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    The Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival will be a month long signature event to celebrate the quality and variety of eating experiences on the…

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    As part of the upcoming Queensland Week celebrations, the City of Gold Coast will be holding a free public event recognising the diverse cultures that…

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    The biggest bowls competition on the planet has a new home on the Gold Coast from 2015 to 2019, marking the first time the sport's…

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    Adam Brand and The Outlaws, The Sunny Cowgirls, Jasmine Rae and the Adam Eckersley Band are just some of the massive Country stars set to…

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Lifestyle

Southern Gold Coast revs up retro

When it comes to the revival of nostalgia, nowhere quite revs it up like the Southern Gold Coast. With retro cool being celebrated the world over, Coolangatta rocks on, leading the local wave of ‘everything old is new and hip again’. It’s a whole lot of vintage fun, and big business too. Each year around 100,000 visitors descend upon our world-famous beachside destinations of Coolangatta, Kirra and the Tweed for the 11-day “Cooly Rocks On” nostalgia festival, which injects millions of dollars into the local economy. Born from the ashes of the Wintersun Festival, which ended in 2010 after more than three…

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When it comes to the revival of nostalgia, nowhere quite revs it up like Southern Gold Coast. Cooly Rocks on celebrates retro cool and it's big business.
Lifestyle

Polo by the Sea brings thrills and glamour to the Gold Coast

It offers stunning horseflesh, spirited competition, high-fashion (sans stilettos), the very best champagne and some serious social networking – Polo by the Sea sets the glamour stakes high on the Gold Coast this weekend. Ferrari Brisbane Polo by the Sea returns to the Southport Spit on Saturday 28 May 2016, the fourth time the exciting equestrian event is being staged in the city, with the luxury factor amped up and a fleet of high-end cars set to line the entrance to the polo precinct in Doug Jennings Park. This year sees a tripling of the event’s size amidst a strong response…

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With stunning horseflesh, spirited competition, high fashion (sans stilettos), the best champagne and serious social networking, Polo by the Sea returns.
Arts & Culture

Blues on Broadbeach back in blockbuster weekend

Headlined by Eric Burdon and the Animals and also featuring Diesel, Cookin’ on 3 Burners featuring Tex Perkins and Stella Angelico and a host of other acts, Blues is back for its 15th year in bustling Broadbeach. Fresh from hosting tourism industry delegates from the around the world for the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE)16, Broadbeach celebrates its biggest weekend in an event-filled calendar by extending out of the streets for a free full performance by five-time Aria-award winning artist Diesel at the Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino theatre on Friday night. The free event staged in the streets and in venues over…

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The 2016 Blues on Broadbeach has attracted headline legend - Eric Burdon will bring his band 'The Animals' to the Gold Coast in May
Arts & Culture

May gig guide (live music on the Gold Coast)

The weather may have cooled but the city’s live music offerings have not. In fact May sees two of the biggest outdoor live music events roll around for Gold Coast, with some incredible acts in the mix. Surfers Paradise Live runs Saturday  7 – Sunday 8 May with Choirboys, Thirsty Merc and Anthony Callea lobbing into town for the event (as well as locals Little Georgia, The Lamplights, Benny D Williams and Cheap Fakes also on the lineup). Then Blues on Broadbeach takes place Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 May through the streets and venues of Broadbeach. The lineup is…

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April is a very busy month for music on the Gold Coast - Check out the live gig guide.