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Thursday 22nd September 2022 to Saturday 24th September 2022

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Get set to treat your ears, eyes and mind with powerful live music, sensory art, dance, soundscapes and film at HOTA this spring. The Gold Coast’s art precinct will be home to a massive program of free and ticketed events, aptly named WONDER, which will run from September 16 – 25. Bring the family and prepare to enjoy ten days of art, music, food, markets and more as we welcome the warmer months and celebrate art in the great outdoors.

Headlining HOTA’s spring events program is the premiere of Alcazar by Sydney design studio Atelier Sisu. Alcazar, meaning a Spanish Palace or fortress, celebrates the spectacle of ‘art-chitecture’. Day and night, play in a palace made of light and colour. The sun will shine through the colourful outer facades in daylight, filtering vibrant colours onto the ground and surrounds. Interior lights illuminate Alcazar when night falls, casting dynamic and flowing colours throughout.

Music lovers can lose themselves to dance at the Daft Punk Experience presented by Alternative Symphony on September 17 or belt out Bohemian Rhapsody at the Candlelight Concert on September 22, paying tribute to Queen. Settle those hunger pangs with Lux de la Lunar Dinner, a five-course fire-cooked feast inspired by Alcazar against the backdrop of contemporary characters, musical acts, live art creations and aerial experiences. Little ones are also invited to ignite their imagination at Rainbow Story Hour with Helen Wheels on Friday September 16. This special hour of reading is led by a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and champions body positivity and role models in different diversities.

With the light and colour of Alcazar as the backdrop, a program of live music, dining under the stars, artist talks, Spanish-themed Fridays on the Lawn and kid-friendly experiences are yours to discover over ten days at WONDER.


135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

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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.