Tag: Bluesfest Byron Bay

Take Me To… Bluesfest 2019! 19 Artists Added for Bluesfest’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

Take Me To… Bluesfest 2019! 19 Artists Added for Bluesfest’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

Take Me To… Bluesfest 2019! 19 Artists Added for Bluesfest’s 30th Anniversary Celebration With 189 days to go until we swing open the gates to the beautiful Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just outside Byron Bay, we have our second artist announcement for our 30th Anniversary Celebration, taking place over the Easter long weekend (Thursday 18th April to Monday 22nd April 2019). Bluesfest has captured […]

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NEIL YOUNG + PROMISE OF THE REAL make 2017 the biggest BLUESFEST ever!

NEIL YOUNG + PROMISE OF THE REAL make 2017 the biggest BLUESFEST ever!

Bluesfest Byron Bay is delighted to announce that on Friday 14 April 2017 Neil Young + Promise of the Real will play a three hour set at Bluesfest Byron Bay. They join the illustrious names already on the bill including Santana, Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith, Mary J. Blige, Buddy Guy (exclusive), The Doobie Brothers and many more. This announcement […]

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BLUESFEST delivers second artist announcement

BLUESFEST delivers second artist announcement

Today, the 28th Annual Bluesfest, that will rock Byron Bay and its beautiful surrounds over Easter in 2017, adds more superb artists to its growing line up. Bluesfest 2017 will be held over the five day Easter long weekend from Thursday 13th to Monday 17th of April at its home on the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just outside of Byron Bay. Today’s artist […]

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Jon Foreman of Switchfoot

Jon Foreman of Switchfoot

“…it’s connecting with other people through the medium of music, we love playing in our studio, we love recording the songs but they never have the same passion as when you’re trying to play them in front of someone. I think almost the goal of our band is to be like a magician who’s equally as surprised when the rabbit […]

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THE BLACK KEYS’ Upcoming Australia, New Zealand & Japan Concerts Cancelled Due To Patrick Carney’s Injury

THE BLACK KEYS’ Upcoming Australia, New Zealand & Japan Concerts Cancelled Due To Patrick Carney’s Injury

Today Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia’s multi award winning 5 day Music Festival, which will be held NEXT week over the Easter long weekend (Thu 2nd to Mon 6th of April) reports the following: Due to drummer Patrick Carney’s serious shoulder injury, The Black Keys’ forthcoming concerts in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, as part of their Turn Blue World Tour, […]

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Jim Bogios of Counting Crows

Jim Bogios of Counting Crows

“It’s great to have something that’s stood the test of time like that and where people just relate songs to certain periods of their life or certain things that happened to them and you can see that on people faces because they get really emotional about a lot of the songs on that record.” From release: Counting Crows have sold […]

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Lenny Kravitz Australia/South East Asia & Japan Tour cancellation

Lenny Kravitz Australia/South East Asia & Japan Tour cancellation

Lenny Kravitz management announced today that the Lenny Kravitz’s upcoming Australia / South East Asia Tour has been cancelled, including all dates in Australia, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia due to unforseen scheduling issues. Lenny Kravitz was scheduled to perform in Australia at Bluesfest Byron Bay on Thursday 2nd of April, Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Monday 6th of April […]

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COUNTING CROWS – 2nd Sydney Show Added to Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour

COUNTING CROWS – 2nd Sydney Show Added to Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour

Iconic alt-rock band COUNTING CROWS have added a second Sydney show for their return to Australia this April. Performing headline dates around the country, including an appearance at Byron Bay Bluesfest, Counting Crows will play a second show at Sydney’s State Theatre on Friday April 10. Tickets for this show will go on sale at 10am Wednesday February 4. My […]

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BLUESFEST 5th artist announcement – Christmas edition

BLUESFEST 5th artist announcement – Christmas edition

Today Bluesfest, the only Australian Festival to be included in Billboard’s 2014 Top 10 Festivals list, adds more superb artists to its growing 2015 line up. Bluesfest is held over the 5 Day Easter Long Weekend from Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th of April 2015 at its custom built event site at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just outside Byron Bay. […]

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COUNTING CROWS Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour

COUNTING CROWS Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour

Iconic alt-rock band COUNTING CROWS make a welcome return to Australia this April for headline dates around the country, including a previously announced appearance at Byron Bay Bluesfest. Currently touring their native US in support of their long-awaited seventh studio albumSomewhere Under Wonderland, the band are renowned for creating unique and innovative concerts, and are consistently ranked as one of the top live […]

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Newton Faulkner – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – April 9, 2013

Newton Faulkner – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – April 9, 2013

In my final Bluesfest sideshow I’m here at the Metro for a nice chilled out night of acoustic rock in the guise of Newton Faulkner, a performer I’ve not seen before and am looking forward to doing so as I’ve been a fan of his work for quite some time, always intrigued by the one man band aspect of his […]

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Dropkick Murphys, Frank Turner & Swingin’ Utters – The Big Top, Sydney – April 1, 2013

Dropkick Murphys, Frank Turner & Swingin’ Utters – The Big Top, Sydney – April 1, 2013

Easter Monday, and with yet another Bluesfest sideshow hitting Sydney. This time it’s an all-out party with the likes of The Dropkick Murphy’s, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls and the Swingin’ Utters. I’ve made it here in time to catch The Swingin’ Utters, as has the moderate crowd, so let’s see how they go! Immediately the band inflict their […]

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Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters – Sydney Entertainment Centre – March 28, 2013

Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters – Sydney Entertainment Centre – March 28, 2013

There are few bands and few voices that have made an impact on lives than a band like Led Zeppelin. Tonight here as part of Bluesfest, we have the voice of said Zeppelin, Mr Robert Plant. Playing For Change are the openers tonight and wow, what a concept and I won’t go into it now but check it out at the […]

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Santana and Steve Miller Band – Sydney Entertainment Centre – March 27, 2013

Santana and Steve Miller Band – Sydney Entertainment Centre – March 27, 2013

Here I am again at the Sydney Entertainment Centre for more Bluesfest side show love and this time for the combination of two artists who have been making music longer than that piece of string that no one knows the length to! This is sure to be s pretty special night of music. The giant Space Cowboy sheet covers the […]

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Jason Mraz and Zac Brown Band – Sydney Entertainment Centre – March 26, 2013

Jason Mraz and Zac Brown Band – Sydney Entertainment Centre – March 26, 2013

In my first Bluesfest sideshow (which I’m excited about in the absence of my attendance at the actual festival) I’m once again inside the lovely Sydney Entertainment Centre to see Mr A-Z himself, Jason Mraz and for their first time in Australia, The Zac Brown Band. So this will indeed be a nice mix of rockin’ country and whatever style […]

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The Snowdroppers

The Snowdroppers

From Bio: Three and half years since their debut long player Too Late To Pray heralded the arrival of a charismatic new talent The Snowdroppers announce the release of their second album Moving Out Of Eden on March 22nd (FOUR | FOUR). Whilst their debut was naturally an extension of the band’s swampy blues-rock influences, Moving Out of Eden marks […]

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Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys

Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys

“As a matter of fact I think the secret to our success is never looking to new, modern music because we’re never trying to change with the times or even from an engineering, sound standpoint, say well all the current albums sound like this. I think we want to sound as old and out dated as possible, that usually means […]

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Frank Turner

Frank Turner

“I wanted to make a record that sort of was a little bit more ambitious sonically, a big kind of guiding record for me was Weezer’s ‘Pinkerton’ which has always been one of my favourite records, but I was really pushing for that sort of vibe this time around.” After hitting the studio for the best part of 2012, recording […]

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Counting Crows announce headline Australian tour

Counting Crows announce headline Australian tour

COUNTING CROWS PRIMED FOR THEIR FIRST AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE TOUR IN NINE YEARS Following tickets for multi-platinum modern rock band COUNTING CROWS  going on general sale today, their Sydney Opera House show has now sold out. Due to overwhelming demand, Counting Crows and Live Nation are delighted to announce a second show at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday April 10. Tickets on […]

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Bluesfest 2013 just keeps on Rockin’ – more artists announced!

Bluesfest 2013 just keeps on Rockin’ – more artists announced!

Today Bluesfest Byron Bay, the Festival that will bring Australia to a standstill over the 2013 Easter Weekend (March 28 to April 1) adds more superb artists to its magical bill. Just in time for Christmas, Bluesfest 2013 has been hailed as ‘…the greatest Line-Up ever seen on one Festival in Australia’ (Paul Cashmere, Noise 11) dazzles its audience once […]

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Santana and Steve Miller Band, live in Australia

Santana and Steve Miller Band, live in Australia

Already announced for festivals around the country, Chugg Entertainment are today thrilled to confirm that this coming Easter will see two of the planet’s biggest rock acts come together in a dynamic double-bill when Santana and Steve Miller Band take the stage. The co-headline shows kick off at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Thursday 21st March, Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Friday 22nd March, Sydney Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 27th March and then Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Thursday 28th March. SANTANA One […]

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Paul Simon and Rufus Wainwright added to Byron Bay Bluesfest

Paul Simon and Rufus Wainwright added to Byron Bay Bluesfest

Paul Simon to headline Bluesfest on Easter Monday! Today Bluesfest, Australia’s multi award winning Festival held over the long Easter Weekend (March 28 to April 1) treats its Audience and all Music lovers across the country to a massive Easter Monday surprise. Yes, it’s time to take a breath and sit down!! Paul Simon, multi-award and 13 time Grammy winner, […]

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Rome of Sublime With Rome

Rome of Sublime With Rome

“It wasn’t so much the fear of if it wasn’t going to work, because you can’t take the fact away that the fuckin’ songs sound awesome, but there was always that kind of question in the back of our head of ‘Oh, can we?  Can we? What if?’” TOUR PRESS RELEASE: Featuring founding members of Sublime along with new frontman, […]

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Tay Strathairn of Dawes

Tay Strathairn of Dawes

“I guess it’s really song oriented music and I think each one of us really takes pride that we work really hard at being able to play our instruments, so there’s a lot of musicality and it’s kind of just four guys playing non synthesised instruments on stage.” Having received the patronage of both Jackson Browne and The Band’s Robbie […]

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Marty Marquis of Blitzen Trapper

Marty Marquis of Blitzen Trapper

Tour press release: “Flannel-wearing alt-country Northwestern rockers Blitzen Trapper are returning to the Australia. Having announced dates on East Coast Bluesfest the band will also be appearing at West Coast Blues n Roots Festival and headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne.  The Portland, Oregon outfit released their third Sub Pop album American Goldwing in September through Inertia. The album was […]

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