With the likes of Bonnie Tyler, Slim Jim Phantom Trio, Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, Claude Hay and Blues Arcadia already on the bill, this year's Blues On Broadbeach (18-21 May) is shaping up to be the best yet with the an addition of 35 Australian and international acts to the line-up.
Homegrown blues artist Jimi Hocking's Blues Machine (ex Screaming Jets guitarist) headlines the fresh faces that also include Harts (who Prince once flew to his Minneapolis studio), locally based US musician Louis Shelton Bluesland (he has worked with Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, John Lennon) and multiple award-winning Darren Jack Band.
Now in its 16th year, Blues On Broadbeach is one of the largest, free music festivals in Australia, entertaining locals and visitors with almost 70 acts across 20 stages.
Situated on the picturesque Gold Coast, the event draws more than 160,000 visitors over its four days, Blues On Broadbeach rolls around May 18-21.
2017 Blues On Broadbeach Line-up
Jimi Hocking's Blues MachineHartsDarren Jack BandLouie Shelton BlueslandJuzzie Smith19 TwentyAaron West & The CustodiansAsa BroomhallNick CharlesPhil Barlow And The WolfMatt StillertDevils KioskTomcat PlaygroundJohnson StompersWest Texas CrudeByron Short and the Sunset JunkiesWards ExpressMitch KingBag O'NailsBB FactoryKenny SlideRichie LangfordPop Standen and Dave HoffmanCaptain DreamboatThe James Street PreachersRiver City AcesTim GriffinThe Wet FishJohnny DevilseedKniki and Mike BealeThe Jacky HowellersMescalito BluesJason Delphin MusicBrad Palmer Blues SessionsMore still to be announced
Acts Already Announced
Bonnie TylerIan MossSlim Jim Phantom TrioKevin BorichRay BeadleCash Savage and the Last DrinksShane Pacey TrioCheap FakesLachy Doley and the Horns of ConvictionPhil ManningHussy HicksClaude HayThe Turner Brown BandThe Vibrolaters feat. Miss Peta LeeThe Flaming MudcatsBlues ArcadiaErza LeeAustin Walkin' CaneLittle Billy