MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.