Bluesfest arrives in Melbourne for the first time in 2023!

The award winning Bluesfest in Byron Bay has been showcasing the biggest names in music from around the world every Easter long weekend since 1990 and we are thrilled to announce that on Saturday April 8th and Sunday 9th April 2023, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre positioned on the on the banks of the beautiful Birrarung (Yarra River) will be transformed into a full weather proof festival precinct.  With multiple indoor theatres and stages, fantastic food and drink, family entertainment and so much more to ensure that the first ever Bluesfest Melbourne will be spectacular.

Across two incredible days, Bluesfest Melbourne will feature performances from extraordinary International acts and the cream of Australian talent including, ASH GRUNWALD, BUDDY GUY, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, GREENSKY BLUEGRASS, HENRY WAGONS, KALEO, KASEY CHAMBERS, KEB’ MO’, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, PAOLO NUTINI,  ROBERT GLASPER, STEVE EARLE and so many more!

I am so excited to be bringing Australia’s leading music festival, Bluesfest Byron Bay down south to present a first of its kind two day indoor music festival.   We’ll be bringing some of the absolute premium international and local artists who perform at Bluesfest alongside the fantastic Melbourne artists to create an experience for music lovers that is unprecedented in this city.  Offering patrons the chance to see more than 30 performances over a two day period in an environment that is weatherproofed, accessible and safe, right in the heart of the Melbourne and Docklands area.  I see Bluesfest Melbourne becoming an absolute must see on the annual events calendar.

Peter Noble – Bluesfest chief

With a range of ticket options to suit every festival-goer, Bluesfest Melbourne tickets will sell out fast.

Tickets go on Sale Monday 14th November at 9am through our friends at

Bluesfest Melbourne 2023 poster