Bluesfest shortlisted for Pollstar’s ‘Music Competition of the Decade’

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A rollercoaster few months for Bluesfest has strike a easy patch with the music pageant named as a finalist for Pollstar’s Music Competition of the Decade.

The once-a-year Byron Bay event is the only Australian pageant to be nominated for the U.S. stay sector title’s award, which recognises “the most artistically and commercially successful festival of the past 10 years providing the most fulfilling encounter for lovers and artists.”

Pollstar glory would take away some of the soreness for Bluesfest organisers, who had been compelled to scrap the 2020 and 2021 occasions by means of no fault of their own.

The wider reside field felt a gut punch earlier this thirty day period when the Berejiklian governing administration cancelled Bluesfest 2021 at the eleventh hour, because of to a one group transmission of COVID-19.

“After all we have been through because the commence of the pandemic, with two cancellations, including a single which happened the working day just before we were all set and all set to open our gates, it is a satisfaction to be offered some thing beneficial for Bluesfest,” opinions Peter Noble Bluesfest Pageant Director.

“It’s some thing for our really hard-working workforce to place their heads up and be very pleased of right after all we have been by means of not long ago.”


Bluesfest will facial area off with nine other shortlisted occasions, which include Bonnaroo Tunes & Arts Competition, Coachella, Glastonbury and Lollapalooza.

To see the Bluesfest identify in such esteemed firm is “simply up there with the greatest matters that has ever transpired in my 50 many years in the sector,” comments Noble.

Bluesfest has a common seat at the awards desk.

The well known Easter weekend tenting pageant has been nominated 9 out the final 10 decades in the Pollstar Awards for Best Intercontinental Audio Pageant. The lacking 10th nomination can be conveniently defined Pollstar did not present the award that 12 months.

Bluesfes has also seven Australian Function Awards and 7 NSW Tourism Awards, and the fest was inducted into the NSW Tourism Awards Hall of Fame in 2019

Nominations for the 32nd annual Pollstar Awards is open up by means of Might 14.

Winners on the night will be announced through the trade magazine’s flagship conference Pollstar Stay!, which is booked for June 15-17 at the Beverly Hilton.

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