Even the soggy start to the 5 days smorgasbord of blues and roots could not dampen the spirits of the crowds. After all it’s Easter, its’ expected.
Tash Sultana wowed the crowd and has rightly taken her place as a leading light in Australian music and stamping her own brand of inclusion along the way.
New Power Generation gave exquisite performances in memory of the purple one with true respect and little ego unlike some who although were brilliant performers did fall into the trap of filling the air with more than music.
Lets talk more tunes and the crowd responded by dancing the night away.
Political comment is to be expected at Blues and many artists supported the stop Adani campaign, John Butler gather quite a crowd on stage with his Stop Adani banner in the middle of his performance, which delighted the crowd.
The final 3 days of the festival were dry and sunny and had a full moon to light the way when the clocks turned back to winter time.
Some top picks by punters were:
Robert Plant, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, NPG, Seal, Chic, Eric Gales, Melissa Etheridge, Morcheeba, Michael Franti, Jackson Brown, Afro Celt Sound System, Con Brio, Hussy Hicks, Lionel Richie and the list goes on, as does the music.
30 years in 2019 get your tickets now you may not know who’s playing yet but you know it’s going to be good. Early Birds are on sale now: www.bluesfest.com.au/tickets