Byron Bay BluesFest

Posted by The Team | March 12, 2018 | What's On
Byron Bay Blues Fest

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2018

The internationally renowned ‘Blues Fest’ kicks off in Byron Bay over the Easter Long Weekend with more than 200 performances across seven stages, over 5 x 12 hour days!

Since its modest beginnings 1990 with a crowd of 6000, event and now attracts an audience of other 100,000 people each year.  The event is held at the scenic Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, 11 kilometers North of Byron Bay, NSW, and is regarded as being the foremost destination festival in Australia and renowned for being a safe, fun, family-friendly festival and the event also has a daily kids program to keep them entertained during the festival.

The Byron Bay Bluesfest 2018 hosts a variety of musicians from International Stars to local bands.  Unlike the same suggests the event showcases a variety of musical style from reggae to country, gospel and rock.  Over the years festival goers have been entertained by the likes of Bob Dylan, John Mayer, BB King, Jack Johnson, Angus & Julia Stone, David Gray, Trombone Shorty, Paul Simon, Ben Harper, Luka Bloom, Bonnie Raitt, Crowded House and the list goes on.  You can dig through the programs and check out prior acts HERE.

The festival is set to sellout with the Byron bay bluesfest 2018 lineup showcasing music from around the world with superstar acts such as Seal, Lionel Ritchie, Lauryn Hill, Sheryl Crow, along with Billy Bragg, Patti Smith, Santana and the Doobie Brothers will join local favorites such as John Butler Trio, Neil Finn, Tash Sultana and many more for an unforgettable experience.  Click here for the full program and list of artists.

What:   Bluesfest

Where: Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (10-15-minute drive from Byron Bay)

Address:  Lot 103-105 Pacific Highway, Tyagarah

Bluesfest 2018 Dates: Thursday 29th March – Monday 02nd April 2018

How to get there: 

You can drive and park at the event or Festival Shuttle Buses will be operating to and from Byron Bay and surrounding areas via Blanch’s Bus company.  You can view timetable HERE.

The event has a range of services and facilities including:

  • Under cover and open-air performance stages.
  • Big screens in both the Mojo and Crossroads areas.
  • 5 licensed bars.
  • Beer Gardens.
  • Food and Market Stalls.
  • Undercover food courts and coffee tents with seating.
  • Daily Kids Program.
  • Merch Shop.
  • Artist Signing.
  • EFTPOS Facilities.
  • First Aid.
  • Disability Access.
  • Cloak room and phone charging facilities.

Bluesfest 2018 tickets are still available but get in quick as they are selling fast!  For more information or to book tickets visit

But it’s not all the ‘blues’ with plenty on offer over the Easter School Holidays for families and festival goers alike so if you want to combine festival fun with a holiday escape it’s a great time to do it as the weather is still lovely during the day.

Check out the Best of Byron’s Food Bowl to stock up on such delicious staples for your holiday and we’ve taken the hard work out of planning the rest of your stay with The Ultimate 48 Hour Itinerary in Byron Bay.

Haven’t booked accommodation yet?  Don’t worry you will still find accommodation available at the Byron Holiday Park to suit your needs with unpowered or powered camp sites and powered sites with your own ensuite from $57.  Need a little more luxury? The  Byron Holiday Park still has some availability in Cabins and Villas (sleeping between 3 – 6 people) available over the festival and school holidays – although like the tickets themselves they will soon sell out so get in quick!

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