Bluesfest Byron Bay
Byron Bay Bluesfest 1992 February 08 2015
Bluesfest Byron Bay enters it's third year, international interest is heating up and the line up is exploding. The little Blues festival is growing up.
The line up was amazing, would love links to 1992 Bluesfest performances but not always able to find - if you have any please share:)
The Resurrection Shuffle - Ahston Gardner & Dyke - Don't think this is who played but can't find any information regarding this? Where you there? Let us know who played so we can share:)
Can't find video of them playing:( If you have something please share.
The Mudsteppers - no joy finding information or video on this band!
Bluedog Shuffle - can't find anything! Not sure!
Byron Bay Bluesfest 1991 - National Artists January 12 2015
The success of the first Byron Bay Bluesfest in 1990 attracted more talent in 1991, Bluesfest Byron Bay was emerging into more than a one off memorable event.
The National line up for 1991 was still small but the blues community was paying attention.
The East Coast Blues Allstars - If anyone has information on this band that played at the 1991 Byron Bay Bluesfest please share so we can all enjoy.
Byron Bay Bluesfest 1991 - International Artists January 11 2015
The International line up of 1991 saw more talent arriving on our shores to showcase their best to Australian audiences - hungry for what the world had to offer.
Byron Bay Bluesfest Budget Accommodation January 09 2015
CAMP IN COMFORT for Bluesfest Byron Bay 2015.
Our budget tent packages have everything you need to enjoy your Festival experience without the hassle!
Camping onsite at Bluesfest is expensive at $55+ per person, per night! Compare that with $20+ per site! If you are on a budget then Byron Bay Camping Hire offer the best option to camp in comfort at an affordable price.
When you book with Byron Bay Camping Hire your package includes a tent, door mats, sleeping mattresses, deluxe camping chairs and a rechargeable lantern. We also set up and pack down your tent for you!
We set up at the Mullumbimby Giants Rugby Leagues Club so book your camping site first with them. Contact details on their website. There are regular shuttle buses to festival site, less than 5 km away, it is the most affordable camping option for Bluesfest Byron Bay 2015.
Book your 2 person Bluesfest Byron camping package for just $249
Check in: after 12 noon on Thursday 2 April 2015
Check out: before 10 am Tuesday 7 April 2015
Byron Bay Tent Hire 2 Person Package is comfortable for couples or 2 singles:
- 1 x Tourer 9 canvas tent (210cm height)
- 2 x High density camping mattresses
- 2 x Deluxe camping chairs
- 2 x Foam floor mats
- 1 x Lantern (rechargeable)
- 1 x Tent set up
- 1 x Tent pack up
- 1 x Delivery & collection
Bluesfest Byron Bay 2015 - Paul Kelly January 08 2015
Awe inspiring talent offers an unforgetable experience this year at Bluesfest Byron Bay. I am experiencing overwhelming feelings of stress - stress that I have to choose which band to see when both my must see bands are playing at the same time. Bluesfest please stop - the choices are already beyond my imaginings! Oh well - the winner is Paul Kelly, having Dan Sultan & Clairy Brown in the mix did tip the scales a little! The Bluesfest http://bit.ly/1J3HT1B write up is copied here this week as it really does say it all.
Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions - Feat. Dan Sultan, Kira Puru & Vika and Linda Bull
Byron Bay Bluesfest 1990 - International Artists January 07 2015
The first ever Bluesfest Byron Bay International artists line up in 1990
Byron Bay Bluesfest 1990 - National Artists January 05 2015
Check out some of National Artists Line Up that performed at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in 1990 -
Feeling the Pinch - Another one that doesn't look to be a National Band! Please let me know if you have any information, videos or photos of The Band Feeling the Pinch that played at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in 1990, share them for everyone to enjoy.
This band is listed as a National band? Maybe I'm wrong / or this is the wrong band as it does appear they are from USA! If anyone has more information on The Dynaflos that played at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in 1990 please share.
Hip Pocket - Another band that I can't find any information about! If you have any photos, video or information about the Hip Pocket Band that played at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in 1990 please share for everyone to enjoy:)
Witchdoctors - Another band that I can't find any information about! If you have any photos, video or information about the Witchdoctors that played at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in 1990 please share for everyone to enjoy:)
Johnny Gray's Rockinitis - Another band that I can't find any information about! If you have any photos, video or information about the Johnny Gray's Rockinitis that played at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in 1990 please share for everyone to enjoy:)
Bluesfest Byron Bay 1990 - 2014 January 02 2015
Bluesfest Byron Bay 2015 is fast approaching and the line up is sensational! It is interesting to see who performed at Bluesfests Byron Bay of the past -who was there and where are they now? Let's have a look at the line ups of the past here. Check this blog in the coming weeks for more interesting details of what the Artists are doing now.
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
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2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Bluesfest Byron Bay - Peter Noble January 01 2015
Peter Noble has been at the helm of the Byron Bay Bluesfest for 20 years. What began in 1990 as a four-day indoor event at the Arts Factory site in Byron Bay, with a capacity crowd of 6000, is now a festival under big-top canvas that owns its own 120-hectare site at Tyagarah, 11 kilometres north of Byron Bay. It runs across multiple stages over the five-day Easter period with crowds in excess of 100,000 and has been nominated four times for Best International Festival at the US Pollstar Awards. Winning the Helpmann Award for Australia's best contemporary Music Festival in 2005 and 2006, and has been awarded Rhythms Magazine readers poll for 'Australia's Best Music Festival" every year between 1994 and 2010. In February, Noble won the fifth annual Rolling Stone Award for outstanding contribution to popular culture.
The Festival attracts locals who have grown up with Bluesfest, to international & first time visitors to the area. The Festival prides itself on being an all ages family event, with female attendances in 2008 (54%) and 28-30% of its audience being local. Bluesfest's history is parallel to Byron Bay's evolution into the iconic destination it is today. In 2010 Bluesfest moved to its permanent home at the the spectacular 120 hectare Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm 11km north of Byron Bay, one of the many milestones achieved in Bluesfest's 25 year history.
In December 2004, Kevin Oxford, a director and founder of the event, left the festival and sold his 50% share of the company to a consortium comprising Michael Chugg (MD of Sydney-based Michael Chugg Entertainment), Daryl Herbert (CEO of Melbourne based Definitive Events) and Glenn Wheatly (CEO of Melbourne based Talentworks), who ran the festival with founder Peter Noble. Noble bought out the consortium in 2008 and now owns the festival alone.
But Noble, mindful his investment could quickly sink, took action. A phone call to a supplier of pallets and duckboards, free tickets to volunteers to spread them, and a constant round of dropping hay on the ground to soak up water and the festival was able to go ahead.
Noble grew up in Sydney’s inner west, in the suburb of Croydon Park. His father, Len, was the head of the then Commonwealth Electoral Office (now the Australian Electoral Commission), while his mother stayed home with Peter and his older brother, Michael, who loved New Orleans and R&B music. In 1975, at the age of 15, Noble joined a band called Clapham Junction as a bass player and he left school a year later to becomea professional musician.The “we” Noble mentions includes his life and business partner of 15 years, German-born Annika Oman, 48, the festival’s general manager. So what does it take to be a successful festival director? “The most important things are to be creative and to work with integrity,” Noble says. Beyond that, though, are the qualities that perhaps those of us who are more risk-averse don’t have in such abundance. One is nerves of steel; another, as Noble puts it, is “having a hide like a rhinoceros”.