We hope you have enjoyed the long weekend, we certainly did!
27 January 2015
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+ A Message From Beth Hart, George Clinton & Donavon Frankenreiter!

Dear [Name,fallback=Friend],


We hope you have enjoyed the long weekend, we certainly did! Another weekend passes by and before we know it, it will be the long Easter weekend! We thought rather than us telling you how excited we are for Bluesfest again (but it is true!) we would get some of the incredible artists coming your way this Easter to record a message and share their excitement about their upcoming visit down under!


ALSO, as you are one of our loyal Bluesfest members, we like to keep you informed and give you the opportunity to purchase your tickets before they go up in price or sell out, so please also have a read of our ticketing update below!

Check out what Beth Hart, George Clinton and Donavon Frankenreiter have to say to you! Please note: there is a slight language warning on the George Clinton clip, and also a warning that it may make you laugh uncontrollably too, he sure is one funky man!

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Beth Hart

After her mind blowing performances at Bluesfest’s 25th Anniversary we had to have power house Beth Hart back. Beth has ridden incredible highs and heart-breaking lows in the past, but these days she’s reaching new career heights, this time around Beth will be bringing new material with her so don’t miss out on her hair-raising stage presence this Easter!

You can catch Beth Hart at Bluesfest on Friday 3rd April and Sunday 5th April.

If you can’t make it to Beth’s Bluesfest performance click here for her Australian and NZ tour dates!

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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

This man has got the funk, he loves the funk and lives the funk! The legendary George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, one of the most important innovators of funk music alongside James Brown, Sly Stone and the Funky Meters, brings the ‘awe-funk-some’ P-Funk Collective back to Bluesfest, we are counting down the days for this one!

Get funky with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at Bluesfest on Monday 6th April.

If you can’t make it to George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic’s Bluesfest show then click here for the Australian and NZ Bluesfest sideshow info!

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Donavon Frankenreiter

Hawaii-based singer/guitarist/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter is bringing his infectious, acoustic bliss to Bluesfest 2015. Also an accomplished surfer, and renowned for his iconic moustache and quick-witted humour, Frankenreiter will be bringing the care-free good time vibes to Bluesfest this Easter!

You can bliss out to Donavon Frankenreiter at Bluesfest on Friday 3rd April and Saturday 4th April.

If you can’t make it to Donavon Frankenreiter’s Bluesfest show, he has 17 other shows around the country!

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Want to treat yourself this year at Bluesfest?


VIP Lounge Tickets are still available but they will sell out! The VIP Lounge is the ultimate chill out area and a great meeting point for new and old friends. Enjoy the ambience whilst you are sipping on a premium drink available to purchase from the VIP Lounge bar, relax on the comfortable lounges and have access to extra restrooms.

5 DAY VIP Lounge Ticket * $385
3 DAY VIP Lounge Ticket* $240
VIP Lounge Ticket Single Day * $90

*VIP Lounge Tickets are to be purchased in addition to your festival ticket
*VIP Lounge Tickets are strictly for 18+ only

Buy Your Vip Lounge Tickets Now

Ticket Alert!

Have not purchased your tickets yet and are thinking of coming to Bluesfest for 3 days? Please know that ticket prices will go up for the below 3 day ticket types any day now. Hop on the festival wagon now before tickets sell out or increase further. Bluesfest is approaching very fast!

Ticket   Price now Price next
Fri/Sat/Sun Adult 15+ years $420 $460
Fri/Sat/Sun Child 6 – 14 years $85 $90
Fri/Sat/Sun Buddy Pack Festival & Camping for 2 Adults - save $80 $1,140 $1,220
Fri/Sat/Sun Four Pack 4 Adults for a discounted price – save $60 $1,620 $1,780
Sat/Sun/Mon Adult 15+ years $380 $420
Sat/Sun/Mon Child 6 – 14 years $80 $85
Sat/Sun/Mon Buddy Festival & Camping for 2 Adults- save $80 $1,060 $1,140
Sat/Sun/Mon Four Pack 4 Adults for a discounted price – save $60 $1,460 $1,620

At Bluesfest we want to give you an experience of a life time – every time! To make the amazing unforgettable and the smallest detail a joy! We look forward to celebrating it with you.

Check out all the ticket prices!

Bluesfest Artists setting the world on fire!


The consensus across the globe is that the 2015 Bluesfest line-up is dominating the festival world, and the best line-up in Bluesfest history.

As if you didn’t need more convincing, this award season and current global charting are testament to the calibre of acts on the Bluesfest 2015 bill. Check out this impressive list of coups nabbed by artists we are proud to call Bluesfest family:

Grammy Nominations:

Song of the Year Hozier, Take me to Church
Best Rock Album The Black Keys, ‘Turn Blue’
Best Rock Song The Black Keys, ‘Fever
Best Rock Performance The Black Keys, ‘Fever
Best Blues Album Dave Alvin & Phil Avin 'Common Ground The Songs of Big Bill Broonzy'
Best Blues Album Ruthie Foster, 'Promise of a Brand New Day'
Best World Music Album Angelique Kidjo 'Eve'
Best Country Solo Performance Hunter Hayes, ‘Invisible
Best Reggae Album SOJA, ‘Amid the Noise & Haste’
Best Americana Album Keb' Mo', ‘Bluesamericana’
Best American Roots Performance Keb' Mo', ‘Bluesamericana’

APRA Song of the Year nominations:

Dan Sultan Kimberly Calling’
Augie March 'A Dog Starved'
Blue King Brown 'All Nations'
Sheppard 'Geronimo'

Brit Award nominations:

Best British Solo Artist Paulo Nutini
International Male Solo Artist Hozier
International Group The Black Keys



The name on everyone’s lips right now is HOZIER. And you can see why:

He’s currently No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, & No.1 on Rock, Rock Digital, Rock Streaming, Alternative & Folk charts, plus No. 8 on the UK albums chart & No. 8 on the Australian ARIA Charts! Wow!


Zac Brown Band No. 1 on Country Digital chart & No. 4 on the Hot Country chart.
Gary Clark Jr. has the Number One Blues Album this week.
Keb' Mo’ is No. 6 on the Blues Album charts
Rebelution is No. 1 on the Reggae charts & SOJA is No. 2!
The Waterboys is No. 14 on the BBC album charts

Rebelution are special guests of the legendary Jimmy Cliff in Sydney in April 2015. Get more information & purchase tickets here.

Check our Gary Clark Jr. at work!

Congratulations to all Bluesfest artists tearing it up!

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(02) 6639 9800

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