Every year, Byron Bay Bluesfest is one of the biggest and most vibrant events in our local area, attracting visitors from across the country and international acts. We are so lucky to have Byron Bay Bluesfest right in our backyard, and if this year’s line up is anything to go by, it’s going to be one massive weekend of fun and frivolity.
If there is one thing we have learnt from our years exploring the buzz of music festivals- it’s that often the best times and most enjoyable act you experience, are the once unplanned for! That’s why, we don’t like to overfill our schedules with who we want to see- rather we pick our favourites for each day, and then let the day take us on a journey! The beauty of Byron Bay Bluesfest, is there is such a huge variety of music, stalls, artists and performers, that you can always be discovering something or someone new.
So who are our must-sees for each day? We’ve put together a short list of the acts we will be front-and-centre for, and everyone else will be a happy surprise!
Tash Sultana– singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and local talent that we have on repeat in the office
Holy Holy– two-piece indie rock band bound to get the crowd going with their huge tracks True Lover and Elevator!
Asgeir– anyone familiar with the Icelandic singer-songwriter’s music will understand why he is a must-see. His music soars above the crowds and fills the air to undeniably beautiful effect.
Ms Lauryn Hill– One of the most influential R&B performers of her time and playing an exclusive set at Byron Bay Bluesfest this year- one not to miss!
2018 Busking Finalists– Previous years’ busking competitions have seen the likes of Kim Churchill coming through the ranks, with every year unearthing a huge range of new talent to watch.
Ziggy Alberts– the coastal folk singer/songwriter is a Byron Bay local and sure to pull a huge crowd for his Sunday evening set.
First Aid Kit– the sisters from Sweden create the most enchanting folk music and we are beyond excited to see them on Australian soil!
Dan Sultan– he’s our favourite, he’s everyone’s favourite, we can’t wait to see Dan Sultan for obvious reasons… (he’s amazing)
Who are your top picks for Bluesfest thing year? And what nail colour are you going to be wearing? Let us know, and tag us in your photos!
p.s. we are going for our festival favourite, Gypsy