Beat the winter blues and head across the ditch to revel in Australia’s iconic Blues on Broadbeach this May. Now in its 21st year, don’t miss a beat!
With international borders finally open, May is the time to visit Australia’s sunny Gold Coast to escape the winter blues and revel in the Blues of another kind, a much more exciting kind! The 21st annual Blues on Broadbeach presents an extraordinary collection of artists in Kiwi tourism hotspot, the Gold Coast over four days, 19-22 May.
The incredible line-up of some of the best and most authentic blues artists the world has to offer features headliners James Morrison Motown Experience, Robben Ford (US) and R.L. Boyce (US), Karise Eden, Osaka Monaurail (Japan), Blue Empress All-Stars, Matty T Wall and many more. The COVID-19 pandemic has held Kiwis’ long-standing affection for Australia at bay for too long but with Australian borders now open, we are ready and waiting to welcome back our neighbours, and what better way to do that than by giving them a music experience like no other! Blues on Broadbeach is the live music festival not to miss in 2022 for an authentic Blues experience.
Major Events Gold Coast CEO Jan McCormick says international tourism from New Zealand is incredibly important for the recovery of the city’s event industry: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming back our New Zealand Blues on Broadbeach tribe, it has been two long years since they were able to enjoy their favourite Blues festival. “The Gold Coast’s climate will be a welcome relief for our Kiwi friends before the onset of winter and we’re ready to welcome them with warmth and open arms so they can enjoy this fantastic festival across more than 10 stages, with a 2022 line-up not to be missed.”
Festival Director, Mark Duckworth says this year’s Blues on Broadbeach is all about returning to its roots: “We want to continue to bring our fans a collection of artists which celebrate the different music styles in the Blues genre as well as a few surprises”. Apart from enjoying live Blues in the heart of the Gold Coast, there are a myriad of other amazing experiences for the young, and young at heart, waiting for you to explore. Spend a lazy day on one of our famous beaches or split your day and spend the morning in the hinterland and rock out at the festival in the afternoon!
So much has happened over the last two years but the natural beauty of the Gold Coast remains the same and is just waiting to be discovered, better still it is just a short flight away. Blues on Broadbeach is conveniently located 30 minutes from Gold Coast Airport and just over an hour from Brisbane International Airport. Once you’re here, getting around the city is easy with Broadbeach situated directly on the tram link. There’s an abundance of dining and accommodation offerings to suit everyone’s taste and budget but book early as accommodation is filling up quickly. bluesonbroadbeach.com