BEAT GOES ON AS HOTA ROCKS OUT
POSTERS, ticket stubs and even instruments have been dug out of Gold Coast garages and put on display for HOTA’s new classic rock exhibit.
Let There Be Rock! celebrates all things rock and roll and will feature dozens of items of memorabilia, live music performances and Q&As with those who lived through the Gold Coast’s music heyday.
Music aficionado and Gold Coast Music Awards director Samantha Morris said the exhibition was a chance to discover what made the city’s music scene so great.
“It’s a celebration of three decades of live music on the Gold Coast – the 70s, 80s and 90s,” she said.
“If you think of the artists who were around at the time, we’re talking about some of Australia’s most successful rock bands such as INXS and The Angels.
“A lot of people ... remember venues like The Playroom or The Patch and how massive live music was in the city.” Let There Be Rock! opens tonight and continues until February.