In only a few short weeks the Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 will be celebrating its 25th anniversary, bringing outstanding blues and roots music to Byron Shire since 1990.
With headline performances by Jeff Beck, Gregg Allman, Boz Scaggs, Doobie Brothers, Elvis Costello, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, India.Arie, Jack Johnson and a host of others it will be hard to fit them all in over the five days from the 17th to the 21st of April.
Australia’s premier blues and roots music festival has won a swag of awards over the years including the Australian Helpmann Awards’ Best Contemporary Music Festival; The International A Greener Festival Award; Australian Event of the Year; NSW Tourism Awards, Gold Major Festivals & Events; and Best Regional Event, an Australian Event Award. This year Festival Director Peter Noble added The Rolling Stone Award to his many accolades.
The Byron Bay Bluesfest has been at its Tyagarah site for five years having long since outgrown its early venues at the Arts Factory, Red Devil Park and Belongil Fields. There’s now plenty of room for parking, camping and the venue is well set up with seven stages, five bars, more than 50 market stalls and 40 some food sellers providing delicious international fare.
It may take stamina to experience all the incredible international artists but there will be a few months to recover before the Boomerang Festival is held on the site in early October. The music just keeps on coming to Byron Bay.