The full festival program has been revealed for the Blues on Broadbeach on the Gold Coast in May.

Now in its 22nd year, one of Australia’s favourite festivals returns from 18 to21 May with more than 20 additional acts added to an already stacked lineup. The full program is now live online with four jam-packed days of live rhythm and blues music, including Tommy EmmanuelDon WalkerMelbourne Ska OrchestraEmma Donovan & the Putbacks plus many more international and homegrown sensations.

A highlight of this year’s program will be the recently announced world-first exclusive performance from the electric Marcus Scott & The Bo-Keys. Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, previous Tower of Power frontman (2016-2020) Marcus Scott is bringing his explosive and compelling lead vocals to The Bo-Keys all-star cast of soul masters. Lead by Emmy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated composer Scott Bomar, The Bo-Keys feature some of Memphis’ most renowned and respected blues craftsmen.

Scott said: “I am extremely excited and also honoured to be sharing the stage with this great band The Bo-Keys. It’s so ironic that we all share history together in some shape or form. Whether it be through session work or just simply sharing the same night club gig in the past… the Memphis connection is definitely there! Although this will be our very first time in Australia together, I can definitely feel that it will not be the last!”

Marcus Scott and The Bo-Keys will also be hosting a unique masterclass as part of an exclusive offering for members of the Twelve Bar Society. The membership gives you the chance to experience Blues on Broadbeach through masterclasses, a members-only ‘Secret Show’, an exclusive VIP bar with up-close main stage viewing garden, limited-edition merchandise, and more. Memberships for 2023 are still on sale through Oztix.

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