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Boho dresses, gumboots and hipster stalls: 100,000 revelers flock to Byron Bay blues fest

Boho dresses, cowboy hats, gumboots and hipster stalls: 100,000 revelers flock to Byron Bay for Bluesfest – with rocker Iggy Pop, 72, stealing the show

  • 100,000 revelers donned their best bohemian get-ups to flock to the 30th Byron Bay Blues Fest this weekend
  • The five-day music event was held at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay in New South Wales
  • Iggy Pop, Jack Johnson, Tash Sultana, Norah Jones and Ocean Alley were among the 200 performers

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Thousands of revelers braved the unpredictable weather and donned their best bohemian get-ups when they flocked to the 30th Byron Bay Blues Fest this Easter long weekend.

The five-day event attracted more than 100,000 people to Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay in New South Wales. 

Jack Johnson, Tash Sultana, Norah Jones, Kasey Chambers and Ocean Alley were among the 200 performers. 

Brown suede boots, long flowing bohemian dresses, fedoras, floral patterns and lace kimonos were popular among female attendees 

This festivalgoer looked the part in a 70s-inspired matching set with flared pants and a wrap-up top, while standing next to a vintage classic Kombi Van

This festivalgoer looked the part in a 70s-inspired matching set with flared pants and a wrap-up top, while standing next to a vintage classic Kombi Van 

A girl dons a matching denim outfit with a western-style belt to the five-day event which attracts more than 100,00 revelers to the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay in New South Wales

A girl dons a matching denim outfit with a western-style belt to the five-day event which attracts more than 100,00 revelers to the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay in New South Wales

Less is more: This couple wore hot pants, fiddler caps, lace and sequins to the iconic Byron Bay festival - which celebrated its 30th year over the weekend

Less is more: This couple wore hot pants, fiddler caps, lace and sequins to the iconic Byron Bay festival – which celebrated its 30th year over the weekend 

But it was punk rock icon Iggy Pop who well and truly stole the show on Friday night. 

Festival goers braved the wet weather to watch the 72-year-old perform his biggest hits, from ‘Search and Destroy’, to ‘Tv Eye,’ and a rendition of David Bowie’s ‘The Jean Genie’. 

The music legend kept true to his usual stage presence – screaming ‘f**k’ into the microphone dozens of times and jumping up and down the stage as thousands of adoring fans of all ages watched on.

A girl donning a white lace top, denim shorts and chunky boots dances the night away at Blues Fest, which saw Jack Johnson, Tash Sultana, Norah Jones, Kasey Chambers and Ocean Alley perform over five days

A girl donning a white lace top, denim shorts and chunky boots dances the night away at Blues Fest, which saw Jack Johnson, Tash Sultana, Norah Jones, Kasey Chambers and Ocean Alley perform over five days 

This trendy attendee opted for a gathered white maxi skirt, an orange and white bag with tassels, a feathered choker and gold sunglasses

This trendy attendee opted for a gathered white maxi skirt, an orange and white bag with tassels, a feathered choker and gold sunglasses 

This festival goer opted for a tied up T shirt with a maxi gingham skirt and classic converse to the 30th anniversary of Byron Bay Blues Fest

This festival goer opted for a tied up T shirt with a maxi gingham skirt and classic converse to the 30th anniversary of Byron Bay Blues Fest

These friends coordinated their outfits with a clash of bright patterns, while one reveler donned a native American headdress

These friends coordinated their outfits with a clash of bright patterns, while one reveler donned a native American headdress 

And if getting down and muddy in a mosh pit became too much for revelers, they took advantage of five licensed bars, over 100 food and market stalls, undercover food courts, beer gardens and even children’s entertainment.  

Blues Fest came from humble beginnings in 1990 with crowds of up to just 6000, but nowadays the festival attracts more than 100,000.  

The internationally-renowned festival has become synonymous with Byron Bay and its culture, and is renowned for being a safe, fun, family-friendly event which attracts little kids to people in their 70s.  

Festival goers braved the wet weather to watch the 72-year-old perform his biggest hits, from 'Search and Destroy', to 'Tv Eye,' and a rendition of David Bowie's 'The Jean Genie' (pictured: at Melbourne's Festival Hall)

Festival goers braved the wet weather to watch the 72-year-old perform his biggest hits, from ‘Search and Destroy’, to ‘Tv Eye,’ and a rendition of David Bowie’s ‘The Jean Genie’ (pictured: at Melbourne’s Festival Hall)

 

 

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