It’s Not Just Music

NEEKAH STRICKLAND

Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is renowned for its amazing talent line-ups and musical atmosphere, but it’s much more than that.

Lantern lights lacing the streets, hidden bars tucked away and markets brimming with character.

It’s easy to walk through the precinct of Broadbeach and find yourself immersed in a suburb of culture, arts and music.

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Arts and Craft Market, Kurrawa Park. Photo: Neekah Strickland

The Arts and Crafts markets can be found at Kurrawa Park till 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday boasting over 150 food and gift stalls.

From the classic Dagwood dog to French crepes, Spanish paella and Chinese dim-sims, the markets offer flavours from around the world to satisfy anyone’s hunger.

Jewellery, candles, fashion, homewares are just some of the stalls that are spread over the parkland.

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Ice teas and herbs. Photo: Neekah Strickland

A woman working at ‘Freshly Squeezed Sugar Cane Juice’ stall said this was her first time working during the festival.

“This is our first time at the festival and we are having a great time so far,” she said.

“It’s easy working when you have music right behind you.”

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Arts and Craft Action. Photo: Neekah Strickland

Kenny Slide graced the Arts and Crafts stage with his lap-steel guitar and tambourine, playing tunes complimenting a perfect cultural affair.

Despite the winter season, locals and visitors basked in the Vitamin D and listened to Slide’s bellowing voice fill the air.

 

The festival offers something for everyone and it’s not hard to see why it is one of the most popular free music festivals in the country.

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