The 2023 Byron Bay Bluesfest Set Times are here for one epic Easter long weekend of music

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The 2023 Byron Bay Bluesfest Set Times are here for one epic Easter long weekend of music

The Byron Bay Bluesfest set times are here for the iconic festival held over the Easter long weekend in Byron Bay.

In just a few days, the 34th annual Bluesfest’s gates will open for what promises to be the most exciting Bluesfest ever.

Some of the finest contemporary and legendary blues, roots, soul, rock, hip hop, R&B, world and Americana music artists (and more) are set to appear for the first original style Bluesfest since the world’s borders re-opened.

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

After a hugely successful if somewhat muddy 2022, that featured the best of predominantly Australian and NZ artists, it’s time to mix it up again. For the first time since 2019, Bluesfest is free and unencumbered to showcase the finest genres of music from all over the globe, including the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, GZA, Lucinda Williams, Counting Crows, The Doobie Brothers, Beck, Gang of Youths, Marcus King, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Joe Bonamassa and more.

Byron Bay Bluesfest Set Times

Thursday 6 April

Friday 7 April

Saturday 8 April

Sunday 9 April

Monday 10 April

Since last year, Bluesfest has invested over $500k upgrading and waterproofing the Bluesfest site, with upgrades to the VIP area to raise the experience to new heights.

“A five-day season ticket at Bluesfest can be a life changing experience, and with our site improvements, stunning line up and improved food and beverage suppliers, five days is the way to go.”

Bluesfest Lineup 2023

  • Bobby Alu
  • Buttered
  • Clarence Bekker Band
  • Coterie
  • Dami Im
  • Daniel Champagne
  • Dog Trumpet
  • Electric Cadillac
  • Frank Sultana
  • Frank Turner
  • Hussy Hicks
  • Lisa Hunt’s Forever Soul
  • Loose Content
  • Ray Beadle Stax of Blues
  • Roshani
  • Round Mountain Girls
  • Steve Poltz
  • Steve’n’Seagulls
  • Beck
  • Paolo Nutini
  • The Angels
  • Ash Grunwald
  • Backsliders
  • The Bros. Landreth
  • Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges
  • Trombone Shorty & The Orleans Avenue
  • Yirrmal
  • 19-Twenty
  • Beth Hart (Exclusive)
  • The Black Sorrows
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Buddy Guy
  • The Cat Empire
  • Chain
  • Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram
  • Elvis Costello & The Imposters
  • Eric Gales (Exclusive)
  • Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
  • Gang Of Youths
  • Greensky Bluegrass (Exclusive)
  • Jackson Browne
  • Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
  • Joe Bonamassa (Exclusive)
  • Joe Camilleri Presents a Star-Studded Tribute to The Greats of The Blues
  • Jon Stevens
  • Kaleo
  • Keb’ Mo’
  • Lachy Doley And The Horns Of Conviction
  • Larkin Poe
  • LP
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Marcus King
  • Mavis Staples
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Nikki Hill (Exclusive)
  • Robert Glasper
  • RocKwiz Live
  • The Soul Rebels & Friends with Special Guests Talib Kweli • GZA • Big Freedia
  • Southern Avenue (Exclusive)
  • Spinifex Gum Feat. Marliya
  • Steve Earle & The Dukes
  • Tash Sultana
  • Xavier Rudd

Bluesfest will take place over 5 days from Thursday 6th to Monday 10th April 2023 at the Byron Events Farm, Tyagarah, NSW. All 5-Day Season tickets, including festival entry, camping & add-ons, parking and VIP are on sale now via the Bluesfest website.