Byron Bluesfest

Mon 6 Apr 2015

Michael Franti to blend music with yoga at Bluesfest today

Michael Franti to blend music with yoga at Bluesfest today

SOULSHINE will go ahead today at Bluesfest despite US singer songwriter Trevor Hall cancelling due to illness.

Music with a social message at Bluesfest on Sunday

Music with a social message at Bluesfest on Sunday

SUNDAY was a day of social commentary, World music and crowd favorites at Bluesfest.

Sun 5 Apr 2015

Bluesfest became 'El Blues-Fiesta'

Bluesfest became 'El Blues-Fiesta'

SATURDAY at the festival was muddy, it was fun and it became a big fiesta.

Sat 4 Apr 2015

Deluge of music as Bluesfest fans break out the gumboots

Deluge of music as Bluesfest fans break out the gumboots

BLUESFEST is renowned for bringing both a deluge of talented artists from around the world and a downpour of rain.

Alabama Shakes Bluesfest

Alabama Shakes Bluesfest

THE second day of the festival had a bit of everything, from marriage proposals to surprise gigs.

Fri 3 Apr 2015

Hozier impresses crowd with Bluesfest debut

Hozier impresses crowd with Bluesfest debut

A YEAR ago you’d be forgiven if you'd never heard of Hozier, but the Irish singer seemed comfortable with stardom when he played Bluesfest for the first time.

Alabama Shakes and The Waterboys talk fame, touring

Alabama Shakes and The Waterboys talk fame, touring

TREVOR Hockins talks to both bands ahead of their Bluesfest performances. The 26th annual music festival continues today at Tyagarah just north of Byron Bay.

Bluesfest 2015 kicks off in style

Bluesfest 2015 kicks off in style

TODAY, the line-up includes acts such as Alabama Shakes, British India, Beth Hart, Paolo Nutini, Jeff Lang, Nikki Hill, Train and Gary Clark Jr, among others.

Thu 2 Apr 2015

Life, musos and Blues: The stories behind the artists

Life, musos and Blues: The stories behind the artists

AT 4pm today, the music starts in each of the five Bluesfest stages, kicking off five days of blues and roots.

Bluesfest's Ben Harper one you won't be able to miss

Bluesfest's Ben Harper one you won't be able to miss

IF YOU miss him on stage headlining Bluesfest, chances are you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of legendary blues artist Ben Harper in the surf, on his skateboard, or...

The official Bluesfest toolkit

The official Bluesfest toolkit

THIS is the Q&A that will make your Bluesfest and Byron Bay experience much more enjoyable.

Keb’ Mo’ is keeping blues cool

Keb’ Mo’ is keeping blues cool

THE Delta blues singer brings his laid-back sound and attitude to Bluesfest. The California native has just released his new album Blues Americana.

New album to crow about at Bluesfest

New album to crow about at Bluesfest

CALIFORNIA'S alternative rockers Counting Crows headline the Mojo stage tonight. Lead singer Adam Duritz speaks to APN about returning to Bluesfest.

Wed 1 Apr 2015

British India is last minute Bluesfest announcement

British India is last minute Bluesfest announcement

BLUESFEST organisers have confirmed Australian indie rock band British India is the latest addition to the Bluesfest 2015 line up.

Sat 28 Mar 2015

Blue King Brown releases Born Free

Blue King Brown releases Born Free

Blue King Brown is heading back to Byron Bay with a new album, Born Free.

Early star shines on for Austin's favourite Gary Clark Jr

Early star shines on for Austin's favourite Gary Clark Jr

He will be performing at Bluesfest on Easter weekend.

Fri 27 Mar 2015

New songs mix with hits for Boy and Bear

New songs mix with hits for Boy and Bear

AFTER three world tours and more than 160 gigs last year, Boy and Bear is getting ready for the band’s first ever Bluesfest gig at Easter.

Bluesfest's mysterious gig is a "special treat"

Bluesfest's mysterious gig is a "special treat"

Festival organisers urge punters to be "front an centre" at Mojo stage on Friday, 7.30pm.

Sat 7 Mar 2015

American royalty leaves her mark

American royalty leaves her mark

MAVIS Staples is American royalty.

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Bluesfest playing schedule revealed and more acts announced

Bluesfest playing schedule revealed and more acts announced

BLUESFEST has revealed its 2015 playing schedule and has announced some new acts for the Easter Long Weekend festival.

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