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Bluesfest 2021 Is Still Going Ahead Despite Brisbane’s Snap Lockdown

UPDATE 31/03/21: Bluesfest 2021 Has Been Cancelled

Just days away from its commencement, Bluesfest 2021 organisers have released a statement confirming that this year’s festival will go ahead. The statement arrives following today’s snap lockdown in Brisbane, and after reports that two people who have since tested positive for COVID-19 visited the Byron Bay area from Brisbane while infectious.

A statement from festival organisers says that on the advice from NSW Health, ticket holders that are affected by the 3-day Queensland lockdown will not be allowed to attend the festival on the first day, Thursday April 1. Currently, the restrictions cover the council areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan, and Redlands.

According to the same statement, in a press conference today, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard urged people of Brisbane who had Bluesfest tickets not to attend the festival. “Thursday is out of any question if you listened to what your government is saying. If the Government in Queensland extends the lockdown period, and we are not saying they will at this stage, but if they do, clearly people who have bought or are buying tickets from Brisbane are not welcome to attend the festival.”

“I have spoken to the organisers and I understand arrangements put in place for refunds.”

Bluesfest has advised they will keep ticket buyers from the affected area updated and advise them to check with the Queensland government regularly for updates on the current 3-day lockdown.

Bluesfest 2021 will run between 1st-5th April at its usual home of Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm in Byron Bay, with a lineup that includes the likes of Jimmy BarnesTash SultanaOcean Alleythe Teskey Brothers and many more.

Bluesfest 2021 Lineup

PETE MURRAY (Easter Monday)

MARK SEYMOUR AND THE UNDERTOW (Easter Monday)

KATE CEBERANO (Easter Monday)

FIONA BOYES & THE FORTUNE TELLERS

LAMBROS.

THE REGIME

ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS

ELECTRIK LEMONADE

PALM VALLEY

Joining…

OCEAN ALLEY

JOHN WILLIAMSON

TEX PERKINS THE MAN IN BLACK

JON STEVENS

ASH GRUNWALD & JOSH TESKEY

VIKA & LINDA

GARRETT KATO

MIA DYSON

Joining…

The Church

Kate Miller-heidke

The Living End

The Angels

Ross Wilson And The Peaceniks

Blue King Brown

Jeff Lang

Kara Grainger

Joining…

Tash Sultana

Ziggy Alberts

Kev Carmody

Ian Moss

Hiatus Kaiyote

Russell Morris

Briggs

Kim Churchill

Mama Kin Spender

All Our Exes Live In Texas

Joining…

Jimmy Barnes

The Teskey Brothers

John Butler

Xaiver Rudd

The Cat Empire

Kasey Chambers

The Waifs

Troy Cassar-daley

The Black Sorrows

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Chain

Backsliders

Harts Plays Hendrix

Ash Grunwald

The Bamboos

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission

Dami Im

Pierce Brothers

Emily Wurramara

Roshani

Ray Beadle

Henry Wagons

Hussy Hicks

Pacey, King & Doley

Daniel Champagne

Nathan Cavaleri

Little Georgia

Bluesfest Busking Competition & Winners

The Australian Americana Music Honours

Bluesfest 2021

Tickets on sale now

Thursday, 1st — Monday, 5th April

Byron Events Farm Tyagarah, Byron Bay

Tickets: Moshtix

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