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Bluesfest team share their excitement for the return of live music

Bluesfest team share their excitement for the return of live music
March 11, 2021

With record breaking ticket sales, the Bluesfest are excited to be delivering the Bluesfest festival from 1st – 5th April 2021 which will see more than 65 Australian artists perform at the Bluesfest site at the Byron Events Farm (formerly the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm), Byron Bay Australia.

Bluesfest will be a fully onsite camping, multi-day, multi-stage, undercover in big top circus tents and open-air, spectacular that will herald the return of live music at a festival level that Australia has not seen since the summer of 2019/2020.

The team at Bluesfest advise that they are “equal parts excited and proud that we are the only major festival occurring in Australia – and possibly the world – right now, and with 15,000 daily capacity and performers, it feels like things are back to normal….. almost.

“Our ticket sales are breaking records, and we are over 85% sold out. The Sunday single day ticket is sold out, and other ticket allocations are almost exhausted.

“Please feel proud that with every ticket purchased, you are helping our beleaguered industry to get back to work and assist in the return of live music.”

Festival Director and owner Peter Noble highlights “today is a most important day in the Bluesfest calendar. Today we announce our Bluesfest Playing Schedule. It is eagerly awaited each year, but even more so this year as it shows we are all systems go, the load-in is on – we are happening.

“It’s been a long and difficult journey from being shut down in March last year to where we are today The mantra has always been: we are doing a Bluesfest next year – and here we are – three weeks out and ready to go.

“I was particularly humbled to read one particular social media post: ‘The fact that Bluesfest Byron Bay is the first post-pandemic music festival of this scale in the world is such an honour and special moment in time for all of us. Using your decades of knowledge and experience to tackle this head on makes our small business emotional being able to partake in such a historic moment in time. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We appreciate your dedication to live music and why we need it so badly in order to recover.’  

Noble adds “when I read that sort of message, I feel like we are doing the right thing. All the effort, the late nights, the early mornings, the pain and the laughter (yes there was some over the months of lockdown) has been worth it.”

“I cannot wait to cut the tape and throw open the Bluesfest gates this year – this is going to be a special and momentous Bluesfest. Bring it on!”

For further information on the line-up or artists please click here

Bluesfest 2021 is being held from 1st – 5th April 2021. Tickets are on sale now via Moshtix.


Related Articles

18th February 2021 - COVID-19 Safety Plan approved for 2021 Bluesfest

21st October 2020 - Bluesfest 2021 adds to its line-up to appeal to broader audience

27th July 2020 - Bluesfest highlights losses incurred due to festival cancellation in 2020

12th July 2019 - Byron Bay Bluesfest names Moshtix as exclusive ticketing partner

12th February 2019 - NSW Government stance on festivals sees Byron Bay Bluesfest Director threaten to move event

16th July 2018 - Pollstar acknowledges Bluesfest as Australia’s top music festival

16th May 2018 - Bluesfest’s 30 year journey to be shared at 2018 Asia-Pacific Venue Industry Congress

30th October 2017 - Steve Romer to join Bluesfest as Chief Operating Officer

21st April 2014 - Byron Bay Bluesfest celebrates 25th anniversary

8th October 2010 - Byron Bay Bluesfest named Australia’s top event

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