In November 2021 Blues on Broadbeach shared a stacked lineup to our blues lovers and we were only just getting started!
Adding to the Blues on Broadbeach lineup on 19-22 May, we are proud to announce the second tranche of extraordinary Blues artists added to an already stellar bill. Headliners James Morrison Motown Experience, Robben Ford (USA) and R.L. Boyce (USA) are being joined by Karise Eden, Osaka Monaurail (Japan), Blue Empress All-Stars, Matty T Wall and many more.
Festival Director, Mark Duckworth said this year’s Blues on Broadbeach is all about returning to its roots:
“We want to continue to bring our festival fans a collection of artists which celebrate all the different music styles in the Blues genre as well as a few surprises”.
“It is so important to us that we bring out not just the big names, but those artists that are true to the event and represent the very best of what Blues music has to offer. With our international borders finally open again, we’re excited to welcome to our stages some truly incredible international artists and some unique performances which you won’t see anywhere else and won’t want to miss.”
Blues on Broadbeach is fortunate enough to welcome a wide variety of talent from all over the world.
The sensational Osaka Monaurail is Japan’s premiere funk orchestra, ready to make waves on Australia’s shores at Blues on Broadbeach. With their sharp suits, synchronised routines, and powerful horn section, Osaka Monaurail will have feet movin’ and hips shakin’ from the moment they hit the stage.
We know Karise Eden’s voice can move a nation. We know that the celebrated Blues songbird’s performances are powerful, engrossing, and bold. So, we know that she is going to fit right into the Blues on Broadbeach bill, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the renowned Gold Coast stage in May.
“I’m so excited to be able to perform in the flesh at Blues on Broadbeach, after the digital only performance for Bandwidth in 2020,” said Karise.
“Our industry, artists, venues, crew, and people across all areas of this sector have been so greatly affected by the pandemic so, to be able to return to play live in 2022 is a such lift to the spirits.
“For my performance, I will be backed by a full live band for the first time in what feels like forever! I am also thrilled to be launching my forthcoming album ‘Into the Black’ at the festival, which Blues on Broadbeach attendees will get a full exclusive live preview of. It’s going to be a great time – I can’t wait to see everyone there!”
In an exciting Blues on Broadbeach first, Blue Empress All-Stars are an ensemble of Australia’s finest Blues and Roots artists, is ready to grace the stages of Blues on Broadbeach 2022 in all their diversely talented glory. The seven Blues sisters – Fiona Boyes, Kerri Simpson, Cara Robinson, Leesa Gentz, Julz Parker, Alison Penney, and Sweet Felicia – will be joined by Hammond B3 and sax maestro, Tim Neal, and drummer/percussionist Mark Grunden. With more than 120 national and international awards between them for their individual performances and recordings, they are a force to be reckoned with!
Check out the full lineup here!
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.