Pictured: The jensons.
As Australia slowly begins to open up and music festivals are no longer just a mirage, the Gold Coast has launched a new live music concept called Feedback Festival.
Over 10 nights, from Thursday 03 December until Sunday 13 December, the Gold Coast will transform itself into a giant music mecca, with multiple venues.
The inaugural Feedback Festival is focused on delivering a program of discovery and excitement, highlighting local artists and promoting Australian music.
From Southport to Burleigh Heads, Feedback Festival will offer the chance at seeing more than 50 bands, performing over 100 hours of live music across 10 nights this school holiday season.
With an eclectic line-up that features everything from punk-rock to indie-rock, folk sounds, Italian-inspired soul and mainstage pop, Feedback Festival will focus on having something for everyone!
Fans of Jazz can enjoy dinner and a show at Spaghetti & Jazz, while those looking to check out something free with the family can explore what HOTA has on offer. Elsewhere will continue to provide a world-class combination of electronic and indie line ups and Mos’ Desert Club House will become the prime spot for cocktails and live, left-of-field entertainment.
Vinnies Dive Bar will be putting on a handful of punk-inspired shows while The Soundlounge, Southport Yacht Club, Southport Sharks and the Southport RSL will be promoting shows at a slightly less intense pace.
A series of secret shows, consisting of as-yet undisclosed line-ups will also pop up around the city, with line-ups for these events released intermittently over the coming weeks.
“The Music Advisory Group wanted to help live music recover from the last six months and we knew engaging existing live music venues was the best way to do that. Said Music Advisory Group Chair, Dean Gould. “Most importantly Feedback Festival 2020 will be fun, but it is also a symbol of the Gold Coast’s commitment to the live music scene.”
“It’s so exciting to see live music back at our venues. We know how important it is to our community as well as the local arts scene” Said Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate. “I would encourage all music lovers to get along and check out the local talent and support local venues. It’s wonderful to see our Music Action Plan coming to life, doing what it was intended to do – that is, supporting local talent, art and the Gold Coast music scene.”
This initiative is delivered by the arts and culture unit of the Gold Coast City Council.
Feedback Festival is Project Managed by The SGC Group