When & Where The Byron Bay Bluesfest occurs at Byron Bay, NSW Australia. This festival is also known as the East Coast International Blues & Roots Music Festival and it usually takes place around the first Thursday to Monday in April.
What to expect This is a more intimate festival than Tamworth or Woodford.
However this Australian festival incorporates incorporating surf culture, Latino Music, African Music, political and environmental message artists. The international concert magazine Pollstar (USA) in 2005 and 2006 as one of the top five finalists in the category ‘international event of the year' alongside such major festivals as The Glastonbury Festival (winner both years) and the Montreux Jazz Festival. Bluesfest is viewed as one of the world's great music festivals.
Previous Bluesfest Line-up
Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, ZZ Top, Los Lobos, Grace Jones, Rodrigo & Gabriela, The Cat Empire, Elvis Costello and many more.
Getting there You can book a flight into any airport in New South Wales here or book a local train here.
Accommodation in Byron Bay There's lots of reasonable accommodation available in NSW, book here.
Bluesfest Byron History
Bluesfest History The East Coast Blues Festival began in 1990 at the Arts Factory in Byron Bay, New South Wales. It has introduced Jack Johnson to Australia and has consistently been awarded Rhythms Magazine readers poll for ‘Australia's Best Music Festival'. The only year Bluesfest did not win was in 1997 when it came second. The awards Bluesfest has won are unprecedented for a rural event.