Carlos Santana is a big drawcard for this year's festival.
Carlos Santana is a big drawcard for this year's festival. Contributed - Maryanne Bilham

Time for fans to plan their must-see Bluesfest picks

WITH less than three weeks to go until Byron Bluesfest, festival organisers have released the full five-day program.

Artists from around the world are beginning to fly into the country for a five-day festival bill that is being heralded as one not to miss.

Five-day, three-day and single Friday and Saturday camping passes have already sold out, as have single day tickets for Friday March 29 when guitar legend Carlos Santana will be performing.

The 2013 festival app and online flipbook are available for download now and will help punters to plan their busy music-watching schedules between the five main stages.

"I have heard people say that missing out on this Bluesfest would be like missing out on a major highlight in your life," said festival director Peter Noble.

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite and Chris Isaak headline opening night on Thursday March 28, while fans will have to choose between Robert Plant and Iggy and the Stooges on the Saturday night.

King Cannons and Mavis Staples perform on the Sunday, with American singer songwriter Paul Simon closing the festival on Monday April 1.



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