The 23rd Byron Bluesfest, celebrated over the Easter long weekend this year, has picked up yet another award nomination, bringing the tally to a total of three individual nominations in a matter of weeks.
This time the esteemed Australian Event Awards nominated the festival in two categories: Best Cultural, Arts/Music Event and Best Achievement in Sustainability.
Bluesfest has already been named a finalist in the Helpmann Awards 2012 for Best Contemporary Music Festival as well as receiving a nomination for the North Coast Tourism Award in the category of Major Festivals and Events.
Bluesfest won the Australian Event of the Year award in 2010 against fierce competition such as The Sydney World Masters Game and The 2010 Good Food and Wine Show. This year, Bluesfest will face competitors such as MasterChef LIVE 2011, Sydney Showgrounds and Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.
The 2012 ‘Australian Event Award’ Ceremony will announce the winners on Thursday September 13 at 6.15pm at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park.
Bluesfest secured the Helpmann Award trophy for Best Contemporary Music Festival in 2005 and 2006 This year’s Helpmann Award winners will be announced on Monday September 24 at 6.30pm at The Sydney Opera House.
Bluesfest gained Gold for Best Major Event at the NSW Tourism Awards in 2011, against such stiff opposition as the Sydney Royal Easter Show and Golden Plains Zoo. Bluesfest has been nominated once more this year. The Tourism Awards winners will be announced in Port Macquarie at 6:30pm this Saturday September 1.
It is full steam ahead for Byron Bay’s favourite event as the festival is currently working on its first big artist announcement for 2013, to be released in a matter of weeks.
The 24th Bluesfest 2013 will take place over the Easter long weekend in 2013 – Thursday 28 March through to Monday 1April at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm in Byron Bay, New South Wales.
Tickets for Bluesfest 2013 are on sale now; for tickets and further details on Bluesfest, visit www.bluesfest.com.au or call 02 6685 8310.