The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is one of Australia's largest non-ticketed music festivals. Since its inception in May 2002, the blues music festival continuously showcases four days and nights of authentic Blues acts annually. This year Blues on Broadbeach continues to feature extraordinary Blues artists and deliver outstanding performances on multiple stages and venues across the precinct.
Broadbeach Blues is all about returning to the fundamentals. This year's festival is lucky to have a diverse range of international talent. Here are just a few of the fantastic musicians performing at the event in 2022.
The James Morrison Motown Experience
As the iconic and multi-instrumentalist James Morrison takes centre stage, be ready for a feel-good evening. Yes, he began playing the piano at the age of six, moved on to brass at the age of seven, founded his first band at the age of nine, and was performing professionally in nightclubs at the age of thirteen.
James Morrison's fruitful career has spanned much more than jazz. He's recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, INXS, and the European Brass Ensemble, performed at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms, composed the Olympic Games' opening fanfare, and performed Royal Command concerts for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and US Presidents Bush and Clinton.
James Morrison and his fantastic band are not to be missed. The James Morrison Motown Experience will leave you speechless with a memorable and exhilarating Motown celebration.
Another performer you should see is one of today's best electric guitarists. Robben Ford is famed for his blues playing and his ability to fit in with a wide range of musical styles. Robben's only Queensland event, Blues on Broadbeach, is not missed.
The saxophone was Robben's first instrument, which he began playing at the age of ten and continued to play into his early twenties. After hearing Michael Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop, two guitarists from The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, he began to teach himself guitar at thirteen.
R.L. Boyce with Dom Turner
Another one not to be missed is the musical collaboration between Australian slide guitarist and music producer Dom Turner and Mississippi-born natural talent R.L. Boyce.
Grammy award nominee R.L. Boyce is the reigning maestro of Mississippi hill country blues, a raw and powerful hypnotic blues music style with ancient roots that has impacted a diverse range of blues, rock, punk, grunge, and hip-hop performers. Dom Turner is best known for his work with the renowned multi-award-winning Australian blues band Backsliders as a guitarist/vocalist, founding member, and essential songwriter. Dom is a frequent visitor to R.L. Boyce's hometown, and the two have performed together at several Mississippi festivals and events.
Blues on Broadbeach is from May 19 to 22. Don't miss the chance to attend the biggest blues music festival on the Gold Coast. Book your Blues on Broadbeach accommodation today!
The Broadbeach Savannah Resort features modern and comfortable accommodations ideal for a family holiday. Savannah Broadbeach also provides accessibility to the festival's various stages and venues located around the Broadbeach neighbourhood. Make your reservation!