Bluesfest 2017 – More Announcements
Nov08

Bluesfest 2017 – More Announcements

RHIANNON GIDDENS, PATTI SMITH BAND ACOUSTIC, BILLY BRAGG AND JOE HENRY JOIN BURSTING 2017 LINE-UP Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia’s five day Easter festival (13 to 17 April 2017) adds twelve more impressive artists to its ever-growing bill.  This round marks the sixth announcement for the 2017 Festival, and with more announcements planned for coming weeks. MADNESS MILES ELECTRIC BAND PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND ACOUSTIC SET BILLY BRAGG...

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Bluesfest 2017 Adds Another Headliner
Oct09

Bluesfest 2017 Adds Another Headliner

Bluesfest Adds Headliner BARRY GIBB To The 2017 Mega-Line Up The Bluesfest 2017 love just keeps growing. In a fourth major announcement in just three weeks, Bluesfest has announced that equal headliner Barry Gibb (formerly of The Bee Gees) joins Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Santana, Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith, Mary J. Blige and Buddy Guy (exclusive). Over the 2017 Easter long weekend (Thursday 13 to Monday 17 of April) Bluesfest...

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Bluesfest 2013 Day 1
Mar29

Bluesfest 2013 Day 1

Day 1 of Bluesfest. Weather perfect. Official artists start time is at four pm. We arrive at 2.30 just in case. There are some first timers in the group so we need to get our bearings. Some changes to the site from last year. A new, interesting and intimate performance space. New food outlets and considerable site works for better drainage etc. To the music. – all photos below by Jim Jacob. I wrote recently that Australian-blues...

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The Road To Byron Stops Here
Mar27

The Road To Byron Stops Here

“> As The Hollies so wryly pointed out: The Road is Long With Many a Winding Turn… We’ve been on the road for a while and now here we are by the pool in Byron Bay. Tomorrow Bluesfest 2013 begins. Over ninety artists, plus interviews, a quiz show and radio broadcasts, almost sixty hours of music over six stages and five days. Here is what I am planning to see: Shaun Kirk, Apra Stage, 16:00 28/03/2013 Go Jane Go,...

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