FAQs

Dates and location

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

Blues on Broadbeach 2023 will be held from Thursday 18th May until Sunday 21st May, 2023.

You can expect sunny days followed by cooler nights on the Gold Coast in May. The average high-temperature during May is 23.5°C (74.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 15.3°C (59.5°F).

2023 Lineup

We’re excited to share our first lineup announcement featuring Tommy Emmanuel, Don Walker, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, The Kevin Borich Express, The Turner Brown Band, Don Bryant & The Bo-Keys, plus so many more.

 

Visit our 2023 lineup page for more artist info. 

Set times and program for Blues on Broadbeach will be released closer to the festival dates. Keep an eye on the Blues on Broadbeach Facebook, Instagram or newsletter to stay up to date.

Entry

Blues on Broadbeach is a predominantly free to attend event with multiple free indoor and outdoor stages.

 

There will be some offerings during the festival that are exclusive to Twelve Bar Society members, which is a paid ticketed membership.

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

Accommodation

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

 

Find a wide range of accommodation options here.

Artist Applications

Artist applications for Blues on Broadbeach 2023 are open now until 1 February 2023, and are free of charge.

 

For more information, click here

At the festival

The festival program will be available closer to the festival.

 

Keep an eye on the Blues on Broadbeach Facebook, Instagram and newsletter to be kept up to date.

Sorry! Unfortunately not. Blues on Broadbeach is an unlicensed event, alcohol can only be consumed within licensed bar areas within the festival and licensed partnered venues.

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

Sure! But only in licensed areas and venues. As the festival is held in the open precinct of Broadbeach, please remember that alcohol cannot be taken out of these licensed areas and venues.

Standard smoking laws apply at the festival, which is 4 metres away from all buildings including restaurants etc. There is also no smoking permitted in pedestrian malls including at 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.

In the unfortunate event that there is wet weather during the festival, our team have measures in place to ensure a safe environment and manage any programming changes. If we are required to implement any wet weather plans during the festival, an updated will be provided on our website, Facebook and Instagram.

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.

Thank you so much for your interest in Blues on Broadbeach, however we will not be requiring volunteers for the festival in 2023.

Food & markets

There sure is! Blues on Broadbeach 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.

We are accepting applications for food vendors for next year. Applications will open from 5 December 2022 until 13 January 2023.

 

We support local Gold Coast businesses first and foremost, and those that align with the event values and compliment the overall experience of Blues on Broadbeach.

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 will be accessible viewing areas throughout the festival that will be indicated by signage near the outdoor stages.

Held within the Broadbeach precinct, the terrain consists of flat grass, paved areas and gravel. During peak traffic periods, particularly if there has been heavy rainfall, the festival precinct may become more difficult to navigate. We recommend people using wheelchairs and/or motorised wheelchairs use a wheelchair with large wheels for further stability.

Yes, there will be accessible parking close to the festival including at Old Burleigh Road, Queensland Avenue, Charles Avenue, Gold Coast Service Road and more. Check out the Broadbeach Mobility Map for more information on accessible parking.

You can visit Accessible Gold Coast, Broadbeach Transport and the Broadbeach Mobility Map for more information on accessibility within Broadbeach.

 

If you have any queries regarding accessibility, please email our team on [email protected].

Kids & Families

We are a family-friendly music event for all ages, however please be mindful that the festival can attract large crowds and some venues will have age restrictions due to licensing issues.

Yes! Blues on Broadbeach is a family-friendly music event for all ages.

Stay up to date

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