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90s bangers, pizza picnics and Aussie icons – things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend
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90s bangers, pizza picnics and Aussie icons – things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend

There is a weird (but wonderful) feeling on weeks with a hump-day public holiday. Is today Thursday? Or is it Monday? It's hard to tell. If you're already in need of another break from the daily grind or have decided to extend your Wednesday holiday to be an extra-extra-long weekend, you will be pleased to know there are plenty of fun things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend, from Thursday January 27 to Sunday January 30. more

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Ten reasons you need to experience Opera Queensland’s dazzling 2022 season
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Ten reasons you need to experience Opera Queensland’s dazzling 2022 season

With a mission to bring opera to all Queenslanders, regardless of where you live, and a true passion for the art form, Opera Queensland is set to deliver another dynamite season this year. From once-in-a-lifetime outback concerts under the night sky to brand-new productions made in collaboration with some of Queensland's brightest stars, there are many reasons to dip your toes into this year's program. In fact, we'll give you ten reasons right now ... more

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New year, new events – our pick of unmissable happenings for 2022
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New year, new events – our pick of unmissable happenings for 2022

We're going to wipe the slate clean and start anew in 2022 – and there's no better way to do this than with tickets to some top-notch gigs! A whole bunch of exciting events are on the cards for the new year including the return of international acts, our favourite music festivals and some song-and-dance-filled stage shows to boot. Here's our round-up of the most anticipated events set to hit our shores in 2022 ... more

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Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator to headline Splendour in the Grass 2022
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Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator to headline Splendour in the Grass 2022

After two quiet Splendour-less years, we're more than just a little bit excited to say that one of our favourite musical festivals is back with a vengeance – and a killer line-up, to boot! Splendour in the Grass has just announced a ripper roster of international and Aussie artists that will be headlining the country’s biggest celebration of music at North Byron Parklands from Friday July 22 to Sunday July 24, 2022. more

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For The Love announces its chockers 2022 line-up
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For The Love announces its chockers 2022 line-up

In what is truly a feast for our eyes, next year's festival calendar is brimming with some killer events. One sun-soaked gig to look forward to is For The Love, which will be bringing a jam-packed line-up of artists to the Gold Coast on February 19, 2022. With Dom Dolla, Crooked Colours, Mallrat and Allday on the cards, it's safe to say we'll be kicking off 2022 boogying our little butts off. more


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Dust off your camping gear – the inaugural The Long Sunset festival is here to spotlight the Scenic Rim
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Dust off your camping gear – the inaugural The Long Sunset festival is here to spotlight the Scenic Rim

As Australia transitions towards some kind of post-pandemic normality, one very welcome arrival is the return of live music in the form of festivals and events – hooray! If you've lamented the lack of live music in your life, go ahead and pencil The Long Sunset festival into your calendar. The brand-new boutique event is set to hit the scenic rim on February 12, 2022, so dust off your camping gear because there's more than music for you to devour.  more

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Spritzes on The Lawn are kicking off, so get set for springtime sips in the sunshine
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Spritzes on The Lawn are kicking off, so get set for springtime sips in the sunshine

It's starting to feel a lot like summer here on the Gold Coast and we've got to admit, we're not mad about it. The sun lingers a little longer, setting the scene for beautiful balmy afternoons that drift effortlessly into enchanted evenings. One of our favourite ways to make the most of this glorious time of year is to step outside and sip cocktails under the stars. Thankfully for us, Garden Kitchen & Bar has your end of year sorted with a hot-as-heck line-up of entertainment for its Chandon Garden Spritz activation, which runs through to December 12. more

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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