We couldn’t be happier about sharing today’s exciting, landmark news with you!
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A very special Bluesfest announcement:

2 FESTIVALS IN 1? An Unforgettable Cultural Experience!!!

Dear [Name,fallback=Friend],

We couldn’t be happier about sharing today’s exciting, landmark news with you!

Straight off the back of winning the Best Major Event award at The North Coast Tourism Awards this weekend (our sixth North Coast Tourism Award & fifth consecutive gold!), Bluesfest is proud to be a leader in local, state and national tourism.

Happy Bluesfest team accepting North Coast tourism award

We continually do our utmost to make the festival experience the best it can be for yourself, our artists and also festival workers, many of whom visit from far and wide for one of the most unique festival as well as holiday experiences in the world!

Next Easter, we’ll not only be meeting but exceeding your expectations, and we’re giving you just the excuse you’ve always needed to visit the glowing surfing town that constantly tops the list of the world’s best holiday destinations:

Beautiful Byron Bay

Photo credit: Tao Jones Photography

We promised you Bluesfest 2016 is shaping up to be a festival like no other, and here is another of many announcements illustrating why.

Bluesfest welcomes Boomerang Festival back home!

Not only will Bluesfest continue to present you with many more resplendent artists announcements over the coming weeks, we are also welcoming back our much loved cultural & indigenous event: The Boomerang Festival.

With this adding some serious flavour to your overall festival experience and yes, joining forces & sharing the site with Australia's own and significant BOOMERANG FESTIVAL.

That’s right! It’s the news you’ve been waiting to hear:

Boomerang Festival is happening!

Photo credit: Tao Jones Photography

Located in its own area next to the JAMBALAYA stage at the south entrance, Boomerang is a dedicated indigenous event that showcases our amazing, important indigenous art & culture. It provides access for all those wishing to engage in a quality, unique, true indigenous experience.

Bluesfest will come alive with this new family-friendly attraction, offering an inspiring, enlivening & diverse program of dance, language, story, talks & ideas, carving, weaving, and traditional healing programs by some of Australia and the world's foremost masters of their art.

The great news is that your Bluesfest ticket will include this wondrous happening and it will NOT take away from your Bluesfest experience in any way (ie all the stages will remain the same), it will ADD to it.

This is a true privilege for Bluesfest and you, our audience to be part of and we can't wait to share the exciting program with you soon. Stay tuned!

Please take the time to read more about the exciting news on Boomerang right here and be the first to receive updates on the Boomerang program & performance times by subscribing at www.boomerangfestival.com.au

This initiative is possible thanks to support from the Australia Council for the Arts.



“We are going. Pack now.”

Facebook fan’s response to the 1st artist announce for Bluesfest 2016

So, having already presented you with a roaring first announcement for Bluesfest 2016 (and it’s only August!), another artist announcement is just around the corner, and sure to impress you greatly.

Bluesfest will raise the roofs in all 5 tents in 2016, giving you the best music, arts, cultural, and social experiences money can buy.

Of course all this could not happen without you, our most valued festival friend.

We cannot thank you enough for your ongoing support, and we are genuinely buzzing with the excitement of what we’re cooking up for you this coming Easter.

Byron Bay accommodation sells out fast and long in advance, so put in for your holiday leave today and start planning the best Easter holiday you will ever have -

celebrating with us!

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We give you TIME TO PAY so the TIME TO BUY IS NOW!!

Tickets remain at a fantastic early-purchase price but will increase shortly. Some tickets will increase in price without further notice.

Our Time to Pay service makes your Bluesfest tickets more affordable than ever: Secure discounted tickets and then pay them off: Lay-by now as a Christmas present for yourself or that special someone!

And Yes! This includes ONE DAY tickets as well!

So affordable, so generous, so clever!


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Check out where they’ll be travelling and secure your tickets to America’s hot Southern Blues Rock band in a rare visit down-under!

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