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Bon Jovi tour to in­clude Metricon

Bon Jovi are set to an­swer Gold Coast mu­sic fans’ prayers next year when they bring their 2018 Aus­tralian tour to Metricon Sta­dium. Lead­ing pro­moter Paul Dainty, pres­i­dent and CEO of TEG Dainty, said he had been work­ing to de­liver lo­cal mu­sic fans a sta­dium show at the home of the Gold Coast Suns AFL team.

In­side Coast’s ma­jor new mu­sic fes­ti­val

Mu­sic fans from around the world are ex­pected to con­verge on the Coast for a new two-day out­door mu­sic fes­ti­val in De­cem­ber next year. Coun­cil have given TEG Dainty, US part­ner AEG and lo­cal part­ner Cross Pro­mo­tions ap­proval to bring mega US mu­sic brand Hang­Out to the Coast next year. It will play Coolan­gatta Beach on De­cem­ber 1-2, 2018.

Surfers apart­ment trashed dur­ing siege

The heart of Surfers Par­adise re­opened af­ter po­lice spent 10 hours ne­go­ti­at­ing with a knifewield­ing man. Swarms of po­lice blocked The Es­planade be­tween Lay­cock and Clif­ford Sts af­ter a 32-year-old started throw­ing items off a high-rise bal­cony, threat­en­ing to harm him­self. The apart­ment was trashed dur­ing the siege, with new pic­tures show­ing the dam­age in­side.

Plane of ‘rock stars’ Bris­bane-bound

A jet full of Sil­i­con Val­ley’s lead­ing en­trepreneurs and in­vestors will land in Queens­land to show­case the ris­ing lo­cal tech­nol­ogy in­dus­try. Qan­tas and the State Gov­ern­ment will part­ner to char­ter a 747 air­craft to bring more than 200 ex­ec­u­tives and ven­ture cap­i­tal­ists to next year’s Myr­iad start-up fes­ti­val in Bris­bane. No names have been re­leased, but those tar­geted to make the trip could in­clude tech celebri­ties such as Face­book founder Mark Zucker­berg, Al­pha­bet (Google) chief Larry Page and Elon Musk.

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