Bluesfest Australia, the highly-anticipated music festival that draws in music lovers from far and wide, is back and better than ever. And if you’re not hyped, well, you’re probably not a true music lover.

This year’s festival is set to take place over Easter weekend in the stunning coastal town of Byron Bay, New South Wales, and Melbourne and boasts an impressive lineup of headliners that will make your heart race with anticipation.

Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams Buddy Guy, Gang of Youths, Counting Crows, Elvis Costello, and must see classics like The Doobie Brothers? Yeah, we thought that would get your attention.

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Bonnie Raitt, one of the legendary artists who’ll be performing at Bluesfest this year (Credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

But wait, there’s more! Bluesfest 2023 has also introduced some new blood to the lineup, including Paolo Nutini, The Angels, Ash Grunwald, Backsliders, The Bros. Landreth, Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and Yirrmal. Trust us, you won’t want to miss these acts.

And let’s not forget about the wide range of emerging and established artists from around the world that will also be taking the stage. Diversity is King, or shall we say, Queen, with a stellar line up of must-see women acts to catch at this year’s Bluesfest, and there’s truly something for everyone at Bluesfest. 

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But the music isn’t the only thing to look forward to. The festival also offers a plethora of activities and events, including food and drink options and market stalls. It’s a complete sensory experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

So, what are you waiting for? If you’re a true music lover, you won’t want to miss out on the electrifying atmosphere and unparalleled talent at Bluesfest Australia.

Check out our handpicked schedule for an unforgettable long weekend.