One of 2017’s most talked about artists, Kesha, has been added to the 2018 Bluesfest bill, to be held in Easter at the Tyagarah site. She joins many other artists for the third line up announcement. Organisers say, ‘With the release... Read More →
A defamation case brought by Bluesfest director Peter Noble against a koala ecologist has delayed an Echo request for an update on the vulnerable koala population at the Tyagarah site.
On the back of winning Best Major Festival & Event at the NSW Tourism award last week, Bluesfest have also welcomed Steve Romer into the company, who has taken the new role of chief operating officer.
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.
There’re a few things about Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull that you might not know. Firstly, he has a wicked sense of humour, is the passionate grower of very hot chili peppers and is an animal conservationist for The Andean... Read More →
The Strumbellas are a Canadian rock band who play alt country, indie rock and something they’ve been calling folk popgrass. A feature at Bluesfest, they revealed a few dark secrets about their musical raison d’être. Simon from the Strumbellas revealed... Read More →
Sue Arnold, co-ordinator, Australians for Animals Inc. North Byron Parklands now seeks to ensure that the Yelgun festival site will be given consent as a state significant development, for permanency. Their preliminary application details approval will be sought for 12... Read More →
Byron Shire should be the regional arts and festival capital of Australia: that’s the mantra of Bluesfest festival director Peter Noble, who recently took out the Best Regional Event at the Australian Event Awards for the second time.
Peter Finch, Byron Bay. Hundreds of Bluesfest patrons were left stranded at Tyagarah Fields on Friday when the last buses left more than an hour before the entertainment finished.
Sunday saw some of the Bluesfest big guns roll out – Jackson Browne played a massive one and a half hour set as did Melissa Etheridge – neither disappointed the legion of punters pressing against the barriers to see them.... Read More →
It wouldn't be Bluesfest if we didn't get a bit of rain and at the halfway point yesterday afternoon, the heavens open to hear the sweet tunes drifting up from Tyagarah and the rain fell.
Yesterday the 27th edition of Bluesfest kicked off at Tyagarah – I did write an epic story about how awesome it was, but it got wiped as I was saving it – grrrrrrr.
Having blown up at SXSW, impressing industry and fans alike, Fantastic Negrito is an exciting and poignant artist not only creating quality, stirring R&B and blues music, but living and standing for the heart of the blues…
Bluesfest festival director Peter Noble discovered Kaleo on a recent trip to their home country Iceland and couldn’t wait to introduce the four-piece band to Bluesfest audiences.
Having to interview Mick Fleetwood was a bit nerve-wracking. The stories that surround the man are bigger than the man himself. And he’s something like six foot six.
So… Mandy's off to Blues and these are the things she really ( really, REALLY), want to see
The biggest challenge getting to Bluesfest each year…
Eve Jeffery – Blind Boy Paxton may only be in his 20s but get ready to be transported back to the 1920s by this young gun, who may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of. Yet.
Bluesfest was given approval for additional events and permanent infrastructure at last week’s Byron Shire Council meeting.
Rock historians have described Richard Clapton as ‘one of the most important Australian songwriters of the 1970s’. And while it’s true, it probably underestimates the maturation and ever-changing direction of Clapton’s songwriting over generations, seeing him being inducted into the... Read More →
Bluesfest managers and fans descended on Byron Shire Council chambers at Mullumbimby this morning where councillors were to consider approving an extension their use of the Tyagarah festival site for amplified music from five to 20 days per year.
The Countdown is now on to the 27th Byron Bay Bluesfest. On 26 January festival director Peter Noble, who ironically describes himself as ‘an old angry motherfucker!’ was awarded the very prestigious OAM – Order of Australia medal for his services to the music industry.
Steve Earle has had a big life and has often found his way onto the highways and byways of controversy, sometimes on his own path and sometimes where he crossed the path of others…
Eve Jeffery, filling in for Mandy Nolan, almost (maybe she did!) wet herself when she found out she was going to interview one of her all-time favourite songwriters. Here’s what happened:
David Norris , president Threatened Species Conservation Society Inc . I refer to the editorial 'Bluesfest rejects claim it causes koala deaths' dated 22 January 2016.