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VALERIE JUNE

Festival Review: Byron Bluesfest (Day Four) - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (20.04.14)

A slow start for many today, the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm seemed to be easing in to Sunday at Bluesfest - snoozily/slowly working through hangovers from Saturday night, it was an easy guess that there may not be as many in attendance today as there had been over the past few days. It was of no matter to me however, as I scored myself a spot on the lawn at Crossroads for C.W Stoneking to kick off my music schedule for the day.

Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest Day 4 Part 1 - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (20.04.14)

In part one of Johnny Au's photo gallery from day four (Easter Sunday) at Bluefest in Byron Bay, We bring you all the action from RockWiz featuring special guest Henry Wagons plus C.W. Stoneking, Foy Vance, Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, The Cambodian Space Project, Tim Rogers and Valerie June.

Guest appearances, birthday celebrations and Erykah Badu come to Byron for Bluesfest Day Four!

With the final day and night of the Byron Bluesfest around the corner, the Sunday program continue to bring the goods. Bluesfest’s 25th anniversary was celebrated with a rousing rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ sung to Peter Noble by the public and Playing For Change, who had previously wound up their Mojo Stage set.

Win a double pass to see BOOKER T. JONES and VALERIE JUNE in Sydney and Melbourne!

The great Booker T. Jones of the MG’s and Green Onions fame headlines the third instalment of Bluesfest Touring’s series of sideshow announcements. It has taken five years to get one of the founding fathers of funk, Booker T. back to tour. The master of the funky Hammond organ has recently returned to Stax Records after 40 years. Booker T. will be joined in Melbourne and Sydney by Tennessee native Valerie June who came to the fore after a mesmerising debut UK TV performance on ‘Later…With Jools Holland’ and she hasn’t turned back since.

Bluesfest demonstrating girl power in 2014, showcasing some of the top leading ladies in music!

There are definitely going to be some powerhouse female performers touring around Australia as part of Bluesfest this year! Some of the most successful and hardworking ladies in the genre are going to be showcasing their high calibre talent, from the well-established to the new upstarts, these sideshows are definitely ones you won't want to be missing out on.

Bluesfest Byron Bay Discovery: Listen, Watch and Win!

KEEP DISCOVERING! CLICK HERE TO LOOK BACK AT THE FIRST ROUND OF ARTISTS WE FEATURED IN THE BYRON BAY BLUESFEST DISCOVERY PROMOTION, AND ROUND TWO HERE.

the AU review is proud to present the 25th annual Bluesfest in Byron Bay next Easter weekend. One aspect of the festival we love every year is the discovery of young and emerging artists - alongside, of course, the more established on the lineup, and the countless "legends" along the way. As we look towards the 2014 event, we're proud to launch the new Bluesfest Discovery Page on the AU - a section that highlights artists we think you should discover yourselves, while also giving you the chance to win tickets to the festival!

More Bluesfest artists set for headline dates including Booker T. Jones, Suzanne Vega and more.

More Bluesfest artists have been announced to be performing their own run of headline shows while they're in the country next year! From Booker T. Jones to The North Mississippi Allstars, metro city crowds can expect some blistering live performances from a whole new stack of festival artists.

John Mayer and the Dave Matthews Band lead first Bluesfest announcement!

It's that time of year again! The first artist announcement for the annual Bluesfest has been announced, with John Mayer,the Dave Matthews Band and more to head to Byron next year. Held over the Easter long weekend at the sublime venue that is the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm in Byron Bay, Bluesfest celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014 and, by the looks of this line up, we're in for a mighty celebration indeed.