HOTA’s ZING brings live music to the fore

ZING heralds the first chapter of exciting new programming in 2021 for HOTA, and is a rich and diverse program inviting audiences to make new memories, splash around, revisit familiar favourites, and celebrate great art.

While the program has and will continue to showcase a vast range of events and experiences at the cultural precinct, (see the HOTA website for full deets), it’s the live music factor we are keen to explore here.

Check out some of the live tunes that will be hitting HOTA during ZING:


With the smooth sounds from local musicians floating in the background, free entry, and a selection of your favourite drinks available for purchase from the Lawn Bar,  all you need to do is bring a comfy blanket to sit on (or pull up a chair in the Lawn Bar) and some good vibes.

Catch Trichotomy on 29 Jan and Ella Fence on 5 February. Fridays on the Lawn takes place 4-7pm, with music from 4.30-6.30pm.


Supper Club is your chance to see big-name artists in a smaller, more intimate performances – and to kick off 2021, we’ve got a diverse line up that packs a punch.

Enjoy Saturday nights in our Lakeside Room with tickets including the performance and great food – it’s an easy, relaxed evening out with performers you won’t want to miss.

Nattali Rize will hit the stage on 27 March, while Karin Schaupp and Orava Quartet will delight on 24 April.

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE LOVE SONG, featuring The Brothers Calling

Feel the Love on Valentine’s Day as the Brothers Calling take you on a ride to explore the Secret Life of the Love Song. This is the day to celebrate love and music and in all its different variations from the greatest love songs ever told.

You can expect to be singing your heart out to Bob Marley, INXS, Hot Chocolate and The Romantics just to name a few. This special Valentine’s sunset concert will warm your heart and bring the joy of music live from HOTA’s Outdoor Stage, 14 February.


The bar’s open, the lights have dimmed, and the talent is ready to go. Every second Friday, head on down to the Basement and discover your new favourite bands and singer-songwriters (with a few familiar faces and surprise guests in the mix).

Sign up on the HOTA website to be the first to know what’s happening in Basement Live.

THE BEATLES VS THE ROLLING STONES Featuring The Good Band and The Honey Sliders

For one night only, join The Good Band and The Honey Sliders as they battle it out live on HOTA’s Outdoor Stage in this music-fuelled slugfest between Britain’s biggest musical powerhouses.

Representing The Beatles in the blue corner is The Good Band. Following on from the success of their ‘Hot August Night’ show at our very own Outdoor Stage, these boys will be bringing their flavour to ensure they ‘Come Together’ to come out on top!

And for The Rolling Stones in the red corner, local legends and makers of the ‘Easy Rider’ Soundtrack show, The Honey Sliders will be ‘Painting it Black’ with the epic riffs we all know and love.

The boys next door or the bad boys of rock? The Beatles or The Stones? Whose side are you on? Saturday 13 March.


The Sydney-raised band who have conquered the world since releasing their eponymous 2014 debut will bring their No Shame 2020 Tour to the Gold Coast in March.

‘No Shame’ is the current single lifted from the forthcoming fourth studio album by 5 Seconds of Summer, ‘CALM’, following 2014’s self-titled debut, 2015’s ‘Sounds Good Feels Good’ and 2018’s ‘Youngblood’ – all of which debuted at #1 on the both the ARIA Album Chart and Billboard 200.

5 Seconds of Summer will hit the Outdoor Stage at HOTA on 26 March.


Justine Clarke is a best-selling children’s singer, accomplished children’s author, acclaimed film and TV star, seasoned stage actor and a much-loved, reassuring presence on TV institution, Play School.

Justine Clarke Sings! encourages young audiences to engage their imagination through words, song and movement. The show features familiar songs that kids know and love from all of Justine’s albums, including the 2013 Aria Award winning A Little Day Out.

Catch Justine on 18 April.

ECHOES OF THE JAZZ AGE With John Bell and Simon Tedeschi, and Special Guest Blazey Best

The 1920s, or the Jazz Age, was one of the most thrilling decades in history. And nowhere is the decade’s remarkable aura more brilliantly evoked than in John Bell and Simon Tedeschi’s performance of the same title, in words and music.

Centered around Fitzgerald’s famous essay on the roaring twenties, with sizzling quotes from Mae West, Groucho Marx, and Dorothy Parker, and poetry by T.S Eliot, the performance features the irresistible piano music of Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong and James P Johnson, and songs by George Gershwin, Ray Henderson and Fats Waller.

Revered actor and director John Bell and renowned pianist Simon Tedeschi are two of Australia’s best-loved artists.  Accompanied by special guest actress and singer Blazey Best, this third remarkable collaboration, will be a magical, entertaining show, taking audiences back to all the brilliance and bedazzlement of the Jazz Age.

Go back in time on 27 April.

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