Bluesfest is the best in NSW

BLUESFEST Byron Bay won its third gold award at the 26th Annual NSW Tourism Awards for Major Festival and Event in Sydney last week.

This was no minor feat, as Bluesfest was nominated against Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2015 (runner up), Tamworth Country Music Festival (silver) and Vivid Sydney (bronze).

The award was accepted by Annika Oman, producer of the festival with Peter Noble, on behalf the entire team.

Festival director Peter Noble dedicated the award to his team.

“From the traffic management and parking attendants, the box office and entry staff, the camping and volunteer management staff, the recycling and environmental staff, our stalls, food and beverage managers, site managers, ground staff, volunteers, production team, caterers, contractors and suppliers, touring team, indigenous presenters, back of house staff, administration, publicists, social media people, IT staff, and especially our driver team, who lost their captain this year, Tony Llord, who left the planet just over a week ago, after being with us for over 17 years,” Mr Noble said.

“Also to every one of the people not listed above, the many hundreds of you, I dedicate this award to you,” he added.

I would like to congratulate Peter Noble and those close to him, who work so hard to give us one of the best music festivals in the world.

Well done.

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