Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly, Tash Sultana & Jimmy Barnes headline Bluesfest 2021

Who would have thought after their cancellation by Public Health Order in April due to one local case of transmission, which happened less than 24 hours before gates were due to open, that sent shockwaves through the industry and traumatised everyone who had been working on presenting Bluesfest… that just six weeks later organiser would be announcing their re-scheduled festival, and one week later – their full lineup of the absolute best Australian artists.

This October, Bluesfest will be the first major festival to return, since COVID-19 struck, with a multi-day, multi-stage, camping event and almost all the artists due to play at Easter will return to play.

Organisers are thrilled to announce that MIDNIGHT OIL has agreed to join the All-Australian Lineup, headlining the opening Friday night along with the launch of their new album – it’s a dream come true.

PAUL KELLY will co-headline Saturday night, alongside TASH SULTANA… and of course, JIMMY BARNES is back to headline Sunday night.

Organisers have shown a determination to overcome everything they had to face to re-schedule, knowing that as an integral part of the Australian music industry, so many were counting on them.

As the festival rises from the ashes of Bluesfest, Easter 2021, please come join us and celebrate our indomitable determination to present live music in Australia safely, at a major event level. Let’s make history!

Bluesfest Byron Bay October 2021 edition poster