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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

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Text by Chris Dobney, photographs by Jeff Dawson

As Michael Franti said in Monday’s final manic rap (wrap) session: ‘I love Bluesfest. It reminds me every year of the power of music.

‘It brings people of every background every age group and every culture together.’

And he had them jumping up and down, waving their hands in the air and bouncing beach balls over their heads.

One of the great virtues of an event as diverse as Bluesfest, with so many performers, is that each person’s experience is utterly unique. This is what we saw through our (red) eyes.

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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the October long weekend -  Friday, October 1 to Monday, October 4. Organisers say that the new October Bluesfest will be a...

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Empanadas and community spirit in wake of cancelled Bluesfest

With a collective sigh of disbelief and disappointment we processed the news that Bluesfest was cancelled

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Local Mayors and MPs call for JobKeeper extension for Northern Rivers

Calls by Byron Shire Council Mayor Simon Richardson for are specific JobKeeper extensions have been supported by Lismore City Council Mayor Vanessa Ekins, Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Green), Lismore MP Janelle Saffin (Labor) and Federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (Labor).

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Bluesfest stallholders win case

A group of stallholders have won their case against Bluesfest Services Pty Ltd in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

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Bluesfest drops big 2021 lineup

Bluesfest say they have released their largest ever first artists announcement.

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