ROBBEN FORD IN BLUES ON BROADBEACH 1ST ANNOUNCEMENT
Fresh from winning bronze at the Queensland Tourism Awards in the Major Festivals and Events category, the acclaimed and authentic Blues on Broadbeach is set to return to the streets, parks, and venues of Broadbeach on the Gold Coast in 2022.
One of Australia’s largest FREE music festivals, Blues on Broadbeach will be held 19- 22 May 2022 and is set to feature an incredible line-up of Blues artists whose careers are brimming with awards, accolades, and prestigious pedigrees.
Headlining the festival are the likes of national treasure James Morrison alongside his talented band, US guitar legend Robben Ford, and fellow American icon R.L. Boyce, who will be performing with Aussie blues star Dom Turner.
Festival Director, Mark Duckworth is thrilled that Blues on Broadbeach is returning in 2022, this time with a host of international acts as the persistent impact of the pandemic begins to dissipate.
“The thing that makes Blues on Broadbeach such a special Festival is the importance we place on presenting authentic artists each year.
The month of May wouldn’t feel the same on the Gold Coast without music taking over the streets of Broadbeach and this year’s line-up of acclaimed performers will continue the pilgrimage of Blues fans from around the country and beyond … Bring on Blues on Broadbeach 2022!”
The James Morrison Motown Experience is set to blow fans away with a ONE OFF, unforgettable, feel-good Motown party. Blues lovers can get their dancing shoes on for a mesmerising fusion of soulful vocals, rhythmic tunes, and heavenly horns led by the one and only, multi-award-winning icon James Morrison. Blues on Broadbeach is a family-friendly festival, and the James Morrison Motown Experience will aptly be a family affair! With James’s two sons joining him amongst his smouldering four-piece horn section and four soulful vocalists, Blues lovers can prepare themselves for a celebration like no other.
“It’s a great pleasure to be returning to Blues on Broadbeach in 2022 and this time it’s going to be one great big party. Get ready to be blown away with an unforgettable and feel-good Motown experience with songs from all the greats including James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and many more,” James Morrison declared.
And then there’s Robben Ford. A five-time Grammy nominee, the world-renowned American jazz, blues, funk, and rock legend is set to bring his unparalleled electric guitar playing and captivating creative energy to the Gold Coast. Declared one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century” by Musician Magazine, seeing Ford perform live is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The 21st annual Blues on Broadbeach will feature an incredible lineup of Australian and international Blues artists. If you’re after an authentic Blues experience, Blues on Broadbeach is the music festival you can’t miss in 2022. Check out bluesonbroadbeach.com or follow Blues on Broadbeach on Facebook for the full first announcement lineup and be the first to hear of future announcements.
- Dom DiSisto