Review by Wanda Hill
Photos by Stuart Blythe
Recent major flooding of the Northern Rivers area is barely perceptible at the Bluesfest site, with only a small puddle here and there as a giveaway. Instead, the site is flooded with musicians from around the globe bringing the world of music and culture to our doorstep. As always the lineup is a mix of old and new talent, attracting a broad cross-section of society, of all ages, to the festival.
Continue reading Live Review + Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 – Day One
Bluesfest is excited to announce that Neil Finn and his band are joining the Bluesfest line up. Finn, along with his bands Split Enz and Crowded House are responsible for some of Australia’s most beloved songs including ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’, ‘I Got You’, ‘Something So Strong’, ‘Better Be Home Soon’, ‘Weather With You’ and ‘Four Seasons in One Day’. It will be a magical Monday at Bluesfest indeed as Finn and his band end the festival with a set that will leave hearts full and faces smiling.
Continue reading Neil Finn joins the Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017
The Living End’s 2017 run of Australian shows has received a high-octane injection today, with the announcement that a huge line-up of incredible local talent is set to guest alongside the Aussie punk rock legends for their upcoming Staring Down The Highway regional tour.
Continue reading The Living End Announce Regional Supports + Special Guests For Upcoming 2017 Tour Shows
By Wanda Hill
Photo (Bernard Fanning playing at Falls Festival 2016 – Lorne) by Ruby Boland
Falls Festival Byron Bay – Day 3
Searing heat and a dry dusty walk into the festival site felt like a pilgrimage to a holy land where hardship must first be endured to prepare the mind for revelation. Seeing people with various states of epic sunburn prepared me for what would be my skins fate at the end of this 3rd and final day of Falls festival.
Continue reading Live Review : Falls Festival, Byron Bay 2017 – Day 3 (2 January 2017)
Hopefully by now you’re starting to prep your travel, time and friends for an adventure on the tranquil banks of Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle this summer. To help you plan your daze and nights, the set times have been released! Start mapping out your time at Falls and lock in your planners now – download for iPhone and Android.
Continue reading Falls Festival & Falls Downtown Set Times & Maps Are Here!
Australian born indie-pop songstress Beth Brown is the first Australian female to sign to the Gretsch Guitar USA family, captivating international audiences with her earthy and infectiously joyful tunes, trailblazing pathways to the U.S.
Continue reading Beth Brown – Signs to Gretsch Guitar USA – Announces Australian Tour
The Falls 2016 Arts program is here and it’s bursting with magical show stoppers, interpretive dance routines, circus acrobatics, trippy games, interactive installations and enough activities and performances to amuse you all fest long! Keep your eyes peeled whilst onsite at Falls this year for the party inside the party, including…
Continue reading Falls Festival Announces 2016 Arts Line-Up….A Festival After Your Own Art
Bluesfest Byron Bay is proud to welcome even more of the greatest guitar players on the planet to the 2017 festival with Eric Gales, Mud Morganfield, Devon Allman and Experience Jimi Hendrix joining the line up. Bluesfest is renowned for bringing the world’s best Blues artists to the Tyagarah Tea Tree farm, just outside Byron Bay on the east coast of Australia every Easter. This year the festival begins Thursday April 13 and finishes on Monday 17 April.
Continue reading Bluesfest 2017 Seventh Blues Artist Announcement!
Following on from releasing their highly-praised new single ‘Pieces’, NSW North Coast-based electronic group, Nocturnal Tapes have just unveiled the accompanying video.
Continue reading Nocturnal Tapes – Reveal Accompanying Video For ‘Pieces’
2016 has been a year to remember already, even on the scale for a band like rock icons The Living End who have had an exceptionally epic career to date!
Continue reading The Living End Announce 2017 Regional Tour + Release New Video For ‘Staring Down The Barrel’
Widely held as two of Australia’s most outstanding live acts, The Cat Empire & Xavier Rudd will hit the highways together for the first time in January and February 2017 for a series of unique concert events to be held in picturesque open-air settings. Presented by Zaccaria Concerts & Touring, the tour will bring these two incredible acts onto large stages in picturesque non-traditional purpose built outdoor venues in Hobart, Ballarat, Byron Bay, Bribie Island and Adelaide.
Continue reading The Cat Empire & Xavier Rudd announce Australian Tour – January 2017
‘Reckless’ is the second official single from Bernard Fanning’s stunning, ARIA Nominated third solo release, ‘Civil Dusk’.
Continue reading Bernard Fanning Releases New Single & Video ‘Reckless’ + Touring Nationally – October 2016
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13, 2016 – IAN ANDERSON, the voice and flute behind the legendary JETHRO TULL, returns to Australia next April celebrating a lengthy career that’s seen him and the band sell more than 60 million records.
Continue reading Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson Tour Announced – April 2017
SUNDAY OCTOBER 9, 2016 – Ladies and gentlemen, the legendary BARRY GIBB is set to make a very welcome return to our shores in April 2017 for series of shows around the country, kicking off his world tour.
Continue reading Barry Gibb’s ‘In The Now’ Australian Tour – April 2017
In their fourth major announcement in just three weeks, Bluesfest is proud to announce that equal headliner Barry Gibb joins Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Santana, Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith, Mary J. Blige and Buddy Guy (exclusive) on what is promising to be the biggest Bluesfest line up to date.
Continue reading Bluesfest add Barry Gibb to their 2017 Mega Lineup!