DAMI IM The Star Gold Coast: Dami’s special one-off show will take you through her impressive range of songs, from the ARIA number one hits Alive and Sound Of Silence to Gladiator and Super Love. Intertwined with hits from her ARIA No. 1 album Dami Im, Heart Beats and Classic Carpenters. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets $82. KING PARROT Miami Shark Bar: After stomping its way through the nation’s capital cities last December in support of devastating new album Ugly Produce, King Parrot retain its insatiable work ethic announcing a new edition of their Regional Rampage Tour for 2018. The band returns to the Gold Coast with Child Bite from the US and special guests. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets $24.50. PACES, LASTLINGS, AUSTEN Queensland Music Stage, Surf Parade, Broadbeach: A night of new wave Gold Coast-grown electronic music, headlined by the innovative and summery vibes of Paces. Lastlings’ melancholic electronic pop blends layers of shimmering guitars and gliding synths with airy vocals. Austen’s hook-laden art pop houses a writing style that plays between introspective and surreal. Show starts at 7pm. Free entry for all shows. DAVID DE VITO, ALANA SCOTT De Vito Waterfront: The showstopping pair will astound you with their big vocals and famous arias, performing Italian duets and more. Show starts at 6pm. Free entry. THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN SONGBOOK Main Stage Surfers Paradise: Taking our anthems, love songs and ballads and singing them back to us in the vibrant accents of the Commonwealth. Under the direction of globally renowned David Coulter, singers and musicians from Canada, the UK, Jamaica, Nigeria and beyond reinterpret the songs that make us who we are. Join Peaches, Nadine Shah, Winston McAnuff, Afrikan Boy, Patrick Wolf, The Mahotella Queens and special guests Meow Meow and Bart Willoughby in an unforgettable night of Australian music. Show starts at 7pm. Free entry.
LADYSLUG Miami Marketta: Ladyslug are multidimensional freaks. They roll in the realm of nu-jazz, navigating between the chaos and calm of their monstrous tunes. Opens 7.30pm. Free. ELECTRIK LEMONADE NightQuarter: Celebrating their seventh birthday, the merry band of funklords play a repertoire of funk, hip hop, blues, soul and dance music. Each member brings their own slice of earth, fire, wind, water and lovin’ in the live show. Show starts at 5pm. Free entry. DAVID DE VITO, GLEN THOMAS De Vito Waterfront: Performing your favourite tunes from then until now, David and Glen will be treating their audience with piano, guitar, vocals, trumpet and mayhem. Show starts 6pm. Free entry. DAVO DUO Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: This duo combines harmonies to entertain all audiences. Starts at 7.30pm. Free entry. RHYDIAN LEWIS Ramada Hotel: Influenced by the likes of Sinatra, Rhydian’s unique tone will have you feeling like you’ve known him for years. Show starts at 6pm. Free entry. WILSON PICKERS, JACKIE MARSHALL, KARL S WILLIAMS Main Stage Surf Parade, Broadbeach: Get ready for a raucous time as these festival favourites serve up new music and ARIA-nominated alt country tunes. Show starts at 7pm. Free. FRESH VOICES OF THE COMMONWEALTH Main Stage Surfers Paradise: Experience the kaleidoscopic perspectives of the Commonwealth in a night bursting with African hip hop beats, danceable ska rhythms and hauntingly beautiful voices. Show starts at 7pm. Free entry.
GOLD FM LIVE The Star Gold Coast: Gold FM Live is part of the fun and games at The Star during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, with concerts, athlete appearances and food and drink celebrating GC2018. Come in early and soak up the atmosphere before the show. The event will be hosted by 92.5 Gold FM Breakfast’s Bridge and Spida. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets $89.90. COAST Miami Marketta: Coast will be hitting Miami Marketta to launch its new album. Full of energetic instrumentals, you can hear hot flushes of heavy rhythmical jazz similar to Kneebody throughout the album, along with a gentle hint of early BadBadNotGood. Show starts at 8pm. Free entry. KEZA Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Solo vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist performing from 6.30pm. Free entry. COUSIN TONY’S BRAND NEW FIREBIRD Miami Tavern Shark Bar: Rapidly becoming one of Australia’s most exciting, diverse and acclaimed young bands, the five piece has just come off the back of a slot at NYE on the Hill which garnered rave reviews, as well as a run of regional tour dates with Greta Ray. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets $12.25. SUN RECORDS ALLSTARS Twin Towns: Direct from the US, the Sun Records All-Stars is best described as a celebration of the birth of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, tracing the music from its humble roots in Memphis, Tennessee, to its dramatic peak as a worldwide musical and cultural phenomenon. Doors open at 8.30pm. Tickets $50 HARRY MANX Currumbin RSL: Canadian multiinstrumentalist Harry Manx returns with his newest take on his blues meets raga explorations. Harry will be accompanied by Sydney-based pianist Clayton Doley for many of the dates as well as a string quartet at various festival shows. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets $49 online, or $55 at the door. DAVID DE VITO, TARSCHA DE VITO, STEF LAZARO De Vito Waterfront: This is party time – De Vito presents three amazingly big vocals. Show starts at 6pm. Free entry. BUSBY MAROU, LEANNE TENNANT, ALEXANDER WILLIAM Main Stage Surf Parade, Broadbeach: Kick back and soak up the breezy acoustic grooves of ARIA chart-topping duo Busby Marou along with soulful songstress Leanne Tennant and story-man Alexander William. Show starts at 6pm. Free entry. BLEACH ELECTRIFIED Main Stage Surfers Paradise: Headlined by Brisbane’s own festival favourites, Confidence Man, with culture, language and genre-bridging Electric Fields and Gold Coast electronic music producer, vocalist and visual artist, Michelle Xen; this is art pop in its truest form. Show starts at 7pm. Free.