As the Queensland event calendar springs back to life in 2021, there seems to be no shortage of entertainment in store for the Sunshine State.
Music fans can rejoice as one of the largest free music events in Australia announces its return — Blues on Broadbeach.
The 2021 event will bring with it a diverse array of local Aussie talent, a range of rising stars and an atmosphere not to be missed.
The Gold Coast’s much-loved Blues event last rocked the streets of Broadbeach in May of 2019, and in 2021 is slated to light up the streets of Australia’s favourite playground for four days of musical celebration from May 20–23, 2021.
“After producing a digital version of Blues on Broadbeach in 2020, we can’t wait to throw open the doors and welcome back our festival fans new and old,” says Festival Director, Mark Duckworth,
“In 2021 we have curated a mix of artists to give the streets a party vibe and let live music entertain once more.”
The festival boasts headliners including revered acoustic guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, ARIA award-winning artist Christine Anu, reggae-fusion legends The Black Seeds and Sydney soul powerhouse The Lachy Doley Group.
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate says he is excited for the fantastic line-up in 2021.
“Since lockdown, I’ve been dying to get amongst some great blues music, so with Tommy heading Down Under, I can see a record crowd milling around the main stages at Broadbeach,” says Tom.
“This event is iconic for the Goldie and I know thousands of people travel throughout Australia to get to it. Let’s get those trumpets, saxophones, and guitars humming in 2021.”
Revered as the best acoustic guitarist in the world, Nashville based Tommy Emmanuel is a man that has achieved enough musical milestones to last a lifetime. In 2021, he is returning home with a fresh album under his belt to perform exclusively at Blues on Broadbeach.
“I am really looking forward to playing Blues on Broadbeach May 2021! My late brother Phil had played the festival and raved about it. I am very honoured to be asked and will give my absolute best to the fans,” says Tommy.
With one of the most enduring and recognisable voices in Australia, the multi-faceted icon and ARIA award-winning artist Christine Anu will be stylin’ up the festival stage and tipping her hat to the Queen of Soul in a must-see performance, packed with heartfelt interpretations of Aretha Franklin’s most memorable hits.
Roots legends overseas and a household name in New Zealand, The Black Seeds have come from humble beginnings, and since 1998 they have continued to push the boundaries of Reggae-fusion without compromising the music’s heart; bringing raw energy, good vibes, and bass-heavy sounds wherever they go. Alongside bands like Fat Freddy’s Drop and Katchafire, the multi-platinum selling band have earned a reputation for rocking dancefloors around the world. This is a special year for them as they will be releasing new music and performing in Australia for Blues on Broadbeach exclusively.
Sydney’s energetic and ferocious blues/soul powerhouse The Lachy Doley Group are a must-see for anyone, topping charts and electrifying crowds around the world with their iconic sound. This year they will be returning to Blues on Broadbeach with some very special surprises to be announced later.
With world-class dining, incredible beaches and bars, plus sensational vistas on-offer; Broadbeach is a no-brainer of a location to springboard your Gold Coast getaway, so don’t delay, book your stay and get ready to see a range of stunning performances, all within walking distance of your very own hotel.
For more information on Blues on Broadbeach, visit https://bluesonbroadbeach.com/