Byron Bay Bluesfest

Awards

  HOT OFF THE PRESS

BLUESFEST WINS BEST REGIONAL EVENT AT THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN EVENT AWARDS 

 
 
 
 
  
 
6 WINS at the NSW Tourism Awards - (3 Gold, 3 Silver)
 
6 WINS at the North Coast Tourism Awards
 
4 WINS at the Helpmann Awardsfor Best Contemporary Music Festival
    (ceremony for Australia's most talented and celebrated performers and industry)
 
5 WINS at the Australian Event Awards - (2 Gold, 3 Silver)
 
6 NOMINATIONS at the Pollstar Awards (USA) for International Festival of the Year
 
WINS:
2016 Gold Best Regional Event - Australian Event Awards  
 
2016 Gold Major Festivals & Events - North Coast Tourism Awards
 
2016 Order of Australia Medal (OAM) - Won by Festival Director, Peter Noble
‘For service to live and recorded music, to tourism, and to the community.’
 
2015 Gold Major Festivals & Events - NSW Tourism Awards
 
2015 Gold Major Festivals & Events - North Coast Tourism Awards
 
2015 Pan Australasian Festival of the Year - Canadian Music Week International Festival Awards
 
2014 Silver in Major Festivals & Events - NSW Tourism Awards
 
2014 Silver Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event - Australian Event Awards
 
2014 Best Contemporary Music Festival - Australian Helpmann Awards
 
2014 Gold in Major Festival & Events - North Coast Tourism Awards
 
2014 'The Rolling Stone Award' - Won by Festival Director, Peter Noble
‘For contribution to Australia Music.’

2013 Silver Major Festivals & Events, - National Australian Tourism Awards
 
2013 Gold Best Regional Event - Australian Event Awards 

2013 Gold Major Festivals & Events,
 - NSW Tourism Awards
 
2013 Gold Major Festivals & Events - North Coast Tourism Awards

2013 Best Contemporary Music Festival, - Australian Helpmann Awards
 
2013 Business Excellence Award, North Coast Tourism Awards

2012/2013 The International A Greener Festival Award

2012 Silver Major Festival & Events, NSW Tourism Awards

2012 Gold Major Festivals &, North Coast Tourism Awards 

2011 The International A Greener Festival Award

2011 Gold Major Festivals & Events, NSW Tourism Awards

2011 Gold Major Festivals &, North Coast Tourism Awards 

2010 Australian Event of the Year, Australian Event Awards
 
2010 Silver Best Cultural Event, Australian Event Awards
 
2010 Gold Major Festivals & Events, NSW Tourism Awards

2010 The International A Greener Festival Award
 
2009 The International A Greener Festival Award
 
2008 The International A Greener FestivalAward
 
2007 The International A Greener Festival Award
 
2006 Best Contemporary Music Festival, Australian Helpmann Awards
 
2005 Best Contemporary Music Festival, Australian Helpmann Awards
 
1998 – 2010 Readers Poll Award, Rhythms Magazine – “Best Australian Festival”
 
1994- 1996 Readers Poll Award, Rhythms Magazine – “Best Australian Festival”

NOMINATIONS TO DATE:
2016 Best Contemporary Music Festival, Australian Helpmann Awards
 
2015 International Music Festival of the Year, 27th Pollstar Awards (2016)
 
2015 Best Contemporary Music Festival, Australian Helpmann Awards
 
2014 Best Tourism Event, Australian Event Awards
 
2014 Best Regional Event, Australian Event Awards
 
2014 International Festival of the Year 26th Pollstar Awards (2015)
 
2014 Best New Event for Boomerang Festival, Australian Event Awards 
 
2013 International Festival of the Year 25th Pollstar Awards (2014)
 
2013 Australian Event of the Year, Australian Event Awards
 
2013 Best Tourism Event, Australian Event Awards
 
2012 International Festival of the Year 24th Pollstar Awards (2013)
 
2012 Best Cultural/Arts Event, Australian Event Awards

2012 Best Contemporary Music Festival, Robert Helpmann Awards

2011 Best Regional Event, Australian Event Awards
 
2011 Best Achievement in Sustainability, Australian Event Awards
 
2009 Best Cultural or Arts Event, Australian Event Awards
 
2009 Best Overseas Festival, UK Festival Awards
 
2008 Best Contemporary Music Festival, Australian Helpmann Awards 
 
2007 Best Contemporary Music Festival, Australian Helpmann Awards
 
2006 International Music Festival of the Year
 
2005 International Festival of the Year 16th Pollstar Awards
 
2004 International Festival of the Year 15th Pollstar Awards
 
Bluesfest's biggest feat is winning the 2010 Australian Event of the Year Award and being shortlisted in the top five Festivals in the world alongside Glastonbury and The Montreux Jazz Festival.
 

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