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Festival 2018 day one events

It’s almost time guys. The Commonwealth Games and Festival 2018 are set to kick off next Wednesday March 4th and it feels like we’ve been waiting a lifetime.

The Festival schedule of entertainment is packed and opening night is sure to set the pace.

Here’s a rundown of what’s on Wednesday.

Main Stage, The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

Yothu Yindi and the Treaty Project
Kicking off the Festival is this legendary act featuring original members of the band along with some very special guests. The crew will serve up some of their classic hits along as well as brand new material with an electronic twist. Stay for the screening of the Opening Ceremony, starting at 8pm on the Main Stage screen. When: From 7pm to 8pm.

The Cat Empire
Musical geniuses The Cat Empire will take the stage on Wednesday night bringing their many instruments and general love of life to the people. Suitable for the entire family, The Cat Empire are known for their happiness-filled dance tunes so make sure you don’t miss this one. When: From 10.30pm to 11pm

Queensland Music Stage, Surf Pde, Broadbeach

Amy Shark
Gold Coast local Amy Shark has taken the music world by storm of late, so it’s only fitting that she take the stage on opening night of the Commonwealth Games. Her soulful beats will be on display in Broadbeach and it might just be your only chance to catch the songstress for free. When: From 7pm to 8pm

Roundabout Stage, Broadbeach

RITE
A combination of physical theatre and acrobatics, RITE is an absolute must see. Running until Sunday the 8th of April, you’ll get a few opportunities but we hear it’s so good you might want to attend more than once. Performers will put their bodies on the line in a fierce display of physicality and power. Can’t wait for this one. When: Wednesday April 4th at 6.30pm and various afternoon/evening times until Sunday April 8th at 10.30pm.

Stay tuned for further Festival 2018 updates.

Words by Kirra Smith

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