Goons of Doom play a Gold Coast gig at Sounds of Sunday Broadbeach Tavern this weekend

Gold Coast Gig Guide: Live Music & Nightclubs

For New Year’s Eve, please keep in mind that many of the events may need to be booked in advance: you can check out what’s on in our NYE guide. Please confirm all details with the venue before making a booking, and book as early as possible where required. We hope you have a great night wherever you decide to go, and we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year!

If you feel like a few days away, the Falls Festival kicks off in North Byron Parklands on Tuesday December 30th and closes on January 3rd. The lineup includes DZ Deathrays, Run The Jewels, The Presets, Thelma Plum, Empire of the Sun, Airling, Alt-J, The Black Lips and the John Butler Trio. Although the website has a “sold out” sign, there do still appear to be 4-day tickets available for $417 plus booking fee as we went to press. You can get more information on the event and maybe even tickets at the official website.

Another option if you want a little road trip: running from December 27th until January 1st, the Woodford Folk Festival features live music, comedy, film, workshops, cabarets and more. The events take place at 35 venues within the festival village, which is situated between the Brisbane Valley and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Single day tickets start at $110 in advance and there are currently still full event tickets available too: more here.

Boxing Day Friday December 26th

Live Music
KND (10pm): The Avenue
Sarah Frank (6.30pm): Bambu Bar Palm Beach
Simon Meola (9pm): Burleigh Heads Hotel
Tracy Vaughan: Burleigh Sports Club
The Big Duo (midday) + Wasabi (10pm): Coolangatta Hotel
Stephanie Williams: Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Club
Soul Stripes (9.30pm): Fiddlers Green Irish Bar
Future Native + the Creamers: Inn Forty-Seven
Cheap Fakes: Miami Marketta

Brett Allen + Craig Roberts: Club Liv
DJ Samrai (Sydney), James Todmann + J-Mixx: East Broadbeach
Flex Cop, Jonathan Terrific + Sloclo: Elsewhere Bar
Chilled Out Sessions: Fishbowl Bar Fisherman’s Wharf Tavern
Jake McGill, VHS, Vanderfunk, Phats + Andy Finn: Icon Coolangatta
Surecut Kids, Kinloch, Ba55 Jnkie, Hijakas, Clueloose + Spooner: Komune
Club Parada with DJ Shone: Love Nightlife
RK, Stacks, Stevie Z + Dialekt: Paris Nightlife
Joel Fletcher, Flash, Gldnsmk, J-Muz + Batchelo: Platinum
Tom & Jarry, Rodge Daddy, Vices + Pussface Killah: Rattlesnake Motel
Boxing Day Party with Tom Starks: SinCity
Jake Carmody: Vanity

Saturday December 27th

Live Music
Christian Argenti (9pm): Burleigh Heads Hotel
Poco Loco: Burleigh Sports Club
Matty Rogers (5.30pm) + Downlode (10pm): Coolangatta Hotel
Leigh James: Coolangatta Sands Hotel
Emma Lancaster: Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Club
Wordlife (Dat Groove Tour): Elsewhere Bar
Agent 77 (9.30pm): Fiddlers Green Irish Bar
Jemma Lee, Kenny Slide + Kristie Lea: The Loft
Ragga Jump Duo: : Miami Marketta Street Food
Amanda King (8.30pm): Nobbys Arc Nobby Beach
Jo Miguel: Spaghetti and Jazz Robina

Jealous Much: Club Liv
Rave Radio, Steve Frank, Mr Smith + Bonka: East Broadbeach
Sunset Sounds: Fishbowl Bar Fisherman’s Wharf Tavern
International Haus of Love: Love Nightlife
DJ Climate, Stacks, Stevie Z + Dialekt: Paris Nightlife
J-Trick: Platinum
Fletcher, Vices + Brokabilly: Rattlesnake Motel Coolangatta
Heat Saturdays with Tom Starks: SinCity
Jake Carmody: Vanity

Sunday December 28th

Live Music
Stevenson Street (9.30pm): The Avenue
Pat Tierney (4pm): Bambu Bar Palm Beach
Goons of Doom, Barefoot Alley + Mitch King (6pm): Broadbeach Tavern
Simon Meola (1pm): Burleigh Heads Hotel
Greg & Laura (2pm): Burleigh Sports Club
Gold Coast Metal Meeting with Lagerstein + more: Coolangatta Hotel
Bella Maree (4pm): Coolangatta Sands Hotel
Vertigo (4pm): Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Club
Bart Thrupp (9pm): Fiddlers Green Irish Bar
The Zookeepers (from midday): Fisherman’s Wharf Tavern
Hans-Solo (4pm): K-Bar & Meze Mermaid Beach
Matthew Armitage + The Swamps: The Outcider Coolangatta
Amanda King (3pm): Southport Surf Club
Ebony Rose + Candice McLeod (8am – 1pm): TVM Paradise Point

Craig Roberts: Club Liv
000 Xmas Party with Rowan Panozzo, Jock Lovell + Bonka: East
Royale Sunday with Stretch Paper Cranes: Elsewhere Bar
Sunset Sounds: Fishbowl Bar Fisherman’s Wharf Tavern
Ibiza Lounge Bar: O’Malley’s on the Beach

Monday December 29th

Live Music
Vertigo: The Avenue
Woody (from Berst) 3pm: Coolangatta Hotel
Amanda King (8.30pm): Fiddlers Green Irish Bar

James Todman: Club Liv
Industry Night: SinCity

Tuesday December 30th

Live Music
Agent 77 (9.30pm): The Avenue
Mark Bono (2pm): Coolangatta Hotel
Tyson Faulkner (8.30pm): Fiddlers Green Irish Bar
Sax & Keys: Spaghetti and Jazz Robina

Mike D: Club Liv
Ladies Night: SinCity
Loose Change Party: Vanity

New Year’s Eve Wednesday December 31st

Live Music
***IMPORTANT: please note venues may have special booking/ticket requirements tonight***
Archie Rye Duo: Burleigh Heads Hotel
Bootleg Flyers: Coolangatta Hotel Main Bar
Matty Rogers: Coolangatta Sands Hotel
Soul Stripes: Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Club
The Titanix: Currumbin Creek Tavern
Tyson Falkner (9pm): Fiddlers Green Irish Bar
Hanlon Brothers: Helm Bar Surfers
Amanda King: Nobbys Arc Nobby Beach
Sex and Chocolate: One50 Public House Bundall
Wayne Foster: Spaghetti and Jazz Robina
Felicity Lawless: Surf Club Nobby’s Beach
Fat Albert: Surfers Paradise Beergarden
Nicky Convine Duo: Waxy’s Irish Pub

New Year’s Eve Special Events
Please check out our Gold Coast NYE 2014/2015 Guide for full event details.

New Year’s Day Thursday January 1st

Live Music
Jam Night (7pm): Coolangatta Sands Hotel
Hans-Solo (6pm): Longboards Bar Surfers Paradise

Nøn Cents: Elsewhere Bar
New Years Day Recovery Party: Melbas on the Park
White Party: SinCity

Please confirm details with the venues before heading out as line-ups and times are subject to change. For venue phone numbers and addresses please visit this page.


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