Festival News

Port Fairy Folk Festival

(8th - 11th March 2024)


2024 Byron BayBluesfest

“Bluesfest is both honoured and excited to announce that Jimmy Barnes has chosen his first performance after surgery to occur on Easter Sunday, 31 March, at Bluesfest." 

Bluesfest Director - Peter Noble

Jimmy will be performing a one-of-a-kind show with a full band set-up that will feature both electric and acoustic performances of songs from Flesh and Wood and his extensive catalogue of hits. 

This special performance is to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Bluesfest and the 30th anniversary of the release of his Flesh and Wood album.

There will be duets and special guest appearances in what is set to be an amazing welcome back to the stage and a huge addition to the 35th Anniversary Bluesfest line-up.

Following a period of recovery and rehabilitation, Barnes' performance promises to be a triumphant celebration of resilience, music, and the enduring spirit of Australian rock.

Jimmy today spoke of how eager he is to make his comeback at Bluesfest.

“Every day, I’m getting stronger. Every day, I’m pushing myself a little bit further."

Bluesfest 2024 line-up

 If you like your blues/soul/roots music make sure you check out these acts:

  • 19-Twenty
  • Allman Betts Family Revival Feat. Devon Allman & Duane Betts with Special Guests Larry McCray & Ally Venable
  • Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
  • Blind Boys Of Alabama
  • Blues Arcadia
  • Clayton Doley's Bayou Billabong
  • Dirty Honey
  • Erja Lyytinen
  • Fiona Boyes & The Fortune Tellers
  • Harry Manx
  • Hussy Hicks
  • Ian Moss
  • Jackie Venson
  • Lisa Hunt
  • Playing For Change Band
  • PJ Morton
  • Roshani
  • Sweet Talk
  • Taj Farrant
  • Taj Mahal
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • The Turner Brown Band
  • Tommy Emmanuel
  • Wilsn
  • Women Of Soul Collective

Also appearing...

  • Ben Swissa
  • Brad Cox
  • Caraväna Sun
  • Coterie
  • Da Manager
  • Dan Sultan
  • Drive-By Truckers
  • eMDee
  • Here Come The Mummies
  • Infectious Grooves (Robert Trujillo • Mike Muir • Jay Weinberg • Dave Kushner • Dean Pleasants)
  • Katie Melua
  • Jerome Williams
  • Jimmy Barnes
  • L.A.B
  • Little Quirks
  • Matt Corby
  • Meshell Ndegeocello
  • Newton Faulkner
  • Perry Street Park
  • Peter Garrett & The Alter Egos
  • Pierce Brothers
  • Rickie Lee Jones
  • Snarky Puppy
  • Steve Poltz
  • The Cruel Sea
  • The Paper Kites
  • The Waifs
  • The Whitlams Black Stump Band
  • Tim Finn
  • Velvet Trip
  • Yirrimal
  • Ziggy Alberts

St Kilda Blues Festival

(1st - 3rd March 2024)

WOMADelaide

(8th - 11th March 2024)

Blue Mountains Music Festival

(15th - 17th March 2024)

Forth Valley Blues Festival

(15th - 16th March 2024)

Blues on Broadbeach

(16th - 19th May 2024)


Blues on Broadbeach started in May 2002 and is one of Australia’s largest free music festivals.

Blues on Broadbeach will be celebrating its 23rd annual festival from 16-19 May, 2024.

Held in the bustling Broadbeach precinct on the Gold Coast, fans can expect to see a wide range of blues-inspired music. The festival lineup features national and international artists, who will perform on multiple stages and venues across the precinct, that are generally non-ticketed to attend.

With a massive selection of restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as a host of accommodation options, fans can stay within the heart of the festival and enjoy live music at their doorstep!

Book accommodation and find out more info at www.bluesonbroadbeach.com



Cronulla Jazz and Blues Festival

(30th May - 2nd June 2024)

Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival 

(25th - 28th July 2024)

Gympie Music Muster 

(22nd - 25th August 2024)

Mitchell Creek Rock 'n' Blues Fest

(13th - 15th September 2024)

Thredbo BLUES Festival

(19th - 21st Jan 2024)

The iconic Thredbo Blues Festival descends upon the Snowy Mountains once again. Get set for another amazing program curated to include some of the country’s best blues artists, as well as up and comers to match the familiar faces.

Enjoy 3 huge days filled with the best of the blues, good food and wine and awesome times! With intimate bars and restaurants, spectacular outdoor venues and the whole of Thredbo Village given over to the blues, Thredbo sets the stage for an atmosphere that musicians and blues fans love.


The Thredbo Blues Festival is brought to you by Tourism Thredbo in partnership with Kosciusko Thredbo and Jazz and Blues Down Under. The Thredbo Blues Festival began in 1993 as the Thredbo Blues and Country Music Festival.

Organised by volunteers from the Thredbo Business Community the objective of the event was to bring a party to Thredbo in the summer season and introduce new visitors to the delights of Thredbo in Summer.


29 years later and Thredbo Blues is going strong. It has carved a niche as one of the countries longest running festivals, adored by blues fans and musicians alike for its friendly feel with small intimate venues and plenty of opportunity to get up close personal with some of Australia’s best blues performers.

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