Bleach* Festival illuminates, reflects, beams, focuses and most importantly connects art, with community…go with them and challenge the conventional as they strive to change perceptions. As the signature annual multi-arts festival of the Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival celebrates the city’s best artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of accessible events. Utilising the Gold Coast’s world famous natural landscapes as unconventional venues, Bleach* Festival is a platform for expression, curated to encourage community ownership and participation, provide legacy building capacity and ultimately play a role amongst the world’s leading arts sector festivals.
Witness the world’s most progressive surfing at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast for the opening stop on the 2016 WSL Championship Tour, the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro. Join the top male and female surfers as they battle across high performance waves on the best right hand point breaks on earth.
It showcases music from around the world annually on the Easter long weekend on 120 hectares at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay, NSW. Bluesfest presents over 200 performances with up to 7 stages over 5, 12 hour days, as well as camping for up to 6,000 people, 5 licensed bars, over 100 food and market stalls, undercover food courts, beer gardens, and children’s entertainment. Bluesfest presents the biggest names in music to Australian audiences each year including Bob Dylan, Hozier, Paul Simon, Gary Clark Jr., Angus & Julia Stone, Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, John Mayer, Jurassic 5, James Brown, Zac Brown Band, Joss Stone, David Gray, Trombone Shorty, Angelique Kidjo, John Legend & BB King, to name but a few. From a modest crowd of 6,000 when it began in 1990, Bluesfest now attracts an audience of over 100,000. It is regarded as the foremost destination festival in Australia & renowned for being a safe, fun, family-friendly event.
This Easter long weekend, Surfers Paradise will once again transform into a carnival of laughter and entertainment with the return of the Australian Street Entertainment Championships. Se amateur and professional performers take to the stages across Surfers Paradise, all vying for the crowd’s attention. You can even join in the fun and vote for your favourite amateur act in the People’s Choice Award. There’ll also be the well-known back-flipping daredevils from Australia’s Got Talent, the Flair Riders, performing BMX stunt shows four-times daily in Cavill Mall. You can see the very best professional street entertainers reinvent and integrate snippets of their acts in a spectacular new improvisation show, all live every single night of the event in the Marquee pitch on the Surfers Paradise Beach. Entry is free, exit is by donation in the hat.
The GC SUNS are re-energised and raring for their first home game of the 2016 season against Essendon. Enjoy the Easter long weekend at Metricon Stadium with live entertainment, AFL playground and activities for the kids plus all the excitement of live AFL.
Walk the red carpet on opening night alongside actors, filmmakers and film crew. At the Gold Coast Film Festival, you will be captivated by internationally acclaimed dramas, comedies and genre films, locally made indie gems, engaging documentaries, family features, anime and the scariest horror films. With over 50 film and film related events in eight different locations, the Gold Coast Film Festival is a celebration of film and filmmaking from one of Australia’s top filmmaking locations – the Gold Coast.