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The popular guitar raffle kept volunteers for Cystic Fibrosis NSW such as Keith busy at Bluefest. Photo Luis Feliu
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Light rain fell over the festival site at Tyagarah today (Saturday) but punters revelled in the feel-good friendly atmosphere where a common love of music in all its styles bonds them all.

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting showers tomorrow, with the chance of a thunderstorm but clearing for Monday with only a slight chance of showers at night.

~ Photos Jeff Dawson

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Interview with Ash Grunwald

Currently touring his latest release Shout Into the Noise, Ash Grunwald is a Bluesfest veteran with about ten appearances under his belt. His most recent show was earlier this year where he not only appeared solo, but he was part of some awesome collaborations – yet another great thing about Bluesfest.

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Musical genius Beck returns to Australia and will grace the stage for the first time ever at Bluesfest next Easter.

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