FAQS

Dates and location

Blues on Broadbeach is located throughout the Broadbeach precinct on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Please note in 2021, it should come as no surprise that, due to social distancing restrictions, Blues on Broadbeach will look slightly different to past years. But that won’t stop us from bringing Blues music back to Broadbeach as you know and love it!

Performance areas will be available to view on the Blues on Broadbeach map on the event website.

Thursday 20th May From

Friday 21st May

Saturday 22nd May

Sunday 23rd May

If you have been to Blues on Broadbeach in the past, it will come as no surprise that social distancing restrictions will mean that the festival footprint will look slightly different in 2021.

We have made some modifications to the event to align with the current restrictions which will see Kurrawa Park used as the main stage for 2021.

On the Gold Coast, in May, the average high-temperature is 23.5°C (74.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 15.3°C (59.5°F).

For reference, on 27 January, the hottest day of the year, temperatures on the Gold Coast typically range from 22°C to 28°C, while on 28 July, the coldest day of the year, they range from 10°C to 20°C.

2021 Lineup

Click here to view the artists in the 1st artist announcement for Blues on Broadbeach 2021.

The 2nd and final artist announcement will be released early in 2021.

Dates for this announcement will be released in the coming months.

We will be releasing the set times and program in 2021, which will be available on the Blues on Broadbeach app and website.

Make sure you keep an eye out on the Blues on Broadbeach social media channels for this announcement.

We haven’t released the programming for Blues on Broadbeach yet so stay tuned on our social media channels or website for more information. Once we release the set times and program in 2021, the program will be available on the Blues on Broadbeach app and website.

Stay up to date by checking out the Blues on Broadbeach social media channels (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) as well as the website and subscribing to the Blues on Broadbeach newsletter.

For more Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Entry

Our festival is free, non-ticketed and for everyone to enjoy. Please note in 2021, it should come as no surprise that, due to social distancing restrictions, Blues on Broadbeach will look slightly different to past years. But that won’t stop us from bringing Blues music back to Broadbeach as you know and love it!

If you’re looking to score a front row spot for one of our headline acts, we normally have a ‘first in, best dressed’ policy.

Just come right in! As we are a non-ticketed event within the open area in the Broadbeach precinct, you can come and go as you please.

Accommodation

We have made some modifications to the event to align with the current restrictions which will see Kurrawa Park used as the main stage for 2021. We program stages throughout the Broadbeach CBD precinct, so most accommodation options are within walking distance. 

Artist Applications

If you are interested in becoming an artist at Blues on Broadbeach in 2021, artist applications are now open.

This year we will be keeping our applications open and free of charge, giving artists an opportunity to apply from when applications open to the 2021 Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival.

Don’t forget to stay tuned on our social media pages for the latest information and announcements about the festival.

COVID-19

The safety of our attendees, volunteers and team is our top priority which is why we are working to ensure that our COVID Safe plan adheres to Queensland Government’s COVID-19 restrictions. 

For any patrons attending the festival, we will ask that if you are feeling unwell or have any flu-like symptoms, to not attend the event and visit your GP immediately. We will also ask that you respect the social distancing guidelines in place at the time and stay hygienic when using facilities where possible. 

Any additional information regarding the festival’s COVID Safe plan will become available via our website and social media channels. 

Click here to view more information on COVID-19 Safety.

At the festival

The 2021 Blues on Broadbeach set times will be made available in 2021 via the Blues on Broadbeach app and website. To make sure you don’t miss any announcements, don’t forget to like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of the page.

Sorry! Unfortunately not. As the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is an unlicensed event, alcohol can only be consumed within licensed venues.

Sure! But only in licensed venues. Remember that alcohol cannot be taken out of the licensed venues.

Standard Smoking laws apply, 4 metres away from all buildings including restaurants etc. There is no smoking permitted in pedestrian malls including the Broadbeach Mall.

There are several public toilets located throughout the festival including in The Oasis Shopping Centre and Niecon Plaza as well as in venues.

There are a small amount of seats available at the Broadbeach Mall Stage only.  There are also seats available in most indoor venues where artists are playing.

Of course! We will have Security based at each of the stages and roving throughout the festival footprint, supported by a Queensland Police Service team.

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 website and Blues on Broadbeach Facebook page if ANYTHING changes. We suggest checking if you aren’t sure but 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

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.

Thanks for wanting to get involved! Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival operates in a precinct with a multitude of restaurants, cafes and bars, catering to a variety of needs and cuisines. As a result, additional food vendors are unlikely to be required for this event. 

We work closely with Art & 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 here

Accessibility

Yes! There are accessible viewing areas throughout the festival that will be signed on the outdoor stages.

A location at the Broadbeach Mall Stage on the Oasis Shopping Centre side of the stage at the top of those stairs,

At the Surf Parade Stage, on the corner of Surf Parade and Queensland avenue also located at side of stage. 

For more information, click on the links below:

The Broadbeach Mobility Map

Accessible Gold Coast

Broadbeach Transport

Please contact venues directly for information on their accessible viewing areas.

Kids & Families

We are a family-friendly music event for all ages but please be mindful that some venues may have age restrictions due to licensing.

Yes! Blues on Broadbeach is a family-friendly music event for all ages but there is also the art & craft markets.

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