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BYRON BAY

Byron Bay Bluefest Photo Gallery: John Butler Trio - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (19.04.14)

Byron Bay Bluesfest favourites John Butler Trio packed out the Mojo Stage for their set tonight. Photos by Johnny Au.

Byron Bay Bluesfest Photo Gallery: Dave Matthews Band - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (19.04.14)

Dave Matthews Band returns to Byron Bay Bluesfest and headlines Day 3 of the festival. An incredible set left many to wonder if that was the best show Dave Matthews Band has ever performed in Australia. Photos by Johnny Au.

Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest Day 2 Part 2 - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (18.04.14)

The Doobie Brothers (Pictured Above) headlined the second part of our Day 2 coverage of Byron Bay Bluesfest. Other artists include Eric Bibb, Gary Clark Jr, Boz Scaggs, Aaron Neville, and more! Photos by Johnny Au.

Festival Review: Byron Bluesfest (Day Two) - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (18.04.14)

When faced with a festival that spans five days, it can be slightly daunting when it comes to planning your timetable for each day. Day two of Bluesfest coincides with Good Friday and arriving on site for my second round, there’s definitely a festive vibe in the air, albeit less chocolate.

Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest Day 2 Part 1 - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (18.04.14)

Part 1 of our Day 2 coverage of Byron Bay Bluesfest starts off with artists such as India.Arie (pictured above), Suzanne Vega, Steve Earle & The Dukes and more! Photos by Johnny Au.

Byron Bay Bluesfest Photo Gallery: Jack Johnson - Tyagarag Tea Tree Farm (18.04.14)

Jack Johnson was one of the headline artists at Mojo Stage on Day 2 of Bluesfest 2014. Photos by Johnny Au.

Byron Bay Bluesfest Photo Gallery: Matt Corby - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (18.04.14)

Matt Corby was one of the headliners on the Mojo Stage on Day 2 of Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014. Photos by Johnny Au.

Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest Day 1 - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (17.04.14)

All the action from Day 1 of Byron Bay Bluesfest with headlining acts Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (pictured above), Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Buddy Guy and more! Photos by Johnny Au.

Byron Bay Bluesfest Photo Gallery: John Mayer - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (17.04.14)

John Mayer brought some of his classic tracks as well as his Blues performance to a packed out Mojo Stage at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014. Photos by Johnny Au.

Festival Review: Byron Bay Bluesfest (Day One) - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (17.04.14)

The Byron Bay Bluesfest has many things to be celebrating in 2014. Not only has it brought thousands once again to the gorgeous surrounds of the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm for a long weekend of stellar Australian and international music, but it’s also celebrating its 25th anniversary. This evening’s opening bill of bands provided the perfect ‘welcome back’ soundtrack to those who make the pilgrimage to Bluesfest annually, but also a perfect introduction to the festival for those visiting for the first time.

Festival Review: The Falls Music and Arts Festival (Day Two) - Byron Bay, NSW (01.01.14)

With a new year, a scorching day and hangover to contend with, it was Chet Faker, who had the chance to soothe the sizeable crowd. Taking the stage with his three piece touring band, it was heartening to see them positioned in a straight line, ensuring all members were given equal importance.

Festival Review: The Falls Music and Arts Festival (Day One) - Byron Bay, NSW (31.12.13)

Falls Festival Byron Bay

Falls Festival is an undeniable institute in the Australian music industry, and it was with great excitement that the third installment was introduced. However, the inaugural Byron Bay rendition was by no means a smooth experience - but wrinkles are expected in any newborn. At times, the dusty camping site looked more like a post-apocalyptic refugee camp than the resting place of thousands of festival revellers. There were insufficient toilet and shower blocks resulting in lengthy lines at any given time of the day. Drinks were mid-strengthened and full-priced, only further encouraging alcohol smuggling in future years. Yet in saying all of that, Falls Festival Byron Bay was an irrefutable success.

The AU Food and Lifestyle at Splendour in the Grass 2013

Splendour in the Grass might be all about the music and the mud, but no other music festival I've been to have provided so much to do for those seeking a break from the bands.

Festival Review: Splendour in the Grass Day Three - North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (28.07.13)

Winter festivals are far from an easy exercise to put yourself through, especially ones that run multi-days. When you think about it, it's quite remarkable Splendour in the Grass has become the popular event it has, line-ups irrespective. I guess people are just gluttons for punishment. I feel this way after every Splendour.

Festival Photo Gallery: Splendour In The Grass Day 1 - North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (26.07.13)

Babyshambles was one of the many fantastic acts that played on the first day of Splendour In The Grass festival at the new site of North Byron Parklands. Acts include Baptism Of Uzi, Darwin Deez, Daughter, Deap Vally, Dune Rats, HAIM, Klaxons, Mumford And Sons, Portugal. The Man, Robert DeLong and TV On The Radio. Photos by Ian Laidlaw