Tag: Byron Bay Bluesfest

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, CROWDED HOUSE, PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND, and others announced in Bluesfest’s first line-up announcement for 2020!

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, CROWDED HOUSE, PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND, and others announced in Bluesfest’s first line-up announcement for 2020!

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, CROWDED HOUSE, PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND and many more will ensure our 31st Bluesfest Byron Bay rocks next Easter! The 31st annual Byron Bay Bluesfest is taking place from 9th – 13th April 2020 and is set to be the best festival yet! The first of many line up announcements also includes the legend GEORGE BENSON and BRANDI CARLILE, both making their Bluesfest debuts. The Bluesfest 2020 […]

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Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul added to the Bluesfest 30th Anniversary Celebration this Easter

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul added to the Bluesfest 30th Anniversary Celebration this Easter

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul added to the Bluesfest 30th Anniversary Celebration this Easter Bluesfest are proud to welcome Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul to Byron Bay this Easter!! With just over eight weeks to go until our 30th Anniversary Celebration here in Byron Bay, we are thrilled to announce that musician, songwriter, producer, actor, director, activist, radio […]

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Bluesfest’s first artist announcement for 2018 is their biggest ever.  Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters return

Bluesfest’s first artist announcement for 2018 is their biggest ever. Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters return

THE BLUESFEST 2018 FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS LIONEL RICHIE THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO TASH SULTANA THE NEW POWER GENERATION CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS FIRST AID KIT JOSE GONZALEZ MORCHEEBA GOV’T MULE LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS ERIC GALES BOBBY RUSH DUMPSTAPHUNK JOE LOUIS WALKER RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS […]

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BLUESFEST Byron Bay announces first artist line-up for 2017

BLUESFEST Byron Bay announces first artist line-up for 2017

Today, the 28th Annual Bluesfest to be held over the Easter long weekend in Byron Bay, Thursday 13th to Monday 17th April 2017, is officially ringing in its new season with the first release of awe-inspiring artists. The first artist announcement features Bluesfest debuts from iconic artists that have been many years in the making, Bluesfest exclusive performances, and the […]

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Music Royalty TOM JONES & NOEL GALLAGHER lead the massive 2nd BLUESFEST artist announcement

Music Royalty TOM JONES & NOEL GALLAGHER lead the massive 2nd BLUESFEST artist announcement

Today Bluesfest releases the second instalment of outstanding artists to perform at the 5 Day Festival, held annually over Easter, just north of Byron Bay (EVENT DATES: Thu 24th March to Mon 28th March 2016). Co-headlining the second announcement is the incomparable Tom Jones, a living legend who will be appearing at Bluesfest for the first time in 2016. Over […]

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6th Artist Announcement for Bluesfest is here!

6th Artist Announcement for Bluesfest is here!

Today Bluesfest, held over the 5 Day Easter Long Weekend from Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th of April 2015 adds another superb array of artists to its ever-growing festival bill. The 26th Annual Bluesfest will be held at its custom built event site at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just outside Byron Bay. BLUESFEST ANNOUNCE # 6 INCLUDES: HOZIER THE WATERBOYS […]

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Joby J. Ford of Mariachi El Bronx

Joby J. Ford of Mariachi El Bronx

“So to me instead of being a mariachi album, it’s a mariachi influenced rock record almost, and it kind of feels a little more who we are than attempting to shred all over the place like I always do *laughs* but there’s nothing wrong with that.” From release: From what began as a bit of fun to blow off steam […]

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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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LENNY KRAVITZ confirms headline shows in Melbourne & Sydney

LENNY KRAVITZ confirms headline shows in Melbourne & Sydney

Amassing a huge response from media and fans alike following the announcement that US rock legend, Lenny Kravitz, will appear on the 2015 Bluesfest lineup, Chugg Entertainment can now confirm that the unrivalled rock hero himself will also be appearing at two headline shows in both Sydney & Melbourne. Joined by New Orleans hero, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, the […]

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LENNY KRAVITZ to headline Bluesfest on opening night!

LENNY KRAVITZ to headline Bluesfest on opening night!

Today, Bluesfest, the multi award winning five Day Festival, held annually over the Easter Long weekend just north of Byron Bay (EVENT DATES: Thu 2nd to Mon 6th of April, 2015) delivers to its audience and music lovers across the country a tremendous addition to what is currently being called one of the best festival bills announced anywhere in the world. Regarded as […]

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BLUESFEST reveals the 3rd medley of phenomenal artists who will be performing at Bluesfest 2015

BLUESFEST reveals the 3rd medley of phenomenal artists who will be performing at Bluesfest 2015

Today, Bluesfest Byron Bay, the multi award winning 5 Day Festival, held annually over the Easter Long weekend just north of Byron Bay (EVENT DATES: Thu 2nd to Mon 6th of April, 2015) reveals the 3rd medley of phenomenal artists who will be performing at Bluesfest 2015. Announcement #3 features a strong dose of Blues and Roots and so much more, with […]

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Pat Monahan & Jimmy Stafford of Train (Video Interview)

Pat Monahan & Jimmy Stafford of Train (Video Interview)

“For twenty years we’ve been dodging bullets and somehow consistently making music, then you think maybe all artists who have lasted time are Bulletproof Picasso’s at some point…” On their promo tour of Australia we were lucky to sit down with Pat Monahan and Jimmy Stafford of Train for our first video interview to discuss the band’s new album ‘Bulletproof […]

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BLUESFEST 2015 announce second wave of artists

BLUESFEST 2015 announce second wave of artists

Today, Bluesfest Byron Bay, the highly awarded 5 Day Music Festival, held over the 2015 Easter long weekend (EVENT DATES: Thu 2nd to Mon 6th of April, 2015) reveals its 2nd group of outstanding artists to perform at its purpose-built festival & camping site just north of Byron Bay. The 1st Announcement for the 26th Annual Bluesfest that included THE […]

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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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Iggy & The Stooges announce new album, ‘Ready To Die’

Iggy & The Stooges announce new album, ‘Ready To Die’

”A real fucking group… they also make fucking records. They don’t just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money” – Iggy Pop Better 40 years later than never: The follow-up to the first record ever to bear the Iggy and the Stooges logo–the immortal proto-punk masterpiece Raw Power–will finally be out April 26, when Warner Music Australia and […]

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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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Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters in Australia

Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters in Australia

ROBERT PLANT PRESENTS SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS Following the announcement of his appearances on Byron Bay’s Bluesfest and the West Coast Blues & Roots Festival in Fremantle, Chugg Entertainment are today thrilled to confirm that rock legend, Robert Plant, will also be performing a series of headline shows in Australia & New Zealand along with his band the Sensational Space Shifters. The […]

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Bluesfest keeps em comin’ – New Artists Announcement

Bluesfest keeps em comin’ – New Artists Announcement

Today Bluesfest Byron Bay – the Festival everyone is talking about – held over the Easter Weekend March 28 to April 1 delivers its fans yet another superb release of Artists. The question on everyone’s mind, “Aren’t they done yet?” can be answered with a clear NO. There is simply no stopping Bluesfest this year. The latest announcement brings a […]

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Bluesfest 2013 – AU & NZ Line Up Announcement

Bluesfest 2013 – AU & NZ Line Up Announcement

Today Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia’s Number 1 Blues & Roots Music Festival (Easter Weekend March 28 to April 1) brings to all Australian Fans an announcement very much close to their heart! This latest Bluesfest release focuses on our remarkable Australian, as well as New Zealand Artists, and brings a perfect selection of ‘well known’ and ‘up and coming’ home […]

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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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Frank Turner & Dropkick Murphy’s Australian tour….

Frank Turner & Dropkick Murphy’s Australian tour….

Already revealed to be representing the folk punk genre on the epic  2013 Byron Bay Bluesfest lineup, Dropkick Murphys and Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls will team up and take to the road next March/April, bringing with them Californian punks, Swingin’ Utters. Dropkick Murphys will come out swinging on the back of their new album SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD, due out […]

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Iggy and The Stooges Australian tour with special guests The Beasts Of Bourbon

Viv Lees, VICE, Max TV and Street Press Australia present  Iggy And The Stooges With special guests: The Beasts Of Bourbon  “From the ’60s to this moment, IGGY POP has been a solid reminder of what happens when an artist stays true to himself only and doesn’t give a damn about the rest of it … IGGY POP is the […]

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