Parties, Paintings & Performances!
We're all about the crazy, the wild and the little bit extra. We love our food, we love our shows, and most of all, we love our booze! The brilliant minds behind Blanc de Blanc are gracing our theatres with their newest show, Deluxe Deluxe, and restaurants and bars all over the coast are providing plenty of food and entertainment to keep us going all night long. Stuff your face full of Chinese food at Lupo, wind down with a watercolour class at Burleigh Brewing Co or get your glitter on for an incredible night of shows... The Coast has got it all!
7 Things You Have To Do This Winter
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.
Tunes, Tastes & Top Golf!
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?
Serums, Sweets & Sounds
What do sweets, singing and skin care all have in common? We love all three! Oh My, Waffle has come out with an exclusive new Hot Chocolate this week to ward of the winter weather, and Home of the Arts is treating us to the sweet sounds of Belladiva with an exclusive one-day Opera concert! Don't feel like heading out? Treat yo'self to a pamper day at home!
Feasts, Concerts & Fireworks!
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!
Food, Music & Markets!
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!
Southern BBQ's, Sweatathlons and Splendour 2018!
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!
SET TO CAPTURE HEARTS, MINDS AND IMAGINATIONS
The Gold Coast’s premier arts and cultural festival, Bleach* Festival is returning for an 18-day city-wide celebration spanning major musical concerts, large contemporary dance productions, giant outdoor spectacles,travelling shows on kayaks and even an epic beach sleepover.
The expansive program of 140 genre-defying events and activities includes 10 world premieres, one Australian premiere and two Queensland premieres; with the majority, completely free to the public.
The Best Food, Festivals and Fun of 2018
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!
Ocean breeze, salty beats and statued streets.
Now a part of Gold Coast identity, SWELL is turning it up a notch this year for its 15th annual festival. The much-loved sculpture celebration returns with popular SWELL Sounds. Over the festival weekends – running from September 9th to September 17th – a huge line up of musicians will lure art-lovers to The Green Stage. It’s a full sensory experience.
A documentary detailing space travel to Mars, a comedy about a misfit navigating her first day at a new school, and an observation of the subtle intricacies of Surfers Paradise and its laconic residents are among a dozen cinematic masterpieces revealed as finalists in the 2017 Shorts in Paradise Festival (SIPFest).
Presented by the Surfers Paradise Alliance in partnership with the Gold Coast Film Festival, SIPFest is an esteemed event for emerging filmmakers, boasting a total cash prize pool of $8,000 across eight award categories.
Sizzling Support Acts
Guns N’ Roses are set to unleashing their dazzling, long-anticipated reunion tour on Australian audiences. The minute they arrive, this paradise city will transform into a jungle, and everyone’s welcome. But, if the Gunners eagerly expected return isn’t alluring enough, they’ve enlisted two hard-rocking Australian support acts to warm the crowds up (well beyond melting point). Here are four bands that could steal the show:
The Best Of Gold Coast Night Markets
Chow down on some top quality nosh with these night-market marvels. Sprinkled all over the coast these magical evenings are a feast for the senses.
Meat-Free and Marvellous
It’s time to move over meat, vegetables are back and they’re sexier than ever! Not only is a vegetarian diet great news for the chickens and cows of the world, it is also great for your own health and the health of the planet. Now is the time to become a hip-hop-happening herbivore by trying out these vegetarian and vegan venues.
Kick-Ass Community Radio
Ladies and gentlemen meet Sarah McEwan, one of the bright bunnies behind Rabbit Radio, the Gold Coast’s first independent internet radio station. The station began back in 2012 and is based in the arts and entertainment heaven that is Miami Marketta. Rabbit Radio create all of their own playlists, and specialty shows every arvo highlight the best in brand new tunes and fail safe favourites.