Sofar Sounds brings secret music gigs to intimate locations around the Gold Coast
So, we have a secret. Luckily, we’re allowed to let this one out of the bag, to some extent. World-wide global music movement, Sofar Sounds, has landed on the Gold Coast. What is it, you ask? Well, it’s a volunteer-led community that stages secret gigs and intimate live concerts featuring local artists. The catch? You don’t find out the location until the day before. It could be in someone’s lounge room, a random cafe, a shed, a kitchen. We know, we’re intrigued too. Here’s what you need to know.
Sofar Sounds, which stands for ‘songs from a room’, first started in London back in 2009, and has since spread across the world as a platform for local artists and audiences to come together in an intimate setting that is respectful to the performers. Kind of like this. In a nutshell, it brings the magic back to live music, and we couldn’t be more pumped to see this movement land on the Gold Coast. The first official Sofar Sounds will be held at a secret Gold Coast location on Friday June 16, with gigs to be held monthly from then on.
There are no openers or headline acts and there’s no backstage. The line-up is carefully selected by the Sofar team, it’s BYO, and the performances are filmed and shared on YouTube to spread the Sofar goodness far and wide. So, what you have to do is register your attendance and you’ll wait to receive a confirmation of your spot – then, on the day before the gig, the location will be quietly released. Sofar Sounds is run by volunteers, from the organisation down to the marketing and design, so to cover the costs, all you’ll have to do is donate $10 at the door of the super-secret location on the night. Cool, eh? Jump over here to register and find out more. This is so rad – get on board.