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Bluesfest prepares for milestone

Festival News
August 28, 2018


The 30th edition of Bryon Bay’s Bluesfest (cap. 25,000) is shaping up to be a “truly memorable” event, according to organisers.

Having welcomed acts including Lionel Richie, Neil Young and Mary J Blige in recent years the festival has already announced Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and Ray LaMontagne will be among performers at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm from 18-22 April.

“Our 30th anniversary Bluesfest will be a major event in a long line of great festivals,” says festival director Peter Noble. “We will only turn 30 once, and we
intend to make this edition truly memorable.

“Ben Harper’s first performance at Bluesfest in 1996 remains one of the most important in the history of our event, and actually gave us the inspiration to move out of being a purely blues festival and evolving into being Australia’s first blues and roots music festival.”

Noble says the festival is already experiencing healthy ticket sales.

“We have broken all ticket sales records and anticipate a sell-out already,” he adds.

Other acts performing include Snarky Puppy, St Paul & the Broken Bones and Kasey Chambers. Five-day tickets cost AS$600 ($442).

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