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Coast Culture

PLACES TO GET YOUR ARTY FEELS AND MUSIC VIBES

Here on the Gold Coast, we surf more than just the sea. There’s a new kind of wave in town, one splashed in colour and creativity, sewn with strings of a different sound, bubbling with vision, passion and a sprinkle of tradition. Our cultural current is carving out more street cred than ever before; teeming with talent, creative minds and entrepreneurial souls, our spirit beats to the sound of its own drum.


Miami Marketta

Miami Marketta

Born of creatives and home to local designers, Marketta fuels the senses and enriches the soul. With the smell of street food hanging heavy in the air and beats from some of the biggest local and touring acts, Miami Marketta is a must.

NightQuarter

NightQuarter

With a setting to please music fiends, foodie queens, kids and teens, this shipping container city is the night market to accent your weekend. Meet you in The Paddock, the band’s about to start.

Bleach* Festival

Bleach* Festival, Currumbin

An epic annual multi-arts festival with cutting-edge music, circus theatre, dance, cabaret and visual art form March to April. If you want to up your culture cred, mention this one to your mates.

Swell Sculpture Festival

Swell Sculpture Festival

Strange, beautiful and often funny larger-than-life objects pop up on Currumbin beach each year to inspire and engage the sandy-footed people that are lucky enough to wander the shores in September.

Blues on Broadbeach

Blues on Broadbeach

Did someone say FREE festival? Wait, what? Australia’s BIGGEST free festival?! If you need me I’ll be shakin’ it to massive headliners slinging legendary guitar riffs, beachside in May.

Jellurgal Cultural Centre

Yeah, new things are cool but a 40,000 year old culture that is still present today kinda makes you squint at your iPhone and ask ‘how did you make me need you so much?’ The people of the local aboriginal language group, Yugambeh have a lot to say and trust me it’s worth the listen.