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.


Rams defeat Casino to move to second place

Rams defeat Casino to move to second place

RAMS play at home this weekend for only the second time.

Maps reveal potential 'catastrophic' danger

Maps reveal potential 'catastrophic' danger

20,000 firefighters in NSW and parts of QLD are bracing for worst

Bushfire app could save your life

Bushfire app could save your life

The Fires Near Me app is a free app to download