In what will be regarded as an incredible act of bravery Bluesfest has announced Early Bird tickets to its 2021 festival will go on sale today. This announcement comes one week ahead of what is said to be an historical First Artist Announcement next week on Wednesday 8 July.
Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM said “Right now the only constant is change, and we are ready for it. 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”.
He continued ” 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.”
At this point in time the government will allow Bluesfest the capacity to host 7500 people seated onsite. It is envisaged this figure will increase as restrictions are gradually lifted between now and next April. Bluesfest has made it clear to its patrons that there is no risk in buying tickets as all monies will be securely held in a locked account should the unlikely need to refund become a necessity. “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” said Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM.
Bluesfest are committed to presenting Bluesfest 2021 and are working on different plans for the different scenarios that the government will roll out between now and then. Due to the fluid nature of this situation, Bluesfest will create a new space on its website where it will host its full Mission Statement for 2021 along with updated information as it comes in hot from the PMs office. This along with a FAQ section will help answer all the questions as they arise so fans and ticketholders can remain fully updated.
“What I can say is whilst we don’t know what the future holds for the greater music industry you can be assured we here at Bluesfest are fully committed to presenting an outstanding event in accordance with government regulations” said Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM.
Bluesfest 2021 will be held from Thursday 1 April to Monday 5 April at Tyagarah Tea Farm, Tyagarah NSW. Early Bird tickets go on sale today and will be available for one week only. For more information head to the Bluesfest website and to snap up your early bird tickets head to the Moshtix website here.