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Byron Bay Bluesfest 2022

One of the leading contemporary blues and roots music festivals in Australia


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Bluesfest Byron Bay is the annual music festival that takes place during five days on Easter weekend at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, 11 km drive north of scenic Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. The festival has been held since the 1990s under the name the East Coast International Blues & Roots Music Festival gathering the most prominent international stars like Robert Plant, James Brown, Bob Dylan, BB King, Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, Paul Simon, and Grace Jones. The festival features mostly blues and roots performers, but also rock and pop musicians. The festival is attended by about 110,000 people every year.

Bluesfest Byron Bay was founded by Keven Oxford and Dan Doeppel, who were later joined by Peter Noble. It is often visited by celebrities such as Matt Damon, Jason Momoa, and Chris Hemsworth. The previous lineups included D'Angelo, Kamasi Washington, Hiatus Kaiyote, Fantastic Negrito, The National City and Colour, Grace Potter, Elle King, Lord Huron, Kaleo, Songhoy Blues, Lucky Peterson, Jimmy Cliff Youssou N’Dour, Juanes, Eagles of Death Metal, Con Brio, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Mary J Blige, Snarky Puppy, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Lionel Richie, Morcheeba, and Joan Osborne.

The Festival offers a wide range of service and facilities from open-air and under-cover stages, car parking, food stalls and licensed bars to breastfeeding areas, cloakroom, and a campsite equipped with shower and toilet facilities. All this creates a great, safe, fun, and family-friendly atmosphere.

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