PICTURED getting into Bluesfest mood is Fiona Hunter from There’s Always More at Byron Bay who, with some help from Helen Huxley, won Byron United’s shop decoration competition. Focal point of the display was a ‘cake’ to mark Bluesfest’s 21st birthday.
PICTURED getting into Bluesfest mood is Fiona Hunter from There’s Always More at Byron Bay who, with some help from Helen Huxley, won Byron United’s shop decoration competition. Focal point of the display was a ‘cake’ to mark Bluesfest’s 21st birthday.

Close watch on Bluesfest move

Easter at Byron Bay this year is sure to have a somewhat different ‘feel’, with the move of Bluesfest to its own site at Tyagarah posing some interesting questions.


What impact will the move have on business at Byron Bay, which over the years has variously hosted the event at Red Devil Park and Belongil Fields close to the CBD, and how will the new site adjacent to the Pacific Highway deal with the expected high volume of traffic?


What will punters think of the move out of town?


By Tuesday next week, the answers to those questions should be known.


But before that, festivalgoers will be treated over five days starting today to what director Peter Noble has described as the best line-up of talent yet, with Crowded House and Jack Johnson among the headline acts.


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