What’s On: Byron Bay Bluesfest

Byron Bay Bluesfest is Australia’s premier contemporary blues & roots music festival. A festival like no other in the country, it showcases music from around the world annually over the Easter long weekend Thursday, April 13th to Monday, April 17th.

Taking place across the 120-hectare site at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay, NSW this is an event to put in your diary.

This year’s headline act is the iconic American artist Patti Smith who will be returning to Australia for the first time in eight years. Joined by her full band, she’ll be performing ground breaking 1975 debut Horses in full.

Alongside Smith, this lineip includes hip hop legend, NAS and guest The Soul Rebels chart topping country music outfit, Zac Brown Band, British folk-punk activist Billy Bragg, blues legend Buddy Guy, folk-rockers The Lumineers, as well the banjo-wielding Rhiannon Giddens, the flat-out rock-and-roll attack of Nikki Hill and more.

Bluesfest has camping for up to 6,000 people, 5 licensed bars, over 100 food and market stalls, undercover food courts, beer gardens, and children’s entertainment and we recommend you visit our friends at The Cookie Shack for some tasty treats!

Tickets for the Easter long weekend festival are still available via the official Bluesfest website. See the Bluesfest 2017 Set Times

2017 Bluesfest Lineup

NAS WITH GUESTS THE SOUL REBELS
KASEY CHAMBERS
BUSBY MAROU
WOUTER KELLERMAN
LITTLE GEORGIA
LUCY GALLANT

joining…

NEIL FINN
VINTAGE TROUBLE
NIC CESTER
PLAYING FOR CHANGE
ELLIS HALL |VASTI JACKSON
REMI
WILSON PICKERS
ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS
AUSTRALIAN UKULELE SHOW
IVY

joining…

COURTNEY BARNETT
JIMMY BUFFETT & THE CORAL REEFERS (EXCLUSIVE)
SANTANA
ZAC BROWN BAND
PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND PERFORM HORSES
PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND ACOUSTIC
MARY J. BLIGE
THE LUMINEERS
BUDDY GUY (EXCLUSIVE)
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
MADNESS
BONNIE RAITT
MAVIS STAPLES (EXCLUSIVE)
BILLY BRAGG
BILLY BRAGG AND JOE HENRY
SIR ROSEVELT
JETHRO TULL
MILES ELECTRIC BAND
TROMBONE SHORTY AND ORLEANS AVENUE
RICKIE LEE JONES
GREGORY PORTER
SNARKY PUPPY
SLIGHTLY STOOPID
ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES
CORINNE BAILEY RAE
BETH HART (EXCLUSIVE)
LAURA MVULA
MICHAEL KIWANUKA
ANDREW BIRD
RHIANNON GIDDENS
BOOKER T. PRESENTS THE STAX RECORDS REVIEW
EXPERIENCE JIMI HENDRIX
GALLANT
ROY AYERS
ERIC GALES
MUD MORGANFIELD
DEVON ALLMAN
MAX JURY
NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE
TURIN BRAKES
BLIND BOY PAXTON
TREVOR HALL
JAKE SHIMABUKURO
DUMPSTAPHUNK
THE RECORD COMPANY
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS
TONY JOE WHITE
THE SUFFERS (EXCLUSIVE)
NIKKI HILL THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
JEFF LANG
RAY BEADLE AND THE SILVER DOLLARS LLOYD SPIEGEL
JOAN OSBORNE
GLENN CARDIER AND THE SIDESHOW
DAVY KNOWLES
MELODY ANGEL IRISH MYTHEN
THE STRUMBELLAS

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