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GC Word on the Street #77

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!

Surfers Paradise LIVE | May 3 - 6

Surfers just keeps serving up the goods, and this time it's in the form of their latest music festival, Surfers Paradise Live! Lighting up Surfers Paradise Main Beach from May 3-6, Surfers Paradise Live will be bringing a huge line up of artists to the Coast for you to enjoy. Listen to names like Jimmy Barnes, Daryl Braithwaite, Kate Ceberano, Justice Crew and Reece Mastin belt out tunes from your spot on the beach, or head over to the exclusive One Cavill Beach Hut and enjoy all the music from a relaxed space in their beachside Marquee. Complete with ocean views, beachside booze and a huge TV showing all the action, it's the perfect place to take in everything that Surfers Live has to offer.

Melissa Egan Art Exhibition | April 21st - May 12th @ Anthea Polson Art, Marina Mirage

Playful, yet serious. Sensuous and romantic. Renowned Australian artist Melissa Egan has recently released her latest pieces in her 'Harvest' collection, taking pride of place in Anthea Polson Art in Marina Mirage until May 12th. Known to illustrate the Australian life and landscape in unique and colourful ways, Egan's latest works combine both natural Australia and her own imagined Utopia to create fun and playful pieces. Local art lovers will have the opportunity to enjoy Egan's work for a few more weeks before it's moved, and gain valuable insight into the mind behind the artwork.

New Rooftop Bar | Bar Hellenika

Have you heard? Hellenika has finally opened their brand new rooftop bar! The latest eatery to join the Coast's increasing number of rooftop bars, Hellenika in Nobby's Beach is known for it's incredible wine and fine dining, topping it all off with perfect views from their bar. Open late March and complete with a retractable roof and ten-metre long wine cellar (hello happy hour!), Bar Hellenika is ready to satisfy all your Sunday session desires, with incredible food and plenty of live music to keep the weekend at bay. Just make sure you meet their dress code - Classy only!

About the Author

Aimee Higgins

Aimee Higgins

For as long as I can remember I’ve had a passion for all things creative, and so when it came time to choosing my degree it was only natural that I gravitated towards studying Creative Writing at Griffith University. I’m in my final year of University now and plan to graduate in November, but when I’m not out at University you’ll often find me curled up in some secluded corner of my house with headphones and a good book or brewing coffees down at my local Café. Occasionally you can also find me outside with my partner, family or dog, but only when the weather is warm enough. I love the rain and cold weather, but only if it’s outside and I’m inside. Born and raised on the Gold Coast, good beaches, good vibes and good company are some of my favourite things in life.