Blues Fest Friday headliner pulls the plug

By SAMANTHA TURNBULL

THE Blues Fest has lost its Friday night headline act, The Dave Matthews Band.

The band has cancelled its Byron Bay appearance and rescheduled its entire Australian tour citing 'per- sonal reasons'.

A statement posted on the Blues Fest website said organisers regretted the situation, but the cancellation was only the second by a headline act in the event's 18-year history.

A spokesperson for the festival said organisers had not decided who would replace The Dave Matthews Band as Friday's headliners.

Tickets to every day of the festival, except Thursday, sold out early.

The 300 remaining fiveday tickets will be released tomorrow. A maximum of two tickets per person will be available from the Blues Fest office from 9.30am. No ID or Byron Bay address is required, but people do need to purchase the tickets in person.

Thursday tickets are still available by calling 6685 8310 or online at www.bluesfest.com.au



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