East Coast Bluesfest Sells Out

The 18th East Coast Blues and Roots festival, to be held in picturesque Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia, over the five-day Easter weekend, sold out its total of 80,000 tickets.

Its sister festival, The West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots Festival, held in Fremantle, Western Australia, also sold out.

Founder and co-promoter Peter Noble said this year’s bill is "the best we’ve ever had."

It includes Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals, John Mayer, Missy Higgins, Wolfmother, Bonnie Raitt, Bo Diddley, Taj Mahal, Tony Joe White, The Roots, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Kasey Chambers, John Butler Trio, and New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop.