Bluesfest to Cancel Ticket Sales for 2017
THE NOW legendary five-day Byron Bay Bluesfest is well-known for selling tickets all year around, but tickets for the 2017 festival will be taken off sale next week.
The Bluesfest this week issued a media release announcing that it’s experienced “unprecedented sales”, even before the first artists have been announced for the next edition of the festival.
When tickets go on sale later in the year, they will be at a significantly higher price to “allow for Bluesfest organisers to deliver the high calibre of talent it has become renowned for. Bluesfest is committed to delivering exceptional artist line-ups year after year and if the festival was to continue selling at the current rate and price, this would not be feasible.”
Last year’s line-up included Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, Tom Jones, Kendrick Lamar, Melissa Etheridge, Don McLean, The National and Jackson Browne.
The 28th Bluesfest, which will be held at the custom-built site just outside of Byron Bay, will take place over the 2017 Easter long weekend (April 13 to 17). Tickets are currently on sale at bluesfest.com.au but will be taken off sale next week at the latest.
Bluesfest Director Peter Noble released the following statement about pulling together the 2017 line-up:
“Bluesfest 2017 is shaping up to be a very special year. I have been travelling and meeting artist’s managers and agents in the U.S. and the U.K. recently, and I can say it’s all coming together brilliantly. Whilst I don’t always get all the artists I approach to play, this coming year, so far, is looking like one for the books.
There isn’t one artist booked for Bluesfest that we don’t 100% believe will impress to the highest degree. From the first artist that plays on our smaller stages to our headliners, we take a deep pride in presenting the very best of the new emerging artists along with the legends.
Our discovery artists, time and time again have grown to be headliners in their own right, and we are not afraid to take a chance in booking great new artists like St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Kaleo and Kendrick Lamar from our 2016 festival, through to the new emerging Roots and Contemporary artists we will be announcing soon.
AND, WE HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN THE LEGENDS TOO…
We are now in the process of finalising negotiations with some of the world’s most famous artists.
Ticket sales have been just incredible, and now we are announcing we are going off sale for a time before returning with our first announcement. Now is your opportunity to buy your ticket at the best possible price.
I can tell you this, without a shadow of a doubt, Bluesfest 2017 will be one of our greatest events. This is our passion and what we live for.”