UK superstar Bonnie Tyler, Australian legend Ian Moss and rockabilly king Slim Jim Phantom Trio have already been announced on the 2017 Blues on Broadbeach lineup and today organisers have announced a big list of local and international artists who will join them.
Celebrating 16 years this year, the multi-award winning festival is one of the largest free music events in Australia with 70 acts across 20 stages and some 160,000 visitors over its four days.
Gold Coast’s Louie Shelton has been announced on the bill today. He’s an inductee into the Musicians’ Hall of Fame and Museum and has worked with The Monkees, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Simon and Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder,Neil Diamond, John Lennon and Barbara Streisand.
Louie also played the guitar solo on Lionel Richie’s hit ‘Hello’. Louie will be at Blues on Broadbeach with Louie Shelton Bluesland.
Other locals (or those here regularly enough to be dubbed locals) to be announced today include , Juzzie Smith, Aaron West & The Custodians, Benny D Williams, Phil Barlow & The Wolf, Devils Kiosk, Mitch King, Kenny Slide, The James Street Preachers, Mescalito Blues and Jason Delphin. They join Hussy Hicks and Cheap Fakes already on the lineup.
Blues on Broadbeach 2017 runs 18 – 21 May through the streets and venues of Broadbeach. The full lineup is as follows (you might want to grab a cup of tea, it’s rather epic):
Bonnie Tyler + Ian Moss + Slim Jim Phantom Trio + Kevin Borich + Ray Beadle + Cash Savage and the Last Drinks + Shane Pacey Trio + Cheap Fakes + Lachy Doley and the Horns of Conviction + Phil Manning + Hussy Hicks + Jimi Hocking’s Blues Machine + Harts + Darren Jack Band + Louie Shelton Bluesland + Juzzie Smith + 19 Twenty + Aaron West & The Custodians + Asa Broomhall + Nick Charles + Phil Barlow and the Wolf + Matt Stillert + Devils Kiosk + Tomcat Playground + Johnson Stompers + West Texas Crude + Byron Short and the Sunset Junkies + Wards Xpress + Mitch King + Bag O’nails + BB Factory + Kenny Slide + Richie Langford + Pop Standen and Dave Hoffman + Captain Dreamboat + The James Street Preachers + River City Aces + Tim Griffin + The Wet Fish + Johnny Devilseed + Kniki and Mike Beale + The Jacky Howellers + Mescalito Blues + Jason Delphin Music + Brad Palmer Blues Sessions + Claude Hay + The Turner Brown Band + The Vibrolators featuring Miss Peta Lee + The Flaming Mudcats + Blues Arcadia + Exra Lee + Austin Walkin’ Cafe + Little Billy