Byron Bluesfest Day #1 – Thursday April 17, 2014


Byron Bay’s Bluesfest is celebrating its 25th anniversary. In 1990 the festival started as an indoor event in Byron  itself, and has since moved to Belongil Fields, Red Devil Park and now its own dedicated site in Tyagarah, just 11 km from Byron. With more than 100 local and international acts on seven stages the festival has grown into one of Australia’s largest and most successful music festivals.

Michael Mackenzie is there for ATN and sent us these photos of Day One. Michael writes about Trixie Whitley:

The ghost of her late musician  father, Chris, sits lightly on the shoulder of Trixie Whitley. She  has her own music to make, but there is a soaring intensity and attack  about her voice and songwriting which eerily evokes those same emotions  in this listener. When she moves from the keyboard to guitar her whole  stance changes, and she throws herself around the stage like she’s been  buffeted by cyclones. You can see what I mean in some of the images.

(Click on any photo to start the gallery).

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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