GOOD TIMES: Crowds flocked to the third day of the 25th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest.
GOOD TIMES: Crowds flocked to the third day of the 25th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Seen and heard at Bluesfest 2014

ANOTHER Bluesfest comes to an end, leaving behind a long list of memories in the minds of performers, volunteers, crew and punters. These are some of the magic moments witnessed so far at Bluesfest 2014 that amused, delighted or warmed our hearts:


Edward Shape walking into the crowd and giving the microphone to a confused teenager who failed to remember the lyrics of the song being played by The Magnetic Zeros.

Tijuana Cartel starting the festival at Crossroads last Thursday and getting the crowd dancing and singing with a mix of flamenco and electronic music way before all the other stages started to show any signs of being open for business.

Trixie Whitley wearing a sophisticated dark blue dress 'shredding' a matching electric guitar in the most elegant and intimate gig of the first day.

Suzanne Vega taking the whole audience of Bluesfest back to 1987 by singing "My name is Luka, I live on the second floor…"

Local band Marshall O'Kell and The Pride performing for a crowd of adoring fans and the singer blowing love through his electric guitar to the audience at the end of the gig.

Nahko Bear and Medicine for the People dedicating their performance to the people at the Bentley blockade.

English singer-songwriter Passenger offering a surprise gig at the Busking stage on Saturday afternoon.

Joss Stone's Princess Leia hairdo charming the audience with her smile and her voice.

India Arie singing Katy Perry's hit Roar, and making it sound even better.

Skunkhour's first ever Bluesfest show accompanied by local aboriginal performer Dhinawan Dreaming.

The Beards singing If Your Dad Doesn't Have A Beard You Have Two Mums.

Male hipsters knitting while watching a Matt Corby show.

Grace Potter and The Nocturnals ending their second show with a drumming set by 10 hands.

Seun Kuti's song against the IMF while the backup singers performed an ongoing twerking dance.

Buddy Guy creating a security nightmare by going from stage into the crowd to sing and play for over 15 minutes.

The Soul Rebels' contagious version of Pharrell William's Happy.

Performers such as Seun Kuti and Ozomatli taking selfies with the crowd behind them at the end of their gigs.

The Lismore Lantern Parade.

Men in ponchos and ladies in fairy dresses.

Toddlers asleep in small trolleys while pulled by parents.

Leaving early to beat the late traffic jam.

Hot, dry, shiny, summer-like weather.

The promise of Bluesfest 2015.


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