Bluesfest Byron Bay

Bluesfest – Aussie Talent Added

BLUESFEST ANNOUNCES EVEN MORE ROOTS & BLUES! DOG TRUMPET ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS CHAIN | CON BRIO MIA DYSON| SHAUN KIRK | CAITI BAKER STEVE SMYTH DAN SULTAN| HANLON BROTHERS   A stack of Aussie favourites have been announced for Bluesfest 2018, adding to the unbelievably jam-packed line up. There is no doubt […]


Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers to Cross at Bluesfest 2018

Story and All Photos by John Snelson Great see to Jimmy Cliff will be back at Bluesfest in 2018. Here’s a few shots I took of him back a few years ago. He’s a great performer, colourful, animated, in love with his music and responsive to an enthiastic audience. You don’t want to miss this. […]


Lauryn Hill

Bluesfest has announced that Ms. Lauryn Hill will play an exclusive set at the 2018 festival, on Easter Friday in Byron Bay. Ms. Hill established her reputation in the music world as the lone female member of The Fugees. After leaving the band she released her solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” which featured […]


Bluesfest Touring

Fans have shown such incredible interest in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Gomez’s Bring It On that the first Melbourne date has sold out! A second show is now on sale and fans are encouraged to jump in quick to avoid missing out. This goes for fans in Sydney and Perth as well – these […]


Bluesfest 2018 – Melissa Etheridge

Story by Jane Hearn and John Snelson Wow … guess who’s coming down at Easter ? C’mon let it rain !   Yes, here for Bluesfest 2018 … actually, I hope it doesn’t rain of course, but that’s what comes to mind when I think of M.E. and her music. No doubt we’ll hear “Late […]


Bluesfest 2018

Story by Jane Hearn Looks like a great lineup again in 2018 with Robert Plant, Canned Heat, Lionel Ri This will be my 8th year at BF … can’t wait ! Watch this space for more announcements.


Robert Plant – Whole Lotta Love at Bluesfest 2018

Story by Jane Hearn & John Snelson Robert Plant made his first commercial recordings in 1966. In 1967, he had also formed a group called the Band of Joy, with drummer John Bonham. Soon, Bonham, Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and bassist John Paul Jones assembled to become The New Yardbirds which became Led Zeppelin. The […]


Bluesfest 2017

  Review by Jane Hearn Just when some people thought that Bluesfest might be losing its energy, Peter Noble and his team pulled a complete ripper out of the bag. This year’s festival was an unmissable line-up of classic blues rock legends, a good smattering of new comers and a share of well-known Australian talent. […]