Bluesfest 24 a Great Success For ShelterBox

Not a relief new tent but he ShelterBox stand at Bluesfest 24!

Not a new relief tent but he ShelterBox stand at Bluesfest 24!

ShelterBox had a presence at the Byron Bluesfest for the second year running, meeting up with some old friends and making lots of new ones. The stand had plenty of visits from Rotarians from all over Australia and New Zealand and even one family originally from near Helston, the birthplace of ShelterBox. The annual event, one of the world’s premier music festivals, attracted 81,000 to the Tyagarah site over the 5 days of Bluesfest and provided a great platform for the promotion of ShelterBox and many other good causes.

Although the purpose stand was primarily to inform the public, donations were gladly accepted and a phone charging service provided. Enough money was raised to buy a ShelterBox and those that contributed will be able to track the Bluesfest box on-line when it is allocated.

Phone recharging system in action ..... trust me, there is a method!

Phone recharging system in action ….. trust me, there is a method!

My little helpers distributing information leaflets

My little helpers distributing information leaflets

I’d like to thank festival organiser Peter Noble and charity stalls coördinator, Shelley Sellors for having us at the festival again. Thanks also to all those that paid us a visit and donated, and all the wonderful artists and performers that made it such a memorable experience.

ShelterBox @ Bluesfest, Byron Bay

ShelterBox Australia are thrilled to announce that we have been granted a stall at this year’s Bluesfest in Byron Bay, Northern NSW.  We will have a unique opportunity to interact with and inform the tens of thousands of festival goers from around the world, spreading the ShelterBox word and raising some much needed funds.

“Bluesfest is one of the most highly awarded festivals in Australia. In 2005 and 2006 Bluesfest won the Helpmann Award for ‘Australia’s best contemporary Music Festival’. Between 1994 and 2010 Bluesfest has consistently been awarded Rhythms Magazine readers poll for ‘Australia’s Best Music Festival’. The only year Bluesfest did not win was in 1997 when it came second. The awards Bluesfest has won are unprecedented for a rural event.”

“Bluesfest has also been nominated by The international concert magazine Pollstar (USA) in 2005 and 2006 as one of the top five finalists in the category ‘international event of the year’ alongside such major festivals as The Glastonbury Festival (winner both years) and the Montreux Jazz Festival. Bluesfest is viewed as one of the world’s great music festivals.”

Check out the amazing line-up, book your tickets and don’t forget to come and see us. More information to follow.