FAQS

Dates and location

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

Please note in 2021, it should come as no surprise that, due to social distancing restrictions, Blues on Broadbeach will look slightly different to past years. But that won’t stop us from bringing Blues music back to Broadbeach as you know and love it!

Performance areas will be available to view on the Blues on Broadbeach map on the event website.

Thursday 20th May From

Friday 21st May

Saturday 22nd May

Sunday 23rd May

If you have been to Blues on Broadbeach in the past, it will come as no surprise that social distancing restrictions will mean that the festival footprint will look slightly different in 2021.

The festival footprint has been re-imagined in 2021 which will see Kurrawa Park become one of the main stages at the event.

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.

2021 Lineup

Click here to view the artists performing at Blues on Broadbeach 2021.

The 2nd and final artist announcement will be released early in 2021.

Dates for this announcement will be released in the coming months.

Our full free lineup has been released for 2021 which can be viewed here.

Blues on Broadbeach 2021 playing times will all be released via the official Blues on Broadbeach app in the coming days.

Stay up to date by checking out the Blues on Broadbeach social media channels (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) as well as the website and subscribing to the Blues on Broadbeach newsletter.

Entry

Our festival is free, non-ticketed and COVID Safe for everyone to enjoy.

As we are a non-ticketed event within the open area in the Broadbeach precinct, you can come and go as you please by checking in everywhere you go using the Check In Qld app.

The festival footprint has changed in 2021 so don’t forget to view the map to familiarise yourself before you get here. 

Accommodation

Although Kurrawa Park will  become one the main stages for 2021, stages are programmed throughout the Broadbeach CBD precinct so that most accommodation options are within walking distance. 

Artist Applications

Applications for 2021 are closed.

Stay tuned on our social media pages for the latest information and announcements about the festival.

COVID-19

The festival footprint has been re-imagined in 2021 to create a harmonious and enjoyable festival experience.

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

Attendees will be required to check in everywhere they go using the Check In QLD app, which will be compulsory in Queensland from May 1 and will be used at all check in points across the event.

Click here to learn more information about our COVID Safe Guide. 

At the festival

The 2021 Blues on Broadbeach set times are available in 2021 via the Blues on Broadbeach app and website. To make sure you don’t miss any announcements, don’t forget to like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of the page.

Sorry! Unfortunately not. As the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is an unlicensed event, alcohol can only be consumed within licensed venues.

Sure! But only in licensed venues. Remember that alcohol cannot be taken out of the licensed 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 and plus there are 10 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.

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 outdoor stages.

A location at the Broadbeach Mall Stage on the Oasis Shopping Centre side of the stage at the top of those stairs,

At the Surf Parade Stage, on the corner of Surf Parade and Queensland avenue also located at side of stage. 

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 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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