CONFIRMED! Bluesfest announces new 2021 festival date

The popular Bluesfest in Byron Bay has announced its much-anticipated return after being cancelled two years in a row.

The rescheduled event was due to take place across the Easter long weekend, but was cancelled by the NSW Government just one day before it was due to kick off after a COVID-19 case was detected in the community.

However, organisers are hoping it will be third time lucky, with new dates announced overnight.


“It’s finally here! The announcement you have all been waiting very patiently for,” Bluesfest wrote on social media.

“Bluesfest 2021 will be back this year over the October Long Weekend”.

The rescheduled festival has been shortened to four days from five, kicking off on Friday, October 1 to Monday, October 4.

“The new October season is a jampacked 4 days… but this does not mean that current 5-day season ticketholders miss out,” organisers wrote.

“We have something very special in store for you – this will be announced next week along with the full festival lineup announcement!”

Those who have already purchased tickets are being told they will be contacted shortly with information on where to go from here.

“At this time, all current Bluesfest 2021 ticketholders will receive official communication from Moshtix and will be given information on how to roll over to the new event, with the option to request a refund remaining available,” Bluesfest wrote.

“Until then, keep holding your tickets… You’ll be happy you did!”

Jimmy Barnes, Pete Murray, John Butler, The Living End, Kasey Chambers and Kate Ceberano were just some of the artists due to perform in April, however it’s not known if they’ve been locked in for the rescheduled event.

The full lineup is expected to be announced next week.

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