The iconic free music festival Blues on Broadbeach is set to return to the Gold Coast for its 22nd birthday this May, boasting a massive lineup of talent that is sure to offer something to every blues fan.
Organisers have just released the complete lineup for this year’s event, with more than 50 acclaimed international and homegrown artists who will be taking to the multiple outdoor and indoor stages across the event this year.
The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is one of Australia’s largest free events on offer and transforms the Broadbeach streets with the sounds of blues music for three days a year and is certainly not to be missed with names like Tommy Emmanuel, Don Walker, Emma Donovan and the Putbacks and The Kevin Borich Express; alongside Melbourne Ska Orchestra – who will be returning to the Blues on Broadbeach stage after nearly a decade hiatus.
The Living End front man Chris Cheney will also be debuting his first solo album, as well as sharing the stage with swamp-pop legend Tommy McLain (USA), joined by long-time collaborator C.C. Adcock. The second lineup also features Memphis’ own Marcus Scott and the Bo Keys, Blue Shaddy, Albi & the Wolves (NZ), Little Georgia, 8 Ball Aitken, Julian James and the Moonshine State, Ian Collard, Mike Elrington plus many more…
“The Blues on Broadbeach team has put together a line up for 2023 that will appeal to all our festival fans; Blues’ aficionados who have been coming to the festival for more than 20 years and new fans just discovering the genre. Our festival has always been about the music and celebrating excellence in Blues’ craftsmanship, and that is what we have become known for both by the artists who perform on our stages, and by our audiences.”-said Major Events Gold Coast Director of Festivals and Events, Mark Duckworth