Next month’s Festival 2018 will feature a wonderful range of performances for all tastes including this diverse selection of musical treats
The Commonwealth Games are fast approaching, but if you’re not into the sporting side of things it’s time to familiarise yourself with the Festival 2018 line-up. Consisting of hundreds of free cultural, musical and theatrical events, there truly is something for everyone. Here is our pick of the live music acts that you can’t miss out on.
YOTHU YINDI April 4, 7pm, Main Stage, Surfers Paradise
Kicking off Festival 2018 will be Yothu Yindi and The Treaty Project, featuring original members of the ARIA Hall of Fame inductees with special guests, serving up classic hits as well as brand new material, all with an electronic twist. The ensemble is inspired by the new remix package celebrating the 25th anniversary of Treaty.
AMY SHARK April 4, 8pm, Queensland Music Stage, Surf Parade, Broadbeach
After touring the US, headlining festivals in Australia and landing at No. 2 in Triple J’s 2016 Hottest 100, Amy Shark hits the Queensland Music Stage. Gold Coast born and bred, Amy is a brooding singer-songwriter who shot to the top of radio playlists with her single Adore. Amy recently took out Best Pop Release and Breakthrough Artist at the 2017 ARIA Awards.
PEACHES April 5, 7pm, Main Stage, Surfers Paradise
It’s been six years since Peaches released her last studio album. Now, creatively refreshed and recharged, she’s emerged from the studio in rare form with RUB, her fifth album. It’s an adventurous, audacious musical statement
SAHARA BECK April 8, 9.30pm, Queensland Music Stage, Surf Parade, Broadbeach
Hailing from the Sunshine Coast, Sahara Beck, 19, blends jazz, blues, country, pop and rock. She has been featured on Triple J, performed at many festivals, written songs with Bernard Fanning, and shared the stage with the likes of The Cat Empire and The Jezabels.
KATE MILLER-HEIDKE April 14, 8pm, Queensland Music Stage, Surf Parade, Broadbeach
Award-winning singersongwriter Kate MillerHeidke has a style that crosses contemporary pop, folk and opera. She has released four critically acclaimed studio albums, and produced the multi-platinum hit singles The Last Day On Earth and Caught in the Crowd.
REGURGITATOR April 14, 10pm, Queensland Music Stage, Surf Parade, Broadbeach
Brisbane’s Regurgitator started in 1994, a witty purveyor of the Australian music scene. They assembled a mishmash of funk, punk, pop and electronics. The band followed with the multiplatinum Unit (1997).
THE JUNGLE GIANTS April 12, 9.30pm, Queensland Music Stage, Surf Parade, Broadbeach
The Jungle Giants are at the top of Australian indie-pop, selling out their nationwide tours and headlining major national festivals. They’ve also played internationally and racked up over 26 million Spotify streams.
Don’t miss Kate Miller-Heidke performing as part of Festival 2018 on April 14.