100 Reasons to look forward to GC2018 - Part 326 Dec 2017 by Fiona Self
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And not just because of the holiday festivities – there are just 100 days to go until the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
To celebrate, GC2018.com takes a look at 100 reasons to look forward to the biggest sporting event the Gold Coast has ever seen.
51. World-class musicians
Music will be a key part of GC2018, including the Queensland Music Stage on Surf Parade, Broadbeach. It’s a free event that will appeal to all music tastes.
52. Breathtaking artwork
See an incredible range of Indigenous artwork at a range of sites at Festival 2018.
53. Your new favourite band
With the Gold Coast on the world music stage, discover your new favourite band.
54. Theatre fun
Be entertained by world-class theatrical productions, here on the Gold Coast. Find out more.
55. Larger-than-life art installations
At Festival 2018 in Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and beyond, prepare to see art on a huge scale.
56. Art meets boardshorts
Festival 2018 is one of the only arts festivals you can go to in your boardshorts! Comfort and culture go hand in hand on the Gold Coast.
57. Feel the Power
See Mau Power take to the Queensland Music Stage with Torres Strait Island dancers. He will also be performing in Brisbane.
58. Festival flavours
The iconic NightQuarter will operate every day during the Games, featuring a range of 60 street-food style restaurants, plus a program of local and international musicians. (LINK: https://www.gc2018.com/article/nightquarter-deliver-festival-flavours-celebrate-gc2018 )
59. Kate Miller-Heidke
Multi-platinum selling artist Kate Miller-Heidke will perform live on the Queensland Music Stage, as well as in event city, Cairns.
60. Bleach* Festival
Festival 2018 has joined forces with the Gold Coast’s annual multi-arts festival Bleach* Festival to extend the festival across the Gold Coast. Presenting its most ambitious and thought-provoking program to date, it will be a show for the ages.
61. Just dance
Taking entertainment beyond the field of play and out onto the streets, witness breathtaking dance performances.
62. Sharing a song
The fun never stops at Festival 2018. Unwind from a day of competition while singing on the beach with friends
63. Sharing the experience
There’s nothing like sharing a new experience to bring people together. Enjoy the arts and culture program with friends old and new!
64. Family fun
Festival 2018 is for everyone. Bring the kids to a range of interactive children’s events.
65. Free entertainment
How often do you get to see world-class art, theatre, dance and music for free?
66. Dancing to the latest hits
Get your groove on to The Jungle Giants as they perform on the Queensland Music Stage.
67. Unforgettable stories
Get lost in the wonder of an age-old story, through dance, theatre, and art.
68. Get physical
Watch physical theatre artists put their bodies to the test.
69. Circus arts
You will be amazed by the strength and grace of the circus arts.
70. Unexpected joys
Surprises never get old. Find an art installation in an unexpected place.
71. Hubs of activity
Immerse yourself in the hubs of action at Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.
72. Mind-changing performances
See a performance that challenges convention.
73. Being creative
Create art of your own at one of the interactive experiences across the coast.
74. Being inspired
Take in the art around you.
75. Uncovering a new passion
Prepare to be surprised, delighted and inspired at Festival 2018.
Tickets to GC2018 are still available. Complete your Games experience.