Circus Paradise is a one-day arts and music festival in the heart of Gold Coast’s CBD, which will feature a carefully curated lineup of live acts and DJs including the world’s fastest rising female DJ Charlotte De Witte (Belgium), playing alongside Hot Dub Time Machine, LCD Soundsystem, Motez and Leftfield as well as live acts Bag Raiders, Torren Foot, IVEY, Audun, and many more. Also on the live bill are local psych-surf rockers Peach Fur, who have been making serious waves for a while now.
This Gold Coast four-piece, comprised of Mikey Woodworth (Drums), Denny Hilder (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Ben Crichton (Lead Guitar) and Liam Ward (Vocals & Bass), has captivated music lovers with their blend of rock ‘n’ roll and funky fusion of reggae and psychedelic surf rock. Audiences are lapping it all up, with the talented quartet getting millions of streams on Spotify and tens of thousands of listeners a month for their EPs.
Denny Hilder reflects on some of 2018’s highlights.
“We went from 500,000 streams on ‘Glimmer’ at the beginning of the year to 1 million by the end of 2018 which is a massive milestone for us. We also went on our first big tour starting in June going through August, playing interstate shows in Sydney, Wollongong and Adelaide that people actually came to! When we played Beach Burrito in Glenelg (ADL) that was by far a highlight. You could feel the floor bouncing up and down! [laughs]”
Ahem. We’re just going to go ahead and assume that playing at the Gold Coast Music Awards after party was also a major highlight of the year, guys.
When asked about what audiences at Circus Paradise could expect from their set, Denny is coy at first: “a whole lotta smiles!” But when pressed, he drops a tasty tidbit: “We hope to present you with a sizzling hot classic dance banger… served freshly by thy fave peach!”
You heard it here first, folks.
Overlooking the stunning Southport Broadwater, with sea breezes and expansive parklands, Circus Paradise will feature a fun and eclectic mix of electronic dance and live music over four stages on 10 March. For full lineup and tickets, visit circusparadise.com.