Blues on Broadbeach drops 2021 dates, first lineup

Blues on Broadbeach returns in 2021 with a lineup of musical legends and industry icons.

Live music fans rejoice! Gold Coast’s beloved Blues on Broadbeach, one of the largest FREE music events in Australia, has today announced its return for May next year.

Yes, Blues on Broadbeach is back in 2021, bringing with it a diverse array of local Aussie talent, a range of rising stars, and your all-time blues favourites — some of whom will be performing exclusively for the event.

The hugely popular Blues event last rocked Broadbeach in May of 2019, and in 2021 it is slated to light up the streets of Australia’s favourite playground for four days of musical celebration from 20 to 23 May.

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.

Check out this stellar first lineup announcement:

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. Here’s what Tommy had to say about the festival:

“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! See you in May, Australia!”

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. The critically acclaimed Aretha Franklin Songbook is a show unlike any other and will be performed exclusively at Blues on Broadbeach.

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. 

“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.”

Stay tuned and keep your ears peeled, because blues is back and there are lots of exciting new announcements to come!

Check out the awesome event teaser below:

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