So long Bluesfest Byron Bay, another year over and a new chapter to add to the memories books. It was dry and dusty, which was a welcome change from the (what seemed like) endless weeks of rain that Byron experienced in the weeks beforehand. We were a little bit worried that Cyclone Debbie would impact on the festival site, but from what we saw, it didn’t have any adverse effects on the Bluesfest Byron Bay grounds, energy and vibes!
The atmosphere at Bluesfest was infectious! The young and old joined together celebrating their favourite musical acts. Stall holders spreading the joy of Byron Bay and cultures far and wide, with food, gifts, jewellery and clothing. All the stalls were drenched in colour had us inspired for what colours to explore in our next release of nail lacquers. We loved to see our favourite Byron Bay local brands at the festival, with busy stands full of admiring customers. The gorgeous Future Dreamers girls were busy spreading love at their giant photo booth.
Of course, the music absolutely blew us away. Artists from generations passed, mixed with current day sensations, making the festival a true tasting platter of music from around the world. As well as musicians, dancers and performers dotted the festival.
Watching the sun set spectacularly over the tents behind the mountains every evening was another highlight of the festival. As the sun dropped out the sky and the evenings got cooler, it was welcome relief from the unrelenting sun during the day!
Blues Fest Byron Bay is definitely one worth marking into your calendar each year, and making a holiday of it too! It’s an incredible time of year, as the days and evenings start to cool off after the summer months.