Byron Bay Bluesfest edged out strong national competition including Vivid Sydney to win Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event at the 2018 Australian Event Awards.
Speaking after the win, Festival Director Peter Noble OAM said:
“We’re thrilled to win this coveted award, all the sweeter because we began 30 years ago as a grass roots music, arts and cultural festival and continue to champion the arts every year. To be recognised for our achievements at a national level is something we’re absolutely thrilled about. I’m so proud of the Bluesfest team that make our festival happen each year.”
“Working on the awards submission for our friends at Byron Bay Bluesfest was a labour of love.” said Surfer Rosa Communications’ Russell Mills. “The event has a deep commitment to the arts, music, the environment and being a force for social good. Telling that story is highly rewarding.”