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Grab a cardigan as WONDER Festival is beckoning you outdoors, and its hero event, Borealis, is well worth leaving the comforts of home. The spellbinding showcase will layer HOTA’s Outdoor Stage in a kaleidoscope of colour, light and sound, reminiscent of the Northern Lights. Brought to life by internationally renowned artist, Dan Acher, Borealis seamlessly merges state-of-the-art technology with innovative musical composition by Guillaume Desbois, resulting in a mesmerising display that is sure to captivate audiences. Throughout the ten nights of WONDER, Borealis is free to experience and will grace the skies of HOTA’s Outdoor Stage. Those wanting to make a night out of it can bring their picnic basket along on Friday October 6 to experience soulful sounds courtesy of the MZAZA ensemble as they grace HOTA’s Outdoor Stage for a special edition of Friday’s on the Lawn. Little ones can let their imagination run wild at the Kids Play Space of Wonder & Colour, from October 6–14, as HOTA’s Lawn Bar is transformed into a whimsical wonderland that’s jam-packed with activities just for youngsters.
Those looking to feast under the stars can do so on Saturday October 14 at Night Bites Under Lights, which will feature a mouth-watering array of food-truck fare and a pop-up bar. Under the breathtaking display of Borealis, market-goers can expect to nosh to a soundtrack of groovy tunes provided by ten-piece mega band, the Sunny Coast Rude Boys. Those who want to level up the culinary adventures can indulge in a four-course culinary journey with paired wines curated by Palette’s executive chef Dayan Hartill-Law at the Lux De La Luna Dinner. Accompanying the flavour-packed feast will be a bounty of entertainment, including awe-inspiring aerial acts courtesy of the cirque performers at Aerial Angels and roving performances by creative misfits the VOIIID Collective. There will also be DJ beats filling the air thanks to Joy Blu and live tunes from six-piece psychedelic disco band Brain Electric.
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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.