Blues on Broadbeach has just announced the first lineup for their 2022 Music Festival and it is packed with a variety of artists and offers something to every Blues music lover!
We’re going back to our roots and have put together a collection of artists that cover a wide range of Blues music styles. Headlining the festival are the likes of James Morrison with this Motown Experience performance, US guitar legend Robben Ford, and fellow American icon R.L. Boyce who is performing alongside the Australian Blues star Dom Turner. With this range of musicians on the first lineup, it gives fans just a taste of what’s in store for Blues on Broadbeach 2022.
Festival Director, Mark Duckworth is thrilled that Blues on Broadbeach is returning in 2022, this time with a host of international acts as the persistent impact of the pandemic begins to dissipate.
“The thing that makes Blues on Broadbeach such a special Festival is the importance we place on presenting authentic artists and musicians each year.
The month of May wouldn’t feel the same on the Gold Coast without music taking over the streets of Broadbeach and this year’s line-up of acclaimed performers will continue the pilgrimage of Blues fans from around the country and beyond…
Bring on Blues on Broadbeach 2022!”
The James Morrison Motown Experience is a show like no other! Fans are set to be blown away by the unforgettable, feel-good Motown Party led by the multi-award-winning James Morrison. Blues lovers can get their dancing shoes on for a fusion of soulful vocals, rhythmic tunes, and heavenly horns. Blues on Broadbeach is a family-friendly festival, so it is only right for James’ to include his two sons amongst the four-piece horn section and four soulful vocalists.
“To be able to play live music again at festivals like Blues on Broadbeach is the most rewarding part of being a musician – connecting with an audience, getting people up out of their seats, and seeing the joy that music brings, there is no greater feeling. I have toured the world and played in some of the greatest concert halls but there is something special about Blues on Broadbeach,” James Morrison declared.
We also have the likes of Robben Ford, a five-time Grammy nominee, USA-born and world-renowned American jazz, blues, funk, and rock player who is set to bring his unparalleled electric guitar playing to the streets of Broadbeach.
Blues on Broadbeach will be Robben’s only Queensland live show and we are lucky enough to see him performing over multiple nights. With an unparalleled list of collaborations including Miles Davis, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and Tommy Emmanuel, Robben Ford has earned his place amongst the highest pedigree of musicians and is a must-see act at Blues on Broadbeach 2022.
R.L Boyce and Dom Turner are both critically acclaimed authentic Blues artists in their own right. Mississippi-born R.L. Boyce is the reigning master of Mississippi Hill country blues, a raw and powerful trance-like hypnotic blues music style that has ancient roots and has inspired a myriad of blues, rock, punk, grunge, and hip-hop artists. His improvisational style is like no other and alongside Dom Turner’s iconic blues sound the duo brings. A founding member of legendary award-winning Australian blues group, Backsliders, the guitarist, and vocalist is set to form a formidable and terrific, must-see act with R.L. Boyce.
Blues on Broadbeach is supported by the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and is a feature on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
For further information on the Festival including updates and programming, visit the Blues on Broadbeach website.