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June 19, 2024

Bluesfest busking show-down

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Grommets winners were Palm Valley made up of young Kingscliff friends Ryan and Arden. Photo supplied.

The Grommets winners were Palm Valley who are two good friends from Kingscliff Ryan and Arden. Th ever 18s was taken out by funk band Electric Lemonade, a Gold Coast band.

All 2019 finalists will play at the 30th anniversary Bluesfest, with the runners up playing on the Delta stage throughout the festival.    A number of Busking artists will also be showcased in the Byron Music during the festival.  Check out the Blusefest app for more details.


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