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Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend
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Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend

The weekend is so close we can taste it! It's time to start planning your few days of sweet, sweet freedom. Luckily, there's plenty happening across all corners of the city to keep you occupied. From food-truck parties to live music and chilled-out markets, here's what's happening on the Gold Coast this weekend. Enjoy! more

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Treat your earholes to a weekend of live music at Buskers by the Creek
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Treat your earholes to a weekend of live music at Buskers by the Creek

If you have ears, treat them to two whole days of (free) live music at Buskers by the Creek this weekend. Now in its fifth year, the wildly popular event will be taking over Winders Park in Currumbin on Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14, featuring more than 300 talented singers, musicians and performers across 16 different stages. Oh, and there will also be a floating bar in the creek. That's right – an actual floating bar. more

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Shakafest announces a new location and drops its 2018 line-up
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Shakafest announces a new location and drops its 2018 line-up

Get ready to rage – Shakafest is back for its third year, and boy it's going to be big. Normally held at the Miami Shark Bar, the live-music festival will be relocating north to Southport's Broadwater Parklands for the first time this year, bringing together some of the nation's best rock and hip-hop acts for a one-day party in the sun on Saturday November 24. more


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Soak up the nostalgic vibes at Cooly Rocks On this June
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Soak up the nostalgic vibes at Cooly Rocks On this June

The rock and rockabilly vibes will be in full swing this June as Coolangatta prepares for the 2018 instalment of Cooly Rocks On. Held from June 6–10, the renowned beachside festival will showcase a jam-packed five-day program of hot rods, live rock 'n roll music, dancing and good old-fashioned fun.  more

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From virtual reality to celeb stalking – our pick of must-see events at the 2018 Gold Coast Film Festival
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From virtual reality to celeb stalking – our pick of must-see events at the 2018 Gold Coast Film Festival

With all of the commotion happening in and around the Gold Coast right now, you'd be forgiven for missing the memo that the 16th annual Gold Coast Film Festival rolls into town from April 17 through to April 29. This year's jam-packed program offers everything from floating cinemas to award-winning short films and for the first time, virtual reality experiences. Strap yourselves in film buffs, here is our pick of top five must-see events at the 2018 Gold Coast Film Festival. more

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Top five things to see and do at Festival 2018 Week Two
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Top five things to see and do at Festival 2018 Week Two

Wow, what a week! Festival 2018 has well and truly delivered the goods, from culinary celebrations to colourful cultural displays and contortionism – we've seen it all! If you're yet to venture in to check out all of the action, there's plenty still to come across all areas of the Gold Coast. Hold onto your hats folks because week two is set to be jam-packed with fun things to see and do, here is our pick of top five must-see events from April 9 to 14. more

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Top five things to see and do at Festival 2018 Week One
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Top five things to see and do at Festival 2018 Week One

It's been hailed the most ambitious multi-day festival the Gold Coast has ever seen and it's finally here! Festival 2018 kicks off on Wednesday April 4 and brings with it a culinary and cultural smorgasbord of things to see and do, from wandering maze-like sculptures to marvelling at the physicality and power of contemporary Australian circus. With so much happening around the coast, it's easy to get overwhelmed and miss something so we thought we'd do you a solid and round-up our top five must-see events in week one (from April 4 to 8). more

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From aerial yoga to freestyle basketball – what's in store at Festival 2018's Broadbeach Roundabout Stage
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From aerial yoga to freestyle basketball – what’s in store at Festival 2018’s Broadbeach Roundabout Stage

Get set, Gold Coast – the Commonwealth Games are finally here! Now, you've probably heard that the magic will extend well beyond the sporting fields, stadiums and swimming pools, thanks to a killer program of arts and cultural events called Festival 2018. We know it can be a lot to take in – last week we nutted out the happenings on the Main Stage in Surfers Paradise, and this week we've got the low-down on the Roundabout Stage in the heart of Broadbeach. Here's what to expect. more

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The Festival 2018 Main Stage brings 12 nights of live-music concerts to Surfers Paradise
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The Festival 2018 Main Stage brings 12 nights of live-music concerts to Surfers Paradise

Some of the most iconic names on the international music scene are set to descend on Surfers Paradise to deliver 12 consecutive live concerts as part of Festival 2018. The likes of The Cat Empire, Meg Mac, Salmonella Dub and Yothu Yindi and the Treaty Project are billed to hit the festival's Main Stage on the Surfers Paradise beachfront from April 4–15, forming part of the most culturally diverse multi-day music festival the Gold Coast has ever seen. It's all live, it's all free and it's going to be flat-out incredible – here's what's in store. more

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Get your culture hit by the coast with our top picks from Bleach* Festival 2018's stellar line-up
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Get your culture hit by the coast with our top picks from Bleach* Festival 2018’s stellar line-up

That's it – the countdown to Bleach* Festival 2018 is well and truly underway. The renowned arts and culture festival has grown to become of the most significant events on the city's calendar, and this year it's being taken to dizzying new levels. From March 29 to April 15, the festival will fill the Gold Coast with an incredible series of events, live music, immersive theatre performances, activations, installations and everything in between. We're getting pretty darn excited for what's to come, so thought we'd share our top five picks from the impressive program. more

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Follow your nose to Palmy's Feast on Fifth street party
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Follow your nose to Palmy’s Feast on Fifth street party

Gold Coast, there's a street party happening in Palm Beach this month and you're invited! Feast on Fifth, which forms part of a spectacular calendar of events being rolled during Bleach* Festival 2018, will bring (you guessed it) Fifth Avenue in Palm Beach to life on Saturday March 31. Arrive hungry and ready to dance – this is going to be one helluva bash. more