FAQS

Last Updated 25/11/2021

Dates and location

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

Please note in 2022, it should come as no surprise that we will follow the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 regulations at the time of the festival to create the safest event possible. But that won’t stop us from bringing Blues music back again in 2022.

  • Thursday 19th May
  • Friday 20th May
  • Saturday 21st May
  • Sunday 22nd May

This year Blues on Broadbeach have 3 main stages; Kurrawa Park Stage, Victoria Park Stage and the brand new Federation Park Stage. 

Kurrawa Park Stage will be operation from Friday to Sunday. Victoria Park will operate from Thursday to Sunday and the newly introduced Federation Park Stage will operate across Saturday and Sunday. 

Click here to view our full program and our festival map

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.

2022 Lineup

Artist applications are now open! They are free of charge and open until the 2022 Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival. For more information, click here

Our full free lineup for 2022 has been announced! 

To find all information regarding our program, click here. 

You can find all information regarding our program on our official Blues on Broadbeach App.

Alternatively, please click here to see the full Blues on Broadbeach festival program. 

Entry

The festival features over 70 acts annually that are free, non-ticketed and COVID Safe for everyone to enjoy.

No ticket is required for these acts, however for contact tracing purposes attendees may be required to check in.

The festival is held within the Broadbeach precinct where you come and go as you please to most stages and venues.

Accommodation

Stages and venues are programmed throughout the Broadbeach CBD precinct so that most accommodation options are within walking distance. 

Find a wide range of accommodation options here.

COVID-19

At this current stage, in line with the Queensland Government Regulations no proof of vaccination status is required to attend Blues on Broadbeach. If at any point Queensland Government requirements change, we will update you via our Blues on Broadbeach channels.

We aim to create a harmonious and enjoyable festival experience whilst following the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 regulations required for the time of the festival.

We will carefully and creatively implement COVID safe measures across the event footprint without compromising what we love about Blues on Broadbeach.

Artist Applications

2022 Artist Applications are now closed.

Stay tuned on our social media pages for the latest information and announcements about 2023 artist applications.

At the festival

Blues on Broadbeach 2022 festival program is now released. You can download our Blues on Broadbeach App to have the ultimate festival guide in your pocket. Alternatively, click here to find the full program. 

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of the page to keep up with the latest announcements!

Sorry! Unfortunately not. As the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is an unlicensed event, alcohol can only be consumed within licensed bar areas at the Park Stages and Partnered Venues.

Chairs are generally permitted and can be used within the outdoor stage areas at the festival. 

Picnic chairs are allowed in Victoria Park all weekend and in Kurrawa Park they are allowed up to a certain point and then we ask you to take them to a designed BYO Chair section. This is after 4.45pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday

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

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 plus there are 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.

As the festival is held within a public area, local laws apply for bringing your pet to Blues on Broadbeach.

However, due to large crowds and loud music, we recommend that attendees leave their pets at home.

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 Park Stages.

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 of large crowds during headliner sets and 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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