NightQuarter to deliver festival flavours for GC2018

With Festival 2018 getting set to thrill the ears, eyes and tastebuds of the world during the 2018 Commonwealth Games next year, what better spot to host a delectable food and cultural program than our very own NightQuarter? Today’s announcement confirms that the northern food and music hub will indeed play host to a range of festivities during the Games period.

While full program deets are being kept under wraps until early February, we can reveal this tasty tidbit: The doors of NightQuarter will be open to the public from 12.00pm to 9.00pm, errryday from 5 – 14 April 2018. Gone will be the days of waiting until the weekend for your langos, American BBQ or gluten-free doughnut fix. The only real question is: How on earth will we survive going back to weekend trading once the Games are over?

“We’re extremely proud of the local food industry and being able to share this with residents and visitors to the Gold Coast during the Commonwealth Games next April,” says NightQuarter owner and Food Festival Director, Michelle Christoe.

“This explosion of culinary and music events broadens the audience perception of the Gold Coast and strengthens its appeal as a tourism destination.”

Of course, it’s not just delicious eats that will be on offer, with a cultural program of local and international musicians from around the Commonwealth set to perform in the many unique live spaces on offer at the NightQuarter.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) CEO, Mark Peters believes that the NightQuarter program will help with extending the Games experience beyond the stadiums.

“Featuring international artists and local musicians, NightQuarter will be the place to be at the Northern end of the Coast throughout the Games,” Mr Peters said.

Located in the northern suburb of Helensvale, NightQuarter is one of the Gold Coast’s premier food and music destinations, home to over 60 street-food style restaurants and a unique live music space.

The full program of events will be announced in early February 2018. For the latest Festival 2018 updates, please visit

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