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Tom Jones, Forum theatre Melbourne 2014, photo Ros O'Gorman

Bluesfest 2016, Watch The Highlights

by Paul Cashmere

Bluesfest had one of its biggest years ever with 82 band featuring 633 artists performing for over 100,000 music fans at Byron Bay on the Easter long weekend.

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