Byron Bay Bluesfest East Coast Blues & Roots Festival
What? Australia's largest international festival of blues and roots music, the East Coast Blues Festival began in 1990 at the Arts Factory in Byron Bay, New South Wales. It quickly became known as "Byron Bay Bluesfest" and "The Byron Bay Festival" and is now known as "Bluesfest".
At a time when the Maleny Folk Festival (later to be known as the Woodford folk Festival) was only just beginning and festivals such as Big Day Out and Womadelaide did not exist, the Bluesfest pioneered the presentation of blues music in Australia.Over 20 international and 30 Australian acts appear annually.
2012 will be the 23rd time that the festival has hung up it's shingle and the line-up is looking as awesome as ever with The Pogues, Roger Daltry (left), Earth Wind & Fire, John Butler Trio, My Morning Jacket on the bill to name but a few.
Where? Red Devil Park, Byron Bay, NSW
When? Easter long weekend 2012.
How Much are the tickets?
Who? 2012 - The Pogues, Roger Daltry (left), Earth Wind & Fire, John Butler Trio, My Morning Jacket, Yes, Buudy Guy, Maceo Parker more below
What Events? Music and more music.
Festival Website? Byron Bay Bluesfest
Past Performers? Grace Jones, Bob Dylan, Little Feat, Fishbone, Celia Noel, Osibisa, Leah Flannagan, Kim Churchill, Grace Woodroofe, The Red Eyes, Lowrider etc etc, Xavier Rudd, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, Ayo, John Butler Trio, That 1 Guy, Fishbone, Dan Aurebach, Zappa Plays Zappa, Blue King Brown, Alabama 3, Resin Dogs, Ash Grunwald, Ben Harper & Relentless 7, Tinariwen, Grace Woodroofe, Tom Freund, Carney, Worldfly, Paul Kelly, Saltwater Band, State Radio, Jeff Lang, Nicky Bomba, Ngaire