Dear Bluesfesters

We are pinching ourselves, we cannot believe it… Bluesfest is in 4 WEEKS time!

We are just 4 WEEKS away from welcoming you to the biggest return of live music we have seen in over 2 years. The load in has begun, the musicians are ready, as is the entire Bluesfest team and our many suppliers. 

All of us, you included!… need this festival more than ever.

This week, we have released our new Festival Maps and our new Gate Times! Regular Bluesfest patrons, be sure to check them out… we’ve made some changes! ?

TICKET UPDATE 

CAMPING ⛺
ALL 3-Day Camping Tickets & ALL Large Vehicle Camping Passes have SOLD OUT! and we’re down to our very last single-day camping availability on our main nights. We have sourced a list of campgrounds in the surrounding regions that have availability on the Easter Long Weekend: 

Belongil Fields Conference & Holiday Centre, Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay – Broken Head Rd, Discovery Parks Byron Bay – Ewingsdale Rd, Broken Head Holiday Park – Beach Rd… just to name a few! 

We have been advised that Belongil Fields has plenty of powered and unpowered sites for Large Camping Vehicles.

ACCOMMODATION ?
We have discovered that there are plenty of accommodation options in the surrounding areas of the Northern Rivers, including Tweed Coast and lower Gold Coast. There are shuttle buses available to and from the festival.

We encourage you to source accommodation in areas that are outside of the flood-affected areas until it is clear what accom can be available in these regions.

PARKING ?
To optimise traffic management during the event, Bluesfest will not be offering the option to purchase parking onsite. Therefore, you MUST pre-purchase and display tickets on dashboards before you arrive.

Daily Parking tickets are available via our ticketing page now!

 

Unsure about what days to come to Bluesfest?! Let us tell you, every day at Bluesfest has something to offer… check out our daily lineups below, and see what tickles your fancy! 

HOT TIP! ?
Thursday and Monday at Bluesfest may seem the smaller of all the days, but they make for a totally different festival experience. With unique one-off performances on these days and smaller crowds, they offer an intimate experience you won’t necessarily find on the other days.

 
 

 

 

 
 
 

Support Acts for International Artist Bluesfest Sideshows just announced!

Bluesfest Touring has just announced a full suite of amazing support artists for their upcoming International Artist Bluesfest Sideshows! They have also released door times and showtimes for the headline artists, as well as the support artists.

So, get your tickets ready and be sure to get down these Sydney & Melbourne shows early to not miss out on the talent they have scouted from across Australia. You may recognise a few names – some discovery artists that have played at Bluesfest over the years. Check them out! 

BOBBY ALU is supporting THE WAILERS at the Metro in Sydney on Thursday 21 April, and at 170 Russell in Melbourne on Friday 22 April.

A Bluesfest fave, CAITI BAKER opens for GEORGE BENSON at The Palais in St Kilda on Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 April.

BENNY WALKER opens for CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM at The Corner, in Melbourne.
Sunday 10 April

KEE’AHN is supporting MORCHEEBA at 170 Russell in Melbourne.
Tuesday 12 April

WANDERERS will open for CORY HENRY at 170 Russell in Melbourne on
Wednesday 13, and at The Factory in Sydney on ? Thursday 14 April.

MARTINEZ AKUSTICA will open for GEORGE BENSON on all three nights at The State Theatre in Sydney on the ? 11, 13 & 14 April.

KARA & MITCH GRAINGER will open for CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM at The Factory in Sydney on ? Wednesday 13 April.

GORO is supporting MORCHEEBA at The Enmore Theatre in Sydney.
Thursday 14 April.

The HOODOO GURUS have never played Bluesfest ??… so we decided to celebrate their debut this Easter by catching up with co-founder Dave Faulkner.

We chatted about their 40+ years on the road and their brand-new album, ‘Chariot Of The Gods’. But first, we check out the 5 pieces of music that inspired him.

 

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Archie Rose Distilling Co. is thrilled to be the first home-grown distillery to partner with Bluesfest. To celebrate, they are giving one lucky winner (and their bestie) the Ultimate Archie Rose X Bluesfest VIP Experience.

Major prize includes flights and transport to Byron Bay, 5-day VIP festival entry, 5-day camping accommodation and $500 to spend on Archie Rose drinks.

PLUS! there’s over $1000 of Bluesfest tickets & Archie Rose spirits to be won! Check out the range of Archie Rose Gin, Vodka and Canned Cocktails served at all Bluesfest bars. Enter below ?

To enter, simply visit www.archierose.com.au/bluesfest. T&Cs apply. Open to 18+ NSW, VIC & QLD residents only. Competition closes at midnight, 28 March 2022. Drink responsibly.

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Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.