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9 February 2015
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Hot off the press - 2nd Hozier Bluesfest show announced! big Congrats to our Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo & more NEWS not to be missed!

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Did you know that tickets for Hozier’s debut Australian sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne sold out in a matter of minutes? With hundreds of people online, tickets were snapped up almost instantly.

Since there will be NO more Hozier sideshows announced the only place now to see Hozier in Australia is at Bluesfest!

Hozier will perform a 2nd show on Easter Saturday 4th April, in addition to his show on opening night of Bluesfest, Thursday 2nd of April. 

This amazing musician has been described as the most talented new artist hailing from Ireland since Van Morrison and has played himself into people's hearts with his hit song: 'Take Me To Church"

So...Hozier fans need not miss out on seeing this rising star in Australia - grab your tickets to Bluesfest quick - if you have not already done so! We are well over 80% sold out!

Check out the artist playing schedule here!

And the Grammy goes to ...


Congratulations to our Bluesfest Grammy® winner Angelique Kidjo. The premier African vocalist, author, and human & women's rights advocate is most deserving in her win of Best World Music Album for Eve’.

You can catch her breathtaking performance at Bluesfest on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th April, and also in a select few capital city sideshows.

Bluesfest Touring news here

Tickets are flying out the door!


Ticket sales have been huge over the last few days!

We will keep you updated but once we get to 90% sell out, certain tickets will become unavailable.

Final allocations have commenced for certain ticket types, in particular for the Fri/Sat/Sun 3 Day Ticket!

VIP tickets for Fri/Sat/Sun are also over 80% sold out.

More camping spots are getting snapped up every day!

Bluesfest IS getting close - only 7 weeks to go folks!

About the 5 Day Ticket:

Good news is that right now you can still purchase your 5 day Ticket for $595 p/p – that's only $119 per day! 

The 5 Day Ticket is actually less expensive than last year at this time (just to let you know), but a last increase is just around the corner. The final allocation of 5 day tickets will commence shortly at $645 p/p.

The 5 Day Buddy Package (=blissful Festival & Camping experience for 2) will increase from $1,670 to $1,760 and the popular 4 Pack (=YOU and 3 other adults) will increase from $2,300 to $2,500.

Sorry friends, but the final allocations are very limited!

Peter Noble, Festival Director says:

"When we announced last week we had sold past 80% of our capacity – that WAS correct at the time. Since then ticket sales to Bluesfest have been selling at an extraordinary level – and we expect to be advising you in next week’s email to you that we have reached 85% of sell out – YES – tickets ARE selling that fast.

If you are intending to come to Bluesfest this year – then it is time to make your plans. Whilst you can still come on any day you choose.

Thanks for your incredible support for Bluesfest 2015"

With Humility
Peter Noble
Festival Director

Check out all ticket prices here!

FLY MY PRETTIES line up announced!


A remarkable concept with numerous dimensions ... an amazing musical achievement” – Amplifier NZ

New Zealand's favourite live collaborative group starring a revolving selection of the country’s finest contemporary musicians, Fly My Pretties, is coming to Bluesfest and we couldn’t be happier!

Conceptualised by The Black Seeds’ Barnaby Weir and Loop’s Mikee Tucker, this unique, multi-platinum-selling collective has become a legend of NZ music that continues to reach people all over the world.

They’ve won best Roots album at the 2007 New Zealand Music Awards, received multiple B-Net nominations, and has been received internationally with popularity and acclaim. ‘Fly My Pretties – A Story’ (2011) debuted at #1 on the Top 40 RIANZ album charts, and its tour sold out.

The exciting Fly My Pretties line-up for Bluesfest 2015 is: Anna Coddington , L.A. Mitchell , Eva Prowse , Mel Parsons , Ria Hall , Age Pryor , Barnaby Weir , Jarney Murphy, Kara Gordon , Mara TK , Mike Fabulous, Nigel Patterson, and Ryan Prebble . Make sure you check out the cool links by clicking on their names!

We’re looking forward to this inspiring showcase of New Zealand’s finest putting on a huge show at Bluesfest!

Fly My Pretties Biography

VIP Package Competition by 5 Seeds Cider Wow - don't miss this one!


Thank you to our major Sponsor Lion for supporting Bluesfest for many years!

To celebrate our sponsorship the 5 Seeds team are giving you the chance to win a 5 Day VIP Experience never seen before. This amazing prize package includes:

  • 5 Day Bluesfest Tickets for you and a mate
  • 5 Day VIP Experience for 2
  • 5 Day Premier Camping for 2 in a Bluesfest Tent Motel
  • $700 Flight Centre Voucher to get you there

To be in the running to win, fill in your details through the link below and in 50 words or less answer the question: What are your top 3 festival must-haves to make the most of your week at Byron Bay Bluesfest?

 Entries close at 23.59 EDT on 23/02/15. T’s & C’s apply.

5 Seed Competition



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