“Welcome to the Easter long weekend!!
The major event this weekend is of course Bluesfest! In its 25th year, Bluesfest is a phenomenal local festival that celebrates blues, rock, folk, reggae, doowop, soul and so much more!! The festival runs from Thursday night through to Monday night, and features artists such as Jack Johnson, Booker T Jones, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Steve Earle, India Arie, Matt Corby, Morcheeba and many many more!! The Beards are a personal favourite of mine J
Tickets are still available for some days – buy them from http://www.bluesfest.com.au/pages/?ParentPageID=44&PageID=69 and some limited Friday day tickets will be held on the door from 10am on Friday morning.
Shuttle buses will be running from Byron and Suffolk Park – $5 each way – the buses run every 20 minutes from 5pm until 12.30am. Check out timetables here: http://www.bluesfest.com.au/pages/?ParentPageID=46&PageID=130
And if Bluesfest isn’t your thing, don’t miss Rabbits Eat Lettuce – an amazing electronic music festival out in the bush about 130km out of Byron! See http://www.rabbitseatlettuce.com.au/ for more info – this is an amazing rave that has been running for about 6 years now, and people travel from all over Australia to attend! It’s a camping festival in an awesome setting.
Besides festivals – you will notice that Byron is ridiculously busy this weekend!
The Northern have got some musical treats lined up:
Thursday: Goons of Doom featuring Feeling Dave, Skeggs and DJ Chris Bradley
Friday: The Swamps
Saturday: Electronic Easter with Bon Chat Bon Rat, DJ Chris Bradley and Taya Mills
Sunday: Dan Hannaford
Monday: The Fire Tree
The Beachy, as well as having the free Cloud Control gig tonight which I will definitely be bopping around at, have the following:
Thursday: The Bondi Cigars
Friday: The Bluesfest Busking Competition Final from 12pm, and then DJ Longtime from 6pm
Saturday: The Delta Riggs and Jakarta Criers
Sunday: Lisa Hunt from 4.30pm (woohoo!!) and DJ Fonzaius from 8pm
Monday: Alex Bowen
At The Rails, in amongst the awesome burgers and the seafood tray raffle which I will one day win;
Thursday: Kaurna Cronin
Saturday: The Samba Blisstas from 3pm and The Warren Earl Band from 7pm
Sunday: The Dillion James Band
Monday: The Germian Sisters
The Ginger Pig has lots of awesome nights going on over the weekend – and are running a happy hour from 4-6pm!
Thursday: DJ Rob Bango is doing his Steppin’Out night
Friday: The awesome Ant On Leaf is playing at Frothing on Fridays before he heads off to DJ at Rabbits Eat Lettuce
Saturday: The Great Edmundo
Sunday: nice chilled day – head here for Bloody Marys
Monday: Boom Faya – Byrons resident reggae and dancehall night!
The Buddha Bar is also putting on some great nights, with Cleveland Blues on Saturday and Andy Jans-Brown Trio on Sunday.
Happy Easter everyone and have an AMAZING time!! If you’re coming to Bluesfest, look out for me! xo