I've been to this the last three years. The best musicians, best location. For those that seek fine fare the Mall has more restaurants of international food in 100 meters, than I've ever seen. And MUSIC all FREE.. not like burned out byron bay. The beach is 'across the road' the water temp is around 20c when I've surfed and that's the last weekend in may.. be wearing your woolies in Newey.. 23rd---26th may 2013 Check out the website for bands etc. I've booked apartment and flights.
cost me 800 two bedroom apartment 200mtrs from the gigs. which are in surf parade and the mall elizabeth avenue.
The Program Guide;
A great lineup this year and Mason Rack! on a street stage rather than up in a tiny room that one has to fight to see them. Transvaal on street stage also.
Just when you thought the 2013 Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival couldn’t get any bigger, better, or bolder, the ultimate Blues Supergroup is announced, mixing some of our greatest music talents for a one-off, unforgettable performance on the Surf Parade stage, Sunday May 26 from 1pm.
It’s not every day a supergroup is formed, and in the music world, the term “supergroup” is never used lightly. In a festival first, some of this country’s quintessential musicians have been assembled for one of the most memorable experiences of Blues on Broadbeach.
The legendary line-up needs no introduction and features The Phil Emmanuel Band. After performing to an audience of six billion people at the closing of the Sydney Olympics in 2000 Phil Emmanuel has toured Asia, Europe and the U.S. several times to rave reviews and sell-out shows. One of this country’s most exciting and best known guitarists, Phil delivers a world-class, infectious performance wherever he is.
Household name and New Zealand born, Jon Stevens adds his own brand of spark to the group. Most recognised as the lead singer of Australian rock band, Noiseworks, and fronting INXS after the death of lead singer, Michael Hutchence, his remarkable career has encompassed Top 10 albums and Number 1 hits along with lead roles in the highly acclaimed Jesus Christ Superstar production.
Headlining with Emmanuel and Stevens is the legend that is, Joe Camilleri. The leader of two of Australia’s most successful bands, Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons and The Black Sorrows, Joe’s music has become part of our lives as the writer of milestone songs such as So Young, Hit And Run, Shape I’m In, Hold On To Me, Harley and Rose, Chained To The Wheel and Never Let Me Go.
ARIA Hall of Fame inductee and Australian music icon, Russell Morris also joins the group alongside Australian Blues Foundation Hall of Famer, Kevin Borich. Borich’s career features a slew of Awards and Gold Records as the singer-songwriter made a name as the founding member of The La De Das, The Party Boys and the Kevin Borich Express.
Adding to the mix is the exciting, up and coming sound of 15 year old guitarist Joshua Needs. Hailing from the Mid North Coast of NSW, Joshua has already achieved incredible success winning the 2013 Yamaha Battle of the Youngstars and winner of the 2013 Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking competition. Joshua has already earned the respect of the industry’s legends, being invited to perform with Tommy Emmanuel at the Sydney Opera House, and joined Phil Emmanuel on stage during his recent tour.
Known for one of the biggest voices in the industry, the critically acclaimed Gail Page joins the dynamic Kelly Auty and soulful Britt Jones to round out the supergroup’s incredible line-up.
What began as an ambitious idea by the Blues on Broadbeach team, the Blues Supergroup concept took no time to develop with the idea so well received, within weeks the group was formed with each and every artist approached thrilled at the opportunity to be involved.
The performance will be a sonic feast for Blues festival goers, with the group playing classics from each artist in one almighty jam session.
“We had an idea to put something really unique together for the 2013 event, and were overwhelmed at not only the support from each artist we approached, but how quickly they agreed to be a part of our idea” CEO of Broadbeach Alliance, Jan McCormick said.
She adds, “It is not every day you get to experience such a collection music legends on the one stage, this is the ultimate way to end our extraordinary four day festival.”
An expected crowd of over 85,000 people will head to the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival over four days and nights with live entertainment jam-packed throughout six outdoor stages and various venues, for what is now recognised as a major Queensland event.
The event, one of the largest free ‘blues’ music festivals in the world, received the prestigious honour of winning the ‘Best Event and Festival’ category at the 2011 Queensland Tourism Awards.
2013 marks the festival’s 12th year and organisers Broadbeach Alliance, along with major supporters, Events Queensland and the Gold Coast City Council, have certainly taken the world-class event to the next level.
CEO of Broadbeach Alliance Jan McCormick is proud the 2013 festival will deliver some of the best artists in the country, whilst remaining completely free to attend.
“The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival continues to grow every year and the incredible line-up we have put together will attract people from across the country to be a part of this exceptional event.”
“The addition of our amazing Blues Supergroup certainly adds to the incredible appeal of the festival, and will be a memorable experience for all our attendees.”
Apart from being free, what is so appealing about Blues on Broadbeach is that you can book a table at one of the restaurants or an apartment in Broadbeach and soak up the festival atmosphere and in some cases even see the main stages from the comfort of your table or balcony.
The 2013 Blues on Broadbeach Supergroup is;
• The Phil Emmanuel Band
• Jon Stevens
• Joe Camilleri
• Russell Morris
• Kevin Borich
• Joshua Needs
• Gail Page
• Kelly Auty
• Britt Jones