Today we bring you news that Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival will not be going ahead in 2020.
An offical statement from the organiser, Broadbeach Alliance, advised, "after exhausting all options to postpone the event, the 2020 Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival will be cancelled.
"This difficult decision is in line with the Queensland Government’s legislation and Federal Government’s ban on non-essential mass gatherings, as well as the new international travel restrictions, making it impossible for the event to go ahead in 2020.
"Whilst every person involved with this fantastic free festival would have loved for it to go ahead, we must put the safety of our patrons, musicians, crew and wider community first.
Acting CEO, Mark Duckworth said, “Not being able to share our love of music and celebrate the Gold Coast with thousands of fans will be a strange feeling come May, but we will be inviting everyone back to the 20th-anniversary party in 2021.
"Blues on Broadbeach has been a magnet that has drawn a community together on the Gold Coast for the past 19 years, so the decision is devastating for us all. To everyone involved, behind the scenes from artists to crews from hotels to coffee shops we send our support for the challenges facing our industries in the coming months”.
Plans are already in motion for Blues On Broadbeach 2021.