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Patti Smith and Bluesfest Touring win Best International Contemporary Concert!|BLF4898

21 July 2017

We are proud to report that Bluesfest Touring and Patti Smith received the Helpmann Award for Best International Contemporary Concert for Patti Smith and Her Band's final Australian Tour.  

Bluesfest Touring is committed to bringing the world's best artists to locations around Australia for those who either can't make it to the festival, or simply can't get enough great music!

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Patti Smith on winning the award:


"It is very gratifying for my band to be recognized for our collaboration with the people of Australia.

Each concert felt that way, as if we all formed each night together.

I especially wish to thank:

Peter Noble and Bluesfest Staff for all their efforts and patience to bring us over to your wonderful Country... We finally came back!

I’d like to thank my Agent Andy Wolliscroft of Primary Talent in London for all His hard work.

And My terrific band for all their dedication and great music, and finally to all of you, the people of Australia.

Thank you!"

Bluesfest Touring Director Peter Noble comments on the win:


"We at Bluesfest Touring are so happy, proud and honoured to have won. We worked hard to bring home all seven concerts for Patti plus her two outstanding performances at Bluesfest. This was her farewell tour of Australia, and she gave it all.... every show. Patti is a legend, a true artist and a genuinely nice person on top.

To win against THAT level of competition Bruce Springsteen AND Adele, who played to the largest audience ever in Australia on her recent tour, was, I must say, unexpected, whilst we were quietly hoping at the same time."

It takes a large team to deliver a tour at this level both within Australia and Internationally, I would like to take this moment to congratulate and thank every one of you, and especially the team at Bluesfest."

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