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

We are currently working through what our festival footprint looks like for 2022. 

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on our full lineup and 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 and playing times for 2022 are coming soon. 

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements! 

Our festival program for Blues on Broadbeach 2022 Music Festival is coming soon.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements! 


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.


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.


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.

Blues on Broadbeach will be presented in a COVID safe format to ensure a safe and fun environment for festivalgoers.

Further details on COVID specific requirements will be in line with Queensland’s restrictions and roadmap at the time of the festival.

We are currently working through what the 2022 festival will look like. 

For more information about the current Queensland Government restrictions, click here.

Artist Applications

2022 Artist Applications are now open! 

To become a part of Blues on Broadbeach 2022, please apply here.

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

At the festival

Blues on Broadbeach 2022 festival program will be released in 2022. 

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. 

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 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


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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