The sun has been shining over the festival site these past few days. The load-in is well and truly underway, with all of the BIG TOPS flying high 🎪
Our site is a hive of activity with market stalls are bumping in, fencing is being installed… we are almost there and WE ARE READY FOR YOU.
The list below is jam-packed with info for you – from how to get there, what to bring, what not to bring… and absolutely everything and anything you may have forgotten!
YOUR BLUESFEST E-TICKET
Most important! – all tickets have now been sent out via Moshtix. Go to your emails now and check… they may be hiding in your junk mail! If you still can’t find them, log in to your Moshtix account and download from there.
YOUR PHOTO ID
You will need it – no excuses! Photo ID is required for age and name verification for all ticket holders!
Alcohol is only permitted to those who are 18+ with an Adult ticket and a valid photo ID.
CASHLESS PAYMENT METHOD
There will be some ATMs on site to use at various outlets, but ALL Bluesfest outlets will be cashless – so make sure you have a card locked and loaded.
Don’t forget those outfits you have been waiting for two years to wear. We can’t wait to see them. Be sure to share selfies of those wonderful outfits… especially if have bought one from one of our awesome market stalls or merch store. Don’t forget to tag us @bluesfestbyronbay and hashtag #bluesfestbyronbay
Bring protection for all the elements… sunscreen and hats for the sunshine, something warm for the evenings, and ponchos and gumboots for the occasional shower!
REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES
Please bring your empty reusable water bottles. Free water stations are across the festival. You can purchase $1 filtered refills from all coffee stalls. Bottled water is also available for purchase. No glass!
GETTING TO BLUESFEST
However you are travelling, ensure you have your travel tickets ready! If you are planning to drive to the festival, it is best to pre-purchase your parking pass via our ticketing page and display the printout on your dashboard to gain entry to the car park. We do recommend carpooling (or taking the bus) wherever possible to help minimise traffic!
ROAD TRIPPING TO BYRON?
Snacks? – check! Planned route? – check! Bluesfest playlist?… We have an official Spotify Bluesfest 2022 playlist – and a few other special ones like Boost Your Mood (full of party tracks), Roots & Chill, Old School & Blues, and a playlist of Live tracks from various Bluesfest 2022 artists. Remember Bluesfesters, don’t drive while tired… take that break… you’ve got 5 days and nights of music ahead of you… drive to stay alive.
DOWNLOAD THE BLUESFEST APP & PLAYING SCHEDULE
You can plan out your entire festival weekend now! Be sure to activate notifications as we’ll be pushing out important messaging during the weekend.
WELCOME TO COUNTRY
It has been two years – but we would not be beaten. Even during the recent rain event, we gave solace where we could to our brothers and sisters on country. This years’ ‘Welcome To Country’ is therefore extra special. Please do try your utmost to be in the MOJO tent at 2.45pm on Thursday to help our traditional owners welcome Bluesfest back to country. Raise your voices, raise your hands, and let the welcome ring loud and proud for the Arakwal people of the Bundjalung Nation.
Tents, sleeping mats, camping pillows – and whatever else you need for the perfect night’s sleep. Bring appropriate camping gear for all weather conditions! With possible rain, it’s handy to have extra tarps to keep raised off the wet grounds.
FOLDABLE CAMPING CHAIRS
Bluesfest is no longer going to be a fully-seated event, however, some of the stages will be seated and we will be providing plenty of seating at all other stages.
Patrons may bring foldable chairs to use in the designated zones outside of the tented areas at each stage. There will be plenty of large screens where artist performances can be viewed.
• Alcohol & Illicit substances – drug detection dogs will be present during the festival • Unsealed bottles • Glass
• iPads, video or audio recorders and any other large unnecessary electronic devices • Umbrellas • Animals
Okay we know we keep saying it… But be warned! There may be queues of two hours to process your entry if you have not pre-purchased your daily or multi-day car parking. Don’t forget to print it out and pop it on your dashboard.
We love to see what’s going on in your Bluesfest Experience… so tag us @bluesfestbyronbay and hashtag #bluesfestbyronbay
BUT WAIT … THERE’S MORE!
Anything and everything you need to know about Bluesfest 2022 can be found on our Bluesfest Festival Info Page. It’s a special year take the time to read and soak it all in! See you all in 7 days… BRING IT ON!