10 REASONS TO GET TO THE GOLD COAST IN APRIL ’18

So we know you know it’s Games time from the 4th and if you managed to score tickets, well done my friend. If not, we’re here to tell you why you’ve still gotta get your sweet little self down here stat.  You’re not gonna want to want to miss any of this.

ATMOSPHERE

One of the best things about events like the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, is the buzz of excitement surrounding them. Each precinct on the coast is gearing up for its own version of Games excitement and all you’ve got to do is rock up to benefit.

 

 

 

 FREE PERFORMANCES

April is not JUST about sports. Check out all the acts at Bleach* Festival and Festival 2018 from 29 March to 15 April.  Think art equals stuffy galleries and bow ties? Think again. “It’s free, and you can see everything in your board shorts,” says Festival 2018 Creative

Director, Yaron Lifschitz.

 

LEGACY

Years from now GC2018 will be something to reflect on, a moment in time marked by Commonwealth nations coming together for the first ever inclusive Games. Be sure to be a part of the comradery on Gold Coast streets and live out the story you’ll tell your grandkids of this momentous occasion.

 

 

MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC

There are some big names in here and they’re playing in epic outdoor stages FOR FREE. We’re talking Kate Miller-Heidke, Amy Shark, The Cat Empire, Hot Dub Time Machine, Confidence Man, Bubsy Marou, The Jungle Giants; and for a bit of good ol’ reminiscing there’s Yothu Yindi, Troy Cassar-Daly and Regurgitator.

 

 

MOVIE STARS

It’s not uncommon to spot celebs on the Gold Coast but if you’ve ever wanted to walk down the red carpet yourself, the Gold Coast Film Festival is for you dahling. Check out Australian and International films, filmmakers and film events from 17 – 29 April, including the best Australian short films at SIPFest on 22 – 23 April.

 

 

THEATRE

Book your spot at Intimate Space to experience an interactive show throughout the Hilton presented by Restless Dance. Hailing from Adelaide, this inclusive theatre company informed by differently-abled performers is captivating.

 

 

 

 MUSICAL SEE-SAWS

credit Impulse 2015-16

Jump on one of sixteen huge illuminated see-saws in Surfers Paradise next month as part of an interactive art playground, Impulse. As you and those around you play, the installation interprets movements into light and sound creating a very original show indeed.

 

 

 

 

 

 GOLD RUN 2018

On 15 April, 6,600 keen members of the public will take part in their very own Commonwealth Games event. Come and see this mass of people, representing the amount of athletes and officials visiting our city, tackle a 5km Fun Run and Wheelchair Marathon along the same track as the athletes from Broadwater Parklands, Southport.

 

 

GOLD COAST SUPERHERO WEEKEND

Fly in to Broadbeach 27 – 29 April to join fellow superheroes and the  Supanova Pop Culture Expo for a weekend of meet and greets and workshops topped off with a parade. See themed movies as part of the Gold Coast Film Festival and limp on over to NightQuarter to take part in the creepy Zombie Walk.

 

 

STEP UP 2018

Channing Tatum may not be attending but dayum, the biggest adult dance competition flanked with four nights of parties and an epic beachfront performance  is hitting ‘The Streets’ of Surfers Paradise. From 27 – 29 April get set for dance classes, workshops and local, national and international dancers vying for the $5,000 prize pool across hip hop, mixed styles, break dance, samba and reggaeton competition genres. Join the party here.