ticket is so far in front and will see another price increase shortly – this could happen any day. Right now a 5 day Adult ticket is only $455 – that’s a mere $89 per day, but this ticket is on an imminent price rise, as are all the other 5 day tickets available. They are going up!

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Yes, all 5, 3 and single day tickets are on sale right now for the best price, but will ALL be taken off sale soon, whilst we gear up for our 1st artist announcement. Time is of the essence. The single day open day tickets went on sale last week, costing only $139 per adult. These tickets will go up to $189 or more. It’s a 'win-win situation' because with an open day ticket, you don’t have to pick the day you are coming to Bluesfest, as well as saving big $$$. They will also be taken off sale soon and when they return with the first announcement, you will have to pick your day plus pay a whole lot more!

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Once you have your tickets you can look forward to all the upcoming announcements, knowing you have made your decision: You are going to Bluesfest!! You will come to realise how much money you saved when you start to take on board the artists who will be playing. We roll out up to 8 announcements and they are all special and packed with surprises. Everyone loves getting a bargain and a Bluesfest ticket certainly is one right now.

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Should you not live in the area, the flights to the Gold Coast or Ballina/Byron airport are still cheap. If camping at Bluesfest is not for you, there are some great places to stay in the area. Visit our Bluesfest accommodation page here.


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10 big reasons to be at Bluesfest in 2018

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To discover new music

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Each and every year we hear that so many of you have found your new favourite artist while at Bluesfest. This year it was Melody Angel, Eric Gales, as well as St. Paul and the Broken Bones and Vintage Trouble returning for their second visit…who knows what amazing artists Bluesfest 2018 will introduce you to.

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Delicious food

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Dancing to music all day makes you hungry! So it’s lucky there’s so much delicious food to be had at Bluesfest. From Byron Bay Organic Doughnuts to Tempura Veggie Bowls from Federal Doma and everything in between! Whatever you’re in the mood for, you can find it in one of the food stalls dotted around the Festival.

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Make new friends! Meet old Friends!

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We often hear stories of people reconnecting once a year at Bluesfest, and it is such a great place to meet like-minded people and bond over the shared love of good music and good times!

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The location

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A lot of locals attend the festival, but for those of you who don’t live in the Northern Rivers, attending Bluesfest is a great way to spend some time in one of Australis’s most beautiful locations. Our site at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm is just 15 minutes outside Byron Bay so it’s easy to attend the festival and enjoy the spectacular beaches and scenery.

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Celebrity spotting

You never know who will be grooving along next to you at Bluesfest ... in fact, Paris Jackson was just quoted in Australian Vogue as saying she wants to head along!

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Over 200 performances across 5 days

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You can enjoy up to 12 hours of music per day for 5 days! Bluesfest hosts 200+ performances by amazing artists from all over the world. There are 6 undercover stages to celebrate and dance in, plus 1 busking stage. There is so much to pick from.

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It’s fun for the whole family!

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It can be challenging to find activities that entertain everyone. From toddlers to teens as well as Grandma, Grandpa, Mum, and Dad there’s something for all ages at Bluesfest. It’s the perfect place to bond over your shared love of music. What could be better?

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Camping on site

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Camping right in the heart of Bluesfest is the perfect way to live the real Bluesfest experience, as you really don’t have to leave and never feel like you are missing out on anything! If setting up your own campsite is not for you, you can choose a Tipi, Tent Motel and for the ultimate experience – Flashcamp which defines what the word glamping is all about. 

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To make some memories

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We hear so many wonderful stories about people meeting their future partners, having life changing experiences watching artists, or just enjoying time with their friends and having a dance at the festival. It’s the perfect place to make memories that will last a lifetime.

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The Music!

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Bluesfest celebrates the music of contemporary, legendary and emerging blues and roots artists and countless genres influenced by the blues including soul, jazz reggae, gospel, hip-hop, funk, and rock. There is something for everyone and you will see artists you always dreamed of seeing. It does not get better than this!


These reviews from 2017 say it all

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"Bluesfest is Christmas on the music calendar for Aussies who await the week-long revelry with bated breath; some of the worlds best musos are summoned to our shores for one glorious run of bloody good times and tunes." Best Before

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"As, with the festival, there is no one sound, style, genre or artist. Bluesfest, despite its name, is an eclectic beast, one which strives to find and showcase the best in roots music, and this is a wide umbrella – as such, it heaves and thrashes, a multi-limbed beast, eclectic, one that doesn’t just tick a single box, but dozens." Rolling Stone

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"With 28 years of festival experience behind them, Peter Noble and their team know how to throw a party, and there were very few hiccups. Families, couples, teens – they were all there, all loving the moments. As the festival approaches three decades at the top, bands and punters alike continue to be in very safe hands." Tone Deaf

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"These days, Bluesfest is almost an anomaly in the Australian festival landscape. While other festivals fill out their schedules with performance art, circus acts, water parks and whatever else to try and tempt the punters, Bluesfest has always stubbornly resisted this trend. It offers no distractions, no gimmicks, nothing to take away from what’s on stage. Their logic is simple. Put on excellent music — just excellent music, and nothing else — and the people will come. In 28 years, Bluesfest haven’t gone wrong yet." Junkee

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"Overall though, there was nary a bad moment, not an ounce of pretension or bad vibe, not a skerrick of negativity – this was Bluesfest’s annual happening, and it happened all right, it happened big and loud and fast and furious, a five-day freight train that kept on pulling from early Thursday evening, all the way through to the Monday night as the Zac Brown Band, Dumpstaphunk, Neil Finn and all the rest wrapped it all up and people tripped happily, tiredly, out the gates for the last time, off to wherever it is they originally came from, already looking forward to next year, the next Bluesfest happening." Rhythms


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