Bluesfest 2017

Tue 18 Apr 2017

Patti Smith: the mother of punk gave Jim Morrison his wings

Patti Smith: the mother of punk gave Jim Morrison his wings

THE poet and singer offered one of the most exhilarating performances in recent Bluesfest history.

Mon 17 Apr 2017

Guitar raffle chords a cure for cystic fibrosis

Guitar raffle chords a cure for cystic fibrosis

THE Bluesfest beat goes on with support for Cystic Fibrosis with a trio of Gibson Les Paul guitars raffled.

REVIEW: Must-see act rocks your soul

REVIEW: Must-see act rocks your soul

Nikki Hill's Jaggeresque swagger and the crunching guitars driving it infuse some fresh blood into the old devils' RnB.

Good vibrations the Bluesfest mantra

Good vibrations the Bluesfest mantra

WHEN it comes to chilling out and getting away from the day-to-day stresses, nothing beats listening to amazing music with old freinds and new at Bluesfest.

Bluesfest Day 4: The day we go it on at Santana's show

Bluesfest Day 4: The day we go it on at Santana's show

THE Mexican-born artist was right: many in the audience were touched by the Latin fever during his show

Sun 16 Apr 2017

Day 3: The time Bluesfest turned into Eurovision

Day 3: The time Bluesfest turned into Eurovision

IT was all due to Zac Brown, the Country singer turned dance pop star.

Why was Fran Kelly terrified of Patti Smith?

Why was Fran Kelly terrified of Patti Smith?

THIS weekend was the ABC RN Breakfast presenter's first ever Bluesfest experience.

Sat 15 Apr 2017

UPDATED: Patti Smith donates large sum for flood recovery

UPDATED: Patti Smith donates large sum for flood recovery

THE artist heard about the recent weather event after she performed two shows at Bluesfest 2017.

Five tips to improve your Bluesfest exit

Five tips to improve your Bluesfest exit

HANDY tips to have a good time on your way out of the festival every night.

Bluesfest Day 2: From Jason Momoa to Mary J Blige

Bluesfest Day 2: From Jason Momoa to Mary J Blige

Chris Hewmsworth, Matt Damon and Jon Bon Jovi also gave the festival a touch of Hollywood, but not all artists were supported by festival audiences.

Fri 14 Apr 2017

BLUESFEST: Gallant's sweet falsetto is to die for

BLUESFEST: Gallant's sweet falsetto is to die for

It's hard to believe this NYU music graduate in only 25 years old

Bluesfest: Glamping versus camping

Bluesfest: Glamping versus camping

ONE person's old tent was another's luxury van at everyone found somewhere to camp or glamp Bluesfest.

Bluesfest Day 1: Standing ovation for Patti Smith

Bluesfest Day 1: Standing ovation for Patti Smith

She will play an acoustic set tonight, and Mary J Blige will close the second night.

Bluesfest: Fab food feeds the heart and soul

Bluesfest: Fab food feeds the heart and soul

WHEN it comes to sustenance, Bluesfest offers up treats as good as the music.

Thu 13 Apr 2017

GALLERY: Spell and Gypsy reveal Festival '17 collection

GALLERY: Spell and Gypsy reveal Festival '17 collection

70's inspired designs channelling the rock goddesses who walked the halls of New York's Chelsea Hotel.

The Bluesfest stars Byron, Lismore and Ballina love the most

The Bluesfest stars Byron, Lismore and Ballina love the most

SPOTIFY has revealed the top streamed artists at the festival for Ballina, Lismore, Byron Bay, Ocean Shores, Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads and Lennox Head.

Byron Bay welcomes Patti Smith

Byron Bay welcomes Patti Smith

THE iconic American singer will perform two different shows at Bluesfest 2017

Let the festival begin: Acts not to be missed this Bluesfest

Let the festival begin: Acts not to be missed this Bluesfest

A HANDY list of some of the different music styles and different artists featured in the event.

Wed 12 Apr 2017

Do's and dont's: Bluesfest survival guide

Do's and dont's: Bluesfest survival guide

WANT to have the best Bluesfest experience? Sat yes to hats and gumboots and do not bring pets or umbrellas.

Wear your drinks on your sleeve this Bluesfest

Wear your drinks on your sleeve this Bluesfest

THE wristbands will not only give you festival access, they will also become your digital wallet for all drinks purchased at any of the on-site bars.

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