By the C: Coolangatta is the Place

BY THE C – a celebration of live music, food and community on iconic coastal locations around Australia – is coming to Coolangatta’s Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday 2 February, 2019. 

What could be better on a balmy summer day, than being down on Coolangatta Beach watching the waves and listening to some of your favourite 1980’s bands playing live?

This concert event line-up includes some of Australia’s greatest bands: The Church, Icehouse, the Sunnyboys, Do Re Mi and Mental As Anything.

The Church, originally from Canberra, made their breakthrough via second single ‘The Unguarded Moment’ and followed that up with a long list of classics including ‘Almost With You’, ‘Already Yesterday’, ‘Under The Milky Way’; psychedelic and glam influenced classics updated for a younger generation. In frontman Steve Kilbey, the band had someone who once boasted he had written the “best song in the world”, that the band continues to tour the world playing those old classics plus new material may well have proved him right!

Icehouse was formed by Iva Davies, (originally as “Flowers”), and is one of those iconic Australian bands who have had many hit songs over a career spanning 40 years. Songs such as: ‘Crazy’, ‘Electric Blue’, ‘We Can Get Together’, ‘Hey Little Girl’, ‘Man Of Colour’s and the unofficial Australian Anthem, ‘Great Southern Land’.

Perennial favourites the Sunnyboys will be taking to Coolangatta Beach, this time with musical instruments, where back in the day most of the band used to take surfboards. Most of the band are Tweed Coast born and bred, and lead singer Jeremy Oxley was actually an Australian Schoolboys Surfing Champion back in the 1970’s.

The band holds the attendance record at the Coolangatta Hotel, and since reforming, have gone from strength to strength. They will rock the sand, and with Do Re Mi, and Mental as Anything, it will be a day of 1980’s celebration and good times.

BY THE C Hits Queen Elizabth Park at Coolangatta on 2 February 2019. Tickets are on sale at

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