Music
Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator headline a rescheduled Splendour in the Grass 2021
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Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator headline a rescheduled Splendour in the Grass 2021

The all-mighty pandemic might have stomped out our plans of moving and grooving along to live tunes at our favourite music festivals last year, but it can't dampen our spirits entirely. Keeping the dream alive is Splendour in the Grass, which has just announced rescheduled dates for its music-filled shindig at North Byron Parklands from Friday November 19 to Sunday November 21, 2021. more

Community
Snap that flower field pic at Sunshine & Sunflower Day
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Snap that flower field pic at Sunshine & Sunflower Day

When life deals you a drought, grow sunflowers and they will come. This is what a farming family in Kalbar has done, and the result is a one-day celebration of flowers and family-friendly fun. Gather your gang and get ready to go road-tripping on Saturday March 27, and make sure to stop and smell the, uh, sunflowers at the inaugural Sunshine & Sunflower Day. more

Food
Journey through Oaxaca at Dust Temple’s wanderlust-inspiring event The Traveller’s Table
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Journey through Oaxaca at Dust Temple’s wanderlust-inspiring event The Traveller’s Table

It’s no secret that we’re craving faraway lands and the feeling of adventure at the moment, and the good people at Dust Temple have come up with an event to satisfy even the most itchy-footed among us. The much-loved Currumbin haunt is bringing you The Traveller’s Table, an event that explores food and culture from global regions through the lenses of chefs, cooks, producers and sommeliers. more

Comedy
Comedy's finest are uniting for the knee-slapping GC Laughs Festival
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Comedy’s finest are uniting for the knee-slapping GC Laughs Festival

After the year we've had (surely it's not nearly March again?!), we could all do with a few laughs. Thankfully for us giggle-guts, the week-long GC Laughs Festival is making a triumphant return to HOTA this March and it's armed with a stacked bill of comedic heavyweights. Held from March 13–21, the knee-slapping event will bring eight days of non-stop laughs from some of the biggest names in the industry. more

Music
Blues on Broadbeach is back and better than ever
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Blues on Broadbeach is back and better than ever

It's a favourite on the annual calendar and a time of year when the heart of Broadbeach lights up with good vibes and even better music. Yep, you guessed it – Blues on Broadbeach is back! It's been a long time coming (the last live event was way back in May 2019) and it promises to be better than ever. Although the powerhouse team behind Blues on Broadbeach presented an online event in 2020, the much-loved festival is returning live this year so that you can soak up all the live music goodness. more

Community
Celebrate the Year of the Ox with these vibrant Lunar New Year feasts
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Celebrate the Year of the Ox with these vibrant Lunar New Year feasts

Get set for lion dancers, red lanterns and Peking duck – Lunar New Year is upon us! The vibrant festivities celebrate the turn of the lunar calendar, and this time around it's the Year of the Ox. There are plenty of events happening across the Gold Coast throughout the month of February, so if you're keen to get in on the Lunar New Year action, here are a few top picks. more


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Marg it up at some of the coast's favourite bars in February
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Marg it up at some of the coast’s favourite bars in February

Calling all tequila-loving bar-hoppers! A handful of the coast’s best watering holes are hosting a Margarita Month sponsored by Herradura Tequila. Yes, friends, for an entire month, you can sip $15 margs at Bine, Mr Hizolas, Hideaway, Nightjar, Nightcap and Precinct Brewing – hellooooo happiness. We're already half way through February but fret not, there's still plenty of time left to partake. Read on for all of the delicious details ... more

Food
The Star is playing Cupid this Valentine's Day with these heart-fluttering offers
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The Star is playing Cupid this Valentine’s Day with these heart-fluttering offers

If you’re familiar with The Five Love Languages, you may already know that ‘food’ isn’t a category outlined in the best-selling self-help book. We beg to differ, however, believing that the way to many a person's heart is through the stomach. If you’re looking for foolproof plan to impress your better half, The Star Gold Coast have got you covered with a myriad of elegant eats and genius gift ideas for Valentine's Day. more

Festival
The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival returns with sizzling street-food and creative cocktails
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The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival returns with sizzling street-food and creative cocktails

We've been known to travel far and wide for a great feed, whether it be roadtrips to restaurants afar or country-hopping in search of culinary delights (back in the good ol' days, that is). One destination worth trekking to for mouth-watering bites and fresh local produce is Maleny, a quaint town located in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Provision pilgrims in need of an excuse to clock up some kilometres are in luck as The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival is returning to the postcard-perfect hinterland town on Sunday February 28. We think it's high-time to let the waistband loose. more

Community
These glow-in-the-dark SUP tours are your next nighttime adventure
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These glow-in-the-dark SUP tours are your next nighttime adventure

The Gold Coast's picture-perfect beaches, scenic waterways and sandy stretches offer a wide variety of water-based activities. There's surfing, kayaking, swimming and for the folks that just like to relax, cat-napping in the sun. If you're searching for something a little bit different to get up to during your free time, we have found one recreational enterprise that will blow your socks off (quite literally, because you won't need them) – glow-in-the-dark SUP tours. more

Food
Italian eatery Salt Meats Cheese is bringing back its one-night-only vegan feast
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Italian eatery Salt Meats Cheese is bringing back its one-night-only vegan feast

While the name Salt Meats Cheese doesn't exactly scream 'vegan friendly', the team behind the popular stable of Italian restaurants (which boasts locations across Brisbane and on the Gold Coast) is actually well known for its expansive plant-based food offering. This February, SMC's popular all-vegan feasting event – aptly named Soul Meets Cheers – is returning to bring you the ultimate plant-based Italian banquet, for one night only. more

Food
Love is in the air at this decadent Valentine's Day dinner at Carmody's
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Love is in the air at this decadent Valentine’s Day dinner at Carmody’s

It's a cold hard fact that the way to a person's heart is through their stomach, so there's no better way to show your affection for a loved one than treating them to a fanciful feast. With Valentine's Day on the horizon (yes, we are already nearing February), Carmody's at Southport Sharks has decided to take the fuss out of the love fest and invite couples out of their love nest and into the restaurant for one truly romantic meal. more

Exhibitions
Relive one of the greatest eras of music at the nostalgia-inducing exhibition Cut Copy
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Relive one of the greatest eras of music at the nostalgia-inducing exhibition Cut Copy

From cultivating a punk scene that welcomed The Go-Betweens and The Leftovers to birthing these blokes and fostering a whole new generation of musically gifted talent, it's more than fair to say that Brisbane has had a major impact on Australia's music industry. A pivotal moment for our city's music scene happened between the 70s and 80s, where in suburban halls, corner pubs and bustling clubs, local bands and little-known artists thrived. State Library of Queensland's newest exhibition, Cut Copy, offers a snapshot of this transformative decade dipped in subculture, when artists took a DIY approach to not only music-making, but also music promotion. more

Food
Californian eats, summer spritzes and world-class entertainment await at The Star's So-Cal on The Lawn
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Californian eats, summer spritzes and world-class entertainment await at The Star’s So-Cal on The Lawn

If you were lucky enough to travel to California before overseas trips were a thing of the past, then you're well aware that the coastal US destination is both beautiful and unique. Scenic sandy stretches, celebrities aplenty and some truly out-of-this-world restaurants make this sun-dappled slice of paradise worthy of a spot on your bucket list to visit (or re-visit). There's no need to wait for international borders to reopen, as The Star has bottled up all that is great about California for its newest summer pop-up – So-Cal on the Lawn, which is taking over The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar from Thursday January 21 to Sunday February 28. more

Cooking
Get ready for the new year – five unmissable events for 2021
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Get ready for the new year – five unmissable events for 2021

We won’t go on about 2020, except to say that we are expecting this year to be an absolute cracker (even if only by comparison). Luckily for us, there’s a next-level line-up of events hitting our shores in 2021, including both rescheduled shows and brand-new creations from some of the nation’s best event producers. Live events look like they're back and better than ever!   more