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The 2013 Byron Bluesfest beat challengers Falls, Laneway and Vivid festivals to this year’s Helpmann Award for Best Contemporary Music Festival, at a ceremony at the Opera House on Monday night. It is the third time Bluesfest has won a Helpmann and the first in seven years. In accepting the award, festival director Peter Noble (pictured with manager Annika Oman) acknowledged all the many people who work behind the scenes to make it happen.


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