One thing for sure – your life around Bluesfest is never boring.
5 December 2016
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Win 5 nights at the 5 Star Elements of Byron Resort for Bluesfest and yes, Christmas is JUST around the corner!

Time to pay ends 15th of December, but we have a great IDEA!

Saturday at Bluesfest is something else!

One thing for sure - your life around Bluesfest is never boring.


If you have a Ticket to Bluesfest you are guaranteed non-stop entertainment leading right up to the Festival. May it be brand new Artist announcements, and yes sometimes Artist cancellations (only to be replaced with new musical Masterminds), or hot competitions, as well as amazing prizes to be won, or just exciting updates on what is happening behind the scenes – it sure is a hell of a ride all the way to the day the Festival gates open, and that’s when the REAL FUN begins.

Bluesfest is now 78% sold out and climbing daily!


Win 5 nights at the luxurious Elements of Byron Resort for Easter!


Wouldn’t that be THE prize to win? The Elements of Byron Resort is perfectly located – not just to Byron Bay, but also to Bluesfest.

It’s the closest luxury hotel to the Festival site and has everything to offer your hearts desire.

This prize includes 5 nights accommodation for TWO in one of Element’s beautiful villas from Thursday 13th of April to Tuesday 18th of April. Check out this beautiful resort right here!

How to get your chance to win?


It’s simple – all you have to do is pick your favourite picture taken of yourself (alone, or with loved ones/family/strangers/artists – you name it) at any past Bluesfest and send it to us!

Check out the easy Terms & Conditions right below, as well as further down. We are only accepting the first 250 entries, so one person in 250 will win this prize – the odds could not be better, the competition ends on Friday the 16th of December – so there is no time to waste! The winning picture will be posted on our Bluesfest Facebook and the Bluesfest Win Page on our website. 

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Christmas is just around the corner!


What can be better than giving the gift of Music for Christmas? Bluesfest Tickets make the BEST presents, and they are so hassle free to purchase.

No running around shopping malls, frantically looking for gifts – just sitting quietly in front of your computer or ipad, browsing through all the enticing Ticket types and packages, revelling in the joy that you are giving one of the most loving and special presents for Christmas this year.

NOTE: If you are on a ‘Time to Pay’ Plan, or about to start one (remember this option finishes on Thursday 15th of December), please keep reading on how you can give your loved ones a Bluesfest Christmas Gift Certificate before the Tickets are all paid off and yours!

Time to pay & The NEW Christmas Certificate!


So many of you have opted to buy your Tickets via the hugely popular ‘Time to pay’ option which allows 4 easy payments over 3 months to pay off your Bluesfest Tickets.

The ‘Time to pay’ option will expire on the evening of the 15th of December, as Bluesfest is fast approaching but we have a great idea!

Two questions for you!

  1. Did you think of giving your loved ones Bluesfest Tickets for Christmas but would like to purchase them on a payment plan?
  2. Are you already on a payment plan but the Tickets will not be paid off by Christmas?

If the answer is yes, we have the solution.

There is nothing like giving a Certificate/Voucher for Christmas and we have created a special Bluesfest Christmas Gift Certificate for you that you can print up, fill out and give as a gift!

Yes, the completely paid off Tickets are yet to come, but you can pass on that message through a Christmas Certificate we have created for you.

Note: A Christmas Certificate is not redeemable for Bluesfest Tickets – you will need your E-Ticket or Hard copy Ticket to gain entry to Bluesfest.

Bluesfest Gift Certificate

The Christmas E-Ticket is BACK!


Great news everyone - our Christmas E-Tickets are now available. From now until the 26th of December we have added a special Christmas theme to our downloadable E-Tickets, so they make the perfect Christmas present!

All you need to do is download your Tickets from your Members' Area, print them out and put them in a nice envelope! Bingo - Christmas sorted! If you have already downloaded & printed the generic Tickets but wish to change them to the Christmas version, you can now download and print them again and it will have the Christmas theme.

Your previous e-ticket will no longer be valid.  If you prefer the generic E-Ticket option, it will be ready for download again after 26th December, so you can still purchase your Tickets now and download them after Christmas to receive the standard version!


Saturday at Bluesfest is something else!

We take such joy in highlighting the incredible artists who grace our stages each day. Today our focus is on the Saturday at Bluesfest and there are so many Legends performing, as well as up and coming artists and some new discoveries. See for yourself – below is only a snippet of artists, who are performing on Easter Saturday – check the full Sunday line up here.


The Doobie Brothers:

This massive band is one you don’t want to miss; only playing Bluesfest on Easter Saturday. The Doobie Brothers, who hail from Northern California are a real legacy! Hits like Black Water’ and ‘What a Fool Believes’‘Listen to the Music’‘Jesus Is Just All Right’, ‘Rockin’ Down the Highway’ and so many more, will have you testing those vocal chords, singing and dancing along.

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Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy is coming to Australia for 2 exclusive Bluesfest performances. You will not be able to see Buddy perform anywhere else. His first show is on the Easter Saturday. Buddy Guy IS the King of the BLUES and the iconic Blues guitarit and singer, who is now 80 years old has been a pivotal force in music history.  Buddy Guy has influenced titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan – this is the real Blues deal!

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Billy Bragg

This is the first time Billy Bragg will be joining us at Bluesfest. This man has been a fearless recording artist, tireless performer and peerless political campaigner for over 30 years. If you have not seen Billy Bragg perform, you absolutely must! His shows are eye opening!

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Rickie Lee Jones

This fine lady is coming to us from New Orleans/USA. Rickie has won 2 prestigious Grammy’s since she exploded on to the pop scene in 1979. Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of Jazz, Rock and what has come to be known as 'confessional' songwriter performances.

If this does not sound alluring and tempting enough, nothing else does! A definite 'not to be missed' performance on Saturday night at Bluesfest folks!

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Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers has been hailed the Godfather of Neo Soul, is a key figure in the acid jazz movement, the number one vibraphone player and one of the most sampled artists in history, including his songs ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’‘Searchin’, and ‘Running Away’.  

We all have a whlole lot of Soul in us at Bluesfest and no one better to touch it, than Roy Ayers himself! Oh yes!

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St Paul & The Broken Bones

Yes, it’s gonna be their second visit in 2 years and not surprising. This recently expanded Alabama Soul eight-piece led by charismatic Paul Janeway, whose vocal have been compared to the likes of Otis Redding seriously tore the house down in 2016. Have not seen them perform? You must! Have seen them perform? You must see them again! No doubt, St Paul & The Broken Bones were the biggest discovery at the 2016 Bluesfest and we cant let go of them!

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Melody Angel

This fine lady from Chicago, who started to play the guitar at the age of 13, may just become your new discovery at Bluesfest! She is destined to be at the top in the very near future.

“Besides her playing, what makes Angel such a powerful performer, is her strongly impassioned vocals. We can’t wait to see her continue to grow. What a future she has! If you get a chance to catch Ms. Angel live, do it!” - American Blues Scene

Doesn’t that comment say it all?

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Other artists performing on this wondrous Saturday night at Bluesfest are Sir Rosevelt, Gregory Porter, Slightly Stoopid, Corinne Bailey Rae, Beth Hart, Max Jury, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Turin Brakes, Blind Boy Paxton, Trevor Hall, Jake Shimabukuro, The Record Company, Nikki Hill, The California Honeydrops, Jeff Lang, Joan Osborne, Davy Knowles and Irish Mythen


Win 5 nights at 'Elements of Byron' – Terms & Conditions

  1. To be eligible to win the competition, you and your plus one MUST have purchased festival tickets to Bluesfest 2017.
  2. Email and send in your favourite Bluesfest picture taken of yourself (alone or with loved ones/strangers/artists – you name it) at any past Bluesfest and send it to us! We are only accepting the first 250 entries!
  3. The prize for the 'Favourite picture competition' includes 5 nights accommodation for TWO in one of Element's beautiful villas from Thursday 13th of April to Tuesday 18th of April.
  4. The winner and their chosen plus one MUST be over 18.
  5. The competition will close on Friday 16th of December at 11.59pm AEST (just before Midnight) and the winner will be notified on Monday 19th of December.
  6. The winner will be notified via email and will be announced on our website.
  7. The winning Picture will be posted on our Bluesfest Win Page and our Bluesfest Facebook.
  8. Should you have any camping booked for Bluesfest and win this prize we will refund your camping tickets.
  9. The Prize is NOT redeemable for cash or transferable.


Your friendly Bluesfest Team, who are always happy to take your call on:

(02) 6639 9800

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