Blues on Broadbeach adds Ash Grunwald + more to lineup

It’s hard to believe that Blues on Broadbeach just got bigger, but it did. Another 30 acts were added to the May lineup 2018 today.

Blues on Broadbeach is one of Australia’s largest free music festivals and it takes over the streets, malls and venue of Broadbeach for a wonderful long weekend every May. This year was already going to be next-level with artists like The Robert Cray Band, Eilen Jewel and Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds already announced. But today’s announcement, which includes Ash Grunwald and Hat Fitz and Cara performing with the Brisbane City Gospel Choir helps solidify the event’s status as an eclectic blues event for all ages.

Australian festival favourite James Southwell Band, explosive guitar expert Dave Hole, Australian Music Week favourite Shaun Kirk and critically acclaimed Daniel Champagne were also announced today.

With over 150 live performances across four days, combining blues, folk, soul, roots and rock, all right in the centre of the buzzing hub of Broadbeach when the weather is mild and clear with some of the City’s best dining options right there in the middle of the action – Broadbeach is where you want to be come 17 May.

Griffith University again presents the School Yard Blues and local artists like BB Factory, Dezzie D and the Stingrayz, Bluescorp, Jason Delphin, Gavin Doniger and his Mescalito Blues, LS Philosophy and The Waves also get killer slots alongside The Screaming Jets, Backsliders, Lloyd Spiegel, Jon Stevens (who’s performing for free at Star Casino), Mason Rack and Southern Avenue – direct from Memphis.


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Blues on Broadbeach takes place from 17 – 21 May. Get all the details at

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