The Byron Bay Bluesfest has grown from humble begins to become internationally renowned and is held annually on the Easter long weekend for a period of 5 days. As always, Byron Bay Bluesfest accommodation is selling fast, so booking your accommodation early is advisable.
Byron Bay Holidayz still has a range of accommodation available, but not for long. In the months to come, finding Byron Bay accommodation in the town will be like finding hens teeth! Byron Bay is a popular Easter destination alone and most accommodation is completely booked out, so the sooner you book the more choice you will have.
Byron Bay Blues & Roots (as it was once called) began in 1990 in Byron Bay at The Arts Factory, attracting some 6000 people over four days at a small venue to now becoming Australia’s biggest Blues festival with over 200 performances on 7 stages, having 5 licensed bars at its own 120 hectare venue, just north of Byron Bay and now attracts 100,000 + through the gates over the Easter long weekend. The Bluesfest is now credited with creating employment and contracts for locals and local businesses and is estimated to contribute over $40 million annually to the NSW economy.
As well as bringing in huge headline acts from overseas, local and national musicians are also supported and it has grown into a festival for all ages renowned for being a safe, fun, family friendly event boasting over 100 food and market stalls, undercover food courts, beer gardens and children’s entertainment.
Travelling from the town of Byron to the festival is approximately 10 minute drive north depending on traffic.
A variety of transport options are available from your own car, taxis, car pooling arrangements as well as a shuttle bus service which will operate regularly through out the day and night servicing the local areas.
- Closest Airports are Coolangatta (Gold Coast) and Ballina / Byron.
- Airlines which service Coolangatta are : Virgin and Jetstar. Coolangatta is a 45 min shuttle bus ride to Byron Bay.
- Airlines which service Ballina are: Virgin, Jetstar & Rex
(Regional Express). Ballina is a 30 minute shuttle bus ride to Byron Bay.
Airport Express Shuttle buses
Need a ride from the airport to Byron Bay? We highly recommend Byron Bay Transfers .
Operating a door-to-door airport shuttle service from Byron Bay to Coolangatta/Gold Coast and Ballina airports to your selected Byron Bay Accommodation.
Shuttle buses will be running to and from Byron Bay and surrounding areas to the Blues Festival grounds.