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.


Holiday housing hassle

Holiday housing hassle

Council seeks to control Airbnb in Byron

Doing this while driving will cost you 10 demerit points

Doing this while driving will cost you 10 demerit points

Police will be clamping down on this behaviour that costs lives

Insta model’s strict dress code for wedding guests

Insta model’s strict dress code for wedding guests

Pia Muehlenbeck issued specific outfit instructions via a mood board

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