One of our most highly requested artists will be revealed at 8am on Wednesday 5th of October.
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Two Big Headliner Artists Announced This Coming Week!

Artist 1: Announcement at 8am Wednesday 5th of October

Artist 2: Announcement at 9am Sunday 9th of October


Hello [Name,fallback=Friend],

There really is no stopping Bluesfest! We just added Santana and The Doobie Brothers to our line up and now there is even more to come? Wow!

One of our most highly requested artists will be revealed at 8am on Wednesday 5th of October.

That's right, our 2017 headline artist is being announced and it's one we think you will be very excited about.


However no stopping there - another famous and much loved musician will be added to the Mega Bluesfest 2017 line up on Sunday 9th of October – yes, that’s a Sunday everyone - nothing like a Bluesfest surprise for your Sunday breakfast.

Set your alarms, mark your calendars and get ready to be blown away by those two big names to be added to our already massive line up.

Check out our ever growing playing schedule below and feel the excitement in the air, whilst we count down the days to Wednesday and Sunday!

Download the Playing Schedule

Tent motels and Rainbow Tipis are close to selling out

If your idea of camping is arriving to pre-set up tents, complete with an awning, carpet, 12v lighting, stretcher beds and roll up windows you better get in quick. Our Tent Motels are more popular than ever and are close to selling out. We also have fabulous Rainbow Tipis available for groups of between 2 and 5 people. This is the perfect way to stay on site with a group of your nearest and dearest without having to bring anything except your bedding.

Please note that Tent Motels and Tipis are only available for 5 day ticket holders and you must have a camping ticket to purchase.

More information about camping at Bluesfest 2017

Ticket price increase is imminent!

We have extended the current price increase to NOON tomorrow (Saturday 1st of Oct) to give you a little bit more leeway to purchase your tickets.  We are doing our best to hold back on putting prices up, but with the Festival way over half sold out, prices will continue to rise and some ticket types will become less available.


Bluesfest Touring alert: Patti Smith, The Lumineers and more are selling fast + more tours to be announced soon!

Tickets for Patti Smith and The Lumineers are flying out the door so if you want to experience the magic of Bluesfest at one of those shows buy your tickets now.



If you aren't lucky enough to make the trip to Byron Bay this Easter, we are bringing Bluesfest to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra! With more tours to be announced in the next few weeks, keep your eyes on the Bluesfest Touring Facebook page and if you haven’t already sign up to our e-newsletter to be the first to hear about tours and get presale links before the general public.

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3rd Announcement Media

"A week after announcing a hefty second lineup addition to their 2017 incarnation, Bluesfest have kept the good times rollin’ with another pair of iconic acts gracing the bill. And man, it’s a hot one."Faster Louder

"After launching its annual multi-round lineup announcements with an absolutely explosive roster of acts back in August, the second lineup for Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017 has now arrived and it’s packing just as much horsepower."Tone Deaf

"Thank you, Bluesfest lords. The second announcement for the 2017 event is here, with some of our favourite internationals set to come through Byron Bay for some special shows over the Easter weekend."The AU Review


“Holy crap, what a line-up already and they're not finished yet.”- Phil Pearson

“I think this is another unmissable Bluesfest!” - Debra Klemencz

“Well done Peter Noble and Bluesfest ... keep the big acts coming”Paul Cooney


“I saw Santana in 2013 and he was fantastic. I had the privilege to see him play again last month at the Hollywood Bowl with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Marcus Miller and wife Cindy on drums - it was a fantastic musical experience. The guy is a legend and has a unique guitar style that is instantly recognisable. This is a real Bluesfest treat - bring on Easter 2017”Picks 44

“Two of my most treasured BF memories from the last few years were both Carlos Santana and the Doobies. Santana was mesmerising and he had lost none of his chops. The Doobies were unbelievable too.”Space 5279

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

Ph. 02 6685 8310