Next month’s Fes­ti­val 2018 will fea­ture a won­der­ful range of per­for­mances for all tastes in­clud­ing this di­verse se­lec­tion of mu­si­cal treats

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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.

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