Feedback Festival kicks off the summer music celebrations.
It wasn’t always certain that we’d be seeing live music this summer. It wasn’t certain that we’d be dancing either. But there was hope and, behind the scenes, there was a group of people with a plan. Now, that plan is coming to fruition with the launch of Feedback Festival — our very own live music festival made by the Gold Coast for the Gold Coast. (Featured image: @pienmuller)
Things are off to a sweet start too with the first night of gigs already sold out — except for Nadia Sundae Trio at HOTA, which can’t sell out because it’s free.
Across the official ten days of the festival, fifty bands will be taking to the stage at ten different venues providing a little something for everyone. There’ll be pop melodies to electronic and synthed-out sounds as well as to indie, folk, punk, and alt-rock acts taking to the stage. There will also be more free gigs at HOTA as part of their 12 Days Of Christmas series and at Spaghetti & Jazz.
Southport Sharks will also see a free gig take to their stage with the likes of Gold Coast’s Artist and Album of the year Hussy Hicks supported by Ella Fence and Dennis wooing those in the crowd.
Other Gold Coast venues hosting Feedback Festival gigs are: Elsewhere, Miami Marketta, Mo’s Desert Club House, Southport RSL, Soundlounge, Southport Yacht Club, and Vinnies Dive Bar. Fifty bands will be playing across the festival, including The Chats, Lastlings, IVEY and The Oogars who were all just announced last week.
Feedback Festival is put on by the MAG, The Music Advisory Group established by the city to implement the MAP — a blueprint for supporting and growing our local music industry. If what’s on offer next week and for the start of summer as part of Feedback Festival, then we’re pretty pleased with how live music on the Gold Coast is shaping up.
After all, we’ve got the talent for it.
Find out what’s on as well as tickets and more info on the website. Be quick, though. Tickets are selling fast.