Festival Director, Bluesfest
Peter Noble is the legend behind Bluesfest, the 26-year-old multi award-winning institution and a music industry veteran with over 40 years experience, recently earning the Rolling Stone Award for services to Australian Music. Born in Sydney, he played bass in rock, soul and blues bands during the ‘60s & ‘70s with artists including Clapham Junction and Marcia Hines. He later settled in the USA and set up Portland’s first International Jazz Festival and was house booker at legendary venue ‘The Earth’. He returned to Australia in the ‘80s and pioneered blues touring, booking international acts for Byron Bay’s East Coast Blues Festival in 1990, becoming a director in 1993. He renamed it Blues and roots
He has worked in many areas of the music business including record producing, touring, artist management, setting up the Aboriginal Artists Agency in the early 70’s, event site development and festival presentations throughout Australia and South East Asia. In 2015 he was listed in the Top 20 of most influential people in the Australian music industry. He spends his time working and living between Byron Bay and Bali.
Peter appears on the Face The Music 2015 session:
In Conversation: Rolling Stone’s Mathew Coyte with Bluesfest Director Peter Noble