Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival.
DATES AND LOCATION
WHAT ARE THE DATES OF BLUES ON BROADBEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019?
Thursday May 16
Friday May 17
Saturday May 18
Sunday May 19
WHERE IS THE BLUES ON BROADBEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL?
The Festival is located throughout the Broadbeach CBD on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Do i need a ticket to attend Blues on Broadbeach?
No way – our festival is for everyone to enjoy! But if you’re looking to score a front row spot for one of our headline acts, we do have a ‘first in, best dressed’ policy.
HOW DO I GET IN TO THE FESTIVAL?
Come on in! As we are a non-ticketed event within the open CBD area of Broadbeach, you can come and go as you please.
What accommodation options are available in the Broadbeach area?
There are so many great accommodation options – CLICK HERE to view them.
AM I ABLE TO CAMP IN THE FESTIVAL AREA?
Sorry! Sadly, there are no camp grounds located within the festival as the event is located in the heart of an open, CBD area. But don’t worry! There are plenty of accommodations options available. If you are looking for Gold Coast Camping Grounds go to the Visit Gold Coast website here for all the best options – including information on backpackers and hostels.
AT THE FESTIVAL
Where can i find the festival program?
Stay tuned to find out when and where your favourite artist will be hitting the stage.
Can I bring alcohol to Blues on Broadbeach?
Sorry! Unfortunately not. As the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is an unlicensed event, alcohol can only be consumed within licensed venues.
Will I be able to buy alcohol at Blues on Broadbeach?
Sure! But only in licensed venues. Remember that this alcohol cannot be taken out of the licensed venues.
Is smoking allowed at the festival?
Standard Smoking laws apply, 4 metres away from all building including restaurants etc. There is no smoking permitted in pedestrian malls including the Broadbeach Mall.
ARE THERE PUBLIC TOILETS?
There are several public toilets located throughout the festival including in The Oasis Shopping Centre, Niecon Plaza and in venues.
are there artist signings?
There sure is! To get your Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival merchandise signed, head to the ‘Onsite Retail’ tent that sell artist CD’s. Artist signings are after the shows but stay up to date by following our social media. See the Site Map in the program for the location.
ARE THERE SEATS AT ANY OF THE STAGES?
There are a small amount of seats available at the Broadbeach Mall Stage only, if seats are required you are more than welcome to bring your own. There are also seats available in most venues where artists are playing.
AM I ABLE TO BRING MY OWN CHAIR TO THE STAGES?
Of course you can! You are more than welcome to bring your own portable chairs to the festival. But don’t forget to be mindful of other festivalfoers to make sure everyone has the best weekend possible.
Will there be security at the event?
Of course! We will have Security based at each of the stages and roving throughout the Festival footprint, supported by a QPS team.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE CASE OF WET WEATHER
All outdoor stages will be going ahead as planned in regards to rain and plus there are 10 indoor venues operating with free live music! We will keep you up to date on our Blues on Broadbeach Facebook if ANYTHING changes so just check if you aren’t sure (no post means everything is still going ahead).
If the weather is deemed dangerous or risking public safety we will communicate through Facebook and announcements at the Festival if a show is to be cancelled.
FOOD & MARKETS
IS THERE FOOD AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL?
There sure is! The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is situated in the heart of the Broadbeach CBD with plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, fast food and supermarkets to suit everyone’s taste buds.
does the festival accept food vendors?
operates in a fully functioning CBD precinct with a multitude of food types and options, catering to a variety of needs and cuisines. It’s pretty rare for extra food options to be added to the precinct with all the options available.
does the festival accept market stalls?
We work closely with Art and Craft on the Coast Markets to provide market stalls to the festival. If you would like additional information or would like to provide an expression of interest please contact them via their website – http://artandcraft.com.au/
ARE THERE ACCESSIBLE VIEWING AREAS FOR THOSE WITH A DISABILITY?
There are accessible viewing areas throughout the festival that will be signed on the outdoor stages.
Please contact venues directly for information on accessible viewing areas.
A location at the Broadbeach Mall Stage on the Oasis Shopping Centre side of the stage at the top of those stairs.
Surf Parade Stage, approximately midway through the street we are still finalising the exact location as we have had a street upgrade and need to look what will work best for access.
KIDS & FAMILIES
Are there any age restrictions?
We are a family-friendly music event for all ages but please be mindful that some venues may have age restrictions due to licensing.
Is there anything for kids to do?
Yes, Blues on Broadbeach is a family-friendly music event for all ages but there is also carousel rides for children as well as art & craft markets.
Please let us know if we have missed any of your questions by contacting us directly. Contact the Blues on Broadbeach team here.
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