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Blues on Broadbeach

Enjoy some wonderful blues music at the popular Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival on the Gold Coast. This popular music festival is a must-see for visitors and residents.

This fabulous event offers a wonderful opportunity for all music lovers to enjoy an array of excellent music shows and live performances.

Blues on Broadbeach, 2024 Dates, Lineup & Program, Gold Coast

As the Gold Coast’s home of blues, Blues on Broadbeach will be celebrating its 23rd annual festival from 16 – 19 May 2024. Featuring a wide array of international and homegrown artists performing across multiple indoor and outdoor stages, Blues on Broadbeach is one of Australia’s largest non-ticketed music festivals.

Situated within the heart of the Gold Coast in Broadbeach, enjoy four days and nights of live rhythm and blues music! Surrounded by plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars and a wide range of accommodation options, this is a blues festival experience like no other.

The first lineup for Blues on Broadbeach 2024 includes Melissa Etheridge, Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton, Ana Popovic, Eric Bibb, Lloyd Spiegel and more.

Melissa Etheridge

Returning to Australia for the first time in years, the blues-rock genre-bending icon Melissa Etheridge is welcomed for her only show in Queensland!

Headlining the 23rd annual Blues on Broadbeach, Melissa is set to rock the festival stage for the first time as part of her ‘I’m Not Broken’ tour. As one of blues rock music’s greatest female icons, the two-time Grammy winner has cemented her rock royalty status with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as well as multiple platinum albums, an Academy Award and an Honorary Doctor of Music Degree from Berklee.

Whilst her many accolades have garnered worldwide recognition, any Melissa Etheridge fan will tell you that her smoky vocals, confessional lyrics and down-to-earth personality make her so endearing as a performer. Recognised many times over for her skill with a six string, Melissa stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which featured iconic tracks like ‘Bring Me Some Water’ and ‘Like the Way I Do’ that will no doubt make a welcomed appearance on the Blues on Broadbeach stage.

Kurrawa Park Sunday

For the first time ever, Kurrawa Park will play host to a special lineup exclusive to ticket holders, which will see New Zealand electronic-reggae-soul pioneers Fat Freddy’s Drop perform their only Australian show this year, alongside local world music innovators Tijuana Cartel and eclectic creatives BOOMCHILD.

With an already stacked lineup and plenty more epic blues acts still to be announced, the Kurrawa Park Sunday Ticket is a big addition to an already massive Sunday program running on other stages and venues throughout Broadbeach.

The regular non-ticketed programming will continue on all outdoor stages and venues throughout Broadbeach on Sunday, 19 May, and it’s going to be massive! The Kurrawa Park Sunday Ticket is an additional festival experience on top of everything you’re used to seeing at Blues on Broadbeach!

For the ultimate blues enthusiasts, the Twelve Bar Society membership aims to elevate their festival experience further. From an exclusive VIP bar with up-close stage viewing gardens to ‘In Conversation’ sessions with artists and a ‘Secret Show’, you won’t want to miss out on these member-only perks.

Alcohol cannot be permitted at the festival unless inside a licenced venue. There are plenty of places to grab a drink or meal as the festival is in the heart of the Broadbeach precinct. You do not need a ticket to attend the Blues Festival, and you are welcome to bring your own chair to sit in and relax as you enjoy the music.

Getting Here

Blues on Broadbeach is easy to get to no matter how far you’re travelling; check out all the festival travel and transport options below!

Free and paid parking options are available in Broadbeach for those looking to drive to the festival. Please remember that due to increased traffic during the festival, parking options may become limited.

  • Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre (entrance via the Gold Coast Highway)
  • Oasis Shopping Centre Car Park (entrance via Charles Ave)

Street parking is also available within the Broadbeach precinct, including at Charles Avenue, Elizabeth Avenue and Old Burleigh Road.

If you’re travelling from the Southern end of the Gold Coast, catch the bus from the dry side of the highway and hop off at Broadbeach North Bus Interchange.

The G:link Light Rail operates throughout the Gold Coast, connecting Broadbeach to Surfers Paradise, Southport and the Gold Coast University Hospital with 16 station stops. Stop off at Broadbeach North to arrive in the heart of Blues on Broadbeach!

The Gold Coast Airport is located just 18 kilometres south of Broadbeach. A range of international and domestic carriers fly directly into the airport, including Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Bonza, REX Airlines, Air New Zealand, Air Asia and Qantas.


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Entry: Free

Kurrawa Park on Sunday 19 May
General Admission: $119 + booking fee
VIP Ticket: $189 + booking fee

Kurrawa Park Sunday VIP ticket holders will receive:
- VIP Express Entry
- VIP Bar and Garden Viewing Area in prime viewing of the stage
- Premium drinks available for purchase
- VIP Toilets

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