Byron Bay Bluesfest

Peter Noble speaks on Bluesfest’s 2023 attendance and keeping the festival Australian-owned

“My festival is not owned by an overseas multinational. I own my festival"

Here are the updated set times for Byron Bay Bluesfest 2023

The festival returns for its 34th year with a line-up that includes Crows, Femi Kuti, Beck, Mavis Staples, Tash Sultana, Gang of Youths and more

Elvis Costello & The Imposters drop out of Bluesfest due to COVID-19, push Australian tour to 2024

“We hope that the wait will seem worthwhile when we return”

Sticky Fingers exit Byron Bay Bluesfest 2023 line-up

“We apologise to those artists, sponsors and any others we involved in this matter through our mistaken belief that forgiveness and redemption are the rock on which our society is built,” says a statement from the festival

The Soul Rebels, GZA, Talib Kweli and Big Freedia not performing at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2023

A representative for The Soul Rebels claimed festival director Peter Noble cancelled their Bluesfest appearances and tour "in bad faith and in breach of contract”, which Noble has denied

Bluesfest director sends new statement to ticketholders about Sticky Fingers “witch-hunt” after Sampa the Great withdraws

“Is Australia the only place in the world where a minority attempts to ban one of Australia's great bands over something that happened so many years ago?” Bluesfest director Peter Noble asked

Sampa the Great will not perform at Bluesfest 2023

The Byron Bay festival has become the centre of a controversy due to its booking of the band Sticky Fingers

Bluesfest director Peter Noble shares statement on Sticky Fingers booking controversy

“This cruelty and lack of compassion are foreign to my values, as is the attempt to suppress the band’s artistic expression,” Peter Noble wrote

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard cancel Bluesfest 2023 appearance

It comes a week after the festival announced and then defended its booking of the band Sticky Fingers

Byron Bay Bluesfest defend booking Sticky Fingers for 2023 festival

Festival director Peter Noble has said Bluesfest are "happy to welcome" back "the bad boys of Australian music"