Today, the 28th Annual Bluesfest, to be held at its custom built event site just outside of Byron Bay on the 2017 Easter long weekend (Thursday 13th – Monday 17th April), announces it will be taking all tickets for the 2017 festival off sale next week. Some ticket types may even be removed sooner, as sales are surging.
Bluesfest, who is known to sell tickets all year round, has experienced unprecedented sales for the 2017 event and therefore will be taking tickets off sale for a period of time, before putting them back on sale at a much higher price when the festival goes out with its first artist announcement later in the year.
This crucial decision has been made to allow for Bluesfest organisers to deliver the high calibre of talent it has become renowned for. Bluesfest is committed to delivering exceptional artist line-ups year after year and if the festival was to continue selling at the current rate and price, this would not be feasible.
Bluesfest is currently offering a ‘Time to Pay’ ticket payment option which allows customers to purchase their Bluesfest 2017 tickets over 3 months and 4 equal payments.
‘Open’ Single Day Tickets are also currently available and give customers the freedom to not have to choose the day they wish to come to the festival. ‘Open’ Single Day Tickets will not be available again once tickets go back on sale later in the year and Single Day Ticket buyers will need to select which day of the five day festival they wish to attend.
Festival Director Peter Noble has recently been to the U.S. on a booking trip for the 2017 Bluesfest and is currently in Europe attending meetings and booking artists for next year’s festival.
Peter Noble OAM, Festival Director of Bluesfest, comments on how the Bluesfest 2017 line-up is starting to take form;
“Bluesfest 2017 is shaping up to be a very special year. I have been travelling and meeting artist’s managers and agents in the U.S. and the U.K. recently, and I can say it’s all coming together brilliantly. Whilst I don’t always get all the artists I approach to play, this coming year, so far, is looking like one for the books.
There isn’t one artist booked for Bluesfest that we don’t 100% believe will impress to the highest degree. From the first artist that plays on our smaller stages to our headliners, we take a deep pride in presenting the very best of the new emerging artists along with the legends.
Our discovery artists, time and time again have grown to be headliners in their own right, and we are not afraid to take a chance in booking great new artists like St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Kaleo and Kendrick Lamar from our 2016 festival, through to the new emerging Roots and Contemporary artists we will be announcing soon.
AND, WE HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN THE LEGENDS TOO..
We are now in the process of finalising negotiations with some of the world’s most famous artists.
Ticket sales have been just incredible, and now we are announcing we are going off sale for a time before returning with our first announcement. Now is your opportunity to buy your ticket at the best possible price.
I can tell you this, without a shadow of a doubt, Bluesfest 2017 will be one of our greatest events. This is our passion and what we live for.”
The first artist announcement for Bluesfest 2017 is expected to roll out later in the year.
All 5, 3 & 1 day festival and camping tickets are currently on sale through www.bluesfest.com.au or by phoning the Bluesfest office on 02 6685 8310 but will be taken off sale next week at the latest.