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7 Reasons to come to Bluesfest in 2017
& The Bluesfest Quiz of the Year!

Hello [Name,fallback=Friend],

Nothing like some real FUN at the beginning of the week!

We are not just sharing seven reasons to come to Bluesfest in 2017 with you, but we are also inviting you to take part in the most awesome quiz we have put together for you. The first 100 people to get most of the answers right will go into a draw to win one of three gobsmacking prizes - you can find out more about them below.

Please note: You will need to be a 2017 Ticket holder to partake, so if you have your Tickets in the bag, go for it. Have fun!

If you don’t have your Tickets yet, you can still purchase your 5 or 3 day Tickets at a fantastic rate right now.

Ticket Info & Prices



ONE // 1

Although we are sworn to secrecy and not allowed to name any names yet, we can tell you that Bluesfest artists are already being booked for 2017 and without giving away any hints, it is shaping up to be another impressive array of artists!!

TWO // 2

You are getting the bargain of the year! Ticket prices haven’t been this low for some time and are a hot item! Hop to it and save some precious $$$ before prices can increase any day! View ticket prices here.

THREE // 3

Next year’s festival dates Thursday 13 - Monday 17 April 2017 falls upon the school holidays in most states around Australia and we can’t think of a better way to kick off the Easter break than being at Bluesfest with the family!

FOUR // 4

Relaxing is part of the Bluesfest experience! Life can get very busy and how good is it that you can set up camp at Bluesfest? Not use your car for five days, think about what to cook, or what you are going to do that night. Everything is at your doorstep and Bluesfest is a 'one stop shop' that allows you to have a chilled out experience!

FIVE // 5

For many, Bluesfest can be about the artists that you didn’t know more than the artists you already know. As Tonedeaf put it, Bluesfest “is not just entertainment, it is a musical education.” Who will be your musical discovery in 2017?

SIX // 6

Make new friends! Meet old friends! We often hear stories of people reconnecting once a year at Bluesfest, and it is such a great place to meet like-minded people and bond over the shared love of good music and good times!

SEVEN // 7

Byron Bay is a hop skip and a jump away – well not literally, but Bluesfest is a short drive to idyllic Byron Bay, check out the beaches and the famous ‘Byron Vibe’ in between your musical experience of a lifetime.

Bluesfest Quiz of the Year

Have you got the “know how” about Bluesfest?

It’s time to find out and stop what you are doing for a few minutes and see if you can live up to the challenge.

Time is of the essence, as the first 100 entries to get most of the answers correct, will go in the draw for the following amazing prizes.

1st Prize

//  5 nights’ accommodation for Bluesfest at the 4 Star ‘Mantra on Salt resort’ in Kingscliff for up to TWO people in a King Room (Arrive Thur 13th of April, depart Tue 18th of April 2017)

// Backstage Tour of Bluesfest “Behind the Scenes” for TWO.

// Upgrade to the Bluesfest VIP lounge for TWO! (18+years)

2nd Prize

// Backstage Tour of Bluesfest “Behind the Scenes” for TWO.

// Upgrade to Bluesfest VIP Lounge for the winner plus partner/friend. (18+years)

3rd Prize

//  A 2017 Merch voucher valued at $150


HINT: You will find almost all the answers on the Bluesfest website, including our ecard archive on the news page or by searching online. You may have to take a guess on the multiple choice ones!!

Good luck!!

What year did Bob Dylan and BB King both play Bluesfest?

a.  2009
b.  2011
c.  2012
d.  2014

How many years has Bluesfest been held at its own home the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm?

a.  3 years
b.  5 years
c.  7 years
d.  10 years

Who headlined the very first Bluesfest in 1990?

Which 7-Time Grammy Winner just won Best Blues Album for his latest album ‘Born To Play Guitar’?

Which Bluesfest regular won a Grammy on Festival Director Peter Noble's record label AIM?

a.  James Brown
b.  The Residents
c.  Buddy Guy
d.  Terrance Simien

Which Bluesfest artist is Mavis, one of the resident Bluesfest Koala's, named after?

What year was Bluesfest Touring (Bluesfest's Touring company) launched?

a.  1990
b.  2000
c.  2005

What was the first year that The Cat Empire performed at Bluesfest?

a.  2003
b.  2005
c.  2016

Which Bluesfest artist said this quote about the festival?

"The Bluesfest is one of those festivals an artist dreams about playing. When we first played in 2000 it was one of those pivotal life changing moments for us. To this day it is still one of my favourite shows and it literally launched my band nationwide"

a.  Michael Franti 
b.  John Butler 
c.  G.Love and Special Sauce 

What year was the first Boomerang Festival held?

John Mayer played Bluesfest in 2014 - finish the name of a song he released in the early 2000's 

Your body is a...

a.  Ocean
b.  Wonderland 
c.  Theme Park 

Which 2016 Bluesfest artist's real name is Michael Eugene Archer?

a.  Kendrick Lamar 
b.  Fantastic Negrito
c.  D'Angelo

Who is often referred to as the grandfather/ godfather of funk ?

a.  Rick James 
b.  George Clinton 
c.  Curtis Mayfield 

How many wins were counted at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards for Bluesfest 2016 artists?

Which Bluesfest artist is showing off his incredible dance moves at the end of the 2016 festival official wrap up clip here?

a.  Lukas Nelson
b.  Fantastic Negrito 
c.  Con Brio 

What are three of the most common items left behind by patrons after the festival ?

Michael Franti & Spearhead performed a cover song by which iconic Australian rock band on closing night at Bluesfest 2014?

a.  'Beds are Burning' - Midnight Oil
b.  'Don't Change' - INXS
c.  'Flame Trees' - Cold Chisel
d.  'Don't Dream It's Over' - Crowded House 

*BONUS QUESTION* - let us know your predictions for 2017!!

Bluesfest Director Peter Noble is currently in the USA booking next year's festival. Who do you think he will be bringing to Bluesfest next year?


Bluesfest Submission of Questions

//  Please email the answers to - all we need is the answers in the numeric order.
//  The first 100 to get most of the answers correct will go into the draw for the amazing prizes listed above - so be quick!
//  Subject line of email: Bluesfest Quiz of the Year.
//  Ensure you list your full name and mobile number in the email.
//  You have to be a Bluesfest 2017 Ticket holder to be eligible for this competition.
//  The winner and their chosen PLUS one have to be over 18+
//  Competition starts NOW and finishes on Wednesday 15th of June just before Midnight AEST unless first 100 correct answers are received beforehand!
//  The winners will be notified within 48 hours after closure of competition, via phone call and email, as well as be announced on our website!

//  This competition is a game of skill and the prize is non transferrable or redeemable for cash or an alternative prize.

We will also publish all the correct answers through the competition link on our website. Good luck everyone! We are standing by to work through your answers with great joy!

Submit Your Answers Now

Or email


Ticket Info & Prices

Your friendly Bluesfest Team, who is always happy to take your call.

Ph. 02 6685 8310