Sharks head under the southern stars

This year’s Under The Southern Stars sees its rock royalty lineup of Cheap Trick, Bush and Stone Temple Pilots make a home stop at our very own Southport Sharks.

Popular live music event Under the Southern Stars (UTSS) will rock the Gold Coast when it hits Southport Sharks in May. Headliners Cheap Trick, Bush and Stone Temple Pilots will each rotate their playing positions during the tour, allowing each of them to headline several events.

With over 5,000 performances spanning four decades, 20 million records sold worldwide, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cheap Trick are undoubtedly one of the most influential classic rock groups of the past 50 years.

“We look forward to joining Bush and Stone Temple Pilots in one of our favourite countries!” the band said in a statement.

“We will have new record out and are excited to play some of our new songs.”

Rock icons Rose Tattoo and Electric Mary will also be performing at all shows.

The good news doesn’t stop there, with UTSS recently announcing an exciting partnership with the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA), an organisation dedicated to delivering culturally connected and holistic learning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

UTSS is offering NASCA’s young First Nations program participants the opportunity for work experience at selected events, giving them hands-on, backstage insight into the music industry.

NASCA will be facilitating a Welcome to Country at selected concert sites, honouring the traditional owners of the land upon which the concerts are staged.

NASCA’s evidence-based programs improve outcomes for young Indigenous people, especially in regards to Year 12 attainment which has a major impact on socioeconomic outcomes.

Event promoter, Andrew McManus says; “I am proud to be working with NASCA and Indigenous kids giving them the opportunity to experience how a festival is built from the ground up, the concert and performances up close on show day. Very excited to see their smiles and satisfaction.”

Under The Southern Stars ticket buyers have the opportunity to donate to NASCA when purchasing tickets through EventBrite. There will also be various NASCA donations points on site at each concert for people to give on show days.

Catch UTSS on Saturday 15 May when it hits Southport Sharks. Tickets and more info at

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