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Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 – Day 2

Photographer : Stuart Blythe

Ms. Lauryn Hill at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018
Photographer : Stuart Blythe

Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 – www.bluesfest.com.au
Photos featuring : Ms. Lauryn Hill, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Gov’t Mule, Youssou N’Dour, Ásgeir, Juanes, The New Power Generation
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Live Review : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 – Day 1

Review by Wanda Hill

Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 – Thursday 29th March – Day 1

Rain cannot keep away the dedicated amphibious Bluesfest patron happy to withstand a bit of discomfort for the annual feast of music, artfully curated by Bluesfest director Peter Noble each year. The festival opened along with the sky, as the fertile fields of Tyagarah became the scene of another epic gathering of masters of sound from around the globe.

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Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 – Day 1

Photographer : Stuart Blythe

Hurray For The Riff Raff at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018
Photographer : Stuart Blythe

Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 – www.bluesfest.com.au
Photos featuring : Tash Sultana, The New Power Generation, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Gomez

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The Smith Street Band Add A Stack Of New Shows To Their Massive Australian Tour

Photo Credit: Ian Laidlaw

The Smith Street Band’s inaugural Pool House Party smashed through Coburg Velodrome at the weekend, seeing the likes of Press Club, The Bennies, Bec Sandridge, Tired Lion, Baker Boy and more absolutely tear it up across two stages. With The Smithie’s at the helm and a roaring crowd in tow, there was never a doubt that this event was going to be a success.
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre Australian Tour 2018

Iconoclastic purveyors of drone-laden psychedelia, The Brian Jonestown Massacre make their long-awaited Australian return in June, 2018. With their brand new album Something Else and an exclusive invitation as guests of Vivid Sydney, the band have extended their trip with dates right across the country, including some rare regional shows along the way, taking in Fremantle, Adelaide, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Sydney (Vivid), Wollongong, Canberra, Castlemaine and Melbourne.
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Tash Sultana Adds Another Bluesfest Performance

Bluesfest is thrilled to announce Australia’s most popular contemporary artist, the incredible Tash Sultana will close their main stage on Thursday March 29. She joins Gomez, The Original Blues Brothers Band, Leon Bridges, Jason Isbell, Rag ‘n’ Bone Manand many more in what is one of the most impressive opening days the festival has seen.
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Benjamin Booker announces Sydney and Melbourne Bluesfest sideshows


Bluesfest Touring, FBi Radio and RRR are proud to announce that Benjamin Booker will play Sydney and Melbourne around his highly anticipated Bluesfest appearances. Based in New Orleans Booker draws his influence from post-War electric Blues, and garage punk. In 2017 he released ‘Witness’ an album that he created in response to the racial tensions facing America in 2017. The title track features civil rights icon and Bluesfest favourite Mavis Staples and is an anthem which demands listeners to answer the question: “Am I going to be a Witness?” and in today’s world, “Is that enough?” Booker creates powerful music, that is as exhilarating and well-crafted as it is significant.
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Tour News : KESHA Rainbow Tour – Australia + New Zealand 2018

Kesha is bringing her critically acclaimed ‘Rainbow Tour’ to Australia and New Zealand in early 2018, kicking off in Perth on 26th March at Metro City and hitting Sydney, Auckland and Adelaide, before ending on 5th April in Melbourne at Margaret Court Arena.
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Tour News : Ben Catley kicks off 2018 with Queensland + Byron Bay shows


After playing his heart out all over WA and supporting the likes of Ash Grunwald, Tijuana Cartel, Seth Sentry, Mat McHugh and OKA, Perth’s Ben Catley is currently riding high on his AA side release Strong Hands/OpenSkies (recorded by Matt Gio – Birds of Tokyo, San Cisco, Illy).
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Tour News : Unwritten Law Return in 2018 to perform ‘The Black Album’ in full


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TOUR UPDATE:
Due to unprecedented demand, UNWRITTEN LAW have added Adelaide to their February Black Album tour.

David Roy Williams “We’ve never seen such incredible demand from Adelaide for a show. We really hope to see Adelaide come out in force”

Along with the additional Narrabeen and Brisbane shows, UNWRITTEN LAW have also added a South Eastern Melbourne show with a gig at the Pier Bandroom.
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Tour News : Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge Australian Tour – April 2018

TEG LIVE is proud to announce two of the most successful female American singer/songwriters, Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge, will perform in a double headlining tour across Australia in 2018. Tickets on will go on sale 10.00am, Monday, 18 December through Ticketek. In a worldwide exclusive, this is the first time the two will tour together and share the stage in a powerhouse show that will showcase all the biggest hits from these two amazing women.
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BLUESFEST DELIVERS ANOTHER 16 WORLD CLASS ARTISTS FOR THEIR 2018 FESTIVAL


BLUESFEST DELIVERS ANOTHER 16 WORLD CLASS ARTISTS FOR THEIR 2018 FESTIVAL

YOUSSOU N’DOUR
SEAL
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
JACKSON BROWNE
JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT
GOMEZ
RAG ‘N’ BONE MAN
THE ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS BAND
JIMMY CLIFF
THE WAILERS
BENJAMIN BOOKER
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF
CANNED HEAT
WALTER TROUT
ANDRÉ CYMONE
THE TESKEY BROTHERS
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Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 (Wrap up – Part 1)

All photos (except Patti Smith) – Photo credit : Ant Ritz
Patti Smith – Photo credit : Nathan David Kelly

Beth Hart at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 Photographer: Ant Ritz
Beth Hart at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017
Photographer: Ant Ritz

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