Byron Bay Bluesfest called off

As was expected given the ban on events of 500 people or more, the Byron Bay Bluesfest has officially been cancelled for this year.

Bluefest Group of Companies executive chairman Peter Noble OAM thanked everyone for their support, and said emails and posts received were "deeply appreciated".

"It is obvious we will not be on this Easter. We are heartbroken as we believe we were presenting one of the best ever bills of talent for you," Noble said in a statement this morning.

"I was in discussions right through last week with every headliner they ALL said they're coming as long as nothing occurred to prevent them from doing so.

"That is the level of commitment that our artists have, and I am proud of that."

Organisers are now working through how to move forward and to provide further details.

Updated at 11:55am AEDT on 16 March 2020.


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