Despite the uncertainty surrounding live music due to the ongoing pandemic, Bluesfest has made the call to release early bird tickets for its 2021 event and will reveal the first acts on the line-up next week.
Early bird tickets can be purchased now ahead of the first announcement on 8 July.
“Right now the only constant is change, and we are ready for it”, Bluesfest Director, Peter Noble OAM, said.
“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.
"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.”
Currently, Bluesfest will be allowed to host 7,500 seated punters onsite, however it is hoped that that figure will increase if restrictions continue to ease between now and April 2021.
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