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hridayan
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 5:55:57 PM
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This will be my first festival since 2003 and much would have changed - the venue for starters.
So i have a couple of questions for those who've been going to Bluesfest regularly over recent years.

The first is to do with venues. Under the playing schedule there are 4 venues mentiones. Mojo, Crossroads, Jambalaya and Apra. Yet on the festival map there is also a Juke Joint marked as if it's a venue. Can someone clear this up for me?
What is Juke Joint?

The second question is to do with scheduling. I am trying to plan out who I'll see, which is fun and getting me excited as well.
So can someone tell me how many acts play at each venue per day? I read here somewhere it's 8.
When does the first bands of the day usually start and what are the time slots? Do the timeslots generally sync with each other ie are they same for each of the venues?
When does bluesfest usually put out the schedule?

I am trying to get a speadsheet happening and knowing the answers to these questions will help greatly.

Thanks for all your help in advance.

Can hardly wait!!

OM Shanti

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bambambam
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 6:15:54 PM
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Juke Joint is a stage, we watched Fishbone on it last year,,,
Have no idea why its not included yet ??????????
Good question

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TheLoneRanger
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 6:39:04 PM
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It appears that JukeJoint is now called or has been replaced by Cavanbah.
There are five venues mentioned.
Clearly the line in the sand between Apra and Cavanbah is still to be drawn.

Timeslots...Rule of thumb..Thursdays start 4.00,Other days start midday.
All days end midnight.
The timeslots in the three larger tents tend to sync with each other.
Smaller tents sync can vary from year to year.
But you don't want everything syncing in any case.

Number of Acts per day...Rule of thumb Thursdays four to six depending on tent ,Other days eight but you can get nine in a smaller tent.

No point committing to a schedule too far out.
Flexibility is essential.
If you are too rigid you will miss lots.
I never map out what I am going to see until each day begins.
And then it is only a guide.


"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 7:01:09 PM

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TheLoneRanger wrote:
It appears that JukeJoint is now called or has been replaced by Cavanbah.
There are five venues mentioned.
Clearly the line in the sand between Apra and Cavanbah is still to be drawn..


Possibly Patrick first mistake since about 2006

Quote:
Cavanbah
Byron Bay

Cavanbah, which means ‘meeting place’, with its sweeping beachfront and sheltered places was a favourite home base and meeting place for the Arakwal people and other Bunjalung nation tribes.

Today it is the township of Byron Bay. In 1881 when Europeans first arrived, ‘King’ Bobby, an important Arakwal ancestor was the leader of a large group of around 80 people in Cavanbah. The home camp was located near the current crossroads of Lawson and Fletcher Streets in the Byron Bay CBD, not far from the site of the old Council Chambers. When ‘King’ Bobby died, his son Harry Bray inherited the kingship.

http://arakwal.com.au/cavanbah/

I would think that Cavanbah will have an indigenous focus

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a large group of around 80 people is always more impressive the a small group of around 80 .



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TheLoneRanger
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 7:49:10 PM
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Interesting commentary Greybeard.
Illustrates my lack of residency on Australian soil.
Tents are a changing item.
By way of example,in 2009,tent five was called Cabaret/Juke Joint,and tent six was called Indig.


"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
hridayan
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 8:29:45 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
It appears that JukeJoint is now called or has been replaced by Cavanbah.
There are five venues mentioned.
Clearly the line in the sand between Apra and Cavanbah is still to be drawn.

Timeslots...Rule of thumb..Thursdays start 4.00,Other days start midday.
All days end midnight.
The timeslots in the three larger tents tend to sync with each other.
Smaller tents sync can vary from year to year.
But you don't want everything syncing in any case.

Number of Acts per day...Rule of thumb Thursdays four to six depending on tent ,Other days eight but you can get nine in a smaller tent.

No point committing to a schedule too far out.
Flexibility is essential.
If you are too rigid you will miss lots.
I never map out what I am going to see until each day begins.
And then it is only a guide.


Thanks LR. I'm certainly not committing too much, would just like to do a layout of everthing on a spreadsheet just for fun and as a guide only. I love the fact that you can discover new artists at these festivals.
EG 2003 was the first time I'd ever heard Harry Manx and now I see him every time he comes to Oz.

On another note if Juke joint is now Cavanbah and the schedule is showing Apra AND cavanbah then it would seem there's still a number of acts to be announced. You beauty! It's already shaping up as a mamoth festival!

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TheLoneRanger
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 8:36:36 PM
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2011 Schedule announced 16/03/11.
2011 Easter Sunday 24/04/11.

2012 Easter Sunday 8/04/12.
Your task is now to calculate the missing item.

I agree re Harry Manx.
I enjoy watching his DVD.
A very entertaining artist who has paid his dues.
He has not played Bluesfest since 2006,when he followed the sublime Roy Rogers trio.
So Roy surely must be due back in 2013.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
Dan...
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 9:30:36 AM
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harry manx was the first ever artist i saw at a bluesfest.

The poster formerly known as Dan
ScottM
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Richard Thompson for me. But this could be a whole new thread.....
Maccain09
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Maccain09
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Sorry I spelt Fantuzzi wrong, clearly why no one remembered.

heres a quote from a recent gig, he's in Maui at the moment with a europen tour in june ...

Fantuzzi is welcomed as an ‘elder’ of the Rainbow Family wherever he goes. In Israel, after an absence of 25 years, the family was eager to listen to stories of how the rainbow gatherings came about. Fantuzzi is a master raconteur and his rendition of the “Rainbow Hipstory”, the history of this evolution, kept the audience spellbound. Songs and anecdotes spice up the stories of this beautiful family tree, of which Fantuzzi is a vibrant, living branch.

TheLoneRanger
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 3:34:00 PM
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The first act I saw was at 5.30pm in Crossroads on Thursday 8th April 2004.
Kay Kay & The Rays from Texas.
Kay Kay Greenwade on vocals as the big bad black girl with the enormous voice,Steve Lott on Guitar,Bob Trenchard on songwriting and bass,and to cream it off we had Andy Roman on sax.
Texas Funk/RNB/Soul at its best.
Lots of topical songs about social issues.
Sadly,not too longer after Kay Kay suffered a stroke.
Bought the 2003 CD "Big Bad Girl"
The set was the start of an outstanding festival of musical adventures.

I then went over to Juke Joint where the the Byron Blues Allstars were playing who I recall were guys from Sydney and other places because there were a variety of CDS on sale.
There were two or three different sets of musicans who played during this timeframe.
As I recall it was essentially RnB.
They had a double bass and were really swinging it.
Absolutely awesome and the best Aussie music I saw at the Fest.

Harry Manx in Jambalaya was the third set I caught that evening.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 4:42:54 PM
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Back in the early to mid 90's, I can remember the juke joint was more like a bar with a small stage,,,
Hat Fitz was often there, and also lots of impromptu jamming sessions with famous musicians,,,
It was also the last place to shut, going on to the wee small hours but this was at belongil fields,

I can also remember, coming out of the festival and following music and drumming in the distance
for what seemed like a couple of miles, along sandy dirt tracks only to finally emerge in the middle of a rave,
with lots of other confused bluesfest patrons going "where the hell are we, is this part of the festival"



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glenboss
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 8:31:05 PM
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I have a few questions as well. I want to visit someone about about 30-40 minutes south of Byron Bay while I'm down in the general area so I was thinking I might arrive at Bluefest and set up camp late on Wednesday afternoon and go do my visiting on the Thursday with the plan to be back mid-afternoon for when the show starts. If I take my car out on Thursday it might take me a long time to get back in because that's when everyone's arriving and part of the tent is sort of attached to the car so my question is - Are there regular buses that pass Bluefest going down and up the highway. The 2nd question is if I do roll up on the Wednesday, which camp site do they put you in. Do you have a choice. I'm sort of getting partial to that small camping area just over the bridge and closest to where Jambalaya was last time. I would appreciate your comments
TheLoneRanger
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If you refer to the website,go to camping and look at point 10 of "Blues Camping Terms and Conditions 2011 " the criteria is clearly laid out.
Once you are in the camp with your vehicle,you are in.
If you come back,you will have to park in the public carpark at the appropriate fee.

The website for Blanches Buses has a distinct area covering Bluesfest bus services over the Easter period,in terms of times and destinations.
Plus there is their normal timetable.
So it will be a matter of whether where you are heading,falls under their coverage.

In regard to your second question,realistically the only guidance you can go by is as per what is publicly on this website.
Point 3 addresses this situation.
Your previous camping experiences will indicate what the streetwise analysis is.






"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
The first act I saw was at 5.30pm in Crossroads on Thursday 8th April 2004.



sometimes lone ranger you remind me of sheldon-.
one of the characters from THE BIG BANG THEORY,dont know why,but you do.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
TheLoneRanger
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That means I will now have to find out who the Big Bang Theory and Sheldon are.
Was talking to Keith today.
I phoned him to advise that my box of CDs had arrived from Goofin' records.
He is coming up for a wine & foodfestival we have later this month.
This music is always country.
This year the Borderers are playing.
I recall them playing at Bluesfest in the same tent as 8 Ball Aitken.
They had Truckstop Honeymoon one other year.


"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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Thank you Sheldon. It sort of answers things for me.
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First artist i saw @ bf Marva Wright & The Bmw's
First aussie artist Ed Kuepper both were great & i was hooked from then till now.
TheLoneRanger wrote:
That means I will now have to find out who the Big Bang Theory and Sheldon are.

Sheldon Lee Cooper, B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon_Cooper

Some quotes(Sheldonisms) from Sheldon Lee Cooper, B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D.

For the record, I do have genitals. They're functional and aesthetically pleasing.

I'm not insane, my mother had me tested!

There's a fine line between wrong and visionary. Unfortunately, you have to be a visionary to see it.

A fear of heights is illogical. A fear of falling, on the other hand, is prudent and evolutionary.

Given that Saint Valentine was a 3rd century Roman priest, who was stoned and beheaded, wouldn't a more appropriate celebration of the evening be taking one's steady gal to witness a brutal murder?

You're asking me to use my superior intellect in a tawdry competition. Would you ask Picasso to play Pictionary? Would you ask Noah Webster to play Boggle? Would you ask Jacques Cousteau to play Go Fish?

What part of an inverse tangent approaching an asymptote don't you understand?

You're wrong again. If arrogance were my super power, my name would be Dr. Arroganto.

this is Sheldon Cooper. Yeah, I'm going to be dining alone this evening, so I'll be reducing my usual order. I'd like to start with one quarter of the assorted appetizers plate and one half of the Golden Treasure for two - oh, for heaven's sake! In the mid-18th century, King Rama the Fourth of Siam divided a huge empire amongst the colonial powers of Europe in order to preserve his throne. Surely you, his cultural descendant, can handle pad thai and dumplings!

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