2017 Broadbeach Country Music Festival Will Be Biggest Yet (and 2018 to be even bigger!)
The Broadbeach Country Music Festival is introducing a major new stage to help expand the footprint of this years festival, according to an article in today’s Gold Coast Bulletin.
This is to help alleviate congestion around the main stage in Surf Parade, and the big top would ensure that shows could continue in the event of wet weather, according to organisers Broadbeach Alliance CEO Jan McCormick.
“We wanted to give country a different feel to Blues on Broadbeach” she said.
“The main stage is still in Surf Parade but in the event of severe wet weather, like we had last year, we can fit 5,000 people in the big top. We will also put a fairground in the park, with a ferris wheel and kids rides.”
This years festival is being headlined by US grroup America, and a vast array of Aussie talent, from the established artists like Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, The Wolfe Brothers; to the newer faces like Caitlyn Shadbolt, Fanny Lumsden, NeillyRich and more.
Since making it’s debut in 2013, the festival continues to go from strength to strength, with this year more than 25 acts set to perform across stages across the three days of the festival.
Last year saw a 33 per cent increase to almost 30,000 people attending the event, with 29 per cent from interstate and two per cent from overseas.
Mrs McCormick said that bookings for this years festival were tracking at 98 per cent. “Bookings are very strong this year – there’s nothing else on in town that weekend so we’re assuming a lot of those bookings are for country.”
“We’ve still got the stage in the mall. The only difference other than the big top is there is no Victoria Park stage this year but maybe next year there will be stages in the two parks.”
“The festival became very popular very quickly.”
“Because the festival has moved to July this year, 2018 will be much bigger in line-up and footprint – we will have more funds.”
Keep it tuned to Kix as we will be broadcasting on the Saturday and Sunday of the Festival.