Freaks + Beats Set to Shock the ‘Quarter

The stages of NightQuarter will shock and mesmerise audiences like never before, as the venue adds a fun-filled spectacle of the bizarre to its program for the first time this April.

The aptly named Freaks and Beats show is guaranteed to wow, with someof Australia’s most celebrated sideshow performers sharpening their angle grinders and swords in preparation for the freaky first!

NightQuarter’s Marketing Manager, Alice Conway was the first to embrace the creative concept pitched by the team of Gold Coast’s multi-award winning festival, Buskers by the Creek and is looking forward to witnessing the magic unfold.

Blank GC caught up with Cindy Jensen, the brains (and everything else!) behind Buskers by the Creek to have a quick Q+A about her freaktastic concept.

Can you tell us about some of the acts that will be featured in Freaks + Beats? 

We’ve got everything from sword swallowing, Indian pow-wowing and a drumming strongman, to magic, tiger acrobatics and belly dancers, original singer/songwriters and acrobatic angle grinding (that has to be seen to be believed).

How did the concept come about?

The sideshow performers Space Cowboy and LizardMan were crowd favourites at Buskers by the Creek and we’ve had loads of requests from fans wanting an encore.  Given NightQuarter is all about live, original music, I thought we’d bring freaks and beats together in a new concept show.

Are you looking to make this a regular event?  

At this stage, Freaks and Beats will be a once and once only. Our Side Street events will be regular, though.

Freaks and Beats hits NightQuarter on Saturday 2 April from 6.00pm in The Paddock. $15 (+ b/f) for adults, which includes entry to NightQuarter. Kids free. Tickets via oztix.


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