As Australia slowly begins to open back up and music festivals are no longer just a mirage hovering far off in the distance, the Gold Coast has dropped a brand new live music concept called Feedback Festival, set to land on the coastline this Summer!
Over 10 nights, from Thursday 03 December until Sunday 13 December, the Gold Coast will transform itself from an elegant, coastal metropolis into a giant music mecca, with multiple venues offering up a unique segment of what the vast city has to offer.
Taking place in ten of the country’s most unique music venues, the inaugural Feedback Festival is focused squarely on delivering an exciting program of discovery and excitement, highlighting local artists and promoting Australian music.
From Southport to Burleigh Heads, Feedback Festival will offer Gold Coast punters the chance at seeing more than 50 bands, performing over 100 hours of live music across 10 nights this school holiday season.
With one of the most scenic backdrops on earth and an eclectic line-up that features everything from raucous punk-rock to hazy indie-rock, laid back folk sounds, Italian-inspired soul and mainstage pop, Feedback Festival is a music event like no other – with a 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 Mo’s Desert Club House will become the prime spot for cocktails and live, left-of-field entertainment.
For punters looking to experience something a little rough around the edges, 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 lineups will also pop up around the city, with line-ups for these events released intermittently over the coming weeks.
After several months of uncertainty for artists and venues across the Gold Coast, Feedback Festival aims to inject a dose of much needed culture back into what is considered one of Australia’s most vibrant cities.
“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.”
Just some of the artists and bands featured in Feedback Festival pictured above: Ella Fence, Felicity Lawless, Hussy Hicks, The Dreggs, Radolescent, Peach Fur.
FIRST ARTIST LINE UP
Benny D Williams
Black Rabbit George
CC The Cat
T__C____ (secret Band)
Col Atkinson & John Whyte Smooth Jazz Duo
I___ (Secret Band)
Karl S Williams
L________ (Secret Band)
L___ M____ (Secret Band)
Nadia Sundae Trio
O____ A____ (Secret Band)
T__ O_____ (Secret Band)
FEEDBACK FESTIVAL VENUES
HOME OF THE ARTS
MO’S DESERT CLUB HOUSE
SOUTHPORT YACHT CLUB
SPAGHETTI & JAZZ
VINNIES DIVE BAR
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