In an admirable attempt at maintaining normalcy, Bluesfest have put 2021 early bird tickets on sale for the next week.
No artists have been announced as yet – the first idea that we’ll have of the line-up will come on July 8 – but has Bluesfest ever let us down big name-wise in the past? They’re billing that first announcement as “historical”, so naturally our interest is piqued.
“Right now the only constant is change, and we are ready for it”, says festival director Peter Noble OAM. “We believe in music and we are coming back for Bluesfest 2021, not just for us, but because the industry needs us to come back. Our industry, the music business has its back against the wall. COVID has shut us down. Since the middle of March, almost everyone in our industry has received no income. As the festival director of Bluesfest and a music industry veteran I strongly feel that we must make positive steps to move forward and show the thousands of people that depend on us that there is a future coming – our industry and events will come back.
“What our team is dedicated to doing is everything it takes to present Bluesfest Easter 2021 in a manner where it will be our most legendary festival yet.”
“We know there will be more challenges, however, we also know that we are a resilient industry that loves and wants to get back to the business of entertaining. As those challenges present we will meet and rise to every single one of them to deliver Bluesfest. We call on our industry to get behind us at this time because we are leading the charge. If we find that the internationals can’t come, we will add more Aussies. If we find the internationals can come, we might add more internationals. What our team is dedicated to doing is everything it takes to present Bluesfest Easter 2021 in a manner where it will be our most legendary festival yet.”
Currently, restrictions allow Bluesfest to host 7,500 people. Naturally it’s hoped that restrictions will ease towards next April, allowing more punters in.
If you’re not too sure, Bluesfest has made it clear that there’s no risk in buying tickets, as refunds will be made available should the festival not be able to proceed.
As Noble says, “When purchasing tickets you can feel proud that not only are you supporting Bluesfest, you are supporting the greater music industry get back up on its feet, and that’s something to sing about”.
Find out more – and secure your early bird tickets until July 8- here.