Back for the 22nd year at the iconic Broadbeach precinct on the Gold Coast, more than 20 additional acts have also just been added to an already stacked lineup within this year’s program.
Among the fresh artists added to the 2023 bill is the globe-trotting multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter powerhouse Minnie Marks and Brisbane’s three-time Australian Blues Music Award winners and Australian Roots Music Award nominees Blues Arcadia.
Another highlight for this year’s program will be the recently announced world-first exclusive performance from ‘Memphis Soul Man’ Marcus Scott and his first collaboration with legendary band The Bo-Keys. Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, previous Tower of Power frontman (2016-2020) Marcus Scott is bringing his explosive and compelling lead vocals to The Bo-Keys all-star cast of legendary soul masters. Lead by Emmy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated composer Scott Bomar, The Bo-Keys feature some of Memphis’ most renowned and respected blues craftsmen.
“I am extremely excited and also honoured to be sharing the stage with this great band The Bo-Keys. It’s so ironic that we all share history together in some shape or form. Whether it be through session work or just simply sharing the same night club gig in the past… the Memphis connection is definitely there! Although this will be our very first time in Australia together, I can definitely feel that it will not be the last!” – said Marcus Scott.
On Saturday 20 May, fans will finally be treated to the long-awaited return of Aussie guitar legend,
Tommy Emmanuel, who will be bringing his electrifying performance to Blues on Broadbeach.
“I am so happy to be finally able to come back to play my beloved Australia. It’s been a tough time in our world lately, and I find that music is needed more than ever. Since I’ve been back touring again, I sense a new feeling of JOY that people have for the live experience, just like the old days when people hear you play for the first time. It’s an awakening, a reminder of the beauty of music – seeing, feeling, and experiencing an event filled with truth, love, sacrifice, dedication and letting go. Relax, let it all go, come and have fun!” – Tommy Emmanuel
With over 65 international and home-grown artists performing across 16 stages, come find your rhythm at Broadbeach this 18-21 May!