Bluesfest wins best music event in Australia

BLUESFEST Byron Bay has been awarded Australia’s Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event at the 2014 Australian Event Awards.

The music festival beat out Vivid Sydney 2014, Santos Tour Down Under 2014 and Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Madame Butterfly, Opera Australia to take home the award in Sydney last night.

Festival Director Peter Noble said it’s an honour to the award


“Once again we show that regional events in Australia can also win major awards, even up against those fully funded by bodies such as destination NSW,” he said.

“I am thankful to my amazing and dedicated team, without them none of this would be possible.”

Bluesfest was also in the running for Best Tourism Event, Best Regional Event and Australia’s Favourite Event.l.

Bluesfest has also recently been nominated for the highly regarded Annual Pollstar Award in the category of the 2014 ‘International Music Festival of the Year’ for the third year. The nomination marks the fifth time Bluesfest has been nominated for the prestigious award.

The 26th Annual Bluesfest will take place over Easter long weekend 2015; Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th of April 2015 at the festivals purpose built home, the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm in Byron Bay, NSW. Headliners announced to date include The Black Keys, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals (exclusive – only Australian performance) Paolo Nutini, David Gray and The Gipsy Kings amongst many others. More information here.