BYRON BAY BLUESFEST
18 - 22 April 2019 in Byron Bay, Australia
A flashy EDM dance-a-thon it is not – instead, this easygoing festival prides itself on its mellow vibes, family-friendly atmosphere and wide array of quality tunes. Like some sort of music festival black magic, Bluesfest manages to maintain a laid-back reputation despite its size (nearly 20,000 attendees and 200 shows per day) and the calibre of talent it attracts: the 30th anniversary will see acts as eminent and eclectic as Jack Johnson, Iggy Pop, Hozier and Norah Jones. Though it’s no longer the pure blues bash it was nearly 3 decades ago, Bluesfest has established itself among the likes of Glastonbury as one of the world’s top music festivals – and one of its most eco-friendly.
Add in the local beaches and subtropical rainforests, plus Boomerang, the indigenous festival-within-the-festival, and you’re in for one unforgettable weekend.
For more information: https://bluesfest.com.au/