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One of America’s best-known music industry organisations has listed Bluesfest as one of the top ten festivals in the world, while another industry heavyweight has nominated it for an award for the fifth year in a row.

It is the seventh time Bluesfest has been nominated in the prestigious 2016 Annual Pollstar Awards in the category of ‘International Music Festival of the Year’.

Bluesfest has also come in at number seven on Billboard’s list of top musical festivals, and is the only Australian entry in the top 10.

The 27th Bluesfest was held over the 2016 Easter long weekend, and featured headliners Kendrick Lamar, The National, Brian Wilson, Tom Jones, D’Angelo, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and many more.

Pollstar recognised Bluesfest alongside international festival heavyweights British Summer Time Hyde Park (UK), The Glastonbury Festival (UK), Lollapalooza Berlin (Germany), Primavera Sound (Spain) and Rock Werchter (Belgium).

Bluesfest is the only Australian festival nominated in the last decade.

Festival director Peter Noble said he was proud Bluesfest had been nominated again.

‘We are in good company alongside Glastonbury once again – they are the only other festival to receive as many nominations this decade,’ Mr Noble said.

‘This accolade is awarded by our industry peers, who we would like to thank for their ongoing support. Now let’s knock off the Holy Grail and see this award won by someone outside the UK for the first time in history!

‘Fingers crossed, but I’m not holding my breath,’ he said.

The 28th Annual Pollstar Awards will be held on February 2 at The Novo in Los Angeles. The Pollstar Awards honour artists, management, talent buyers, venues, support services and more for their professionalism, achievements and abilities. Winners are determined by votes from agents, managers and promoters of concerts around the world.

 


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3 COMMENTS

  1. It’s a shame that it’s all done next to a Nature Reserve and is reported to have caused Koalas to either move or die from the noise of the events. The North Coast is noted for it’s environmental activism but failed in ensuring the events are held in an appropriate area. Epic Fail and I’d love to see the Echo to research and write more about the other side of this story. Thank you.

    • We welcome at Bluesfest the Echo , or any media to do stories on our Koala management. We are the ONLY event site in Australia with an approved Koala Plan of Management approved by our government.
      We now can proudly say , in association with the University of Queensland, Koala Research Centre, and their efforts, we have achieved a disease free site, with healthy young koalas being born, and growing successfully, and detaching from their mothers.
      THAT IS THE TRUTH.
      Criticism without taking the time to ascertain the facts, is not helpful.

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