NSW Central Coast rock band Ivy at the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay this weekend.
NSW Central Coast rock band Ivy at the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay this weekend. Contributed

Rockers move from busking to big stage at Bluesfest

THE winners of this year's Bluefest Busking Competition say they are both nervous and excited to hit the Bluesfest Delta stage on Monday.

Steve Pokrajac, one of three members of Ivy, the rock group from the NSW Central Coast that took out the busking comp this weekend, said that following the announcement, he and fellow band members - brother Benny Pokrajac (drums) and Kane Brown (vocals and guitar) - headed straight to Bluesfest to check out the stage they would perform from on Monday.

"It kind of hit us then just how huge this is," Steve said.

"We are really looking forward to performing but yeah there are definitely some nerves there too."

Steve said the band were initially unsure as to whether they should enter the competition, but eventually decided to throw themselves into it.

"It's such a prestigious competition, so we just figured we would give it a go," he said.

"We are just so blown away that we won, we really didn't expect this.

"We've been together for five years and we are just so excited for the opportunities a win like this opens up for us.

"We can't wait to get on that stage on Monday."

  • Check out Ivy at the Delta Stage from 12pm Monday at Bluesfest.


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