Patti Smith at Bluesfest 2017 in Byron Bay.
Patti Smith at Bluesfest 2017 in Byron Bay. Cathy Adams

Byron banishes the blues on opening night at Bluesfest

BLUESFEST 2017 opened with a bang, with the opening-day artists putting on a show bound to have punters begging for more.

Here are just some of the highlights from Day 1.



Toddler taken to hospital after snake bite

Toddler taken to hospital after snake bite

The two-year-old is being treated after a suspected brown snake bite

GALLERY: All the fun from the North Coast National

premium_icon GALLERY: All the fun from the North Coast National

Conditions improved just in time for the North Coast National

Cops nab 180kmh speedster with dodgy sign

Cops nab 180kmh speedster with dodgy sign

"Detective, NSW Police Force” was written on the rear of the vehicle

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