Blues on Broadbeach is a multi-award winning Festival that went from humble beginnings to becoming an event of international standing, and it's FREE. However you need to register your attendance. An annual highlight on Queensland's calendar of events, its location is fast becoming one of Australia's premier entertainment hubs. Highlighting the best parts of the Sunshine State, it has 20 performance areas both on the stunning beachfront and throughout the vibrant streets of Broadbeach. Surrounded by amazing food at local bars and restaurants, and a range of stunning performances all within walking distance of your very own hotel (accommodation), it's a good time to think about a Gold Coast getaway.
For the ultimate experience that runs from 20-23 May 2021 on Surf Parade Broadbeach, get the pocket Festival Guide in the form of the official Blues on Broadbeach Mobile App. You can plan your Blues on Broadbeach stay with the official playing times, stages and event information. You'll never miss an artist with the reminder feature, up-to-date with the latest playing times and festival map to help you work your way around. Plus you can learn all about the artists at the palm of your hand. If you do have the old event app, it's recommended you delete it and download the new app.
And what a lineup of artists you have! You'll find the Full Schedule here on the website. Click on the program image for a larger view of the schedule. Do stay in touch via the Facebook page for up to the minute updates as timeframes and artists performing could change. For instance, just a couple of days ago there was a program change and sadly The Black Seeds will no longer be performing, but the exciting The Beautiful Girls will be part of the 2021 lineup.
There are first-time performances at Blues on Broadbeach on the horizon as well with Her Way to Hell. Cutting their teeth on studded belts, devil horns, and rock-and-roll, this all-female tribute show will pay homage to the most influential rock band as we know it, AC/DC. Making another first-time appearance at BOB are Heavy Wax. Drawn together by their love of playing live music and having spent an extensive time honing their craft on stage, Heavy Wax dropped their first release, 'In My Head' in October 2020. With a solid funk rhythm section that lays the platform for punchy horn lines and a catchy chorus hook, it won't take long to know why it's such an earworm. Come along and see what the hype is all about.
Preparing for their debut performance at Blues on Broadbeach, Bearfoot are making a big splash on the roots scene with their sun-soaked yet dark and modern take on roots, reggae & dub. Get ready for a highly energetic, sweat-drenched show on the Victoria Park Stage. There are so many newbies to the Festival to look forward to, including 4string phil. With a modified 4-string acoustic, electric guitars and a glue bucket to punch out a stompin' kicking beat, he bestows his unique blues/rock sounds that he likes to call STOMP ROCK!
BOB (Blues on Broadbeach) is delighted to reveal a promising partnership with mental health and wellbeing support organisation Beyond Blue. There's hope their partnership can help to alleviate and combat anxiety, depression, and other related mental health concerns. Andrew Stockdale, singer and guitarist of headline act and Australian rock icon Wolfmother, expressed his optimism for the power of music and connection in nurturing wellbeing. All the more reason to acknowledge the important role music plays in our lives.