Blues on Broadbeach 2021 is delighted to reveal a promising partnership with mental health and wellbeing support organisation, Beyond Blue.
With the enduring impact of the pandemic, the need for mental health and wellbeing support is more important than ever. In this time of uncertainty, Blues on Broadbeach and Beyond Blue hope their partnership can help to alleviate and combat anxiety, depression, and other related mental health concerns.
Andrew Stockdale, singer and guitarist of headline act and Australian rock icon Wolfmother, expressed his optimism for the power of music and connection in nurturing wellbeing:
The past year has been very tough on everyone and I know so many people in the music industry who have really struggled financially and mentally due to COVID. It’s great to finally be able to come together again as performers and fans to celebrate at a live festival,” Mr Stockdale said.
“Music is a powerful force for connection, and it can lift our spirits in challenging times. As a performer, creating music and sharing it with others is a big release and having this outlet is an important way I keep on top of my own wellbeing.”
Blues on Broadbeach connects with wellbeing support organisation, Beyond Blue.
Beyond Blue CEO Georgie Harman welcomed the new partnership and acknowledged the important role music plays in our lives.
“If the last year has taught us anything, it’s the importance of music and the events that bring us together. That’s why we’re so excited about this partnership as we start to open up and reconnect,” Ms Harman said.
“I want to thank Blues on Broadbeach for this partnership and for encouraging music fans, performers and staff to make mental health a part of everyday conversations.”
The luxurious boulevard at the Oracle precinct will be closed to vehicles all weekend as they present a solid program of blues entertainment in the ‘round on Oracle Boulevard. Forming part of the 2021 Blues on Broadbeach “Dine & Watch precinct” offering, fans can book into their favourite Oracle Boulevard restaurants and bars and kick back to some of the best blues musicians in the country.
Network Ten were due to commence a two-year deal with Blues on Broadbeach in 2020, before the cancellation of the festival due to COVID. However, after a buoyant year, they are back in 2021, ready to promote their popular shows; MasterChef, Have You Been Paying Attention, Survivor Australia and more, in association with Blues on Broadbeach.
About Blues on Broadbeach
One of Australia’s largest free music events, Blues on Broadbeach 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.
The 20th Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival will follow the necessary guidelines to ensure a COVID-safe experience for all attendees, and it will be held from Friday 20th May to Sunday 23rd May 2021.
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.