Whether you are back at work or still enjoying the summer holidays, we have plenty for you to read in our latest Bluesfest update, including 16 REASONS you have to be there in 2016! Only 72 days to go to Bluesfest and counting down fast!
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Only 72 days to go! Your 16 Reasons to be at BLUESFEST in 2016!


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Whether you are back at work or still enjoying the summer holidays, we have plenty for you to read in our latest Bluesfest update, including 16 REASONS you have to be there in 2016! Only 72 days to go to Bluesfest and counting down fast! 

For those of you who have purchased your tickets, or were lucky enough to receive one in your Santa stocking, it is not long now until your Easter adventure at Bluesfest begins! Keep reading to find videos from some of our fine Bluesfest 2016 artists sharing their excitement with you!

If you are yet to purchase your tickets, please take a moment to read the news on the 5 day ticket and do click on the ticket prices link below, to check out all of the amazing options and the great savings available to come and join us for Bluesfest this year.

Also, if you are planning on camping in a Tipi at Bluesfest  and have not yet purchased your tickets, (Tipis are available to 5 day ticket holders only) please know there are less than a handful of Tipis left and to book one of the last ones, you will need to call our office on 02 / 66858310 -  more info on Tipis below! 



There are always Bluesfest ticket news…however if you are one of the many blessed people who have theirs secured, why not jump straight past this paragraph?

The 5 Day Bluesfest Season Ticket:

The hottest & best value ticket right now is the 5 day Bluesfest season ticket, which covers you for the entire festival from Thursday to Monday. This ticket gives you the unique opportunity to take Bluesfest by its hand and enjoy the entire journey! 

5 days at Bluesfest gives you the best flexibility possible!

If you are a BIG music fan, you get the opportunity to see almost everyone, but hear this, the other very good fact about the season ticket is: it also gives you the choice to stay away for a few hours and even for a day, without feeling that you are missing out on something, well…at least on not too much.

The 5 day ticket at only $525 by far gives you the best value of all Bluesfest tickets.

At the same time last year the 5 day ticket cost you $595, so we have kept it at the lowest point we could for all this time. 

Did you know that the  5 day ticket also comes in all different shapes and sizes? 

The 5 Day Buddy Package:

There is the Buddy Package, which allows you to bring a friend/loved one/you name it, to Bluesfest and camp together from Wednesday 23rd of March (the night before the festival kicks off) for 6 nights and enjoy the entire festival as Buddies at an $80 discount. Right now valued at $1,530 for 2 people - festival & camping all covered, how good is that?

The 5 Day Four Pack

Also available is the very popular 5 day Four Pack, which allows you and 3 other Adults to enjoy Bluesfest together and save $80 (& put it towards the fun stuff at Bluesfest). Right now it’s valued at $2,020 for 4 people - buy together and save!

Book Now, before prices increase!

Please note: the 5 day tickets will go up in price any day, do get in now to save!

With the Festival only a bit over 2 months away we will commence the FINAL allocation of 5 day tickets in a matter of days and this will bring an extensive price rise with it.

5 Day Festival NOW: $525 will be increasing to $575 

5 Day Buddy Package NOW : $1,530 will be increasing to $1,630   

5 Day Four Pack NOW: $2,020 will be increasing to $2,300 

Also going strong are all 3 day tickets with the Fri/Sat/Sun and Sat/Sun/Mon already on their final allocations. Don’t miss out.

But now…enough about tickets – we just want to make sure you are coming and getting the best deal alive right now!!! There are different packages that suit each one of you, so please check out all the details on our ticket price page.



The Tipi camping option at Bluesfest is the premium camping experience and the perfect way to enjoy your stay in the Byron Bay area!

This option is always popular and we are down to our final allocation of Tipis, so if you are looking for the ultimate camping adventure at Bluesfest, please be warned these will sell out in a matter of days! Please call the office on 02 6685 8310 to book yours. 

*Tipis are available to 5 day festival and camping ticket holders only.

*Tent Motels are still available but selling fast!





If camping at the festival does not sound like your ideal stay for Bluesfest; there are other options in the heart of Byron Bay or in one of the surrounding towns. Check out our extensive accommodation page right here.




Fans of The National, Joe Bonamassa, Graham Nash or UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will only be able to see them at BLUESFEST, that’s right - no sideshows folks, these are Bluesfest exclusives!


5 days, up to 12 hours of music daily! With a 5 day ticket currently costing $105 p/p per day, that sure is $ Value for money. Total 5 day ticket price: $525 right now.


With 70 artists already announced, we are not quite done yet! With big names coming like Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, City and Colour, Jackson Browne, Brian Wilson, Tom Jones just to name a few - talk about bang for your buck! 


The glorious food! There is always a huge selection of food stalls at Bluesfest to suit a variety of cravings, whether it is sushi, dumplings, noodles, pizza or one of the famous Byron Bay Organic donuts for those of you with a sweet tooth!


You can bring the family, young and old! Bluesfest is the perfect multi-generational festival - bond with your family and friends over your shared love of music!


You have five Major undercover stages + The Boomerang Stage + The Busking Stage to choose from - entertainment overload!


Six of our Bluesfest 2016 artists have been nominated for 2016 Grammys including Kendrick Lamar who was nominated for a whopping 11 Grammys (only one other artist on the planet has ever beaten that record: Michael Jackson, following the release of Thriller in late 1982, which qualified him for the 1984 awards and had 12 nominations!)


You get to be at two festivals in one! Experience the Boomerang Festival precinct at Bluesfest. It's a global and indigenous arts & culture precinct, and a ground-breaking cultural initiative for Northern NSW. You will be blown away. Boomerang will feature Archie Roach - Celebrating 25 years of Charcoal Lane, Rako Dancers, Jannawi Dancers, Excelsior, Going Wanhurr and East Journey, Malu Kiai Mura Buai Dance Troupe, Arakwal Dancers, Getano Bann, Tenzin Choegyal, Shari Sebbens, Nakkiah Lui, Te Kopere Healing Program and more. Visit boomerangfestival.com.au for more info!


You can go shopping big time! Bluesfest market stalls showcase clothing, jewellery and a wide range of wares from all over the world, there is also a number of locally made items that will be your perfect keepsake from your favourite festival!


The great Australian artists! Bluesfest is known for its incredible array of International talent but there are also some awesome Aussie acts on the bill, don’t miss Richard Clapton, Russell Morris, Archie Roach, The Cat Empire, Tex Perkins just to name a few, not to mention Hiatus Kaiyote, who have been nominated for a 2016 Grammy!


The Blues/Roots/Soul/Gospel artists playing Bluesfest include Tedeschi Trucks Band, Joe Bonamassa, Taj Mahal, Lucky Peterson, Russell Morris, Blind Boy Paxton, Vintage Trouble, Allen Stone, St Paul & the Broken Bones, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Word, Janiva Magness, Rhiannon Giddens, Ash Grunwald, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Raw Earth, Wards Express, Marshall OKell, Hussy Hicks, Shakey Graves, Blackberry Smoke, Con Brio, Harts, Fantastic Negrito, Songhoy Blues, Mojo Juju, Kaleo and more.


The legendary Brian Wilson will be performing Pet Sounds live in its entirety & his Greatest Hits at Bluesfest as part of his 50th Anniversary tour and final performances of Pet Sounds – don’t miss your chance to hear the album Rolling Stone lauded # 2 Album of all time live at Bluesfest!


Sir Tom Jones - enough said! 


It’s not all about the music you already know, Bluesfest always have incredible discovery artists for you to fall in love with!


The outfits, it’s the perfect excuse to flaunt your festival fashion style!


Location - Bluesfest is a short drive away from the idyllic Byron Bay, so you can enjoy Australia’s premier festival as well as paradise!



Bluesfest is not far away, its only 72 days (just check out our countdown timer on our Bluesfest website homepage!) To get you excited for your Easter experience of a lifetime, some of your favourite artists coming to Bluesfest have been sending us personal video messages. Check out the videos below!



Melissa Etheridge will perform at Bluesfest on Sunday 27th March!



The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform at Bluesfest on Sunday 27th March and Monday 28th March!



Grace Potter will perform at Bluesfest on Friday 25th March and Saturday 26th March!



A message from the Bluesfest Ticketing Team: We will be sending out an email to all “Open 3 Day” ticket holders in the next couple of weeks with instructions on how to select your chosen days. So please hold tight, we haven’t forgotten about you!

For Open Single Day ticket holders you do not need to choose your day.