As the Director of Byron Bay’s multi-award-winning music festival Bluesfest, which is celebrating its 31st Anniversary in 2020 Peter Noble has curated an impressive line up of Contemporary, Legendary and Blues & Roots artists to play at the festival over the years including: Patti Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Santana, The National, D’Angelo, Brian Wilson, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, James Brown, Joe Bonamassa, Bonnie Raitt, R.E.M., Tedeschi Trucks Band, Mavis Staples and Jason Isbell to name a few.
Peter Noble has been working in the music industry for almost fifty years. His significant contribution to the industry has been recognised by many prestigious organisations. In 2014 Peter Noble was awarded the Rolling Stone Award for his outstanding career-long contribution to popular culture. In January 2016, Peter Noble was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to live and recorded music, to tourism, and to the community. In 2017, Noble received the ‘Keeping the Blues Alive’ award from The Blues Foundation in Memphis Tennessee. Over the course of his career, Peter Noble has worked in many areas of the music business including record producing (for his own label AIM – the first ever Australian label to win a Grammy Award), touring artists, artist management, setting up the Aboriginal Artists Agency, event site development and promoting festivals in Australia and South East Asia.