Friday, 12 May 2017


Blues on Broadbeach is one of the largest free music festivals in Australia, and this year it is boasting a huge line-up of almost 70 local and international stars. More than 160,000 visitors will flock from both Australia and overseas to the stunning Broadbeach foreshore, to enjoy the music, food, drink and fun that the festival offers. Here is everything that will be happening in the precinct over the four day festival.

Free Festival Shuttle

Sponsored by Pacific Fair Shopping Centre & The Star Gold Coast, the festival shuttle is free to all patrons, and will be running Friday May 19 to Sunday May 21, between 9:00am and 7:00pm. The route will include stops at the Gold Coast Highway (Victoria Park), The Star Gold Coast, and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. With performances at both venues over the festival weekend, be sure to jump on board so you don’t miss a moment.

The Bus has an incredible history – the stunning red double decker is part of a fleet of three, and is in actual fact a 1972 Australian Leyland Atlantean and was originally one of the 1970's Sydney transport fleet, painted in the original blue and cream.

She spent the next 25 years moving around the country before residing in Tasmania as part of the Hobart sightseeing fleet; hence her nickname 'Hobart'.

After her purchase she drove across Tasmania at a top speed of 55kms per hour to Devonport, to catch the ferry to Melbourne, and then through the night to 200kms out of Sydney. It was the next morning, 50kms south of Sydney that a massive semi-trailer doing 100kms rear ended her!

Remarkably, no-one was badly hurt, but as the motor is in the back of the bus, the beautiful new purchase was a mess and the motor irreparable. The next year and a half was spent rebuilding her and getting her back on the road; she is the fastest bus in the fleet and she’s on her way to Blues on Broadbeach!

The Star Presents: Russell Morris

The Star Gold Coast is celebrating Blues on Broadbeach with an action-packed schedule of live entertainment. Following last year’s hugely successful event, The Star will once again offer blues fans a free and exclusive concert, this time giving them the chance to get up-close and intimate with Russell Morris at The Star Gold Coast on Friday May 19. Also make sure to catch Charlie A’Court for a pre-show performance from 9pm.

Tickets to the concert are FREE and only available for collection in person at the Box Office at The Star.The first release will be available from 9am on Friday May 12 until the allocation is exhausted. The second and final release of tickets will be available from 9am on Thursday May 18 until the allocation is exhausted.

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Frizelles Carpool Karaoke

James Frizelles Automotive Group will be hosting Karaoke competition in their cars throughout the festival. Jump in and sing your favourite Blues song to win $250 and a VIP Blues on Broadbeach experience on Sunday night.

Public Transport

We encourage festival patrons to use public transport where possible including Gold Coast Light Rail, Bus and Cabs. Plan your journey to the festival by visiting:

Grab a go card with the G:link Light Rail, which is now operating throughout the Gold Coast, connecting Broadbeach to Surfers Parade, Southport and the Gold Coast University Hospital, with 16 station stops.

If you are travelling from the Southern end of the Coast, such as Coolangatta, you will need to catch the bus from the dry side of the highway and hop off at the Broadbeach South Tram Station Bus Interchange.


Parking is available at:
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (entrance via the Gold Coast Highway)
Oasis Shopping Centre Car Park (entrance via Charles Ave)
Oracle (entrance via Charles Ave)
Phoenician Public Car Park (entrance via Main Place Laneway)

May 18-21

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