2020 Sponsors

The Byron Bay Brewery are the perfect partners for Bluesfest Byron Bay. After all, both have shared the same space and built many stories in the place where the Byron Bay Brewery has called home since2004, the same property where Bluesfest (then the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival) started out in its humble beginnings in 1990. Today, the brewery is run by Head Brewer, Alastair Gillespie who likes to brew things a little differently and even created a bespoke ‘Dirty 30’ beer for Bluesfest’s 30th Anniversary celebration in 2019. The Byron Bay Brewery has six beers in their range and although they love a good ale, their focus is now on brewing great-tasting craft lagers perfectly suited to the local tropical climate we experience here in Byron Bay. Their most popular being Hazy One Pale Lager.


In 1972 change was everywhere. In our appearance. In our attitude. In our music. It was an era when the live show evolved into a milestone, selling out stadiums and inspiring a new generation with a mindblower of a soundtrack. Our founders set out to capture the wonder of the live concert experience and bring it home. Throughout the decades since, we’ve continued making speakers elevate all aspects of sound – in movies, TV and music – to provide you with the ultimate listening experience that’s always accessible. 

 


Thrifty is our official event vehicle hire company who can offer you the best deal on a road trip to Bluesfest! Being the preferred car hire company, Thrifty supplied all the vans, buses and trucks for the crew and look forward to doing the same next year. If you looking for a car to rent on your next holiday or moving houses and need a truck, book online with Thrifty. With 177 locations around Australia and one of the most extensive ranges of vehicles available, you can be sure to find the perfect car, truck or van to suit your needs. Book with Thrifty today at www.thrifty.com.au

 


We’re thrilled to have celebrated the 30th birthday of Australia’s iconic festival and to once again be the wine of choice. From spritz to shiraz our range is just as wide as the variety of music on offer and people attending. The Jacob’s Creek / Bluesfest partnership is a perfect brand fit–it’s a relaxed atmosphere with an aligned demographic perfect for the wine occasion–bring on the next Bluesfest!


SAE Creative Media Institute is once again proud to sponsor Byron Bay’s Bluesfest for 2020. As the iconic festival turns 31, SAE also celebrates its 15-year relationship with Bluesfest. Every year, students from our design, audio and film courses across Australia are given the opportunity of a lifetime to work beside industry heavyweights and some of the world’s most revered musical artists at the Festival. Both SAE and Bluesfest have a long and proud history in Byron Bay and share a passion for promoting innovative musicality and creativity in the region and beyond.


Spell & the Gypsy collective is a modern-bohemian fashion brand. The story began when two sisters joined each other in the idyllic beachside town of Byron Bay, Australia, to continue a journey they’d started together many moons ago, as children. All garments are proudly designed and sampled in the Arts & Industry Estate of Byron Bay, and produced ethically in factories around the world. Check out their boho-chic boutique on-site at Bluesfest.


At Harvest Snaps we love legumes. We’re obsessed with them. The funny-sounding French word pronounced “leg yoom” refers to any plant with seed pods that split into two halves. Harvest Snaps fit, but we’re split on what makes these one amazing snack, Is it the remarkable, zesty flavours or the nutrient-packed wholesomeness of natures perfect package? You decide. Either way, when you’re handed a bag of delicious Harvest Snaps, simply say “Yes, Peas!


Founded in 1990 by social entrepreneur Bruce Poon Tip, G Adventures is a small group adventure travel operator offering more than 700 tours in 100 countries, on all seven continents. G Adventures’ award-winning trips support local communities, giving travellers meaningful experiences with people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife while offering them the freedom and flexibility to explore on their own. G Adventures’ responsible approach to travel is demonstrated through its ‘G for Good’ social impact initiatives, which include travel guidelines for children, wildlife and Indigenous people, community-based social enterprise projects travellers can experience on trip, and its industry-leading ‘Ripple Score’ assessment which measures how many traveller dollars stay in the local economy. G Adventures offers life-changing tours for individuals of all ages, interests and budgets. Because our world deserves more you.


SolarBuddy is a global organisation driven by the goal of actively putting an end to the cycle of poverty by educating and empowering current and future generations. We do this by providing children living in Energy Poverty with innovative portable solar lights so they can study after dark and realise their full potential, working in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Energy Poverty condemns approximately 800,000,000 people to complete darkness once the sun sets, and has detrimental effects on people’s quality of life and the environment in a number of ways. FestivalBuddy is just one of many of our many programs inspiring people to be the positive change in the world we know they can be.


eNova Energy

Enova Community Energy, Australia’s first Social Enterprise electricity provider is a proud partner of Bluesfest 2020. Both born and bred in Byron Bay, we both share a passion for giving back to our communities, and a focus on creating a greener, cleaner more sustainable future. This partnership is a natural fit! Enova looks forward to working with Bluesfest’s in our ongoing sustainability journey for years to come. You can find out more about Enova Community Energy here.


Kivari is a women’s fashion brand based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, but with a firm home in Byron Bay. The brand founder, Kiki Keevers, is a nomad at heart, forever travelling to the most beautiful places across the world & this is reflected in the pieces she designs. Think flowing silhouettes, vintage-inspired prints & thoughtful details ~ that’s Kivari.


EVENTelec is proud to be a partner and continue our 16-year association with the Byron Bay Bluesfest, such an iconic and internationally recognized festival. Our award-winning electrical involvement in the Australian events industry has encompassed international sporting tournaments, global political summits and major music festivals such as the Byron Bay Bluesfest. This in-depth expertise and insight have seen us become the primary choice for promoters and organisers across the country.

More than a team of specialized electricians, we consider ourselves to be event specialists. We have experience in overcoming the multitude of considerations associated with temporary power distribution in challenging environments such as parklands, venues and public spaces. As a result, our team has the capability to efficiently deploy sophisticated plug and play solutions to adapt to any stage or site.


Travelling to Bluesfest is easy and hassle-free whether you are local or coming from interstate: Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

If you are flying in for Bluesfest, the local airport, Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is situated less than 30 minutes by car from the festival. The airport offers up to 58 direct flights per week direct from Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle.;

Sydney – Jetstar, Virgin Australia, QANTAS

Melbourne – Jetstar

Newcastle – FlyPelican

Book your flight direct via airport partner websites.


 

For enquiries on sponsorship or partnerships for Bluesfest 2020 please contact Aeroplane Agency: hello@aeroplane.agency | +61 481 203 465