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Music festival Bluesfest has announced its return after being cancelled two years in a row.

Music festival Bluesfest has announced its return after being cancelled two years in a row.

Bluesfest 2021 was originally set to go ahead in the opening week of April, before NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard cancelled it due to COVID-19 concerns.

The festival was struck off less than 24 hours before gates were set to open at Byron Bay.

READ MORE: 'We're heartbroken': Byron Bay Bluesfest cancelled

Fans react to The Wailers performing live on stage at the 2016 Byron Bay Bluesfest.

It was also cancelled in 2020, during the height of the pandemic.

But this afternoon, the organisers announced the festival would take place in October.

"It's finally here! The announcement you have all been waiting very patiently for," the Bluesfest Byron Bay Twitter account posted.

"Bluesfest 2021 will be back this year over the October long weekend - Friday, 1st of October to Monday, 4th of October."

https://twitter.com/BluesfestByron/status/1392375382062419968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Ticketholders from the first event will take first priority.

"Current Bluesfest 2021 patrons will receive official communication from our ticket provider, Moshtix, and will be given options on how to redeem your rollover with an option to refund remaining available," the Bluesfest website states.

More details will be available closer to the event.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/byron-bay-bluesfest-2021-new-date-announced-october-long-weekend-after-coronavirus-cancellation/e6a84b8a-c0ec-46ec-85b3-8320ad0cb348

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