You may have heard the sporting juggernaut that is the Commonwealth Games will take up residence on your doorstep in just five short months. But were you also aware the Games will bring with it a festival of music, dance, theatre and visual arts known as Festival 2018?
Yep, for two weeks in April 2018 your senses will be on extreme overload thanks to world-class sporting events and, now that the first festival act has been announced, art and culture galore.
Brisbane born Kate Miller-Heidke is that first act and thus, the bar has been set high. The much-loved Aussie musician will perform on the Queensland Music Stage, in Broadbeach, at various times throughout the Games.
The stage will host an array of talent including Aria-nominated rock band The Jungle Giants and hip hop artist Mau Power along with several local Gold Coast acts.
It will be a free event-space throughout the festival and will cater to all ages and musical tastes.
The Festival itself will join forces with your favourite art and culture gurus, Bleach*, to bring the good people of the world a bold, aspirational 12-day, multi-arts festival with events from Coomera to Coolangatta.
While the full program won’t be released until February 2018 we can guarantee good times and even better talent.
2018 is shaping up to be a good one gang.
LOCATION: Queensland Music Stage will be located on Surf Pde, Broadbeach
Words by Kirra Smith.