Our 28th Annual Bluesfest Byron Bay, which only just finished a week ago has been a huge success, with over 105,000 attendees enjoying the incredible music on offer, the beautiful weather and happy vibe around the festival. We hosted 85 bands with a total of 670 artists who gave 185 outstanding performances across the weekend. Wow!
Check out how Peter Noble, our Festival Director feels about Bluesfest 2017 further down, what some of the artists had to say and of course please have a look at the amazing daily video clips. They are so enjoyable to watch.
5 Day Pre-Early Bird Festival Tickets & Buddy Packages on sale now!
Our last Bluesfest only finished a week ago and we have had an abundance of phone calls/emails as to when the Pre- Early Bird Tickets are going on sale for 2018, so here we are dear friends, giving you the opportunity to purchase your 5 Day Festival Ticket or Buddy Pack at a bargain price for a very short time only.
Bluesfest will be earlier in 2018 with the long Bluesfest Easter weekend starting on Thursday 29th of March to Monday 2nd of April.
5 Day Ticket – $390 only – save up to $270
5 Day Buddy Pack – $1,200 only – save up to $450
We can only put a small allocation of these tickets aside as they are heavily discounted, so if you know you are coming to Bluesfest in 2018, then grab yours now, sit back and relax, knowing you have your Bluesfest Easter Adventure locked away.
Get in before this price runs out!
Santana at Bluesfest 2017 – Credit: Joseph Mayers
Bluesfest Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM comments on this year’s event:
I think everybody that came this year will tell you that this has been one of the great Bluesfests, and in my opinion certainly within our top 3. I will always be asked who are my favourite artists and who are the great success stories in terms of artists playing for the first time, there are almost too many to mention.
From Laura Mvula, Nikki Hill and Melody Angel to Mary J. Blige and the incomparable Eric Gales there is a never ending list and if you were actually here at Bluesfest you would know what I’m talking about. The emerging artists are now known artists, the returning artists have cemented their careers even more strongly and every single legend shone.
However in the end the biggest stars in the sky at Bluesfest were our audience, they are simply astonishingly wonderful. And all our team who work so hard to put this show on I’m sure would say we did it for you, and you do it for us.
The Doobie Brothers at Bluesfest 2017 – Credit: Joseph Mayers
Bluesfest daily wrap up videos
Day 1 highlights video:
Day 2 highlights video:
Day 3 highlights video:
Day 4 highlights video:
Day 5 highlights video:
“This is one of the world class, great festivals of all time” – Bonnie Raitt
“I love Bluesfest, it’s the combination between one of your really really hype festivals and your really focused on the musicality type festivals, I’ve had a great time.” – Gallant
“What a night! Byron Bay blew us away, thank you for singing louder than the PA” – The Doobie Brothers
“This festival is really eclectic and really awesome and I love it.” – Paul Janeway St. Paul and The Broken Bones
“Backstage is like a Rock n Roll fantasy camp, especially seeing such a female presence around has been incredible” – Nikki Hill
“This festival is by far, to me one of my favourite overseas festivals” – Eric Gales