A new report has shown that Bluesfest is not only a great celebration of music but also a pleasant boost for the economy for Northern Rivers and Byron Bay shires, and the state of NSW. Lawrence Consulting calculated that Bluesfest accounts for 2.1% the Byron Shire’s Gross Regional Product. The festival’s attendance is comprised of
The Byron Bay BluesFest doesn’t finish until tomorrow, but it hasn’t stopped organisers from already announcing their next business venture: an Indigenous music festival.
Organisers of the gigantic Byron Bay BluesFest over the weekend are definitely looking after their carbon footprint: one of the stages at the festival is being powered entirely by solar power. The Lotus Palace stage is being powered by The Sunflower – a 1.2 kilowatt solar panel structure, shaped like flower petals, which can be
As if producing a gigantically epic line-up wasn’t enough, organisers of the Byron Bay BluesFest have also introduced a pretty fancy and tech-savvy digital distribution method for any festival’s definitive souvenir – the program. BluesFest has partnered with Rhythms, a digital magazine distributor, to give festivalgoers digital access to the festival’s official program, which you
Bluesfest 2013 organisers have released their massive 5-day timetable schedule upon us for this year’s incredibly massive line-up, which will take place over Easter from March 28 – April 1, 2013. Big decisions need to be made for this one, because as you’d expect, there might be some clashes. Some of the best acts obviously
The great Paul Simon has announced that while in town for this year’s Bluesfest extravaganza, he will be performing a run of headlining shows throughout Australia. The is welcome news to fans who have been waiting for news on sideshows. It was earlier confirmed that neither Paul Simon nor Robert Plant would be performing other
Jason Mraz has announced a couple of headlining sideshows to go along with sets at Bluesfest 2013 and West Coast Blues & Roots. Last year the American songwriter released his fourth studio album Love Is a Four Letter Word, and Mraz is all set to share the love with fans in Melbourne and Sydney. Love
Counting Crows have announced their first headlining Australian tour in friggin’ years. While in town for Bluesfest 2013, the band will be hitting up venues all throughout the land.
Legendary rockers Status Quo‘s man behind the skins Matt Letley has announced that he will be clocking off once and for all after 12 years of loyal service. The announcement has come a matter of months before all original members are set to reunite. Letley stepped up on the drums back in 2000 following Jeff
They’ve clearly gone mad over at Bluesfest HQ, but the kinda mad we like to see in our festival organisers.
No strangers to the stages of Australian festivals, crooner siblings Kitty, Daisy and brother Lewis have announced their co-curricular actives while in town for next year’s massive and still growing Bluesfest. Choosing the best parts of American rockabilly, jazz, blues, R&B, country and Jamaican ska of the 40s, 50s and 60s then piecing them together
Robert Plant announces Bluesfest Sideshows
Heaps more bands added to the mix.
Santana & Steve Miller Band have announced a co-headlining national tour while in Australia for Byron Bay’s Bluesfest 2013.
We still have to get through a summer of festivals before we reach Bluesfest, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start contemplating who you’ll be checking out at the five-day extravaganza. International acts such as Robert Plant, Iggy & The Stooges and Ben Harper are probably on your to-see list, but now they’ll
Wanda Jackson has become the latest Bluesfest act to announce a set of sideshows around Australia for March next year. Jackson – who famously first toured in 1955 alongside Elvis Presley – will be doing shows in intimate venues in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney. Having influenced generations of both male and female performers
Paul Simon And Rufus Wainwright join Bluesfest 2013 lineup
Dropkick Murphys and Frank Turner have announced a fusion of their incredble folk-punk powers for a run of dates to fill in the blanks while in town for Bluesfest. Joining the two on the highways of Australia will be the recently reunited punk kings Swingin’ Utters. You just know you’re going to have a great
Robert Plant was tackled to the ground by an overenthusiastic fan during a recent gig at Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Led Zeppelin frontman is obviously no stranger to fan adulation as the final minute on the clip shows Plant wrapping up his set with the Zeppelin classic Rock and Roll to massive applauds. However, for
Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant will headline Bluesfest 2013