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Byron Bay blues will be at their best in 2019 with Iggy Pop, Norah Jones and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats being just some of the great acts that will grace the stage for the BluesFestival. They will be joining Jack Johnson (exclusive), Paul Kelly, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals (exclusive), Kasey Chambers, Mavis Staples and George Clinton at Byron Bay this Easter for the festival’s 30th anniversary celebration.

With just 148 days to go until Easter 2019, Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM said, ‘With our third artist announcement for Easter 2019, featuring 14 great artists, it brings us to almost 60 artists announced to date – with plenty more to come! You can now start to see the great headliners and depth of talent that are joining us to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, including the incredible Iggy Pop and nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones!’

Hall of fame

Bluesfest was officially acknowledged as a Hall of Fame recipient at the 2018 NSW Tourism Awards last night, after having won The Best Major Festival and Event award for three consecutive years. This year Bluesfest was also nominated for the sixth year in a row for Best International Music Festival at the Pollstar Awards in Los Angeles.

‘It truly is a great music experience we offer, and we are going all out to make our 30th birthday our best celebration yet. Come join us this Easter,’ said Mr Noble.


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