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Bluesfest Byron Bay 2019

  • New South Wales, Australia
  • 18-22 April 2019
  • Blues
  • Folk
  • Indie
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Its 30th anniversary

Bluesfest Byron Bay is Australia's biggest contemporary blues and roots music festival, showcasing over 200 artists across its long weekend each April.

Now welcoming over 100,000 people to Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay, Bluesfest is a weekend filled with music, fun and games for all the family. 

Throughout the past 30 years it has welcomed a huge list of music's biggest starts, including Bob Dylan, Jurassic 5 and Robert Plant. 

2019 sees the festival celebrate its 30th birthday, meaning you can be sure they'll be going all-out to make sure this is the biggest and best Bluesfest yet.

2019

Headliners

  • Jack Johnson
  • Iggy Pop
  • Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
  • Paul Kelly
  • Norah Jones
  • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
  • Ray LaMontagne
  • Mavis Staples
  • Hozier
  • Imelda May

Lineup


  • Mavis Staples
  • Snarky Puppy
  • SIX60
  • Kurt Vile and The Violators
  • Ocean Alley
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Nahko & Medicine For The People
  • Ruthie Foster
  • Richard Clapton
  • Russell Morris
  • The Marcus King Band
  • Fantastic Negrito
  • Samantha Fish
  • The War and Treaty
  • The Black Sorrows
  • Irish Mythen
  • Melody Angel
  • The California Honeydrops
  • Elephant Sessions
  • Caiti Baker
  • Dallas Woods


  • Iggy Pop
  • Hozier
  • Norah Jones
  • Tash Sultana
  • Gary Clark Jr
  • Snarky Puppy
  • Imelda May
  • St. Paul & the Broken Bones
  • Shakey Graves
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Nahko & Medicine For The People
  • I'm With Her
  • Ruthie Foster
  • Flogging Molly
  • Backsliders
  • The Marcus King Band
  • Samantha Fish
  • Deva Mahal
  • Pierce Brothers
  • Trevor Hall
  • Irish Mythen
  • Anderson East
  • Melody Angel
  • Hussy Hicks
  • Caiti Baker
  • Dallas Woods


  • Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
  • Kasey Chambers
  • Mavis Staples
  • Tommy Emmanuel
  • Colin Hay
  • Imelda May
  • Kurt Vile & The Violators
  • Keb' Mo'
  • Allen Stone
  • St. Paul & the Broken Bones
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • Melbourne Ska Orchestra
  • I'm With Her
  • Flogging Molly
  • Fantastic Negrito
  • Samantha Fish
  • The War and Treaty
  • Larkin Poe
  • Vintage Trouble
  • Mojo Juju
  • Melody Angel
  • The California Honeydrops
  • Elephant Sessions
  • Caiti Baker
  • Little Georgia
  • Amaru Tribe
  • RocKwiz [live]


  • Jack Johnson
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • Mavis Staples
  • Gary Clark Jr
  • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
  • Meshell Ndegeocello
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • Melbourne Ska Orchestra
  • Archie Roach
  • Shakey Graves
  • Ruthie Foster
  • Tex Perkins and The Fat Rubber Band
  • Backsliders
  • The Marcus King Band
  • Fantastic Negrito
  • The War and Treaty
  • Deva Mahal
  • Larkin Poe
  • Pierce Brothers
  • Trevor Hall
  • Anderson East
  • Melody Angel
  • Thando
  • The California Honeydrops
  • Little Georgia
  • Benny Walker
  • RocKwiz [live]


  • Paul Kelly
  • The Saboteurs
  • David Gray
  • Ray LaMontagne
  • Julia Stone
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
  • Keb' Mo'
  • Allen Stone
  • St. Paul & the Broken Bones
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • Archie Roach
  • I'm With Her
  • Samantha Fish
  • Deva Mahal
  • Vintage Trouble
  • Mojo Juju
  • Anderson East
  • Melody Angel
  • Hussy Hicks
  • Thando
  • The California Honeydrops
  • Elephant Sessions
  • Caiti Baker
  • Benny Walker
  • Amaru Tribe

Bluesfest Byron Bay takes place on Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm's 120 hectares, just north of Byron Bay. 


Address

Tyagarah Tea Farm, Tyagarah, New South Wales, NSW 2481, Australia

FAQs

Bluesfest is located approximately 10 minutes from Byron Bay, 30 minutes from Ballina Airport and 40 minutes from Gold Coast Airport. Transfer to the festival are available from both airports. 

The festival will be laying on shuttle buses to and from the festival from Byron Bay and surrounding areas including the Tweed Coast. You can check full travel information here.

Yes, parking is available at the festival. 

Children under 6 are permitted for free. Children aged 6 - 14 will need a child's festival ticket, while those aged 15 to 17 must buy a youth ticket. 18 and over is classified as an adult ticket.

5 day camping + festival ticket holders can arrive from 11am on Wednesday 17 of April 2019. 

All other camping ticket holders can arrive from 11am each day, and must be inside by 9:30pm. You will need to leave the campsite by 10am the next day, depending on how many nights you have booked. 

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