This update is filled to the brim with the latest from Bluesfest
Word on the street is Bluesfest is going to be a beauty in 2016, just check out what some of our followers online are saying:
Going to Bluesfest at least once in someone's life should be compulsory. It will give a zap that will add five years to your life. Phil Birch-marston
It looks like a fine wine this year, classy and good acts.......xx Margo Thatcher
Last chance for Christmas Time To Pay Offer!
Lay-by option still available but hurry- it ends this Thursday!
The Christmas Ticket lay-by option is running hot! Purchase your tickets by Thursday 19th of November and with 3 easy payments, have them all paid off in time for Christmas. Bluesfest Tickets make the most wonderful Christmas presents and you don't have to go into busy shopping malls to buy them. Bluesfest Tickets are available 24/7 from the luxury of your own home.
Please note that our 5 Day Tickets are still at a much lower rate than they were last year - it's our gift to you, however tickets will see an increase in price again shortly!
VIEW ARTISTS BIOS
We have an important message for fans of rock band The National, reggae stalwarts UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, and Blues guitar shredder Joe Bonamassa!
All of these artists are performing at Bluesfest only in March 2016, yes that is right, there will be no sideshow announcements or secret shows, if you want to see them in Australia next March then Bluesfest is the place to be!
Find out when they perform EXCLUSIVELY at Bluesfest below.
Watch The National perform I Need My Girl live on Saturday Night Live:
The National will perform exclusively at Bluesfest on Friday 25th of March
UB40 FEATURING ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO AND MICKEY VIRTUE
Watch the video for I Want You here:
UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will perform exclusively at Bluesfest on Sunday 27th of March
Watch I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks ( Joe Bonamassa’s Red Rocks tribute concert to Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf as a fundraiser for his Keeping the Blues Alive foundation)
Joe Bonamassa will perform exclusively at Bluesfest on Saturday 26th of March and Monday 28th March
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Tom Jones interview on the Today Show
City and Colour interview in THE BRAG
Allen Stone interview with The Music
The Selecter Interview with The Music
The countdown is on until the 2016 Grammy nominees are announced on December 7th! According to Billboard, Bluesfest 2016 artist Kendrick Lamar is a top contender for Album of the year for To Pimp a Butterfly and it's not long to find out if they are on the money!
In anticipation of the big announcement, we thought we would do some award research of our own and we found out that of the Bluesfest line-up we have announced so far for 2016 they have collectively won 20 Grammys, 3 Juno Awards, 3 Brit Awards, 8 Blues Music Awards, 9 Americana Awards and 5 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Melissa Etheridge has even won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for ‘I Need to Wake Up’ from Al Gore’s renowned documentary An Inconvenient Truth!
In other award news, Bluesfest’s 2015 festival was nominated for a Pollstar Award in the category of International Music Festival of the Year. Bluesfest is nominated against the Download Festival (Donington, UK) Glastonbury Festival (Pilton, UK) Primavera Sound (Barcelona, Spain) Rock am Ring (Mendig, Germany) and Roskilde Festival, (Roskilde, Denmark).
The Pollstar nomination marks the sixth time Bluesfest has been nominated for the prestigious award and the fourth year running!
Winners will be announced at the 27th Annual Pollstar Awards to be held on 12th February 2016 at the SF Masonic auditorium in San Francisco.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST - YOUR DAILY PLAYING SCHEDULE!
ARTIST PLAYING SCHEDULE
Your friendly Bluesfest Team, who are always happy to take your call on:
(02) 6639 9800