The Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016 will be held from Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March 2016 at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm.
Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016 is Australia’s award-winning and internationally renowned music festival held each year at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just 9 kilometres from Byron Bay.
Held every year over Easter, Bluesfest presents a five day blues extravaganza from March 24 -28, bringing music lovers and performers together from all corners of the globe. With over 200 performers across seven stages, the festival has served as inspiration for countless other blues and roots festivals in Australia and around the world.
The festival embraces 300 acres of lush green fields, ripe for electrifying 12-hour days of harmonious music.
A diverse blend of blues, rock, reggae and folk music from legendary performers and up-coming talent ensures the festival is a sell out each year.
Headline acts for this year’s festival include Kendrick Lamar, Brian Wilson, Tom Jones, Melissa Ethridge and Modest Mouse, all of which are sure to entertain the crowd of over 100,000 festival goers.
Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016 provides camping for up to 6,000 attendees, bars and beer gardens, and over 100 food stalls. Bluesfest welcomes attendees of all ages and even provides entertainment for the kids.
As one of the most loved music festivals in Australia, it has a strong focus on promoting indigenous principles and multi-cultural performances.
It also prioritises sustainability to ensure the festival is environmentally friendly to minimise impact on the natural landscape and local community. The festival was even awarded the International A Greener Festival award in every year between 2007 and 2013 for their achievements in environmental and sustainable practices.
Bluesfest Byron Bay has added countless other awards to their trophy cabinet, and is known for being one of Australia’s most highly awarded music festivals. Their accolades include Australia’s Best Contemporary Music Festival for 2014 and the Pan Australian Festival of the Year for 2015.
International concert magazine Pollstar also nominated Bluesfest as one of the top international events of the year alongside Glastonbury and the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Ever committed to the festival, co-founder Peter Nobel has been recognized with a Rolling Stone Award for life-long contribution to Australia’s music scene.
Starting as the East Coast Blues Festival in 1990, the festival soon became known as the Byron Bay Bluesfest, and now simply as “Bluesfest”. A lively crowd of 6,000 people attended the very first event, which has now become the most successful and longest running festival in Australia.
The festival has seen major talent grace the stage in previous years, hosting the likes of Bob Dylan, BB King, Crosby Stills and Nash, John Legend and the Doobie Brothers.
With a reputation for having a safe and laid back atmosphere, Bluesfest sees multi-generational crowds enjoy an eclectic blend of blues, soul and folk music.
Bluesfest is the premier music festival on Australia’s calendar of good times. Head along to Byron Bay to soak up the harmonious tunes with like-minded music lovers.
If you’re looking for a bus from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay, or a bus transfer from the Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016, or a day or night bus transfers from Byron Bay to Bluesfest then just call LIFT Byron Bus Service on 0423512875 or book online.
Depending on traffic conditions, Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016 is just a short 15/20-minute transfer from Byron Bay. LIFT Byron Bus Service operates 5 trips daily from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay Bluesfest and Byron Bay Bluesfest to Gold Coast Airport for just $35 each way.