This weekend’s closing Festival 2018 events

Ella Fence
Last Chance to Dance

It’s hard to believe the biggest, most exciting event to hit the Gold Coast will soon be over (sigh). In the interest of drawing the festivities out until the very last possible second, we’ve compiled a list of the major events closing out Festival 2018 this weekend.

This is the very last chance you’ll get to immerse yourself in the action and although we’ve written don’t miss it about 57 times in the last few weeks, it is important that you don’t miss it because soon it will be gone.

Anyway. Here are the things. Happy festivaling.

Friday April 13th

Bullhorn, Tijuana Cartel and Cheap Fakes: New wave brass band Bullhorn are an acoustic force of nature with a line-up including seven horn players, one drummer and one monster MC.
Queensland Music Stage, Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Ecstatic: Ecstatic celebrates the Commonwealth’s diverse spiritual traditions. This major concert event unites artists from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Music, film and performance all feature in a night devoted to creating connections.
Main Stage, Surfers Paradise 

Shaping Destiny: As we move into the future, the stories of our ancestors and the land are passed down from generation to generation through the preservation of cultural heritage but what happens when our ancestors land and cultural heritage becomes endangered?
Kurrawa Park, Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Saturday April 14th 

The Big Bang: Witness an explosion of energy, beats, drums and rhythms from across the Commonwealth.
Main Stage, Surfers Paradise

Calling to Belong: Witness personal multicultural riches come together through six local men who’s blood lines travel all over the planet. S.O.A Dancer is a culturally diverse male dance company presenting many forms of contemporary, urban and world dances in Calling to Belong at Festival 2018.
Main Stage, Surfers Paradise

Kate Miller-Heidke, Ella Fence and Regurgitator: An epic Aussie music concert that’ll have you dancing up a storm.
Queensland Music Stage, Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Sunday April 15th

GRRRL with HOTA Choir: GRRRL is a bespoke electronic music collaboration between independent, revolutionary women artists from around the world, coming together to tell their collective stories of life, conflict, inequality and change through music.
Main Stage, Surfers Paradise

Last Chance to Dance: Dance the night away with the global festival smash-hit DJ experience, Hot Dub Time Machine.
Main Stage, Surfers Paradise 

Dubmarine and Elko Fields: This nine-piece tour-de-force will have you smashing up the dance floor with their blast of dub, dancehall, reggae, drum and bass.
Queensland Music Stage, Surfers Paradise

Words by Kirra Smith

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