The Star Gold Coast will celebrate this year’s Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival with an array of unique live entertainment, including more than six renowned performers and a free Russell Morris concert in May.

Following the success of 2016, blues fans will once again be offered a free and exclusive concert with the opportunity to get up-close and personal with renowned musician Russel Morris.

An Australian icon, ARIA Hall of Fame inductee and number one Platinum Artist, Morris initially gained recognition after releasing Molly Meldrum produced song ‘The Real Thing’ in the 1960s. This hit is still played regularly on many commercial radio stations.

Constantly in demand, Morris’ popularity continues to grow. In 2013 he released a new studio album called ‘Sharkmouth‘ and won the prestigious ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots Album.

Morris will be supported by Canadian Soul, Roots and Blues performer Charlie A’ Court, known for fiery guitar skills and powerful vocals.

On top of the entertainment provided at The Star, the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival will offer more than 20 stages and over 60 acts from Thursday, May 18 to Sunday, May 21.

Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg said that The Star is thrilled to once again be a part of this successful festival which brings tens of thousands of people to the Gold Coast.

“The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is a fantastic driver of tourism to the Gold Coast during May. It interjected over $20 million into the economy last year, with over 160 000 people in attendance, this boosts the local economy and supports local businesses which is extremely important,” he said.

The 2017 festival line-up for The Star also includes Asa Broomhall, Wilson & White, Jason Delphin Music, Phil Manning, The Jacky Howellers, The James Street Preachers and many more.

Tickets to the concerts are free and only available for collection at The Star’s Box Office. The first release date will be available from 9am on Friday, May 12 and the second from 9am Thursday, May 18 until the allocation is exhausted.