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SHOWS TERRORBYTE

Drac­ula’s, Broad­beach: Pre­pare for the hyp­not­i­cally cap­ti­vat­ing Terrorbyte. The eter­nally damned present a spine-tin­gling vaudeville world that is brash, en­er­getic and de­light­fully trashy as vam­pires re­claim their ca­chet. Star­ring Richard Pa­cionic, Rudi Testa, Amanda Conti, David Kume, Inia De­war, Dan­nielle Glanville and Ben Win­stan­ley. Din­ner and show Tues­days to Satur­days. Ar­rivals from 6.30pm. De­tails at drac­u­las.com.au

SALUTE TO THE LIGHT HORSE

Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar: Sad­dle up for a re­mark­able jour­ney to the snow-capped moun­tains of the high coun­try where leg­endary yarns come alive and one of Aus­tralia’s most stir­ring true sto­ries is re­born as Aus­tralian Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar com­mem­o­rates the Cen­te­nary of the An­zacs and the he­roes of the leg­endary Aus­tralian Light Horse. Tick­ets from $69.99. Go to out­back­spec­tac­u­lar.com.au

TO­DAY GOLD COAST MU­SIC AWARDS

Surfers Par­adise Main Stage: Bobby Alu will head­line this year’s Gold Coast Mu­sic Awards live line-up, with Elec­trik Lemon­ade, Hussy Hicks and El­iza and the Delu­sion­als also on the bill. The live concert runs along­side the Gold Coast Mu­sic Awards gala cer­e­mony which takes place in a tick­eted mar­quee on the sand ad­ja­cent. Last year, some 3000 peo­ple at­tended with Amy Shark the star of the show. Starts at 6pm and fin­ishes at 10pm. Free Surfers Par­adise LIVE event.

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

De Vito Wa­ter­front: Ital­ian duets and clas­sic show­stop­pers with big vo­cals from David De Vito and world-renowned so­prano Alana Scott. Starts at 6pm. Book­ings rec­om­mended.

ZOOKEEPERS

South­port Sharks: Mod­ern jive live from 8.30pm. Free en­try.

TO­MOR­ROW LANE-HARRY X IKE CAMP­BELL

Surfers Par­adise Main Stage: Lane-Harry x Ike Camp­bell are here to change the per­cep­tion of rap in Aus­tralia. Fus­ing grand­scale pro­duc­tion, lush melodies and cap­ti­vat­ing lyrics, th­ese two 20-year-olds are the fron­tier of the reimag­ined Aus­tralian hip hop sound. With an al­bum on the way, they’ve al­ready made it to reg­u­lar Triple J air­play with even more to come. Starts at 4.45pm. Free Surfers Par­adise LIVE event.

BLACK RAB­BIT GE­ORGE

Cav­ill Av­enue Stage: Black Rab­bit Ge­orge is a new in­car­na­tion for Ti­juana Car­tel’s guitarist/singer/song­writer Paul Ge­orge. It’s an op­por­tu­nity for Paul to fur­ther ex­plore the acous­tic gui­tar that is at the heart of Ti­juana Car­tel and to pur­sue his long-time in­ter­est in folk and roots mu­sic. Starts at 5.30pm. Free Surfers Par­adise LIVE event.

JUS­TICE CREW

Surfers Par­adise Main Stage: Since steal­ing the spot­light way back in 2010, Jus­tice Crew have never looked back. They were a brash bunch of B-Boys mak­ing waves on Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent. They later trans­formed into Aus­tralia’s most ex­cit­ing pop group, rack­ing up num­ber one sin­gles, tour­ing the coun­try and writ­ing with some of the hottest names in mu­sic. Get along to their show to belt out pop hits in­clud­ing Que Sera, Pop Dat Buckle, I Love My Life and Fri­day to Sun­day. Starts at 6.15pm. Free Surfers Par­adise LIVE event.

REECE MASTIN

Surfers Par­adise Main Stage: Now 23 years old, Mastin is no longer the teenage bad boy who won The X Factor in 2011 and he’s ready to show the world who he re­ally is – and what bet­ter way to do that than with a brand new sound that is guar­an­teed to sur­prise and im­press. Catch this tal­ented young per­former flaunt­ing his new style. Starts at 8pm. Free Surfers Par­adise LIVE event.

SATUR­DAY SHAG ROCK

Cav­ill Av­enue Stage: Sal­ty­faced and Brissy-based, in­die out­fit Shag Rock have reemerged from the sand to con­jure up some ea­gerly awaited vibes, with their de­but al­bum Bare­foot. After a na­tional tour in 2017 and an up­com­ing US tour in Oc­to­ber, they stop over at Surfers Par­adise to show the GC what they’ve got. Starts at 1.30pm. Free Surfers Par­adise LIVE event.

AMISTAT

Surfers Par­adise Main Stage: Orig­i­nat­ing from Europe, the

twins Josef and Jan de­vel­oped their sound in Mel­bourne. Since then, they have worked their way into Aus­tralian hearts with their soar­ing har­monies and unique sound. Chill out with their al­ter­na­tive in­die sounds. Starts at 2.15pm. Free Surfers Par­adise LIVE event.

THE PO­LAR BEARS

Lon­es­tar Tav­ern: One of Gold Coast’s most rockin’ small livemusic venues is back in ac­tion with a weekly per­for­mance from four-piece group The Po­lar Bears. They play the best Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional rock clas­sics from the ’80s and ’90s to to­day. Starts at 7.30pm. Free en­try.

BENNY D WIL­LIAMS

Cav­ill Av­enue Stage: Float­ing gen­tly to you from the Coast of Gold, Benny D Wil­liams brings his “junk­yard soul” sounds to our ears. With a grow­ing groundswell of sup­port, Benny will place his crowd in the past, present and fu­ture with his rich vo­cal, killer grooves, stylish strum­ming, beat box­ing and sound lay­er­ing. Con­stantly work­ing the road and all the pit stops, Benny is a born en­ter­tainer. He will ex­cite you, en­tice you and leave you feel­ing groovy. Starts at 3.15pm. Free Surfers Par­adise LIVE event.

HOT POTATO BAND

Surfers Par­adise Main Stage: Known to cause a se­vere case of happy fever, this 10-piece brass band is sure to put a smile on your face in an in­cred­i­bly unique live show. Evolv­ing from their roots as a rov­ing band on the streets of Syd­ney, they con­tinue to cap­ture their unique en­ergy and in­ter­ac­tion on stage. The band have put an Aus­tralian edge to their ‘multi-genre’ mu­sic which is in­flu­enced by ska, blues, funk, pop, reg­gae, afro-Cuban and folk, as well as the clas­sic brass band sounds of New Or­leans. Starts at 4.15pm. Free Surfers Par­adise LIVE event.

PAT TIER­NEY

Cav­ill Av­enue Stage: Aus­tralian roots trou­ba­dour Pat Tier­ney’s mu­sic nes­tles some­where be­tween the in­spir­ing sounds of Bob Dy­lan, Ry Cooder and Bob Mar­ley. A hint of folk and blues with a splash of reg­gae roots, in­ter­twined with soul­ful lap slide gui­tar and sweet melodies. Starts at 5.20pm. Free Surfers Par­adise LIVE event.

DARYL BRAITH­WAITE

Surfers Par­adise Main Stage: After at­tract­ing crowds in the ten thou­sands dur­ing Falls Fes­ti­val, liv­ing leg­end Daryl Braith­waite and his trusty band con­tinue to head­line Aus­tralia’s best line-ups, bring­ing hits in­clud­ing Howzat, As The Days Go By, One Sum­mer and, of course, The Horses. This will be one sin­ga­long not to miss. Starts at 6.15pm. Free Surfers Par­adise LIVE event.

JIMMY BARNES

Surfers Par­adise Main Stage: Jimmy Barnes is the heart and the soul of Aus­tralian rock and roll. After 40 years on stages of all kinds, Jimmy is an icon who has been through it all and lived to tell the tale. Catch all his hits in­clud­ing Khe Sanh, Work­ing Class Man, No Se­cond Prize, Too Much Ain’t Enough Love and more. Starts at 7.45pm. Free Surfers Par­adise LIVE event.

SUN­DAY CHEAP FAKES

Cav­ill Av­enue Stage: Bris­bane’s six-headed, genre-de­fy­ing beast Cheap Fakes are Aus­tralia’s best blend of soul-soaked, brass- fu­elled pop, funk, and ska. Cheap Fakes con­tinue to bring their unique and en­er­getic mu­sic to masses of lis­ten­ers and live au­di­ences world­wide. Starts at 5.10pm. Free Surfers Par­adise LIVE event.

KATE CEBERANO

Surfers Par­adise Main Stage: A woman widely re­spected across var­i­ous medi­ums, Kate as a singer has gath­ered nu­mer­ous awards. She has writ­ten and re­leased Aus­tralian pop clas­sics like Pash and Bed­room Eyes and her achieve­ments now in­clude five Plat­inum al­bums, five Gold al­bums and over two mil­lion al­bums sold in Aus­tralia alone. She will bring her hits and her charisma to the stage on the clos­ing night of LIVE, so be sure to catch her. Starts at 6.15pm. Free Surfers Par­adise LIVE event.

JON STEVENS

Surfers Par­adise Main Stage: Recog­nised as one of the most tal­ented rock mu­si­cians to emerge from Aus­tralia in re­cent mem­ory, Jon Stevens has had phe­nom­e­nal suc­cess as a solo artist. He was also the lead singer of ma­jor rock acts Noise­works, INXS (after the death of his friend Michael Hutchence) and Dead Daisies. Jon Stevens will re­live his mu­si­cal jour­ney for fans and per­form many of his favourite hits on the clos­ing night of the fes­ti­val. Starts at 7.45pm. Free Surfers Par­adise LIVE event.

MON­DAY MAR­TINI MON­DAYS

De Vito Wa­ter­front: Ol­wen Wil­liams on sassy jazz vo­cals and Kevin Briggs on groovy gui­tar. Starts at 6.30pm. Book­ings rec­om­mended.

LLOYD SANIEL

South­port Sharks: Pianoman plays smooth cov­ers. Show at 6pm. Free en­try.

TUES­DAY VOICE & CONGAS

South­port Sharks: Latin pop, reg­gae­ton and sal­saton. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try.

WED­NES­DAY DUELLING GRAND PIANOS

De Vito Wa­ter­front: Pi­anist, vo­cal­ist and flautist Ge­orge Fer­gu­son takes on bluesy keys mas­ter Frazer Good­man. Starts at 6pm. Free.

Ex­pect to hear Jimmy Barnes’ big hits at Surfers Par­adise Main Stage on Satur­day night.

Catch Reece Mastin as part of Surfers Par­adise LIVE to­mor­row.

Pop­u­lar Aussie singer Kate Ceberano is sure to bring her charisma to the fes­tiv­i­ties on Sun­day for the clos­ing night of Surfers Par­adise LIVE.

Bris­bane sex­tet Cheap Fakes will strut their stuff at Cav­ill Av­enue Stage on Sun­day.

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