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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

Here's hoping the weather gods are good to us this weekend because the calendar is jam-packed with goodness! There's Margarita Day fun, soul-queen gigs, fashion markets, Balter's charity bash and much more – just take a look at this handy rundown. Enjoy, folks! more

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Rave while reducing your climate footprint – eco-friendly fest Greener Pastures unveils an all-Aussie line-up
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Rave while reducing your climate footprint – eco-friendly fest Greener Pastures unveils an all-Aussie line-up

As our country continues to face a catastrophic climate change crisis, offsetting carbon emissions from our lifestyle is now at the forefront of many people’s minds. Enter the Gold Coast’s newest music festival – Greener Pastures – an event working hard to reduce its overall carbon footprint, whilst also delivering on great tunes and good vibes. more

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Some of Australia’s best musical talent team up for From Brisbane, With Love – A Fire Relief Benefit
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Some of Australia’s best musical talent team up for From Brisbane, With Love – A Fire Relief Benefit

The current Australian bushfire crisis is undoubtedly one of the most catastrophic disasters to strike our country in recent memory. As the fires continue to ravage communities and natural resources, the nation has responded with a heartening outpouring of support, donating generously to organisations combating the fires directly, nurturing our wildlife and lending assistance to those displaced. The Weekend Edition is keen to do its part, so we’ve teamed up with our friends at The Triffid and a cadre of Australia’s best musical acts to host a fundraising event on Sunday January 19, the proceeds of which will be donated in full to fire-relief charities. more

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Bottomless brunches, neon parties and killer Sunday sessions – what's on at Southport Sharks this summer
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Bottomless brunches, neon parties and killer Sunday sessions – what’s on at Southport Sharks this summer

It's that time of year – the sun is shining, we're all getting into the festive spirit(s) and being out and about is far more appealing than sitting on the couch all weekend. If you're looking at your social calendar for December and want to inject some live music and long, boozy brunches into the mix – and also balance it out with some yoga and wellness – we'd suggest taking a peek at what's on at Southport Sharks this month. We've handpicked five of our favourite summer events to get you into the spirit – iCalendars at the ready! more

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Festival of Small Halls brings live folk music and storytelling to regional towns
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Festival of Small Halls brings live folk music and storytelling to regional towns

Festival of Small Halls, a travelling music festival dedicated to voyaging only to small regional towns, has announced its summer program. The festival will kick off at the Mullum Music Festival on November 17, before embarking on a journey across 20 town halls throughout regional Queensland, venturing as far north as Cairns, before coming back down to wrap up at the Woodford Folk Festival from December 27 to January 1. more


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Southern sounds – big names line up for the 2019 Mullum Music Festival
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Southern sounds – big names line up for the 2019 Mullum Music Festival

Music lovers, get your ears ready. An impressive line-up has been confirmed for this year's Mullum Music Festival, which will take over the Northern Rivers township from November 14–17. The festival's four-day lineup includes acts from Chile, South Africa, the US, UK, Ethiopia, Canada and the Solomon Islands, alongside a jam-packed local and national lineup. more

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Roots festivals to pop-up dance parties – HOTA drops a summer series of 20 events over 15 days
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Roots festivals to pop-up dance parties – HOTA drops a summer series of 20 events over 15 days

When summer rolls around, an air of excitement always hits. There's a little extra spring in your step and the cheer stretches from ear to ear – and it's all in anticipation of the year's end and being able to spend time with family and friends. From December 1–15, HOTA is capturing the thrill of spending summer 'at home' on the Gold Coast by hosting one of the biggest event series' the arts and culture precinct has ever seen. Staying put this summer? You'll be glad you did. more

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The ultimate Easter treat – Bluesfest announces its first crop of 2020 artists
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The ultimate Easter treat – Bluesfest announces its first crop of 2020 artists

For some people, Easter is all about chocolate eggs and hot cross buns. For others, the April long weekend heralds one of our country’s greatest musical gatherings – we’re talking Byron Bay Bluesfest, baby! Good news for those who have been hanging out to see who will be gracing the stage in 2020 – the first announcement for the five-day affair has just dropped, and you’d best believe it’s worth saving the date for. more

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VIVA Surfers Paradise rocks and rolls into town for ten days of toe-tapping beats
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VIVA Surfers Paradise rocks and rolls into town for ten days of toe-tapping beats

A raft of music legends will be rocking and rolling around town when the annual VIVA Surfers Paradise hits the beachfront from July 12–21. If you've been swept up by movies like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman of late, then you'll want to throw on your best dancing shoes and shuffle your way into the precinct to catch a glimpse of the stars. Well, their lookalikes, but you get the gist. more

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From puppy parties to winter feasts – five unmissable events happening on the Gold Coast this June
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From puppy parties to winter feasts – five unmissable events happening on the Gold Coast this June

With these cooler days and nights, it's mighty tempting to snuggle up in a blanket cocoon and go on a Netflix binge – but the coast’s event calendar has other plans in store for you. There’s plenty going on throughout June, from 90s masquerade-ball rock shows to bottomless brunches and puppy-themed plant markets. So, we've hand picked five of the best events happening on the Gold Coast this June. Diaries at the ready! more

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Throw your horns up – School of Rock brings its musical mayhem to Queensland for the first time
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Throw your horns up – School of Rock brings its musical mayhem to Queensland for the first time

Let’s be honest – even if you’re not the most musically talented individual, most of us at some point have dreamed of living the rockstar life. Touring the world, legions of adoring fans and looking like a badass all in the name of your job sounds like a pretty sweet gig, right? Well in the immortal words of AC/DC, it turns out that it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock’n’roll – and sometimes you need to enlist the help of a few pint-sized pals to help you on your way. If you’ve ever caught yourself fantasising about a life on the stage, listen up – School of Rock is hitting QPAC from July 12 with a tidal wave of humour, cheek and true rock’n’roll soul. more

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Bleach* Festival celebrates the Gold Coast's unique artistic culture with a jam-packed 2019 program
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Bleach* Festival celebrates the Gold Coast’s unique artistic culture with a jam-packed 2019 program

Giving us something truly awesome to look forward to, the crew behind Bleach* Festival have unveiled a 2019 program that promises to be the premier arts and cultural event’s most captivating yet. The eighth annual festival runs from April 17–28 and celebrates the Gold Coast's unique culture with a schedule that spans large-scale opera, award-winning dance, eye-popping cabaret, free live music, a thought provoking political swimming carnival and a thrilling drive-in with a difference – and it doesn't stop there! more