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.
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.
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, 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
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
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.