7th February 2020
After Kate Miller-Heidke’s gravity-defying win at Eurovision – Australia Decides in 2019, who will wear the crown next for Australia? Once again, the power is in your hands Australia. Join the Gold Coast party to see and feel the performances of ten of Australia’s best music artists as they compete for your vote to represent our nation in the pursuit of Eurovision glory.
23rd February 2020
Mental illness affects those from all walks of life and at any time - it could affect a loved one, a friend, a colleague or neighbour - it may even happen to you. It’s important that we as a community take notice, listen and recognise the signs of someone who may be going through a difficult time.
On Sunday 23 February, Sand Talk will come alive on the sands of Surfers Paradise beach - a day of opportunity to embrace community stories of strength, inspiration and support. The doors of Sand Talk – The Art of Conversation will open with its countless messages of hope, will inspire visitors to write messages of wisdom on the day. The highlight of the event will include an immersive Human Art experience on the sands of Surfers Paradise beach. With a drone flying high, the community will come together to form a giant speech bubble in support for everyone to share #YourStory in a safe and welcoming environment.
SURFERS PARADISE LIVE
30th April - 3rd May 2020
Award-winning music festival Surfers Paradise LIVE is back in 2020 with a stellar line-up of world-class, home-grown indie rockstars. Experience four days and nights of jam-packed entertainment as Australia’s best musicians ignite across three stages against the backdrop of the iconic Surfers Paradise beach.
The event will kick off on Thursday 30 April with the Gold Coast Music Awards (GCMA) which celebrates the music diversity and culture of South East Queensland. The night will feature emerging artists, while bringing together music industry professionals and fans to spotlight and reward the Gold Coast’s best musicians. The GCMA’s will also include a FREE outdoor concert with performances to be announced. With a capacity of over 50,000 and an electric live atmosphere, Suncorp Stadium is the home of rugby league in Queensland and one of the state’s premier venues for soccer, rugby union and live concerts from international stars.