In 2018 this internationally acclaimed music festival will host 200 performances across seven stages over five days of the Easter break, showcasing more than 85 acts including Billy Bragg, Patti Smith, Santana and The Doobie Brothers. They'll be joined by local favourites such as John Butler Trio, Neil Finn, Tash Sultana and Kasey Chambers, and international megastars like Seal, Lionel Ritchie and Lauryn Hill.
Byron Bay Bluesfest is Australia’s Premier Contemporary Blues & Roots Music Festival.
It showcases music from around the world annually on the Easter long weekend on 120 hectares at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay, NSW.
Bluesfest presents over 200 performances with various stages over 5, 12 hour days, as well as 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.
Bluesfest presents the biggest names in music to Australian audiences each year including Bob Dylan, Hozier, Paul Simon, Gary Clark Jr., Angus & Julia Stone, Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, John Mayer, Jurassic 5, James Brown, Zac Brown Band, Joss Stone, David Gray, Trombone Shorty, Angelique Kidjo, John Legend & BB King, to name but a few.
From a modest crowd of 6,000 when it began in 1990, Bluesfest now attracts an audience of over 100,000. It is regarded as the foremost destination festival in Australia & renowned for being a safe, fun, family-friendly event.
Bluesfest is synonymous with Byron Bay & its culture, award-winning, internationally renowned, a safe & relaxed festival and so much fun!