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Bluesfest Byron Bay is an annual music festival that takes place in Byron Bay, a coastal town in New South Wales, Australia. The festival, which began in 1990, typically runs for five days over the Easter long weekend and features a diverse lineup of international and Australian musicians from various genres, including blues, rock, folk, soul, and world music.

Some of the past headliners at Bluesfest Byron Bay include Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Patti Smith, Robert Plant, and Iggy Pop. The festival also offers food and drink stalls, markets, and other activities.

Famous For:
In addition to its music stages, Bluesfest Byron Bay is also known for its vibrant and unique inclusive atmosphere.

Creation Purpose:
Bluesfest Byron Bay was founded by an Australian music promoter, Peter Noble. Noble had been involved in the Australian music industry for many years and had worked with a variety of international artists, including Bob Dylan, James Brown, and Ray Charles.

In the late 1980s, Noble recognized a gap in the Australian music festival market, where there were no events focused on blues and roots music. He decided to create a festival that would showcase this genre of music and bring together local and international artists to perform for Australian audiences.

Fun Facts:
In 2014, Bluesfest Byron Bay won the Helpmann Award for Best Contemporary Music Festival, recognizing its contribution to the Australian music industry.

The festival has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and has implemented a range of initiatives to reduce its impact on the environment, such as a zero-waste policy, water conservation measures, and the use of renewable energy sources.

Bluesfest Byron Bay attracts visitors from all over the world, with many people traveling to Australia specifically to attend the festival.

Impact on the Music Industry:
One of the festival's primary goals is to promote blues and roots music, which has historically been underrepresented in the Australian music scene. By bringing together local and international artists from this genre, Bluesfest Byron Bay has helped to raise awareness and appreciation of blues and roots music in Australia.

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Bluesfest Byron Bay 2024 at a glance

When did Bluesfest Byron Bay 2024 take place?

Festival was scheduled from 28 Mar to 01 Apr 2024 (4 day(s)).

Where was Bluesfest Byron Bay 2024 held?

Bluesfest Byron Bay takes place in Byron Bay, Australia. Here is the full address of the festival: Byron Bay, Byron Bay Bluesfest

Who headlined Bluesfest Byron Bay 2024?

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tom Jones, The Dead South, Jack Johnson, Tommy Emmanuel.

What were the main genres at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2024?

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