Byron Bay Bluesfest

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

The Cat Empire announce final show with original line-up at Bluesfest 2022

They’re set to headline the festival’s opening night, joining the bill with Caravãna Sun and Tijuana Cartel

Amy Shark leads new additions to Bluesfest’s 2022 lineup

The new additions mean that 82 acts will now play the festival in April next year, with more announcements to come

Bluesfest to revert to regular five-day format for rescheduled 2022 event

The festival will now kick off on April 14 with a special opening night event