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Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival 2014

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A Groovy Little Hat is de Rigueur for all Blues Aficionados
Blues music is food for the soul, and the feast is on again at Blues on Broadbeach.

We were spoilt for choice last year, with artists performing on small stages in and around the mall every day, and who could forget the magnificent Vanessa Amorosi at the closing event.

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Vanessa Amorosi performing on Surf Pde stage, 2013 (source:

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2013 daytime in the Broadbeach mall

2014 is looking even bigger, with a HUGE international line-up including the Time of My Life Band (featuring Daryl Braithwaite, Joe Camilleri, James Reyne and Ross Wilson), Diesel, Russell 'The Real Thing' Morris, Andrew Baxter, 8-Ball Aitken, Asa Broomhall, Backsliders, Big Kitty, Black Tongue, Bluesville Station, Bobby Alu, Bondi Cigars, Brisbane City Gospel Choir, Bustamento, Chris Russell's Chicken Walk, Claude Hay, Col Finley, Collard Greens and Gravy, Dan Dinnen, Dan Hannaford, Devil's Kiosk, Dom Turner and Ian Collard, Dezzie D and the Stingrayz, Doc Span Band, Dreamboogie, Eugene Hideaway Bridges (USA), Gerry Joe Weise, Hailey Calvert, Hat Fitz and Cara, Hey Gringo, Hussy Hicks, Jimi Beavis, Jimmy The Saint and The Sinners, Josh Needs, Jules Boult Duo, Juzzie Smith, Kevin Borich, Louis King and The Liars Klub, Mamas New Bag, Marshall Okell, Mason Rack Band, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Mike Elrington, Monster Guitars, Moondogs Gypsy Blues Band, Mornington Fats, Nick Charles, Owen Campbell, Phil Emmanuel, Phil Manning, Ross Williams, Swamphouse, The Full Stops, The Lachy Doley Group, The Mojo Webb Band, The Rectifiers, Trinity Roots (NZ), Tuesday's Good, Wayne Jury, and Sugercane Collins.

Check the Blues on Broadbeach website for full program, merchandise, artist info, and what to do once you get there. A groovy little hat is de rigueur for all blues aficionados.

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2013 Sunday arvo closing event in Surf Pde
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Why? get your culture fix, and it is FREE
When: 22-25th May 2014
Where: various FREE venues around Broadbeach (check the program)
Cost: FREE
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