Friztext’s A to Z challenge : B = Blues on Broadbeach

Transcending the barriers of age, gender and culture Blues on Broadbeach is one of Australia’s most iconic Blues festivals.

The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival, which will be held from 22 – 25 May 2014, is unique as it feeds on the village like atmosphere and relaxed ambience that is Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

Blues on Broadbeach nurtures Australian talent as well as providing a stage for international acts. The festival is a musical experience like no other in Queensland, whilst still remaining a FREE and non-ticketed event.

Blues music is food for the soul and this festival combines the best of blues with the cream of the Gold Coast cuisine in a guaranteed recipe for success. 

This YouTube captures the vibe and joyousness of the festival. It was created by the Goldcoast, Broadbeach Alliance to show some highlights of the 10th anniversary of Blues on Broadbeach in 2011.      

Blues on Broadbeach

This festival has run for 13 years. Every year it gets bigger. More artists from Australia and overseas make the pilgrimage to play at this fantastic 4 day venue. 43 musicians are lined up to play this year and it is all FREE.

Imagine, if you can, the atmosphere. The streets are all closed to traffic. Large stages and sound systems are set up at each end of the street, in the Mall area, in the parks, blues, jazz and bluegrass music fills the air. Restaurants have tables set up on the pavements, food stalls selling every type of ethnic food you can think of cluster around the park. The crowd of happy people wander around from group to group enjoying the music. The weather is picture perfect blue skies, and all this taking place a stones throw from the azure blue ocean.

Blues festival sunday

As night falls the music continues. Bands play in the pubs and restaurants as well as on the streets.

Have a beer mate...

Have a beer mate…

The music seeps into your soul, the feet start tapping and all ages get up and dance.

If you are in Australia during May this year don’t miss this unique festival.


This is my contribution to Frizztects A to Z challenge. To see more beautiful B entries click here

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19 thoughts on “Friztext’s A to Z challenge : B = Blues on Broadbeach

  1. Memories are truly are made of this.

  2. hi Pomme Pal,
    “Blues music is food for the soul” – as well as your blog post to my B-challenge (link to your page works now); thank you for to put a blues festival into focus!

  3. Nice take on “B”.

    Come see my B . . . Is For Barn at 🙂

    • G’day Chris pleased you called in to my post. I like the photo and words about the barn you did as your “B”

      • Thank you. Every once in awhile I wax somewhat poetic, usually with a barn being the main subject. I have an affinity for old barns and other old farm buildings.

        G’day as well, although in MIssouri USA it’s G’night. 🙂 It’s past my bedtime. LOL

  4. It looks like a really fun place to be – and free! Always a bonus! 😉

    • It is a really fantastic 4 days and being FREE makes it easy to pick and chose which bands you want to listen to, going backwards and forwards to the different areas, and you can get something to eat from MacDonald’s to 5star meals at the top restaurants.

  5. Excellent take on the challenge. It’s lovely to know about such unique festivals.

  6. What pure fun!

  7. Looks like quite an event!

  8. I will have to pencil this into my diary! It sounds wonderful!!

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