Almost two decades after its humble beginnings, the multi-award winning Blues on Broadbeach festival has grown to become an event of international standing. The festival highlights the best parts of the Sunshine State, with 20 performance areas both on the stunning beachfront and throughout the vibrant streets of Broadbeach, amazing food at local bars and restaurants, and activities for all ages throughout the festival precinct …and it’s almost time to do it again, May 20-23,2021.
To get everyone even more excited, today festival organisers released their second line-up announcement, which will include for the first time at Blues on Broadbeach, ARIA and Grammy Award winning rock icons Wolfmother. No strangers to big festivals, having performed at Coachella and Lollapalooza, they are a huge addition to a line-up already brimming with talent. Another first timer is ARIA Award winning C.W Stoneking, who hails from Katherine, NT. C.W. takes blues all the way back to its roots with a 1920’s pre-war jive and a jazzy New Orleans twist. With someone like Stoneking performing, the blues will truly be alive in Broadbeach in May!
For those that know Blues on Broadbeach, they would know Ray Beadle, Lloyd Spiegel, and Fiona Boyes. Beadle is the genuine article, playing guitar from his heart and soul since the age of nine, learning from the greats and carving out his name through his exhilarating live sessions! The festival fave is looking forward to returning to his beloved Blues on Broadbeach.
Spiegel has been touring since the age of 12, having played alongside greats such as Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, and Etta James. His talent has placed him in the Australian Guitar Magazine’s top 50 guitarists of all time.
“After the madness of 2020, I can’t think of a better way to return to music than performing at Blues on Broadbeach.” Lloyd Spiegel claims, “It’s an event that truly represents and embraces the Australian blues community, and now — more than ever — that community needs a chance to come together, relaunch and move forward. I’m so looking forward to seeing this amazing FREE showcase of Australian blues talent back in full swing.”
Major Events Gold Coast is super excited to announce the second line-up of artists joining the already amazing program which includes the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, NZ’s The Black Seeds and Christine Anu. Festival Director, Mark Duckworth says, “The second round of artists coming to the festival in May will make for another memorable year. As a music lover, the best thing about Blues on Broadbeach is the multiple styles of music we get to present, all stemming back to the original blues sound.”