Ash Grunwald and dozens more acts added to Blues on Broadbeach 2018 line-up

It’s one of the biggest FREE live music acts to the hit the Gold Coast each year, and now the Blues on Broadbeach 2018 line-up just got even better!

30 more acts have been added to the already jam-packed schedule announced late last year.

Headline stars The Robert Cray Band, The Screaming Jets, Jon Stevens and Backsliders will now be joined by Ash Grunwald (main picture), folk duo Hat Fitz and Cara with the Brisbane City Gospel Choir (pictured below) and James Southwell Band.


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“I can’t wait to get up to Blues on Broadbeach!” award-winning Aussie talent Ash Grunwald said.

“A couple of years ago I did a rocking gig on the main stage, surrounded by people looking down from the balconies of their apartments… it made the space into an amphitheatre, and with the huge crowd in front, it was just a special way to play,” Ash added.

“This year we’re gonna make it a bit of an extravaganza, including a lot of special guests and a really big band. It should be a huge one!”

Also included in today’s announcement were guitar expert Dave Hole and independent star Shaun Kirk, along with Uptown Brown, Ezra Lee, The New Savages, Little Billie and a host of others.

Hat Fitz and Cara

Hat Fitz and Cara | PHOTO: Supplied by Blues on Broadbeach

The Blues on Broadbeach festival will this year run from May 17-20, across more than 20 indoor and outdoor stages, attracting blues fans young and old to bars, restaurants, parks and the streets of the Gold Coast’s most iconic entertainment hub.

More than 150 acts will make up the four-day festival, catering to music fans young and old, with performances from blues, folk, soul, roots and rock artists from across Australia and the world.

“The festival prides itself on covering all genres of the blues spectrum and the 2018 program is a balance of amazing artists and diverse sounds from Australia and the world’s best,” Program Director Mark Duckworth said.

More than 160,000 people attended last year’s event, soaking up the sunshine and sounds, with even more expected to attend this year.

HERE IS THE SECOND LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BLUES ON BROADBEACH 2018:

ASH GRUNWALD
HAT FITZ AND CARA (with The Brisbane City Gospel Choir)
JAMES SOUTHWELL BAND
DAVE HOLE
SHAUN KIRK
UPTOWN BROWN
KNiKi + MIKE BEALE
DAN DINNEN AND SHORTY
PC AND THE BIFFS
GRIFFITH UNIVERSTIY SCHOOL YARD BLUES
JAN PRESTON’S BOOGIE CIRCUS
EZRA LEE
STOMPING NICK AND HIS BLUES GRENADE
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE
DIAMONDS & THE BLUES
THE NEW SAVAGES
BB FACTORY
DEZZIE D AND THE STINGRAYZ
FEVER 7Z
MIKE ELRINGTON
LITTLE BILLIE
BLUESCORP
DOGGN IT BLUES
JASON DELPHIN
GAVIN DONIGER AND HIS MESCALITO BLUES
THE ANGELA FABIAN BAND
LUCKY LIPS
MIKE FROST AND THE ICEMEN
JIMI BEAVIS
THE WAVES
LS PHILOSOPHY

For the full rundown and for ticket information visit bluesonbroadbeach.com.

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