Ah the Gold Coast, Australia’s beautiful city by the beach. With sunshine, golden sandy beaches, sparkling blue water, an exciting culinary scene and a buzzing nightlife, it’s no wonder that this destination is the perfect backdrop to some of the best festivals and events for staff to work at in Australia.
Here’s our list of some of the fun and fabulous Gold Coast happenings that all event staff want to work at this year!
Gold Coast Film Festival 3-14 April
This celebration of film and film making will be an opportunity to learn from Australia’s prominent writers, producers and directors in a series of intimate workshops and seminars. There will be over 80 events in 8 different locations around the Gold Coast.
Gold Coast Superhero Weekend 12-14 April
Calling all superheros! This fun weekend will include the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, the Gold Coast Film Festival (see above) and a variety of events around Broadbeach. There will be free movies, a parade, comic displays, cars and characters of all kinds!
The Drop Festival 6 April
Returning for its second year at the Quicksilver Pro in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast, this festival is a celebration of food, art, community and family fun. There will also be live music by a variety of popular artists including Angus and Julia Stone and Client Liaison.
Bleach* Festival 17-28 April
This festival has one of the most exciting contemporary arts programs in Australia. Celebrating the Gold Coasts most adventurous and dynamic artists along with a range of international collaborators. There will be a wide range of events for everyone including live music, comedy, performance art and even opera!
Surfers Paradise LIVE 2-6 May
Returning for its fifth year, the annual free live music festival transforms Surfers Paradise into a music festival across multiple stages. Featuring headline acts as well as emerging musicians and bands to entertain the crowds.
Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival 16-19 May
This festival is one of the largest free music celebrations in Australia. Held in the streets and venues around Broadbeach, there will be live music, markets, roving entertainers and more.
61st TV Week Logie Awards 30 June
The Logies celebrate the best of Australian television in a star-studded event. The award ceremony features international and Australian entertainment and is a must do for event staff on the Gold Coast!
Gold Coast 600 25-27 October
This motorsport event is one of the biggest sports events in Australia. The streets of the Gold Coast will be roaring with supercars while the surrounding locations will be abuzz with hospitality events and functions. One not to miss!
Australia PGA Championships 28 November – 1 December
Held at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast, this lively golf tournament will feature a variety of entertainment both on and off the course. There will be food, music and entertainment in the sun – what more could you ask for!
Wow the Gold Coast is definitely the place to be this year! Whatever your style of festival, you can be sure you’ll have a blast working at any of these events!