(New Year’s Day)
New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach: This annual spectacular features an early event at 8pm ahead of the traditionalmidnight show. Free entry. Fireworks, Viney Park, Coomera: Entertainment from 5pm, including kids’ carnival, live band and dancing displays. Fireworks at 9pm and midnight. Free entry. Surfers Paradise New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display, Surfers Paradise Foreshore: One of the largest fireworks displays in Queensland, with a three-minute show at 9pm ahead of the big bang at midnight. Free entry. New Year’s Eve, Broadwater Parklands, Southport: Local bands, solo acts and young-gun performers lead the entertainment roster at this family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration. Show from 6pm; fireworks at 9pm. Free entry. Fireworks, Paradise Point Parklands: Live solo acts and bands help families see in 2012 at this free event, with fireworks at 9pm. Fireworks, Coolangatta: See the bright lights in the sky over Coolangatta beach, with fireworks at 9pm and midnight. Free entry. Fireworks, Robina Town Centre: Catch the show from the Robina Town Centre Promenade. With roving entertainers. Show from 6pm; fireworks at 10pm. Free entry. Tracey Leigh, Broadbeach Mall: Acoustic performer Tracey Leigh heads a New Year’s Eve bill with supports Glenn Shields and the Andrew Baxter Band. Show from 5pm. Free entry. Generation X: The Final Countdown, The Arts Centre Gold Coast: A dinner and show treat to help you rock out 1980s-style with live performances of hits such as The Final Countdown and Eye Of The Tiger. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $150 dinner and show. DJS Lowbitlove, PA Bar, Jupiters Hotel & Casino: Roving entertainers and funky beats help you see in 2012, starting with DJS Lowbitlove, David Ferrini and K-rasta. Show from 4pm. Free entry. Dead Letter Circus, Coolangatta Hotel: Popular, progressive Oz-rockers Dead Letter Circus lead a live music charge at the Cooly. Jerrico, Mason Rack Band and DJS support. Show at 8pm. Tickets $25. Bruce Whalan, Coomera Waters Tavern: Loval favourite plays acoustic covers and originals. Show at 6pm. Free entry. New Year’s Eve, Kingscliff Beach Hotel: Free entertainment for the whole family, with a Kid’s Dance Party followed by live band Stone The Crows. Show at 5pm.. Brett Gannon Duo, Coolangatta Sands Hotel: Duo plays party favourites. DJ Pink Lemon supports. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. Banda Allegria, The Loft, Chevron Island: Saucy sounds from Banda Allegria, followed by DJ Rumbon and a live Latin jam into the night. Show at 8pm. Tickets $15. Paradisio, Swingin Safari: A huge New Year line-up that includes Latin DJ Enrique, unique trio Keepin Time, DJ Marty Harris, Juan Muzzio and Saia Hanlon. Show at 6pm. Tickets $35. New Year’s Eve, Hard Rock Cafe: Start the party early at the iconic live music venue with Rick and the Midnight Party leading a back-to-back bill of local acts. Show from midday. Tickets $65. Grinspoon, Twin Towns: Australian rockers and party-starters Grinspoon crank out their swag of hits from Hard Act To Follow and Chemical Heart. With supports Snakes anddaggers and Redcoats. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $40. New Year’s Eve Spectacular, Sea World Resort: Family-friendly celebrations with a live set from popular duo Alex Fietz andnikki Colombo before midnight fireworks display. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $95. Cool Change Band, Seagulls Club: This trio are popular on the south-east Queensland pub and club scene and bring their covers of rock ’n’ roll favourites. Show at 8pm. Free entry. Deluxe Trio, Southport Sharks: Talented trio of top musicians plays smooth grooves and party hits. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
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Catfish and The Deejays, Under The Sails, Broadbeach Mall: Classic rockers play old-time hits. Show at 11am. Free entry. Craig Shaw, Southport Sharks: Recover from the night before with the healing and surfie tunes of Craig Shaw. Show at 12pm. Free entry.