The Star Gold Coast will celebrate one of Australia’s largest free music festivals with an action packed schedule of live entertainment, featuring more than six live performers plus a free Russell Morris concert this May as a part of the iconic Blues on Broadbeach. Following last year’s hugely successful event, The Star will once again offer blues fans a free and exclusive concert, this time giving them the chance to get up-close and intimate with Russell Morris at The Star Gold Coast on Friday May 19.
ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, number 1 Platinum Artist, and Australian icon Russell Morris shot to stardom after releasing the Molly Meldrum produced hit ‘The Real Thing’ in the 1960s, and to this day, that song is played regularly on commercial radio stations. Constantly in demand, Russell Morris’ popularity is still as high as ever, even picking up a much coveted ARIA Award for Best Blues n Roots album in 2013 for, ‘Sharkmouth’.
Tickets to the concert are FREE and only available for collection in person at the Box Office at The Star. The first release will be available from 9am on Friday May 12 until the allocation is exhausted. The second and final release of tickets will be available from 9am on Thursday May 18 until the allocation is exhausted. With two release dates and extended box office trading hours, locals and those visiting the Festival from interstate or overseas will have an equal chance of obtaining a much desired seat in the audience.
Including the entertainment at The Star, the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival will this year present more than 20 stages and over 60 acts across four massive days from Thursday May 18 to Sunday May 21. Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg said The Star was looking forward to once again being a part of the hugely successful Festival, which brings tens of thousands of people to the Coast annually. “The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is a fantastic driver of tourism to the Gold Coast during May, it injected over $20 million into the economy last year, with over 160,000 people in attendance, this boosts the local economy and supports local business which is extremely important,” Mr Hogg said. “Having recently transitioned to The Star Gold Coast, we are proud to continue our partnership with Blues on Broadbeach and are extremely excited to be presenting a huge variety of Blues Artists as a part of the Festival, including the free and exclusive Russell Morris concert,” he said.
Russell Morris will be supported by international Soul, Roots and Blues performer Charlie A’ Court. The Canadian artist’s fiery guitar playing and soaring vocals will have the crowd’s toes a tappin’ and is guaranteed to impress. Russell Morris will headline the Friday night of this year’s Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival, which is staged throughout the streets, parks and venues of the entertainment hub on the Gold Coast. The massive festival line-up this year also includes Bonnie Tyler (UK), Ian Moss, Slim Jim Phantom Trio (USA), Kevin Borich, Ray Beadle, Harts, Cash Savage and The Last Drinks and lots more.
A Blues on Broadbeach shuttle bus jointly presented by The Star Gold Coast and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre will offer festival attendees shuttles throughout the Festival between the main Festival hub and the two properties. Music lovers will be treated to stars of the blues genre at The Star including Asa Broomhall, Wilson & White, Jason Delphin Music, legendary performer Phil Manning, The Jacky Howellers and The James Street Preachers.
THE STAR GOLD COAST – BLUES ON BROADBEACH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
THURSDAY 18 MAY
6.00PM – 7.45PM ASA BROOMHALL
8.15PM – 10.00PM WILSON & WHITE
FRIDAY 19 MAY
8.00PM – 9.45PM JASON DELPHIN MUSIC
SATURDAY 20 MAY
8.00PM – 9.45PM PHIL MANNING
SUNDAY 21 MAY
GARDEN KITCHEN & BAR
2.00PM – 4.15PM THE JACKY HOWELLERS
4.30PM – 7.30PM THE JAMES STREET PREACHERS
So grab your fedora, and dust off the harp because the Blues on Broadbeach is just around the corner. For more information on the Festival artists or program visit www.bluesonbroadbeach.com.
The Star Gold Coast is proud to present Russell Morris as part of Blues on Broadbeach. While this is a free event, seating is allocated. Tickets to are only available to be collected in person from the Box Office at The Star. Tickets are limited to two per person, and the collector must be 18 years or older. The Box Office will offer extended trading hours of 9am – 7pm on both release days, Friday May 12 and Thursday May 18.