Blues on Broadbeach 2024 Program & App is here!

Back for the 23rd year, the Gold Coast is set to transform into a rhythm and blues mecca from 16-19 May 2024!



Featuring over 65 international and homegrown artists plus 16 indoor and outdoor stages, there’s going to be plenty of live rhythm & blues throughout the four days. With the festival program and app now live, check it out for yourself and start planning your festival!



Amongst the jam-packed non-ticketed program include US headliners Melissa Etheridge, who will be playing a rockin’ two hour show on Saturday night, in what’s sure to be one of the many highlights of the festival.


Other international acts making their way down under include Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton, Ana Popovic, Eric Bibb, Hi Rhythm Section with Boo Mitchell and Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen plus more – all true titans of the contemporary blues world. 


Australia is a very special place for the Absolute Monster Gentlemen and we can’t wait to return and bring some New Orleans funk to Blues on Broadbeach. We’ve been through the area before, but this is our first appearance at the festival and we intend to deliver soulful, funky rhythm & blues – real music played real good, and a whole lot of fun.  Did I mention funky?  See you on the Gold Coast!” – Jon Cleary

Not to worry though as there’ll be no shortage of national and local talent, with festival favourite 8 Ball Aitken & Friends returning for a special All Star Blues Jam on Sunday 19 May.


Gold Coast local Karl S. Williams is also back on the bill and will be opening the stage for Melissa Etheridge on Saturday night.


“It’s hard to overstate how invaluable it has been for my career as an artist to play this festival which is so widely loved and respected. Now I am overawed to be not only asked back, but given the main stage before Melissa Etheridge, who surely stands among the greatest of the aforementioned greats! This is an immense honour and a privilege for which I am endlessly grateful.”- Karl S. Williams

Another exciting addition this year is the Kurrawa Park Sunday Ticket, a festival first that features New Zealand electronic-reggae-soul pioneers Fat Freddy’s Drop, alongside Tijuana Cartel and BOOMCHILD, who’ll all be performing exclusively at Kurrawa Park on Sunday 19 May. 

With VIP tickets already sold out, if you’d like to expand your Blues on Broadbeach programming even further don’t forget to secure your ticket now!

Apart from the six outdoor stages located through the Broadbeach precinct, a further 10 Partnered Venues will also be delivering live music in-venue so you can grab a meal or a drink without missing on the jam-packed programming!

With so much going on across 16-19 May, make sure you don’t miss out on your favourite acts during the festival! Be sure to download the Blues on Broadbeach 2024 festival app on the App Store or Google Play to build out your own schedule. 

Stay up to date

Keep up to date with all of the event news and artist announcements surrounding Blues on Broadbeach, with updates sent directly to your inbox.