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

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.

Note: There are special conditions associated with entry into to Kurrawa Park.  Click here to view the conditions and list of prohibited items . 

Click here to find the main stage via the 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.

2021 Lineup

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

Our full free lineup and playing times have been released for 2021.

Playing times can be viewed on the official Blues on Broadbeach app which is available for download here.

Blues on Broadbeach 2021 playing times are available via the official Blues on Broadbeach app

Alternatively, you can download and print the timetable version of the program here.

Entry

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

No ticket is required, however for contact tracing purposes attendees will be required to check in using the Check In Qld app.

For more information on our COVID Safe Event Guide, click here

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. 

Park Stages will be enclosed to monitor capacities and will require check in and a wristband once per day. For more information on Park Stages, click 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. 

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 maintain social distancing during the festival and check in everywhere they go using the Check In QLD app.

The Check In Qld app is compulsory in Queensland and will be used at all check in points across the event.

Click here to learn more about our COVID Safe Guide. 

For everything you need to know about our COVID Safe Event Guide, click here

Artist Applications

Applications for 2021 are closed.

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

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 bar areas at the Park Stages and Partnered Venues.

Unfortunately, BYO chairs are not permitted with our COVID Safe Plan and capacity for the Kurrawa Park Stage.

However, chairs are permitted in Victoria Park. 

To find out more about our Park Stages, click here.

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.

Click here to view the festival map. 

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 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 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 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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