For the second year running, Bluesfest has been nominated for International Music Festival of the Year in the highly regarded Pollstar Awards.
The 24th annual Bluesfest, held over the 2013 Easter long weekend included headliners Santana, Paul Simon, Robert Plant, Iggy & The Stooges, Ben Harper, Rodriguez, The Lumineers and Australian artists The Cat Empire and Xavier Rudd, among many others.
The 25th Annual Pollstar Awards will be held in February 2014 at the world-famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The nomination marks the fourth time Bluesfest has been nominated for the award and the 24th Annual Bluesfest has been nominated alongside heavyweights including the Glastonbury Festival (UK), Lollapalooza Chile (Chile), Rock in Rio (Brazil), Roskilde Festival (Denmark) and Tomorrowland (Belgium). Winners are determined by votes from the international readership of Pollstar.
“We have been fortunate to receive many award nominations for Bluesfest and we appreciate each and every one, this nomination however is something very special.” said Bluesfest Festival Director Peter Noble. “The nominees are chosen by a cross section of International professionals and leaders in the Industry so it really shows what level Bluesfest is sitting at world-wide and I couldn’t be prouder” Noble added.
The 25th Anniversary Bluesfest will take place over the next Easter long weekend; Thursday 17th– Monday 21st April, 2014 at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm in Byron Bay, NSW.