The wonderful free celebration of all things blues returns to the Gold Coast from 16-19 May, and we’ll be there manning the music tent!

Back for the 23rd year, the Gold Coast is set to transform into a rhythm and blues mecca from 16-19 May 2024!

Featuring over 65 international and homegrown artists plus 16 indoor and outdoor stages, there’s going to be plenty of live rhythm & blues throughout the four days. With the festival program and app now live, check it out for yourself and start planning your festival!

Amongst the jam-packed non-ticketed program include US headliners Melissa Etheridge, who will be playing a rockin’ two hour show on Saturday night, in what’s sure to be one of the many highlights of the festival.

Other international acts making their way down under include Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton, Ana Popovic, Eric Bibb, Hi Rhythm Section with Boo Mitchell and Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen plus more – all true titans of the contemporary blues world.

Australia is a very special place for the Absolute Monster Gentlemen and we can’t wait to return and bring some New Orleans funk to Blues on Broadbeach. We’ve been through the area before, but this is our first appearance at the festival and we intend to deliver soulful, funky rhythm & blues – real music played real good, and a whole lot of fun.  Did I mention funky?  See you on the Gold Coast!” – Jon Cleary