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It was all smiles from Jackie Venson under blue skies at Bluesfest. Photo Tree Faerie.

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Bluesfest director, Peter Noble. Photo Tree Faerie.

Welcome to Country from Bundjalung Woman, Annette Kelly. Photo Tree Faerie.

Bundjalung woman Annette Kelly gave a Welcome to Country in the Crossroads tent and local women performed two dances, one traditional and one modern, while festival director Peter Noble encouraged punters to come into the music tents and enjoy what is one offer.

Kat in a Hat helping patrons park safely. Photo Tree Faerie.

Bundjalung dancers performing traditional and modern pieces. Photo Tree Faerie.

Bluesfest will always continue

Mr Noble did not make reference to neighbouring festival Splendour in the Grass’s cancellation, but did end his speech with: ‘Bluesfest will always continue, no matter what the others do!’

Jackie Venson. Photo Tree Faerie.

Jackie Venson. Photo Tree Faerie.

Just go and see Taj Farrant – you won’t be sorry. Photo Tree Faerie.

Taj Farrant. Photo Tree Faerie.

Fiona Boyes. Photo Tree Faerie.

The hero of the day was music.

Over 20 acts took to the tents in a vey full day of awesome entertainment.

Let the music begin!

Jackie Venson followed the welcome on to the Crossroads stage and just blew everyone away with her vocals, her guitar work and her stellar smile.

The absolute winner on the day was Taj Farrant – the 14-year-old-15-next-month guitarist is already a powerhouse who will outplay many performers three and four times his age this weekend.

With some real bluesey-blues, Fiona Boyes made everyone feel at home and ready to settle in for the long weekend.

The headline event for the night was Elvis Costello, who though played a stunner of a show, was not so into having his photo taken, but who cares? It’s ELVIS COSTELLO!

All of these performers have further shows at Tyagarah – tickets are still available.


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1 COMMENT

  1. You say the event will be “incredible”
    What part will not be credible or do you mean the entire event will lack credibility?
    This seems unfair to the organisers and those who attend.

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