East Coast Blues & Roots music festival Byron Bay 2019

Blues Fest 2019!

We are so lucky here in Byron Bay. Not only are we blessed with magical beaches and weather but we are also visited each year by some of the best musicians in the world over Easter. It’s a time when many locals pull on their gumboots and soak up 5 days of music, fun and food (a little booze too…) and celebrate the end of Summer and the return of some cooler weather.

It’s also a time for us here at NCE to pull all of our resources and strengths together and pull off one of our largest jobs of the year - lighting up the festival grounds, bars, cafes, food halls and more. It’s a huge undertaking and takes a month of preparation, planning and meetings and then 8 days of on-site setup.

The festival really wanted to create a more warmer feel for this year their 30th year so they requested warm white festoon around the edge of each of the music tents - Jamabalaya, Crossroads, Mojo, Delta and Juke Joint. It really brought the structures and site to life and created a safer egress for festival-goers entering in and out of the tents. It also created a beautiful effect on the large LED screens on the side of the stage whenever the cameras turned onto the crowd.

The VIP bar was again hung with our custom made musical instrument pendant lights to pay tribute to the musicians and create a warm and inviting yet classy atmosphere.