Bluesfest is officially Australia’s biggest music festival and ranks 14th worldwide according to Pollstar.
Pollstar has published its list of the Top 100 concert grosses. Bluesfest was ranked by ticketing revenue.
Bluesfest boss Peter Noble says, “WOW! This news has blown me away. To be ranked at #14 worldwide in the global media industry bible Pollstar’s mid-year Top 100 Worldwide Concert Grosses plus the first Australian Festival is an incredible feat, considering the major artist tours that have been staged so far this year.
To then be listed as the #1 Australian festival makes me feel proud of the team that make Bluesfest happen.
It is a testament to not just the artists we book who come and produce so many memorable performances, and not just to the team of 600 plus who work tirelessly to produce Bluesfest, but it is testament also to our loyal Bluesfest customers who purchase the tickets, spread the word and return year on year. These are the people who inspire me to try and achieve greater line-ups year after year …. to be as big as I can – and to book the best I am able.”
Bluesfest 2018 was a huge success with over 101,000 attendees enjoying artists including Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Lionel Richie, Ms. Lauryn Hill, John Butler Trio, Tash Sultana, Seal, Jackson Browne, Melissa Etheridge, Gomez, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Jimmy Cliff and Leon Bridges.
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Bluesfest. Dates are Thursday 18th April to Monday 22nd of April 2019.