ARIA Hall of Fame inductee and all-round Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes will make another trip to the Gold Coast to headline Surfers Paradise Live this year. He’s the final act to be announced for the star-studded lineup rolling out over four nights in May.
Surfers Paradise Live is a free, all-ages music festival that has the stunning Surfers Paradise beach and skyline as its backdrop. And while the event’s big names will attract punters from near and far, the strong contingent of Gold Coast artists, programmed in partnership with Gold Coast Music Awards, will ensure the party continues through the days and nights.
Surfers Paradise Live cements Surfers Paradise’s reputation as one of Australia’s ultimate event destinations, transforming the village into a bustling event hub with multiple stages and a street festival vibe.
Barnes will headline LIVE on Saturday 5 May with fellow Australian rock icon Daryl Braithwaite, while one of Australia’s most gifted singer-songwriters Kate Ceberano will join the legendary Jon Stevens to headline the main stage on Sunday 6 May.
High-energy Australian pop outfit Justice Crew have been confirmed for Friday 4 May, along with 2013 X-Factor Australia winner Reece Mastin. 20 year old Mastin, who recently split from Sony citing creative differences, has been passionate about following his “rock dreams”. He’s just launched a new project ‘Mastin’ and his new song ‘Not The Man for You’ is a country-rock banger.
Surfers Paradise Live is a multi-genre music festival and as well as the main stage there’s a heap of smaller covers and originals gigs happening throughout the precinct over the four days.
For the second year, Surfers Paradise Alliance has partnered with the Gold Coast Music Awards to provide Gold Coast artists the opportunity to showcase their talents to a wider audience. The partnership sees the Gold Coast Music Awards take place on the beach on Thursday 3 May with Bobby Alu, Electrik Lemonade, Hussy Hicks and Eliza and the Delusionals performing live. Nominations for the Gold Coast Music Awards close 2 March.
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