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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! 
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  • 18/11/2022

    Ella Hooper

    Ella Hooper was still a teenager when she burst onto the Australian music scene – Unearthed by Triple J when she was just 13, Ella scored her first number one with the single ‘Mascara’ on her 17th birthday. And at 18, she became the first woman to be awarded APRA’s Songwriter of the Year.After releasing three hit albums with Killing Heidi, Ella embarked on a solo career. Her forthcoming album, Small Town Temple – written in her hometown of Violet Town – has been hailed as a new beginning, showcasing Ella’s deeply personal songwriting.After a multitude of gold and platinum records and four ARIA Awards, Ella remains committed to her craft.As she sings on Small Town Temple: “Still strong, still on a mission.”Price From: $45

  • 21/11/2022

    Lucy Durack’s ROM-COMCERT

    Australia’s leading lady of stage, Lucy Durack is an unashamed fan of rom-coms and their soundtracks that tug at your heartstrings. And now with best mates Rob Mills and Bert LaBonté, Lucy is planning a concert to celebrate these delightful ballads. Titled Lucy Durack’s ROM-COMCERT, this romantic musical extravaganza will tour Australia in November. With glorious standards like ‘Come Away With Me’ (Maid In Manhattan), ‘Makin Whoopie’ (Sleepless In Seattle), ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’ (Dirty Dancing), ‘Love Is All Around’ (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and ‘My Heart Will Go On’ (Titanic), Lucy Durack’s ROM-COMCERT is a concert like no other, a night of unapologetic romance. One of Australia’s leading ladies of stage and screen with a list of major roles to her credit, Lucy Durack shot to stardom as Glinda the Good Witch in the original Australian cast of Wicked. She has gone on to star in other musicals like Legally Blonde, The Wizard of Oz, Mamma Mia! and Shrek, and plays such as Private Lives and most recently Touching The Void for Melbourne Theatre Company. Her television roles include Australia’s Got Talent as one of the judging panel, and the series Sisters, Doctor Doctor, The Letdown, How To Stay Married and Upper Middle Bogan. Rob Mills proved his musical theatre clips when he starred opposite Lucy as Fiyero on the original Australian cast of Wicked, and has gone on to perform in Grease, Ghost the Musical and Jesus Christ Superstar. He has just been cast as Corny Collins in the Melbourne production of Hairspray. Bert LaBonté has appeared in the musicals The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical, The Book of Mormon and An Officer and a Gentleman, for which he won a Helpmann and a Sydney Theatre Award. Catch Lucy, Rob and Bert at HOTA on Tuesday November 22.

  • 22/11/2022

    Drag Queen Bingo l November 23rd

    This isn't your normal bingo!Grab your friends and get ready for an exciting evening of bingo, games and fun hosted by Dixie Wrecked, Kathy Pacific & Natasha St James! You won't want to miss our sexy ball boy and epic tunes from DJ VICES!Enjoy dinner & drinks from the yummy food vendors at Miami Marketta, and get ready for an unforgettable evening!This is a MA16+ event & Safe and accepting space!No children, no babies, no exceptionsPrice From: $26.4

  • 23/11/2022

    KARL S. WILLIAMS "Mighty Judgement" Single Launch

    KARL S. WILLIAMS "Mighty Judgement" Single LaunchNearly 12 months to the day, Karl S. Williams and his band return to Miami Marketta - Thursday November 24th - to see out the year that was 2022 and launch their new single “Mighty Judgement”.Karl S. Williams is one of the most relevant, poignant and important artists in Australian independent music. With a voice that puts you on the floor, this multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter and his stellar band, take you on a journey that is often described as a visceral “spiritual experience”. This is blues, roots, folk and a unique Australian distillation of Americana, steeped in swamp water and cane country and urgently singing for the redemption of our collective humanity.Karl released his critically acclaimed “Lifeblood” album in 2020. "Lifeblood" was awarded the Release of the Year at the 2021 Gold Coast Music Awards, with the track "God Is A Bomb" taking out Best Blues and Roots at the Queensland Music Awards. With select festival appearances throughout SEQld and Northern NSW over the past year, Karl and the band have played and shared their music when opportunities have allowed. More recently, Karl has been writing and recording his latest installment - a solo anthology of lost songs and new material - with the latter half of 2022 focussed on solo tours to Melbourne, Sydney and outback Queensland and NSW with the Festival of Small Halls."He's a wrecking ball, a loaded gun. He's an unmerciful magistrate. He's "a daisy-cutting, motherfucking judgement day." - Martin Farrer, The GuardianKARL S. WILLIAMS BANDKarl S. Williams | vocals, guitar, banjo & piano/keysCrick Boue | guitarsJared Franzen | bassGeorge Carpenter | drumsPrice From: $29.35

  • 24/11/2022

    Greatest Hits 'Human Zoo' Tour - GOLD COAST

    Greatest Hits return home! Fresh off their debut European tour opening for Donny Benét and the release of their single “Human Zoo” via French indie label Nice Guys — Greatest Hits bring their eclectic mix of Sunshine Pop, 70’s groove, and Neo-Psych back to the shores of Australia.Receiving BBC Radio 1 play in the UK, an official Triple J add in Australia, and a huge year supporting the likes of Donny Benét, San Cisco, King Stingray, The Buoys and others, Greatest Hits are ready with new music to share and a live performance forever premised on their unique brand of timeless, energetic groove.Price From: $20.15

  • 26/11/2022

    Festival X Gold Coast

    Following its debut in 2019, the creators of Stereosonic have once again partnered with Live Nation to bring some of the world’s greatest party producers together for the ultimate dance music and hip hop festival. Festival X will be hitting the Gold Coast, unleashing the vibes and beats of powerhouse producers at Alabaster Sports Fields in Carrara. Festival X is the first large-scale, all-inclusive, touring extravaganza to hit the Australian summer calendar. They aren’t holding back on the headliners, either, with – wait for it – Megan Thee Stallion, Calvin Harris and Don Toliver set to headline the Gold Coast show on Sunday November 27. You can guarantee that these music legends will bring the heat, captivating crowds with their rhythmic dance, EDM, pop and hip-hop beats across multiple stages. Your first chance to purchase tickets is via the LatitudePay Presale, starting from 12:00 pm on Monday May 30. The Festival X presale begins on Wednesday June 1, and general tickets go on sale from midday on Wednesday June 2. Register for presale access here to ensure you don’t miss out on tickets to the hottest festival this summer!

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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.