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.