It's now only a little over 2 weeks until Christmas and did you know that Bluesfest Tickets are becoming a more popular Christmas present each year?
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Grammy Nominees announced – Congrats to 5 Bluesfest 2017 Artists!

Christmas is coming!

Some words from your Festival Director Peter Noble!

Ticket Update!

Ticket ‘Time to Pay’ finishes this Thursday! Check out the Christmas Gift Certificate option!


We love the Grammy Nominations and finding out how many of our artists are nominated! Scroll down for more info on these 5 amazing Bluesfest 2017 artists up for a Grammy!

And yes, it's now only a little over 2 weeks until Christmas and did you know that Bluesfest Tickets are becoming a more popular Christmas present each year?

It's beautiful to see that so many of you are giving the 'Gift of Music' to your loved ones (and hopefully yourself). With the amazing artists announced for next Easter (and MORE to come), combined with the spirit, that only Bluesfest can deliver, there are not many other Christmas gifts that top a Bluesfest Ticket!

The crazy Christmas rush is now truly on, so don't miss out on getting your Ticket 'on time' and for the right price! To see who is playing on what day check out the artist playing schedule further down and for Ticket prices and options, click on the Ticket price link below. Have fun checking it all out!


Some words from your Festival Director Peter Noble:


It has been a busy time here at Bluesfest.
To give you a quick update:
I have been in nonstop contact with agents and managers, looking to find the right artist for Good Friday, to replace Neil Young and to also add new artists to our Bluesfest 2017 program.
Rest assured we are on to it and will hopefully have some very good news for you soon.
Please know that booking and confirming additional artists can take us through to the New Year, as negotiations can take some time. We have not stopped and will not stop until this Bluesfest 2017 will go down in history as the Best One Yet, which people say it is already….but rest assured there is more to come.
Thank you for believing.
Peter Noble



Ticket update:


The 3 day Fri/Sat/Sun Ticket continues to sell through the roof and will sell out very soon.

The Thu/Fri/Sat and Sat/Sun/Mon Tickets are super-hot and in big demand.

The 5 Day Ticket is showing record sales.

Single Day Tickets are going strong, and some days are selling out faster than others.

If you are giving Tickets for Christmas (the best present ever), you can still do this on a ‘Time to pay’ Plan. For more info head to the next paragraph!

Time to pay & the New Christmas Certificate:


‘Time to pay’ finishes this Thursday, 15th of December in the late evening (just before Midnight).

Once again so many of you have opted to pay off your Tickets over 4 payments in 3 months. If you enter the payment plan now, you will have your Tickets all paid off by Mid March, avoiding any further price increases and looking forward to your Easter weekend of a life time. 

This option is still available and we have created a Christmas Gift Certificate you can give to your loved ones, since your Tickets are not paid off yet. That way you can pass on the message: We are going to Bluesfest!

All you need to do is download the Gift Certificate, fill it out and give as a very special gift indeed.

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.


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!


Congratulations to our GRAMMY Nominated Artists - Performing at Bluesfest and also touring with us in 2017!


The 59th GRAMMY Award Nominees were made public on Tuesday and Bluesfest Touring is thrilled to announce the following artists are among it's esteemed ranks! GRAMMY winners will be announced on February 12th 2017. Most of the artists below will, no doubt be your discovery artists of Bluesfest 2017.

Rhiannon Giddens

Best American Roots Performance - Factory Girl
Best Folk Album - Factory Girl


Already a GRAMMY-winning artist; Rhiannon Giddens came to fame as the lead singer of African-American folk interpreters Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Incorporating country, gospel, jazz, blues and a hint of proto-rock n' roll Giddens displays an emotional range to match her dazzling vocals. GIddens' second solo album Factory Girl is up for an incredible two nominations.

SYDNEY - Factory Theatre, Saturday 8th April
MELBOURNE - The Corner Hotel, Tuesday 11th April

- also Performing at Bluesfest 2017 -



Best Urban Contemporary Album - Ology


Up against Beyonce, Rihanna and Anderson Paak no less... Gallant holds his own counting amongst his supporters Elton John and Seal; gracing stages from Coachella to the White House!

Labeled as "breakthrough artist of 2015" and "the voice that will redefine R&B" by Billboard and NME respectively, the young Los Angeles artists identifies his music as future soul, bridging contemporary productions with old school songwriting.

The sky is the limit for Gallant. Catch him on the rise.

MELBOURNE - The Corner Hotel, Monday April 17th
SYDNEY - Oxford Art Factory, Tuesday April 18th

- also performing at Bluesfest 2017 -


Gregory Porter

Best Jazz Vocal Album - Take Me To The Alley


Gregory Porter's second album Liquid Spirit saw him take home a GRAMMY in this same category in 2014. This, his fifth nomination may prove a charm for the Californian jazz, soul and gospel singer.

After selling out shows in Sydney and Melbourne in September 2016, Gregory Porter will return to Australia in April; sharing what has been witnessed all around the world as "a room-bursting voice and a heart the size of a house" - SMH

MELBOURNE - Melbourne Recital Centre, Tuesday April 11th
SYDNEY - Enmore Theatre, Wednesday April 12th

- also performing at Bluesfest 2017 -


The Record Company

Best Contemporary Blues Album - Give It Back To You


Rock-and-soul trio The Record Company have scored a nomination with their debut album Give It Back To You. The lead single 'Off The Ground' spent two consecutive weeks on the US radio #1 charts, with Rolling Stone declaring them in the "10 new Artists You Need to Know".

Since it's release the band have toured widely, playing alongside Blackberry Smoke Trombone Shoty & Orleans Avenue and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.

Hailing from Los Angeles and formed in 2011; this is the first tour for the band TimeOut described as "reminiscent of some of the best acts of the '50s and '60s - like if John Lee Hooker and The Stooges had a well-behaved love child".

SYDNEY - Newtown Social Club, Wednesday 19th April
MELBOURNE - Northcote Social Club, Thursday 20th April

- also performing at Bluesfest 2017 -


Snarky Puppy

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album - Culcha Vulcha


Snarky Puppy have gone from being the best kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Seamlessly fusing a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation.

Performing regularly with Erykah Badu Snoop Dog and Justin Timberlake among others; and led by bassist/guitarist/composer/arranger Michael Leage; this ever-evolving quasi-collective has created a new model for independent artists.

MELBOURNE - Melbourne Recital Centre, Sat April 8th 4pm (all ages)
MELBOURNE - Melbourne Recital Centre, Sat April 8th 7:30pm (18+)
SYDNEY - Enmore Theatre, Mon April 10th

- also performing at Bluesfest 2017 -