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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

Great news, Gold Coast! The forecast is for sunny skies with nothing but good times ahead. This weekend is a dream for live-music lovers but as always, there’s plenty for families, market goers, foodies, party people and everyone in between. Here’s our pick of top things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend. 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

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Mind blown – explore the weird, wild and wonderful aspects of life at World Science Festival Brisbane
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Mind blown – explore the weird, wild and wonderful aspects of life at World Science Festival Brisbane

‘Science’ is a word that conjures up all sorts of preconceived notions. Upon mention, your mind might immediately wander to complex graphs, white lab coats and pouring colourful liquids into beakers with lots of smoke billowing out. The truth is, science is absolutely everywhere in the world around us – and it’s really darn interesting when you start to pay attention. World Science Festival Brisbane returns to the South Bank Cultural Precinct from March 21–25 to uncover the coolest, craziest and most fascinating aspects of this discipline that is responsible for so much of what’s good about the world. more

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Get a froth on at the 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival
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Get a froth on at the 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival

It's back, baby! The 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival is dropping into Byron town from February 22 to 25 so get ready for four glorious days of sun, surf and sensational summer vibes. The much-loved surf festival offers an incredible range of free and ticketed events for you to get your stoke on. more

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From pig guts to mutant lizards – weird and wonderful facts about the science of self-renewal
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From pig guts to mutant lizards – weird and wonderful facts about the science of self-renewal

Did you know that a pig’s bladder can help humans grow muscles from scratch? How about the fact that axolotls are able regenerate parts of their own brains if damaged? The science of self-renewal is as weird as it is fascinating, and we are already living in a world where we are reaping the benefits. The field of regenerative medicine has seen some seriously exciting advancements are already changing the way we live – right now, scientists are completing the first lung stem cell transplant trial and creating brand-new skin for burns victims. To take a peek into the world of bespoke bodies, check out some of the mind-bending stuff that’s happening as we speak. more

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Bleach* Festival unveils its ambitious 18-day city-wide program for 2018
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Bleach* Festival unveils its ambitious 18-day city-wide program for 2018

With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games just around the corner, our fine city is gearing up for one the most pivotal years in its history. Just when we thought we couldn't cram any more excitement into the first half of 2018, the talented crew behind Bleach* Festival drops its most genre-bending and ambitious program ever. The 18 days of action kicks off on Thursday March 29 – here's what's in store. more

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The Festival 2018 line-up has been revealed and holy heck, it's BIG
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The Festival 2018 line-up has been revealed and holy heck, it’s BIG

Hold on to your hats folks, things are about to get next-level across our fine city. With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games just around the corner (April 4–15, in case you've been living under a giant rock), excitement is buzzing, and it just went up a notch with the announcement of the Festival 2018 program, which will feature a spectacular line-up of more than 1000 arts and cultural experiences in more than 28 locations across the city for 12 action-packed days. more

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Savour the tastes of the season at the inaugural Flavours of Summer Festival
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Savour the tastes of the season at the inaugural Flavours of Summer Festival

It's a given that the warmer months generally stimulate a lot of beach trips and fun by the coast. Don't get us wrong, the ocean really is a wonderful place to be. We're just going to put something out there, though – have you ever thought of doing something really different over summer? You know, like ditching the hot sand and beachside hustle for lush greenery, fine food and relaxed vibes? Well, if you're keen to mix things up this year and escape the coast on the ultimate foodie adventure (with a champagne in hand), then round up the crew and head out to the Flavours of Summer Festival at Spicers Hidden Vale this January. more

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Oui Oui! Bonjour French Festival descends on the Gold Coast
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Oui Oui! Bonjour French Festival descends on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast, get set for an abundance of striped t-shirts, baguettes, beret hats and croissants – the Bonjour French Festival is back! Le festival, which celebrates all of the tastes and fabulous culture of France, will land in Pratten Park in Broadbeach from November 10–11. Friends, you do not want to miss this. more