It’s not the blues, unless it made you cry.
The 25th Anniversary Bluesfest, Australia’s multi award winning five day festival was held over the Easter long weekend at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm and I was blessed enough to be part of it. With over 200 performances across 7 stages, the festival featured a spectacular lineup that included John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Passenger, Gary Clark Jr., Allen Stone, Dave Matthews Band, India Arie, John Butler Trio, Joss Stone and more.
Clear blues skies, the weather was perfect during Bluesfest and the show stopping performances by some of the world’s most profilic and up and coming musicians as well as some jaw-dropping collaborations was more than enough to leave every music enthusiasts in tears of joy.
For me, it was a dream come true to watch John Mayer perform live. I cried like a little girl when he played my favourite song Edge of Desire but I must say, the highlight of all performances to me was by Buddy Guy. The legend who is in his 70s put on an electric high energy performance that drove the crowd insane!
Apart from Buddy Guy and John Mayer, Passenger also stole the limelight with his set! One man, one guitar on stage for over an hour performing for thousands of people — he sure got the crowd going. Joss Stone’s charming onstage persona and huge voice for such a small sized person also blew the minds of everyone present for her sets.
The 25th Anniversary of the Byron Bay Bluesfest featured the perfect blend of artists from contemporary to classic and from young to old and it was honestly, a pleasure from the beginning to the end of it.
If you missed out on this year Bluesfest, fret not, tickets for Bluesfest 2015 are already going on sale. Check out Bluesfest for more information! Check out the picture gallery below for pictures from Bluesfest 2014!
Photos courtesy of Brandon Sta Maria