Bluesfest 2014

  • Here’s Proof Australia Loves Blockbuster International Tours
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    Here’s Proof Australia Loves Blockbuster International Tours

    Australian tours, venues, promoters and festivals have all ranked highly in Billboard‘s year end Boxscore report with local names like Frontier Touring, Chugg Entertainment and Byron Bay’s Bluesfest named amongst the world’s highest grossing live music industry figures in 2014. According to the Boxscore results, beloved Australian festival Byron Bay Bluesfest is amongst the world’s

  • Elvis Costello And The Imposters – Hamer Hall, Melbourne 17/04/14
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    Elvis Costello And The Imposters – Hamer Hall, Melbourne 17/04/14

    There was nothing unexpected when Elvis Costello emerged onstage with his back-up band The Imposters. As are his traditional wares these days, he sported a fedora, black-rimmed spectacles and a pinstriped suit, with a guitar latched over his shoulder. Without any hubbub or banter, he launched into his first song, Brilliant Mistake. Appropriately titled, Brilliant

  • Bluesfest Promoter Says We Need To Chill Out About Australian Festivals
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    Bluesfest Promoter Says We Need To Chill Out About Australian Festivals

    Byron Bay Bluesfest chief Peter Noble has given a more promising forecast for the Australian festival market than most are used to hearing, recently telling The Music that not only is his popular blues and roots event going strong, but that many other promoters also have reason to smile. “We’ve done pretty well pretty much

  • Revised Byron Bay Bluesfest Timetable Released
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    Revised Byron Bay Bluesfest Timetable Released

    The organisers of 2014’s mammoth Byron Bay Bluesfest have today released a revised festival timetable, filling in the gaps from the previous release and making a few slight adjustments to let the very lucky punters know exactly when and where they’ll need to be to enjoy the smooth tunes of such acts as John Mayer,

  • Bluesfest 2014 Lineup Adds Final Touches
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    Bluesfest 2014 Lineup Adds Final Touches

    Just when you thought they couldn’t possibly cram more goodness into this year’s Bluesfest, organisers have gone and done just that, dropping some last minute names on to the 25th anniversary lineup of the festival. Supergroup Coronet Blue will be hitting the Bluesfest stage, with an all-star lineup featuring John Rooney, Blondie Chaplin, Mitch Easter,

  • WIN: Tickets To See Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros In Melbourne Or Sydney!
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    WIN: Tickets To See Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros In Melbourne Or Sydney!

    Since they first blessed our summers with 2009’s irrepressibly catchy singalong anthem, Home, California’s Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros have managed to chart a somewhat unexpected trajectory for themselves, crafting a unique indie folk niche that only they can fill. In addition to consistently unveiling sonically inventive and musically one-of-a-kind full-length efforts, the band

  • Walter Trout Cancels Bluesfest 2014 Appearances
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    Walter Trout Cancels Bluesfest 2014 Appearances

    The organisers of Bluesfest 2014 have announced that former Canned Heat guitarist and blues veteran Walter Trout will not be able to perform at Bluesfest Byron Bay this April or at his scheduled sideshows with Robbed Ford, due to a delay in treatment for an ongoing liver problem. “I have a thirty-plus year touring relationship

  • Nahko And Medicine For The People Announce Bluesfest Sideshows
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    Nahko And Medicine For The People Announce Bluesfest Sideshows

    With Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 drawing ever closer, the incredible sideshow announcements show no sign of slowing, with the latest coming from Nahko And Medicine For The People, who joined Bluesfest as part of the sixth lineup announcement with Joss Stone and others. “I caught Nahko at Michael Franti‘s Soulshine Festival in Bali and booked

  • Bluesfest 2014 Sideshows: Joss Stone & India Arie, Ozomatli And More
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    Bluesfest 2014 Sideshows: Joss Stone & India Arie, Ozomatli And More

    Bluesfest 2014 is fast establishing itself as the place to be this Easter, with the legendary Byron Bay festival announcing more and more must-see acts as the date approaches, which of course also means more and more must-see sideshow action. With acts like Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, and Elvis Costello, this is set to

  • Bluesfest 2014 Sideshows: Beth Hart, The Wailers Melbourne Show
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    Bluesfest 2014 Sideshows: Beth Hart, The Wailers Melbourne Show

    Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 is fast approaching and soon fans of blues, folk, rock and roll, roots, and everything in between will be delighted by some of the most acclaimed acts in these genres. Before that, the organisers have announced more sideshow activity from Beth Hart and The Wailers! The festival is now five lineup

  • Bluesfest 2014 Sideshows: The Wailers, WAR & More
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    Bluesfest 2014 Sideshows: The Wailers, WAR & More

    It borders on unbelievable, the sheer amount of entertainment that the organisers of Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 have in store for fans this April, but despite convention, they’ve announced more Bluesfest Sideshow activity from The Wailers, WAR, KC & The Sunshine Band, and more. Bluesfest’s inimitably eclectic mix of blues, rock and roll, funk, soul,

  • Devendra Banhart Announces Bluesfest Sideshows
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    Devendra Banhart Announces Bluesfest Sideshows

    Singer-songwriter and visual artist Devendra Banhart will be getting his sideshow on when he visits Australia next April for Bluesfest, with the avant-garde music maker confirming today that the will be playing headlining tour dates in both Sydney and Melbourne. The Texas-born, Venezuela-raised Banhart has charmed Aussie audiences on several occasions, winning fans at the

  • Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 Fourth Lineup Announcement
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    Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 Fourth Lineup Announcement

    Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 has become what one can only refer to as the biggest lineup in the history of the event. The fourth lineup announcement cements Bluefest’s 25th Birthday as the music event of the year, adding Buddy Guy, Jake Bugg, Booker T Jones and more to the roster! The first lineup started strong,

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