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BLUESFEST DIRECTOR PETER NOBLE HONORED WITH 'KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE AWARD' - PRESENTED BY THE BLUES FOUNDATION IN MEMPHIS TENNESSEE

Bluesfest Director Peter Noble with Steve Van Zandt


AWARDS SUMMARY:

1 WIN at the Keeping the Blues Alive Award Memphis for Bluesfest Director Peter Noble

8 WINS at the NSW Tourism Awards for Major Festivals and Events  - (5 Gold, 3 Silver)

6 WINS at the North Coast Tourism Awards for Major Festivals & Events  

4 WINS at the Helpmann Awards for Best Contemporary Music Festival (Ceremony for Australia's most talented and celebrated performers and industry)

1 WIN at the Helpmann Awards for Best International Contemporary Concert

6 WINS at the Australian Event Awards for Australian Event of the Year 

8 NOMINATIONS at the Pollstar Awards (USA) for International Festival of the Year  (6 nominations in a row from 2012 - incl. 2017)


WINS:

2018 Keeping the Blues Alive Award – For Bluesfest Director Peter Noble awarded by the Blues Foundation in Memphis Tennessee.

2017 Gold Major Festivals & Events - NSW Tourism Awards (After winning Gold 3rd time in a row Bluesfest has entered the NSW Tourism Hall of Fame)

2017 Best Regional Event - Australian Event Awards

2017 Best International Contemporary Concert - Australian Helpmann Awards

2016 Gold Major Festivals & Events - NSW Tourism Awards

2016 Gold Best Regional Event - Australian Event Awards  

2016 Gold Major Festivals & Events - North Coast Tourism Awards

2016 Order of Australia Medal (OAM) - Won by Festival Director, Peter Noble

‘For service to live and recorded music, to tourism, and to the community.’

2015 Gold Major Festivals & Events - NSW Tourism Awards

2015 Gold Major Festivals & Events - North Coast Tourism Awards

2015 Pan Australasian Festival of the Year - Canadian Music Week International Festival Awards

2014 Silver in Major Festivals & Events - NSW Tourism Awards

2014 Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event - Australian Event Awards

2014 Best Contemporary Music Festival - Australian Helpmann Awards

2014 Gold in Major Festival & Events - North Coast Tourism Awards

2014 'The Rolling Stone Award' - Won by Festival Director, Peter Noble

‘For contribution to Australia Music.’ 2013 Silver Major Festivals & Events, - National Australian Tourism Awards

2013 Gold Best Regional Event - Australian Event Awards  2013 Gold Major Festivals & Events,  - NSW Tourism Awards

2013 Gold Major Festivals & Events - North Coast Tourism Awards 2013 Best Contemporary Music Festival, - Australian Helpmann Awards

2013 Business Excellence Award, North Coast Tourism Awards 2012/2013 The International A Greener Festival Award 2012 Silver Major Festival & Events, NSW Tourism Awards 2012 Gold Major Festivals &, North Coast Tourism Awards  2011 The International A Greener Festival Award 2011 Gold Major Festivals & Events, NSW Tourism Awards 2011 Gold Major Festivals &, North Coast Tourism Awards  2010 Australian Event of the Year, Australian Event Awards

2010 Silver Best Cultural Event, Australian Event Awards

2010 Gold Major Festivals & Events, NSW Tourism Awards 2010 The International A Greener Festival Award

2009 The International A Greener Festival Award

2008 The International A Greener Festival Award

2007 The International A Greener Festival Award

2006 Best Contemporary Music Festival, Australian Helpmann Awards

2005 Best Contemporary Music Festival, Australian Helpmann Awards

1998 – 2010 Readers Poll Award, Rhythms Magazine – “Best Australian Festival”

1994 - 1996 Readers Poll Award, Rhythms Magazine – “Best Australian Festival”


NOMINATIONS TO DATE:

2016 International Music Festival of the Year, 28th Pollstar Awards (2017)

2016 Best Contemporary Music Festival, Australian Helpmann Awards

2015 International Music Festival of the Year, 27th Pollstar Awards (2016)

2015 Best Contemporary Music Festival, Australian Helpmann Awards

2014 Best Tourism Event, Australian Event Awards

2014 Best Regional Event, Australian Event Awards

2014 International Festival of the Year 26th Pollstar Awards (2015)

2014 Best New Event for Boomerang Festival, Australian Event Awards 

2013 International Festival of the Year 25th Pollstar Awards (2014)

2013 Australian Event of the Year, Australian Event Awards

2013 Best Tourism Event, Australian Event Awards

2012 International Festival of the Year 24th Pollstar Awards (2013)

2012 Best Cultural/Arts Event, Australian Event Awards 2012 Best Contemporary Music Festival, Robert Helpmann Awards 2011 Best Regional Event, Australian Event Awards

2011 Best Achievement in Sustainability, Australian Event Awards

2009 Best Cultural or Arts Event, Australian Event Awards

2009 Best Overseas Festival, UK Festival Awards

2008 Best Contemporary Music Festival, Australian Helpmann Awards 

2007 Best Contemporary Music Festival, Australian Helpmann Awards

2006 International Music Festival of the Year

2005 International Festival of the Year 16th Pollstar Awards

2004 International Festival of the Year 15th Pollstar Awards

Bluesfest's biggest feat is winning the 2010 Australian Event of the Year Award and being shortlisted in the top five Festivals in the world alongside Glastonbury and The Montreux Jazz Festival.

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