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100,000 punters flock to Bluesfest

By the time Tom Jones sang out ‘It’s Not Unusual’ at 10 o’clock last night more than 100,000 people had passed through the gates of this year’s 27th annual Bluesfest at Byron Bay.

Bunny Sunday Bluesfest day 4

Sunday saw some of the Bluesfest big guns roll out – Jackson Browne played a massive one and a half hour set as did...

Man’s death at Bluesfest ‘not suspicious’

A 44-year-old man from the Tweed region was found dead in a car at the Bluesfest site at Tyagarah on Saturday.

Seasoned festival snapper souled right out

Veteran Echonetdaily photographer Jeff Dawson has probably caught more performers in the act up close at Bluesfest than you can think of, and much more than most of his peers on the job this year.

Bluesfest hump day and the rain came

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.

Getting into the groove: Blues day 2

Day two was freakin' awesome. The Arakwal Jingi Walla (welcome), was a highlight of the day. There were just too many incredible musos to name them...

Festival punters forced to walk a long way home

Hundreds of Bluesfest punters were forced to walk home to towns around Byron shire early this morning after buses they expected after the festival highlight act ended never showed up.

Boomerang joins Bluesfest

The global indigenous arts and cultural festival Boomerang is happening within Bluesfest this year.

The biggest challenge getting to Bluesfest each year…

The biggest challenge getting to Bluesfest each year…

Bluesfest defends Eagles of Death Metal over social media attacks

Bluesfest director Peter Noble has hit out at detractors of the band Eagles of Death Metal, and defended removing attacks on them from the event’s forum page.

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Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

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