Listen Up People
Because we've got some serious live music pumping on our playlist. The program is a quality shuffle of local and international acts performing on a mind-blowing range of Gold Coast stages. Parkland rock festivals, folky-soul by the beach, jazz at the casino, stadium headliners. Sound good? Then crank it up!
03 Apr 2024
Slips and the FWS - New Orleans Jazz, Blues and Swing
Slips and the Flamin’ Whippersnappers, or better known as “Slips and the F.W.’s” are a group of musicians who love to reignite the spark and charm of Early Blues, Traditional Jazz, Swing and Ragtime tunes from the 1900’s to 1940’s. Influenced by the music of the early 20th century, Slips and the F.W.'s thrive on performing old time tunes in their own unique way including originals from their 2020 debut album ‘SUGOI’ bringing a taste of New Orleans wherever they may roam. This 7-piece band will transport you back to the New Orleans French Quarter and have you tapping to their tunes and that ragtime swing
04 Apr 2024
YirindaStep inside the Outdoor Stage for an intimate performance of Yirinda’s self-titled debut album, filled with powerful melodies. Yirinda seamlessly combine ancient Aboriginal language with sublime modern production. Fred Leone and Samuel Pankhurst’s music invokes thousands of generations of story and culture, while emerging as something entirely new. The album sets Fred’s powerful vocals against striking experimental soundscapes, rich with strings, horns, double bass, synthesizer, piano and percussion. The result is otherworldly, a timeless art music outside Western convention. Fred is one of three Butchulla Songmen - a song and language custodian for the Butchulla people from the Fraser Coast region of Queensland, including K’gari (formerly known as Fraser Island). He sings the songs on this album in the endangered Butchulla language, now spoken by only a handful of people. Samuel is an internationally acclaimed contrabassist/producer known for his kaleidoscopic harmonies and polyrhythmic mastery. ‘A cinematic, sumptuous bridge from past to present and beyond.’ - Giselle Nguyen, The Guardian ‘An intriguing combination of experimental soundscapes, Butchulla culture and tradition, fine instrumentation and gorgeous vocals’ - Tone Deaf Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts
04 Apr 2024
Girl and Girl 'Call a Doctor' ALBUM LAUNCH
Brisbane's Girl and Girl will release their debut full-length, Call A Doctor, on May 24 — the full-length follow-up to their 2023 EP, Divorce. Call A Doctor is an unforgettable first bow from Girl and Girl, an audacious and aggressively tuneful blast of a record from this four-piece garage rock outfit produced by Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Julia Jacklin). To celebrate their forthcoming longplayer, the band has released Hello, a whimsical indie rock tune song about a boy who requires daily consults with health professionals in order to rationalise his self-destructive thoughts and routines. "It's about romanticizing your own misery" says singer/songwriter Kai James. "Letting those deep, dark, dirty thoughts take over. Understanding that even if you could pull yourself out, you wouldn’t because the constant stress and worry are both familiar and comfortable.” Girl and Girl will head to SXSW in March 2024 and head back to the States for a national tour supporting Royel Otis. Catch them at home this April on the Hello Australia Tour. This is an 18+ event.
06 Apr 2024
Brant Bjork Trio plus Full Tone Generator and Guests
Brant Bjork is returning to Australia to celebrate his amazing 25 year solo career. Touring nationally in autumn 2024 Brant is bringing with him Mario Lalli and Ryan Gut to make up the Brant Bjork Trio. Stripping it back in true Brant style they will be playing a selection of tracks from all across Brant’s solo career. Expect to be taken on an epic desert rock sojourn that only the forefathers of desert rock can conjure. They are the originators and they are the best! Joining them on tour will be Australia’s own desert rock troubadours, Full Tone Generator, as they launch their brand new album “Refuge of Sinners” and more bands to be announced. Presented By Singing Bird Studios. This is a 18 plus event.
07 Apr 2024
The World of Musicals in Concert - Gold Coast
Following a sell out 2022 Australia tour - The World of Musicals in Concert Returns to Australia in 2024 featuring an all new show. The World of Musicals in Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented artists who exquisitely perform classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show tunes. From the best of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Les Miserables’ to ‘Guys & Dolls’ and ‘South Pacific’ and many, many more, the World of Musicals delivers a stirring musical concert theatre experience that will leave you spellbound – from the opening song to the final medley of classics. All the hit songs in one show that is the quintessential takeaway from this musical concert gala. The World of the Musicals In Concert is a show that is tailored for the entire family, so get ready to be enthralled and sing along to all your to all your favourite and much-loved songs from the world of Musical Theatre in one unforgettable evening. Secure your seats today to a show inspired by many but unlike any other.
11 Apr 2024
Psychedelic Prn Crumpets ~ Live at Mo's Desert Clubhouse
Billions/Supersonic are proud to announce the Psychedelic Prn Crumpets are heading to Mo's Desert Clubhouse this April! With the release of their long-awaited sixth studio album FRONZOLI, Perth psych-fuzz legends Psychedelic Prn Crumpets have officially come back out the gates swinging. The record, a fitting new addition to the band’s ever evolving catalogue of swirling sounds and compositions, repositions the group as one of the country’s best exports. Catch them at dates all across the country in March and April 2024. "Can't wait to get round Australia again, with a new record in hand, and the preparation to sweat ourselves silly in these little rooms!" Psychedelic Prn Crumpets Supports to be announced. Please note this is a 18 plus event.
12 Apr 2024
sugarush: Lana Del Rey Night - 10 Years of ‘Ultraviolence’ | GC
Put your little red party dresses on because sugarush are back with another night dedicated to Lana Del Rey. This time, sugarush is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her record and fan favourite ‘Ultraviolence’, and would love you to join them! Dis will be spinning every single track from the record alongside her other albums, unreleased songs and other alt-pop bangers. You can also expect Lana-inspired cocktails and performances from our favourite local drag queens. Previous events sold out way in advance, so ensure you secure your tickets ahead of time! Follow @sugarushparty on Instagram to keep up with all future events. Note: This event series is not affiliated with or endorsed by Lana Del Rey or her management. Lana Del Rey will not be appearing at the event. This is an 18 plus event.
12 Apr 2024
Jessica Mauboy | Yours Forever Tour
Immerse yourself in the heart of Australia with Jessica Mauboy’s Yours Forever Tour, which lands at HOTA on Friday April 12, 2024. This homecoming tour from the Australian Idol star turned The Voice mentor is a celebration of her roots. Mauboy’s new album Yours Forever showcases her authentic powerhouse vocals and personal storytelling. The tour promises a journey through her classics and new hits, all performed with unmatched passion. Jessica Mauboy, who grew up on her Larrakia Country in Darwin, still finds inspiration and draws strength from her hometown. From her iconic role in The Sapphires to her historic Eurovision performance, Jessica Mauboy’s star continues to rise. Yet, with Yours Forever, she takes a moment to reflect, offering a nostalgic exploration of her past, present and future.
13 Apr 2024
Entrapment ~ Live at Mo's
Entrapment are set to shatter the stage at Mo's Desert Clubhouse on the 13th of April. These heavy metal legends are joining forces with heavy acts Blindside, Rimmy Grasa and Deathproof to bring you a night of Southport's and Sunshine Coast's finest hardcore. Doors open at 12pm. An all ages event not to miss. This is an All Ages event.
13 Apr 2024
Dreamworld Parade Events
Be a part of Dreamworld's Street Food Festival Entertainment and perform down Main Street in a Parade style performance! The events operate April and September school holidays!
14 Apr 2024
Mark Wilkinson ~ Live at Mo's Desert Clubhouse
Craft Music presents Mark Wilkinson A poetic lyricist, Sydney singer-songwriter Mark Wilkinson's soulful brand of Indie Folk has drawn comparisons to artists like Damien Rice, Ray LaMontagne and David Gray. For over a decade, he’s been forging profound and enduring connections with listeners in the studio, on the stage, and even in the streets, where impromptu busking sessions landed him both a national TV booking and a major licensing deal. A magnetic live performer, Wilkinson has sold more than 80,000 copies of his self-released CDs, racked up over 100 million streams on Spotify, and built up a devoted global audience. 2024 sees Mark embark on an extensive run of dates across Australia in support of his new album “Golden Afternoons”. [Nettwerk Music Group] Recorded in Nashville alongside producer Owen Lewis (Snow Patrol, Paris Paloma, Old Sea Brigade), the 7 track record is an emotive and powerful collection of songs that document his flux between contesting emotional states. “The album explores the fine line between light and dark as well as confidence and uncertainty, which are the two states I’m constantly between as an artist and songwriter. Each song touches on these themes as they float through this body of work. It’s a reflection of the balancing act.” This is an 18 plus event.
15 Apr 2024
Spellbound - Surfers Paradise
Get ready for a spectacular night of Magic and Grand Illusion with one of Australia’s leading Illusionists, Anthony Street. The Star and producer of the stage phenomenon Celtic Illusion will be touring his Grand Illusion show this school holidays. Witness levitations, impossible vanishes, mentalism and a death-defying escape as Anthony pushes the boundaries of reality and distorts your senses. With his unique & edgy style performing one of the oldest of art forms, Anthony will enthral and astonish you, and keep you on the edge of your seat. Will you dare to believe your eyes?
26 Apr 2024
The Amy Experience ~ Back to Mo's
Join them at Mo's Desert Clubhouse in Burleigh for a triumphant return, due to popular demand! On 26/04/24, the Amy Winehouse Ultimate Tribute Band will take the stage once again. This eleven-piece, world-class ensemble brings Amy's greatest hits to life with captivating musicianship and infectious energy that captures the essence of the late singer. From soulful ballads to upbeat anthems, this tribute band delivers a musically moving and visually stunning performance, paying homage to the memory, style, and music of the beloved artist. Relive the magic of one of our generation's greatest songwriters and performers with The Amy Experience at Mo's Desert Clubhouse. Soul Essence in support. This is an 18+ event.
27 Apr 2024
Pandemonium - Gold Coast
Some of the most iconic acts in rock and roll will make history at the inaugural Pandemonium festival as it sweeps across Australia’s east coast this April! Pandemonium is a rock fans dream come true, with an unparalleled lineup of rock legends including: Alice Cooper Blondie Placebo Deep Purple Wheatus The Psychedelic Furs Dead Kennedys Gang Of Four Palaye Royale Plus Australian icons: Wolfmother Cosmic Psychos Gyroscope and introducing Thai solo artist Petch A dozen bands across two giant stages will be busting out countless hits that have become the soundtrack to our lives over the last half a century. Schools Out, Call Me, Highway Star, Every You Every Me, Teenage Dirtbag, Love My Way, Holiday In Cambodia, Lonely, Damaged Goods and sooo many more. You know the bands, you know the songs. Pandemonium gives you the opportunity to experience some of the worlds' greatest bands - all in one day and night of incredible rock and roll! A truly unforgettable experience.
03 May 2024
The Beatles 50 Years On
THE BEATLES – 50 YEARS ON! “Recreating The Magic Of The Beatles & Beatlemania including The Timeless Hits Of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr!" Exclusively come and relive all the Beatles Classic hits in one sensational two-hour concert experience presented by the world’s Premier ‘Beatles’ band, The Sensational Beatle Boys. Direct from sold out concerts in Canada & North America, South Africa and Asia, The Beatle Boys will transport audiences back to those incredible days when the Beatles dominated the music charts with as many as 7 songs in the Top 10 starting at No1. Hear every classic Beatles song that ever made it to No 1 and relive the magic and unique sound that made the Beatles the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band the word has ever known. No less than 35 chart toppers that made the four ‘mop tops’ so much a part of our lives back in those heady days of the 60’s together with the timeless hits of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr. You’ll hear and sing along to: Help, A Hard Day’s Night, Can’t Buy Me Love, Yesterday, Love Me Do, She Loves You, Eleanor Rigby, Hey Jude, Let It Be, and many more; brought to Australian audiences with love from us to you. The ‘Sensational’ Beatle Boys are as close and as good as it gets to the original four lads from Liverpool as they run the musical gambit from 1962 to 1969. Audiences will be blown away by the musical and physical similarities to the originals. Internationally recognised rock music guru and Beatles author Glenn A Baker describes The Beatle Boys thus: “The Fabulous Beatle Boys impress with their deft grasp of the Fab Four’s entire span.”
04 May 2024
ABOUT EIREBORNE'S IRISH DANCE ROCK SPECTACULAR RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA BY POPULAR DEMAND! Critically Acclaimed Show Returns for a 100% Live and Unforgettable Australian Production. After a sensational and sold-out success in 2022, Eireborne the Irish Dance Rock is back in 2024 by popular demand! The wait is finally over for all the fans who have eagerly anticipated its return. Eireborne's unique fusion of live rock music with a live band and the world’s best Irish dance and tap dancers has captivated audiences around the world. This all-Australian production features a talented cast of 20 of the best Irish, tap and ballroom dancers in the world. All dancing completely live with no mimed tap! With the show's 100% live presentation as its defining feature, Eireborne is set to revolutionize Irish dance once again. The electrifying performance, accompanied by a six-piece band featuring renowned singers Reigan Derry and Pete Murphy, will immerse the audience in the anthems of Irish artists such as U2, The Cranberries, Van Morrison, The Corrs, Hozier, The Script, Enya, and more.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.