Festival News

2023 Byron Bay


“With this Bluesfest announcement for Bluesfest 2023, our 34th event, it is becoming clear that the return of international live artists mixed with great Aussie and Kiwi talent will be seen for the first time in Australia, at the level it was before the COVID years,”

Festival Director Peter Noble OAM says.

Bluesfest 2023 line-up

If you like your blues/soul music make sure you check these acts out:


Allison Russell

Ash Grunwald


Beth Hart (exclusive)

The Black Sorrows

Bonnie Raitt

Buddy Guy


Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram

Clarence Bekker Band

Daniel Champagne

Electric Cadillac

Eric Gales (exclusive)

Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges

Hussy Hicks

Joe Bonamassa (exclusive)

Joe Camilleri presents A Star-Studded Tribute To The Greats Of The Blues

Keb' Mo'

Lachy Doley And The Horns Of Conviction

Larkin Poe

Marcus King

Mavis Staples

Nikki Hill (exclusive)

Ray Beadle Stax of Blues

Robert Glasper

Southern Avenue (exclusive)

Tash Sultana

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Vintage Trouble

2023 Thredbo BLUES Festival

The iconic Thredbo Blues Festival descends upon the Snowy Mountains once again. Get set for another amazing program curated to include some of the country’s best blues artists, as well as up and comers to match the familiar faces.

Enjoy 3 huge days filled with the best of the blues, good food and wine and awesome times! With intimate bars and restaurants, spectacular outdoor venues and the whole of Thredbo Village given over to the blues, Thredbo sets the stage for an atmosphere that musicians and blues fans love.

The Thredbo Blues Festival is brought to you by Tourism Thredbo in partnership with Kosciusko Thredbo and Jazz and Blues Down Under. The Thredbo Blues Festival began in 1993 as the Thredbo Blues and Country Music Festival.

Organised by volunteers from the Thredbo Business Community the objective of the event was to bring a party to Thredbo in the summer season and introduce new visitors to the delights of Thredbo in Summer.

28 years later and Thredbo Blues is going strong. It has carved a niche as one of the countries longest running festivals, adored by blues fans and musicians alike for its friendly feel with small intimate venues and plenty of opportunity to get up close personal with some of Australia’s best blues performers.

2023 Blues on Broadbeach - Qld

Blues on Broadbeach started in May 2002 and is one of Australia’s largest free music festivals.

Blues on Broadbeach will be celebrating its 22nd annual festival from 18-21 May, 2023.

Held in the bustling Broadbeach precinct on the Gold Coast, fans can expect to see a wide range of blues-inspired music. The festival lineup features national and international artists, who will perform on multiple stages and venues across the precinct, that are generally non-ticketed to attend.

With a massive selection of restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as a host of accommodation options, fans can stay within the heart of the festival and enjoy live music at their doorstep!

The first artist lineup is led by acoustic guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel, Aussie music icon Don Walker, award-winning Indigenous singer and songwriter Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, as well as international acts such as Don Bryant & The Bo-Keys.

For the ultimate blues experience on the Gold Coast, come find your rhythm at Blues on Broadbeach!

Book accommodation and find out more info at www.bluesonbroadbeach.com

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