Bluesfest 2012 Kicks Off With A Bang In Byron

The Bluesfest 2012 Festival kicked into full gear last night in Byron Bay with a headline performance from Cold Chisel, which saw the capacity crowd singing along in unity to Khe Sanh.

The AU Reviews‘ Larry Heath said, “Cold Chisel played a blistering two-hour set. Barnsey and friends were in top form as they churned out a hit-filled set: Bow River, Khe Sanh, Forever Now and new songs like Everybody.

The police were also very pleased with the first night; a few of them made the most of the lack of incident and took time out to watch Cold Chisel. “There seem to be a lot of cops watching Chisel. Were they expecting fights or do cops just love Chisel?”, tweeted.

Today Byron Bay Police Acting Inspector Jason Dowds told

“There was no bad behaviour, it’s an older group of people. It was a pretty good night, we had no licensing issues, no criminal matters other than those drug related.”

Bluesfest continues today with headline performances from Crosby, Stills & Nash and Earth, Wind & Fire.

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