Five reasons you should go to Blues on Broadbeach in 2021

Ahhh our beloved Blues on Broadbeach. Fans of this epic event (including us) were absolutely devastated when COVID prevented it from going ahead in 2020. But now it’s back and raring to go in May 2021 with a lineup of musical royalty that will get you shaking in your shoes.

With the first lineup announcement including such musical gems as Tommy Emmanuel, The Black Seeds and Christine Anu, we cannot wait to see who the upcoming announcements will feature. But like any amazing festival, it’s not only about the music.

Here are five solid non-musical reasons why Blues on Broadbeach needs to be marked down as a MUST DO in your May 2021 diary:

The Peeps

People who love live music are always a tonne of fun. But there’s a special vibe that comes from down-and-dirty, cool-as-cucumbers blues and roots lovers that you only find at a tiny handful of events, like our own Blues on Broadbeach. This lineup of unbelievable talent attracts real music lovers who are super keen to celebrate, laugh, dance and party all night long, and they’re a fabulous bunch to be around. Make some new BFFs or just sit with a drink and people-watch to your heart’s content. But don’t take a shot every time you see a fedora, or you’ll be in trouble.

The Convenience

Feel like walking to your bed and crashing after a big day of tunes? There is a plethora of accommodation in Broadbeach to suit every taste and budget, so you might as well make a full experience of it by booking to stay with some mates for the festival’s duration. Some venues even overlook the stages so you can watch and listen to the bands without leaving the comfort of your own balcony. Rockin’ out in your PJs? Don’t mind if we do!

The Weather

May is a simply stunning time to be wandering around the Gold Coast. Not too hot, not too cold. Crisp, clear days and blue, cloudless skies give way to cooler nights, perfect for dancing under the stars.

The Food

Broadbeach ain’t considered the Gold Coast’s best dining precinct for nothing. It plays hosts to some of the Gold Coast’s most popular restaurants that cover a range of cuisines such as Cuban, Moroccan, Vegan, Modern Australian, Italian, Greek, and as always, a surfeit of Asian and Asian-fusion options to delight the most discerning diner, from cheep and cheerful to fine dining. The main problem is choosing where to go!

The Beach

How many of the world’s best music festivals also boast a location adjacent to one of the most stunning stretches of beach in the world? Our guess is there aren’t that many, and Blues on Broadbeach is right at the top of the pack. People come from everywhere to hang at our beaches. So be sure to take advantage of your proximity to nature by getting your toes in the sand between sets.

Blues on Broadbeach runs from 20 to 23 May. The second lineup announcement will be dropping on 10 March, so keep your eyes peeled, and head over to for more.

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