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Sweet Sunday Seshes

6 Sweet Sunday Sessions To Help Prolong Your Weekend

Sweet Sunday Seshes

There's nothing more Aussie than grabbing a couple of mates and a couple of beers before spending the afternoon listening to live music on one of the nearest Coastal rooftop bars. We love our weekends, and we love it even more when they last as long as possible, so why not say goodbye to the weekend in style and head down to your nearest #SundaySesh? To make it even easier for you, we've made a list of six of the best places to hang this Sunday arvo, so why not grab a friend and a beer and ride out the weekend in style!

Cure The Winter Blues

7 Things You Have To Do This Winter

Cure The Winter Blues

Well, Winter is here. Say goodbye to the long days and short nights, the warm weather and bright, sunny skies. We're lucky enough that we only really experience cold weather for a few weeks out of the whole three months (thanks Gold Coast!), but unless you plan on being a recluse for the entire season it's a good idea to seek out some Winter alternatives to keep you occupied.

GC Word on the Street #83

Tunes, Tastes & Top Golf!

GC Word on the Street #83

In the famous words of David Bowie... Make the best of every moment. The coast is full of new tastes, shows and venues to explore, with something for everyone popping up around every corner. We've got delicious new menus, explosive new theatre, exciting new festivals and an Australian-first Theme Park popping up this week... So what are you waiting for?

Behind the Scenes with Brian Ritchie

The Spirit Of Churaki

Behind the Scenes with Brian Ritchie

You may only know him from that incredible bass line in Blister in the Sun, but the Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie is so much more. On the days when he’s not pairing up with some of the best in Australian music, like his band The Break, full of members of Midnight Oil, Ritchie has lent his time as musical director to a new show on the Gold Coast called The Spirit of Churaki. Churaki was an Aboriginal man, and the first ever LifeSaver, performing daring rescues on the Gold Coast’s southern beaches in the 1900’s. His mostly forgotten story is being brought to life, with Ritchie forming the music with the help of a whole lot of others. We caught up with Brian to hear about the project and learn more about him.

GC Word on the Street #81

Feasts, Concerts & Fireworks!

GC Word on the Street #81

I hate to break it to you... But it's almost June already! The second half of the year is coming round pretty quickly, and if you haven't spent most of your time checking out the cool new cafe's, exhibitions and concerts that we've been throwing all year, now's your time to start. Head to HOTA or get down to Broadbeach, or if you're looking to finish your weekend with a bang (literally), get down to Surfers for SeaFire!

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Play, Paint, Create!

GC Word on the Street #80

Unleash your arty side... We're celebrating all things creative, and Blues on Broadbeach is back to kick it all off! Start your weekend off at the Coast's biggest free music festival (yes, I said free!), then make your way to the Home of the Arts to experience their newest Art Exhibition, showcasing all the best of the Coast. Get inspired by the sights and sounds of the Coast, then grab your girlfriends and unleash your creative talent in The Craft Parlour's latest pillow painting session. Looking for something different this weekend? The Gold Coast has it all!

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Food, Music & Markets!

GC Word on the Street #78

We've got food, we've got awards and we've got markets. If you're in the foodie scene, you're in luck - Cheeseburger Gyoza have just hit the streets of Broadbeach, and Harbourtown is expanding it's foodie scene! Pack your stretchy pants and be ready to empty your wallet - There's so much good food set to hit the Gold Coast we don't know where to go first! But if you're in the music scene? Better buy some tickets quick... The Gold Coast Music Awards are this week!

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Bars, Art & Culture

GC Word on the Street #77

Still haven't got your music fix? The Coast is serving up the goods this week, with even more music festivals and brand new rooftop bars open to fulfill all of your Friday night desires! Grab a jacket, grab a friend and head on out - We've got all the action, and you don't want to miss out!

GC Word on the Street #76

Southern BBQ's, Sweatathlons and Splendour 2018!

GC Word on the Street #76

The Easter holidays may be over, but we're still being totally spoiled with choice when it comes to things to do. We've got Southern BBQ's, we've got Sweatathlons, and we've got the official lineup for Splendour 2018! (Cue cheering). Foodies, health nuts and festival-goers unite... This week is for you guys!

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Music, Masterclasses & Rooftop Markets!

GC Word on the Street #75

If you haven't caught on yet, the Coast is in the middle of its biggest party ever. We've got sporting feats in every major sporting center, concerts running on every Beach and roving entertainment right up and down the Coast! There's dance-off's, masterclasses and rooftop markets, and enough music and entertainment to fill every corner of the Coast. We've got 99 problems, but this week boredom isn't one of them.

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Art Fests, Sunday Sesh & Chevron Fest!

GC Word on the Street #74

Between the Commonwealth Games, Festival 2018 and the many pop-up food and arts festivals, we're spoiled for options this weekend. Whether you're in Coomera, Surfers, Robina or anywhere in between, rest and relax and enjoy everything that the Coast has to offer. Watch as street artists transform Robina Town Centre or escape the games with Sanctuary Cove's chill Sunday Sesh. When it comes to food, music and fun, some things are worth travelling for.

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Food, Film and Festivals Galore!

GC Word on the Street #73

Bring your wallet and party pants - The Easter long weekend is here, and we're totally ready to party! With exclusive new rooftop bars set to open up as well as two huge festivals coming to the Coast in the upcoming weeks (film buffs and festival-goers, this one's for you!), there's plenty to do - The only question is, where will you go first?

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Shows, Sundays & Straya Day!

GC Word on the Street #64

New year, new Sunday sessions, and new ways to kick back and enjoy the weekend. Sunday sessions are going on all across the coast, and if you haven't been yet, it's time you did. Put your feet up and enjoy live music, sipping as you welcome in the new week. With drinks, incredible performances and even a public holiday on the way, there's plenty of ways to enjoy yourself this week - So make the most of it!

Top 2018 Gold Coast Events

The Best Food, Festivals and Fun of 2018

Top 2018 Gold Coast Events

From festivals and food to alcohol and art, 2017 was a whirlwind of new bars, new entertainment and new ways to enjoy the best that the Coast has to offer. Whether you're a foodie, a fashionista, a film buff, or you just want to get out a bit more, we've got your social life sorted this year. All you need to organise is your date!

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From Coomera to Cooly

GC Word on the Street #58

With Christmas right around the corner, it's no surprise that we're spoilt for choice when it comes to Christmas Carols and Markets. With Pop-Up events from Coomera to Cooly we're sure you'll find somewhere to celebrate Christmas. In case you need some help, we've got a few choice picks. With Cronuts, Carols, cheap christmas gifts and plenty of celebrations on offer, you'll be in the Christmas spirit in no time!