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Cocktails, Sex & Chocolate – the Atrium Bar has your weekend plans sorted
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Cocktails, Sex & Chocolate – the Atrium Bar has your weekend plans sorted

It's been the backdrop for countless love stories since its opening in 1986, and now the iconic Atrium Bar has turned the page on an exciting new chapter in a fresh location within The Star. If you’re yet to check out the revamped tipple temple, we strongly suggest you put it at the top of your ‘to-do’ list with a sensational line-up of entertainment every Thursday through to Sunday, which includes post-work wines, cocktail-filled catch-ups and wild nights on the dance floor. Read on for the low-down on the line-up … more

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Snacks and sundowners – get set for spring with another season of free live tunes on The Lawn
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Snacks and sundowners – get set for spring with another season of free live tunes on The Lawn

Spring has sprung, which means it's time to pack away The Oodie (deliciously soft wearable blankets, for those who missed the memo) and venture out from hibernation. Thankfully, we needn't travel too far to find a fun time, as The Star Gold Coast has dropped a hot-as-heck line-up of entertainment for its new-season incarnation of Live on The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar. Bevvies, bites and bangers – sounds like a vibe to us! This time around, the festivities are brought to you by Squealing Pig wine – so if you’re fond of a drop, you can enjoy entertainment in Garden Kitchen & Bar every Thursday, and Live on The Lawn from Friday to Sunday from September 2 to October 17. more

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The Star is kicking off the festive season with a bang – Not So Silent Night is back, baby!
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The Star is kicking off the festive season with a bang – Not So Silent Night is back, baby!

If you're anything like us, you'll see the calendar tick over to July and start counting down the days until Christmas – it is the most wonderful time of year, after all. There's something truly special about getting dressed up, kicking up your heels and celebrating the silly season in style. Well, the festive folk at The Star Gold Coast agree with this sentiment and are bringing back the much-loved Not So Silent Night for 2021! Keen on flowing bubbles, a decadent dinner and dancing aplenty? Read on, because this is one bougie ball that you won't want to miss. more

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Endless summer – five ways to warm up your weekend in the middle of winter
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Endless summer – five ways to warm up your weekend in the middle of winter

At the beginning of winter, the mercury dropping is a bit of a novelty – enjoying the crisp mornings and cool evenings is a bit of a treat. By the time July rolls around though, we are aching for a spot in the sunshine with a deliciously summery cocktail in hand. Well, friends, we've got just the thing to ward off the winter blues – a round-up of weekend warmers that you can find on the coast, and all in the one location. more

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Get set to immerse yourself in inflatable installations and floating exhibitions – Brisbane Festival is coming back with a bang
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Get set to immerse yourself in inflatable installations and floating exhibitions – Brisbane Festival is coming back with a bang

If you can believe it, in two short months it will be September. Although this year seems like it is passing by quicker than you can sing Earth, Wind & Fire’s catchy song, that's not necessarily a bad thing, as the arrival of September means the return of our favourite city-wide fiesta – Brisbane Festival! The beloved celebration will set our city alight from September 3–25 with a thrilling three-week program that is shaping up to be the brightest party yet. From an art-filled boat cruising down Brisbane River and dance performances inside a bubble to much-anticipated stage shows and enchanting gardens full of larger-than-life florals, it doesn't get more weird and wonderful than this. more

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Sweet tunes and top-notch nosh – Live on The Lawn is heating up your winter evenings
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Sweet tunes and top-notch nosh – Live on The Lawn is heating up your winter evenings

You may have caught the last iteration of the much-loved Live on The Lawn series at The Star Gold Coast's Garden Kitchen & Bar recently before it wrapped up, and if so it's likely you were blown away by the totally free event. Well, freebie-loving friends, there's no need to despair – Live on The Lawn is back for another season! As the sun dips below the horizon, warm up with a sizzling party featuring some of Australia's favourite live acts and DJs. Live on The Lawn will run every Friday through to Sunday from June 18 to August 15 at Garden Kitchen & Bar, with a deliciously refreshing partner – Canadian Club. more


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Giddy up for a night of decadent debauchery with adults-only circus cabaret show INFAMOUS
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Giddy up for a night of decadent debauchery with adults-only circus cabaret show INFAMOUS

Get ready to enter the pleasure dome, Gold Coast – INFAMOUS is back and it's bigger, cheekier and even more jaw-dropping than ever before! Shaking up an intoxicating elixir of circus and risqué cabaret, the saucy adults-only stage show and its delightfully extravagant Spiegel Big Top is rolling into the Broadwater Parklands from Friday June 18 to Sunday August 8 to deliver night-after-night of wild debauchery, sass and even a Wheel of Death. Intrigued? You definitely should be. Read on for all of the juicy details ... more

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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021
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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021

Unless you’re new to the coast or you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably well familiar with BLEACH* Festival. For those who aren’t, well, allow us – BLEACH* Festival is our premier arts and cultural festival that is proudly and passionately Gold Coast. In 2021, BLEACH* Festival will not only celebrate its ten-year milestone but will once again transform the city's esplanades, vacant blocks and hinterland hideaways into backdrops for awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, and exhilarating experiences from August 12–22. Intrigued? You should be! Here's what BLEACH* Festival 2021 has in store ... more

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Warm up at this season's sizzling showcase of (free!) live music under the stars
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Warm up at this season’s sizzling showcase of (free!) live music under the stars

Summer may be a distant memory, but before you even think about bunkering down and hibernating for winter, The Star Gold Coast has gone ahead and dropped a seriously hot-as-heck line-up for the remainder of its Live on The Lawn series, which runs every Thursday through to Sunday from now until June 12 at Garden Kitchen & Bar. The live (and free!) showcase is here to quell our craving for bangers and bites – two of our favourite things! more

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A grande Cinco de Mayo celebration is coming to Live on The Lawn
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A grande Cinco de Mayo celebration is coming to Live on The Lawn

It's already one of the Gold Coast's must-visit venues, but The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar is kicking things up a notch for Cinco de Mayo at its Live on The Lawn sessions from Thursday April 29 to Sunday May 2! The completely free music event has been drawing crowds of live-music lovers from across the coast as part of The Star's 40 Days of Flavour festival, which is now being given a Mexican twist for a long weekend of good vibes, great bites and unmissable music. more

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Bangers and bites – Live On The Lawn has your weekend plans for the foreseeable future sorted
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Bangers and bites – Live On The Lawn has your weekend plans for the foreseeable future sorted

As much as we love summer (and we do), it's also nice to not feel so ... clammy. Just when we thought things were beginning to cool down for autumn, The Star Gold Coast has gone ahead and dropped a seriously sizzling hot line-up of talent for its Live On The Lawn Series, which runs every Thursday through to Sunday from March 22 to June 12 at Garden Kitchen & Bar. The live (and free!) showcase features some top-tier Australian talent alongside local legends to satisfy our craving for cracking live tunes as the sun goes down. Speaking of cracking, the showcase is presented in partnership with White Claw Hard Seltzer, so go ahead and crack a can.    more

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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