Patti Smith at Bluesfest 2017 in Byron Bay.
Patti Smith at Bluesfest 2017 in Byron Bay. Cathy Adams

Byron banishes the blues on opening night at Bluesfest

BLUESFEST 2017 opened with a bang, with the opening-day artists putting on a show bound to have punters begging for more.

Here are just some of the highlights from Day 1.


Gillians Triggs brings call for Australian Bill of Rights

Gillians Triggs brings call for Australian Bill of Rights

The professor will also present the 2018 Activist of the Year Award

Man tries to grab cop's gun during vicious assault

Man tries to grab cop's gun during vicious assault

Officer taken to hospital after eye gouged

'No-one wants high rise buildings': Council

'No-one wants high rise buildings': Council

"The council needs to make sure planning controls are appropriate"

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