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GC Word on the Street #73

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?

Commonwealth Games 2018 | Gold Coast & Brisbane

From Festival 2018, Queens Baton Relay Celebration, Opening Ceremony... the games are almost here... so close we can taste the medals already! Check out our ESSENTIAL COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018 HIGHLIGHTS GUIDE here for the low down. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie.

Cascade Lane Pop-Up Bar | Surfers Paradise Novotel

Looking for somewhere to spend your long weekend? Novotel in Surfers Paradise has recently opened their new On#5 Rooftop Bar, and they're celebrating with the launch of their new pop-up bar, Cascade Lane! Located on the 5th floor along the terrace, you're welcome to stay and sip on their delicious collection of exclusive cocktails, with inclusions such as Spiced Pear Fizz and Dark & Stormy, as well as the crowd favourite Espresso Martini. Running every weekend from 4-8pm all the way through Autumn, Cascade Lane is joining a small and exciting group of Gold Coast Bars - And we can't wait to try it!

GC Film Fest | 17-29th April

Calling all producers, film buffs, critics and movie fans - Australia's biggest Film Fest is about to hit the Gold Coast! Running from the 17th to 29th of April the Coast will be playing host to the Gold Coast Film Festival for the 16th year in a row, with an incredible line up of local and international film-makers set to wow audiences with their creations. Boasting over 100 films from a huge variety of genres including European drama, documentaries and short films, the Gold Coast's annual Film Fest sheds light on Australia's quickly expanding film industry, exposing current filmmakers and inspiring a generation of film buffs. Running in venues all around the Coast and with plenty of free and ticketed events to go to, there's something for everyone.

Byron Bay BluesFest | Mar 29th - Apr 2nd

One of Australia's biggest music festivals is almost here for 2018, and with tickets selling fast, you don't want to wait! Your one stop for all things blues and rock, Byron Bay BluesFest is Australia's premiere music festival, bringing in legends every year for one huge weekend of music, food and partying. Bringing in legendary names such as Lionel Richie and Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant as well as many, many more, this famous 5-day music festival is the perfect way to spend Easter - But make sure you get in quick!

About the Author

Aimee Higgins

Aimee Higgins

I'm a creative at heart - I love reading, I love writing and I love my social media! I spend the majority of my time sipping coffee and finding the next best cafe, but when I get a second off chances are I'll be brunching at my local or running off to whatever event is on that night! During Summer you can find me sipping coffee and tanning down by Burleigh Beach, and in Winter I'll be skiing the slopes of Perisher or buried under a mountain of blankets with chocolate and a good book.