Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016

Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March 2016
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia MAP
$575 plus booking fees for five day ticket
Daily capacity: 20,000
Last updated: Mon 25th Jan 2016

The 27th Byron Bay Bluesfest - The International East Coast Blues and Roots Festival returns to Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, near Byron Bay, Australia over the Easter weekend from Thursday 24th until Monday 28th March 2016.

Bluesfest offers all kinds of blues music, world music, roots music, and a hybrid of those and other cultural styles under one umbrella - Blues & Roots Music. Bluesfest has continued to evolve incorporating surf culture, Latino Music, African Music, as well as political and environmental message artists.


Latest additions Ash Grunwald, Blind Boy Paxton, Cold War Kids, Con Brio, D'Angelo, Don McLean, East Journey, Dustin Thomas, Elle King, Fantastic Negrito, Graham Nash, Harts, Hiatus Kaiyote, Houndmouth, Hussy Hicks, Jeff Martin, Kaleo, Kamasi Washington, Kim Churchill, Melissa Etheridge, Mike Love, Modest Mouse, Mojo Juju, Pierce Brothers, Raw Earth, Richard Clapton, Russell Morris, Shooglenifty, Steve Smyth, Tex Perkins and The Ape, Blind Boys Of Alabama, The Bros. Landreth, The Mastersons, The Original Blues Brothers Band, and Wards Xpress

They join Kendrick Lamar, The National, City and Colour, the final performance of Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds in its entirety along with his greatest hits, Taj Mahal, The Residents present Shadowland, Lord Huron, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Janiva Magness, Ali Campbell (with Astro and Mickey Virtue), Joe Bonamassa, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tom Jones, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Jackson Browne, The Decemberists, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Tweedy, Steve Earle & The Dukes, The Wailers performing 4 albums Exodus, Uprising, Survival, and Legend in their entirety, Grace Potter, Lord Huron, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Vintage Trouble, Lucky Peterson, eMDee, Blackberry Smoke, The Cat Empire, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Word, Rhiannon Giddens, Janiva Magness, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Allen Stone, The Selecter, Shakey Graves, and Songhoy Blues.

For the line-up details, and day splits, as available see the Byron Bay Bluesfest line-up page.


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The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at $575 plus booking fee for a full five day ticket. All Kids under the age of 5 are free. Children between the age of 5 and 14 inclusive have to be in the supervision of a Responsible adult.

Camping info

Camping will be available at the festival. There will be a regular shuttle service from the festival to and from Byron Bay. In addition there are several options for public transport to and from the Festival.

The Festival is a licensed event with plenty of bars to pick from. No Alcohol or Glass allowed. There is a wide variety of food at the international food fair, which is held inside the festival.

Green ethics

Bluesfest has had many years experience as a green event organisation incorporating green ethics, the principles of environmental sustainability and each year they actively pursue opportunities to implement these principles in the management of the festival.

More information will be here when available.

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