The 2018 festival will be hosting a special event, with proud partner The Star Gold Coast offering blues fans a free and exclusive concert, with the chance to get up-close and intimate with music legend Jon Stevens. The New Zealand star, formerly of Noiseworks, Jesus Christ Superstar and INXS fame, has recently teamed up with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, to record his new album Starlight and a brand-new single titled ‘Hold On’.
Jon Stevens is recognised as one of the most talented rock musicians to emerge from Australia in recent memory. He has had phenomenal success as a solo artist, knocking Michael Jackson off the top of the charts in Australia.
His Career has gone from strength-to-strength: a record-smashing debut at age 16 with two consecutive No 1 singles in his New Zealand homeland. He also enjoyed huge hits in Australia as lead singer with Noiseworks. Stevens’ 21st-century lift-off to worldwide acclaim was at centre stage with INXS, and a song released by Dead Daisies which he co-wrote and produced with the legendary Slash on guitar. Ringo Starr plays the drums on lonely ballad ‘One Way Street’ and ‘Something ‘Bout You’ features the vocals of Vanessa Amorosi.
Following packed out concerts for Diesel and Russell Morris for the 2016 and 2017 Blues on Broadbeach Festivals, The Star is excited to once again be hosting the free event with Jon Stevens taking the stage in the Theatre on Friday May 18. While the concert is free, seating will be allocated with ticketing information to be released in the new year.