Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013

Posted by - January 23, 2013 - Festivals, Preview

When: Thursday 28 March – Monday 1 April 2013

Where: Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, Australia

If you’re lucky enough be jet setting down under for your travels this year then you most definitely have to check out Australia’s premier Blues and Roots Festival, Bluesfest.

Thousands of festival-goers of all ages will be flocking to the spectacular Tyagarah Tea Tree farm this Easter weekend to celebrate the festivals 24th anniversary, and it’s set to be ‘the best ever line up in Australia’. The event, located just 8 km north of the beachside town of Byron Bay will play host to 5 days of enthralling music by a spectrum of international artists. The impressive host of headliners include, Paul Simon, Bluesfest favourite Ben Harper, who will be teaming up with renowned harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite for a very special performance. Led Zelleplin’s, Robert Plant, reggae legend, Jimmy Cliff and Santana, who will undoubtedly grace the stage with a plenty of passion and soul.

Other exciting artists scheduled for the week are Iggy & The StoogesSteve Miller BandRodriguezChris IsaakThe LumineersFat Freddy’s Drop and an act that we are really looking forward to seeing, Manu Chao. Let’s not forget about the local Aussie talent too, we’ll be watching surf rock band, The Break, The Cat Empire and the multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd. You and view the full line up here.

The Bluesfest experience encompasses not only a dazzling line up of music but also an abundance of delicious food, market stalls, licensed bars, on site beer garden and a shuttle bus service to Byron- great for a quick dip in the sea!

Peter Noble, Festival Director says: “Although Bluesfest is all about the music, and what a line up 2013 will be; equally it’s also about the experience of coming to a sustainable environment and soaking up that special Byron vibe”

The organisers have evolved Bluesfest into a ‘green’ festival and support their environmental ethics with the motto “Waste Wise – Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle”, which is communicated via banners and big screens all over the festival.

Adult tickets for Thursday – Monday cost $545 and 3 day tickets cost $395. Alternatively you can purchase day tickets from $139. You can buy your tickets here. But hurry, they’re selling fast!

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