Byron Bay Festivals

Byron Bay offers an abundance of entertaining, colourful and quirky festivals all year round.

No matter your interests, Byron Bay has a festival that is sure to get you excited. From the famous Byron Bay Bluesfest that will get you tapping your toes and swinging your hips, the Splendour in the Grass festival that will get you rocking it out in the fields, the Byron Writers Festival for those who speak through the written word, an International Film Festival showcasing outstanding independent films and so much more!

You will find an overview of some of Byron’s greatest festivals below to get you planning your annual calendar.


BBAT – Transporting you to and from Byron Bay festivals

BBAT provides a safe and reliable Byron Bay shuttle bus transport service, to get you and your group to any of the festivals and home again. With excellent value fares and you get the bus to yourselves!

Byron Bay Bluesfest

2019 celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Byron Bay Bluesfest with a line-up that is sure to impress those who love everything blues, roots, folk and soul. With over 200 artist performances from around the world, playing over 60 hours of incredible live music.

The Byron Bay Bluesfest is held annually on the Easter long weekend and attracts an impressive audience of over 100,000. With multiple stages of live performance, 5 licensed bars, over 100 food and market stalls, food courts, beer gardens, and children’s entertainment. Byron Bay Bluesfest is renowned for being a fun, safe and family-friendly event.

Consider wearing your gumboots though as it can get muddy!

When: Thursday 18th April 2019 to Monday 22nd April 2019

Where: Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm – Byron Bay

To book your tickets and to view the line-up visit:

Splendour in the Grass

An Indie rock, hip hop, electronic and alternative music extravaganza.

Considered to be Australia’s biggest winter music festival, Splendour in the Grass boasts 3 days of awesome music and great festival vibes.

Get your squad organised and head to the fields for a blockbuster line-up!

When: Friday 19th July – Sunday 21st July 2019

Where: North Byron Parklands at Yelgun

To buy tickets and view the line-up visit:

Splendour in the Grass Shuttle Bus Transport

Need transport to and from Splendour in the Grass for you and your pals? BBAT Shuttle Bus service provides a safe and reliable, home-to-festival-to-home transport for each day of the festival or to and from your camp site – great value fares and your group gets the bus to yourselves – how splendorous is that!

Byron Writers Festival

The annual Byron Writers Festival is Australia’s largest and leading regional celebration of storytelling, literature and ideas.

An engaging three day festival where writers and thinkers get together in a relaxed, open-air beachside location to share their stories, inspirations and insights.

The full program has been announced and all tickets including 3-Day passes, 1-Day passes, Feature Events and Workshops are now on sale.

When: 2nd – 4th August 2019

To purchase your tickets and to view the festival line-up visit:

Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF)

The BBFF showcases outstanding independent film talent from around the world.

Held across multiple venues in Byron Bay;  BBFF offers a rich and diverse program of unique, entertaining and thought provoking films.

Get your tickets to a world of artistry, education and innovation that is enhanced by the power and storytelling of film.

When: Friday 18th October – Sunday 27th October 2019

For more information visit:

The Falls Music & Art Festival – Byron Bay

Falls Festival is held annually on New Year’s Eve and its surrounding dates.

Falls is a multi day camping event; kicking off  in Lorne, Victoria + Marion Bay, Tasmania + Byron Bay, New South Wales. The festival hosts contemporary music performances, dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other art forms.

The festival organisers are yet to reveal the 2019/2020 lineup… but we have no doubts it will be massive!

When: TBC for 2019/2020.

Where: North Byron Parklands at Yelgun

For more information visit:

Byron Bay Festival Shuttle Bus Transport

Need transport for you and your group to and from a Byron Bay festival?

Whether you’re heading to the Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass, The Falls Music Festival, or any other festival or event in Byron Bay, we have you covered for all your transport needs.

BBAT offers a private shuttle bus service with excellent value fares to get your group to and from the festival.

Our shuttle bus service provides a safe and reliable transport option, you can enjoy yourself at the festival, and not have to worry about driving home or having to find festival parking!

Booking our Byron Bay shuttle bus hire service is easy – just visit our booking enquiry page, fill out the form with your details and we’ll be in touch to confirm your booking.

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