Byron Bay Bluesfest

Big Freedia joins The Soul Rebels’ Bluesfest 2023 sideshows with GZA and Talib Kweli

The Bluesfest acts will perform in Sydney and Brisbane in April of next year

Bluesfest Melbourne debuting in 2023 with Kasey Chambers, Buddy Guy, Ash Grunwald and more

Festival director Peter Noble says he’s “always wanted to” expand the event to Melbourne

Counting Crows announce Bluesfest sideshows for April 2023

Playing theatre and arena dates around their Byron Bay appearance

Beck to perform acoustic set at 2023 Byron Bay Bluesfest

At the time of writing, it's the only Australian show the artist has on his itinerary for next year

Watch Anthony Albanese introduce Jimmy Barnes at Bluesfest 2022

The ALP leader was met with a mix of cheers and boos as he opened the Cold Chisel icon’s headlining set

Watch The Cat Empire’s original line-up play their final show together at Bluesfest 2022

The band's Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill are the only members who will continue under the moniker

Byron Bay Bluesfest site has experienced flash flooding but festival will still go ahead

Festival director Peter Noble says the team is optimistic the festival site will be dry by the time Bluesfest commences in mid-April

Crowded House add more dates to ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’ tour

The majority of the original shows have sold out

Five Things I Know: Peter Noble, Bluesfest

While Peter Noble is well known as the director of Byron Bay’s Bluesfest, he has spent the past four decades working across multiple corners of the music industry in Australia and overseas. He spoke with NME about the festival’s infamous eleventh-hour cancellation in March, the evolution of the blues and more

George Benson, Marcus King, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram and more added to Bluesfest 2022 line-up

Eight international acts are joining the previously all-Australian and New Zealand bill, with sideshows locked in to boot