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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

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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

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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

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Froth fests, ice-cream and cabaret and French-themed soirees – five unmissable events to save your summer
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Froth fests, ice-cream and cabaret and French-themed soirees – five unmissable events to save your summer

This year may have robbed us of many of our favourite pastimes, but live music, foodie festivals and exhibitions are coming back in 2021 with a vengeance and we couldn't be happier. Never again will we take life's simple pleasures like catching a live gig or meeting with mates for a beer for granted. With that in mind, here are five unmissable events to add to your calendar immediately. more

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Celebrate Christmas early with festive bites, bubbles and beats at The Star's Not So Silent Night
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Celebrate Christmas early with festive bites, bubbles and beats at The Star’s Not So Silent Night

We are mere weeks away from Christmas and the oodles of festive events that come with it – and boy, are we excited. One jolly soiree that should not be missed is Not So Silent Night, which is set to bring merriment and Santa-approved revelry to The Star Gold Coast on Saturday December 12. This ballroom party will kick off the silly season with sublime sips, a four-course feast and live entertainment, so strap in for one lavish affair! more


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Free Sunday sessions and gold-tier concerts – five must-see Feedback Festival gigs
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Free Sunday sessions and gold-tier concerts – five must-see Feedback Festival gigs

After months of dancing bans and mostly quiet venues, a brand-new live music concept – Feedback Festival – is set to inject a dose of much-needed musical goodness into the Gold Coast. It's all happening over ten spellbinding nights across multiple venues, from Thursday December 3 until Sunday December 13. To get you pumped for some music festival fun, we've hand-picked five not-to-be-missed concerts featuring some stellar local acts. more

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Indulge in tropical cocktails and Jamaican-inspired eats at The Star's Caribbean on The Lawn
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Indulge in tropical cocktails and Jamaican-inspired eats at The Star’s Caribbean on The Lawn

International travel might be off the cards for this year, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the best parts of our dream holiday destinations right here at home! To help you channel those summer holiday vibes, The Star Gold Coast is throwing a tropical soiree brimming with mouth-watering Caribbean-inspired eats, summer cocktails and roving entertainment. Ready to be transported to an idyllic island escape in your own backyard? Dress to impress and take off to Caribbean on The Lawn, on now until Sunday December 13. more

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From bendy archers to sandy sundowners – five unmissable events at BLEACH* 2020!
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From bendy archers to sandy sundowners – five unmissable events at BLEACH* 2020!

BLEACH* is set to make a triumphant return to the Gold Coast – hurrah! Kicking off on Thursday November 12, the annual arts and cultural event will run for 11 action-packed days, with audiences invited to experience the best of the city through one-of-a-kind contemporary art, live music, cabaret, theatre, dance and storytelling, with the magic to unfold across three key precincts – Burleigh Heads, Chevron Island and the Botanic Gardens in Benowa. While the entire festival program is well and truly worthy of the spotlight, we’ve cherry-picked our top five events for your viewing pleasure. From parties at an abandoned block of houses to acrobatic archers – go ahead and clear your calendar because you definitely won't want to miss these. more

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Australian Brandenburg Orchestra goes digital for brand-new production Ayres & Graces
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Australian Brandenburg Orchestra goes digital for brand-new production Ayres & Graces

Concerts are few and far between at the moment – and harder than ever to secure tickets for. That's why Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's special digital premiere of Ayres & Graces has arrived at just the right time, ready to serve up an evening of bewitching sounds straight to your living room on Sunday November 1. Featuring everything from heavenly trio sonatas to intimate chamber music, this is one musical journey you don't want to miss out on. more

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Put your party hats on – live and loud music returns to the coast courtesy of Feedback Festival
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Put your party hats on – live and loud music returns to the coast courtesy of Feedback Festival

Like most things this year, concerts and music festivals have had to adapt to the new normal. On the not-so-fun side of things, this has seen a few fallen soldiers in the process, with many events cancelled or postponed to a future date. After a few months of radio silence, a brand-new live music concept – Feedback Festival – is set to breathe new life into the Gold Coast music scene. It's all happening over ten firecracker nights, from Thursday December 3 until Sunday December 13. Festival fun is back, baby! more

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Some of Australia's best female singer-songwriters to take the stage at HOTA's Supper Club
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Some of Australia’s best female singer-songwriters to take the stage at HOTA’s Supper Club

In a truly unique live-music offering, some of Australia's most renowned female singer-songwriters will be showcasing their sounds in a series of small, intimate shows at HOTA across October and November. Big names like Sarah McLeod and Katie Noonan are part of the all-female line-up at the unmissable Supper Club series, which kicks off with its first event on Saturday October 17 with songstress and piano virtuoso Dami Im. more

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Factory Summer Festival is coming to Brisbane and the line-up is huge
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Factory Summer Festival is coming to Brisbane and the line-up is huge

In probably some of the most exciting news to be announced this year, a massive music event – Factory Summer Festival – has revealed it's heading to Brisbane with a jam-packed line-up of Australian musical talent. If everything goes to plan (we are crossing our fingers and toes), then this series of gigs will be here come December. Start planning your outfit pronto. more

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HOTA's new Fireside events series to light up your winter nights this July
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HOTA’s new Fireside events series to light up your winter nights this July

After months of virtual concerts, live-streamed ballet lessons and 80s-themed lounge-room workouts, we're thrilled to bring you news of Fireside, a month-long series of events happening at HOTA this July. Yes, we're talking actual events with actual people, real performers, live music, food, drinks and a helluva lot of fun. It's time to pack away the loungewear, folks – July just got a whole lot better. more

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Green Beacon and Rolling Stone team up for a series of intimate virtual gigs
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Green Beacon and Rolling Stone team up for a series of intimate virtual gigs

If you ask us, one of the best things to come out of the last few months is the enormous amount of gigs that have been live streamed to our lounge rooms. We've tuned into mini festivals, band reunions and couch concerts galore – and the roster of talent has been nothing short of spectacular. So we can enjoy a little bit more of this virtual-gig bliss, Brisbane-based brewing company Green Beacon has partnered with Rolling Stone for a special all-Australian edition of the iconic magazine's In My Room series, and they've recruited a few musically gifted artists along for the ride. To quote Penny Lane in Almost Famous, "It's all happening". more