Surfers Paradise LIVE, held over three days, transforms the entertainment precinct into a musical oasis with some of Australia’s most-loved Australian acts taking to the stage alongside Gold Coast’s best musicians.
Partnering with Gold Coast Music Awards this year, the festival features Gold Coast Music Award finalists Jacob Lee, Felicity Lawless and Ella Fence, alongside previous winners and finalists IVEY, Aquila Young and Hanlon Brothers.
They’re supporting a lineup of international and Australian superstars. We’re talking The Veronicas, Mental As Anything and Eskimo Joe to name but a few.
Some of the artists will be available for signings after their sets, with some merchandise available onsite and venues throughout the precinct are jumping on board with their own live music offerings.
The Beach Hut (a big marquee on the beach), which will house the Gold Coast Music Awards the night before Surfers Paradise LIVE will also be open for patrons as a licensed space during the festival.
And if all that’s not enough to get you to venture into Surfers Paradise in April, the Gold Coast Music Awards provides a live curtain-raiser for the festival this year. As well as presenting the Awards themselves in the Beach Hut, organisers have curated a live lineup on Thursday 27 April. Amy Shark will headline that event, with Hanlon Brothers, Aquila Young and Yes Sir Noceur opening the stage. The event is also free and runs 6.00 – 10.00pm with an after-party at Surfers Paradise Beergarden.
The full lineup of events is as follows:
Thursday 27 April: Gold Coast Music Awards presentations featuring AGWA (Beach Hut) and Gold Coast Music Awards Live (beach stage) featuring Amy Shark + Hanlon Brothers + Aquila Young + Yes Sir Noceur
Friday 28 April: Surfers Paradise LIVE with The Veronicas + Tigertown + IVEY + Jacob Lee + Lily Papas
Saturday 29 April: Surfers Paradise LIVE with Mental As Anything + Pseudo Echo + Felicity Lawless + 1927 + Aquila Young + Yes Sir Noceur + Hot Potato Band + Sunset City + Crown The Humble + Joza
Sunday 30 April: Eskimo Joe + Taxiride + Hot Potato Band + Hanlon Brothers + Ella Fence + Aaron West & The Custodians + Leopold’s Treat + The Waves + Jackson James Smith