2020 Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival will be cancelled

2020 Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival will be cancelled

There’s nothing we love more than seeing Broadbeach come alive and we couldn’t wait to present our 2020 festival to you this May. However, after exhausting all options to postpone the event, the 2020 Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival will be cancelled.

This difficult decision is in line with the Queensland Government’s legislation and Federal Government’s ban on non-essential mass gatherings, as well as the new international travel restrictions, making it impossible for the event to go ahead in 2020.

Whilst every person involved with this fantastic free festival would have loved for it to go ahead, the safety of patrons, musicians, crew and wider community comes first.
“Not being able to share our city and love of music with thousands of fans will be a strange feeling come May, but we will be inviting everyone back to the 20th-anniversary party in 2021,” said acting CEO, Mark Duckworth.

“Blues on Broadbeach has been a magnet that has drawn a community together on the Gold Coast for the past 19 years, so the decision is devastating for us all. To everyone involved, behind the scenes from artists to crews from hotels to coffee shops we send our support for the challenges facing our industries in the coming months”.

Roll your Accomm’ to 2021

He added “To support the local Broadbeach precinct, we recommend fans roll their 2020 flights and accommodation bookings to 2021 and come celebrate the 20th anniversary Blues on Broadbeach”


It’s all free!

One of the largest free music events in Australia, Blues on Broadbeach sees over 200,000 people attend the four-day festival each year. The festival allows patrons to enjoy over 200 hours of entertainment in stunning locations throughout Broadbeach’s streets, parks, bars and restaurants.  Fly or drive and stay in the heart of Broadbeach with the festival right on your doorstep! There are many sophisticated accommodation options in the precinct from five-star hotels to self-contained apartments, satisfying all needs and budgets.

Since the 2020 Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival will be cancelled, we look forward to celebrating the 20th Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival, Thursday May 20 – Sunday May 23, 2021.

Blues on Broadbeach is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, worth $880m to the state’s economy in 2019.

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