Bluesfest chief awarded OAM

Peter Noble, OAMBluesfest director Peter Noble, right, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, ‘For service to live and recorded music, to tourism, and to the community.’

The governor-general’s office says Bluesfest supports Australian Seabird Rescue, Bay FM 99.9, Boomerang Festival, Byron Youth Service, Cancer Council, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Playing For Change, The Uncle Project and Westpac Helicopter Rescue.

And part-time Main Arm resident Adrian Newstead has been awarded an OAM, celebrating his 35-year commitment to the promotion of Indigenous Australian artists.

The citation reads: ‘For service to the museum and galleries sector, particularly through the promotion of Indigenous arts’.

2 responses to “Bluesfest chief awarded OAM”

  1. Neil says:

    OMG, an OAM. Bluesfest koalas will be happy.

  2. Hope says:

    Really?! It’s also reported his event has caused the death of 16-20 Koalas, basically the who population gone. Disgusted!

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