Cooly Hotel's guide to live gigs on the Southern Gold Coast

Locals know the Coolangatta Hotel is the home of live music. That’s why we’re bringing you the ultimate guide to gigs, events and festivals on the Gold Coast. Whether you love rock and roll, pop, punk or something in between, we’ve got you covered. So break out your calendar and get ready to binge on the best live music events Goldie has to offer.


Suicidal Tendencies

When: Wednesday 21st March
Where: Coolangatta Hotel
Book your tickets now to this much anticipated sideshow from the Suicidal Tendencies tour. Bringing their breakneck riffs and metal anthems all the way from Southern California, it’s a night not to be missed.

The Smith Street Band

When: Saturday 14th April
Where: Coolangatta Hotel
Their first headline tour in nearly a year, the Smith Street Band is hitting the road for their biggest tour yet and you’ve got to make them welcome at the Cooly Hotel as they play a full night of rock.


Thirsty Merc

When: Sunday 22nd April
Where: Coolangatta Hotel
Mosh and headbang in unison with fellow fans to the greatest hits from these American hard rockers. This is your chance to see them up close and personal while they fill the room with their incredible riffs and rousing choruses.  


Surfers Paradise LIVE

When: 3rd to 6th May 2018
Surfer’s biggest free live music festival also rates among the best. With live tunes pumping day and night for this festival extravaganza, you’ll see a top mix of the hottest acts and up and coming stars. Best of all, it doesn’t cost a cent.

Reece Mastin

When: Friday 4th May 2018
Where: Surfers Paradise LIVE 2018

2011 X-Factor Australia winner Reece Mastin will perform chart-topping singles and tracks from his new album Change Colours. With two platinum-selling, chart-topping albums already under his belt, the England born singer will Shout It Out at Gold Coast LIVE.

Daryl Braithwaite

When: Sat 5th May 2018
Where: Surfers Paradise LIVE 2018

Daryl Braithwaite’s stellar career spans five decades. Whether revisiting past anthems or stunning the crowd with new songs from his latest album, Forever the Tourist, Braithwaite is a force in Australian music that is almost peerless. Get ready for a true Australian musical legend as the former Sherbet front man entertains the glitter strip at Surfers Paradise LIVE.


Blues on Broadbeach

When: 17-20 May 2018
Where: Various

Blues on Broadbeach is Australia’s largest free musical festival, with four huge days of soulful blues and roots right in the heart of beautiful Broadbeach. Free music festivals can also get pretty crowded, so if you need to escape the hustle, swing by the Coolangatta Hotel for a more chilled out vibe.



When: Sunday 22 April 2018
Where: Coolangatta Hotel

Nu Metal takes centre stage at the Cooly when Payable On Death makes their way to the Gold Coast. Playing at the Cooly Hotel on the 22nd of April, P.O.D will be joined by special guests as they perform some of the best tracks from the hugely successful album Satellite. An event not to be missed.


Cooly Rocks On Festival

When: 6-10 June 2018
Where: Various
Celebrate all things 50s and 60s as Coolangatta welcomes cars, dancing and music for some good old fashioned mid 20th century fun. There’s loads of free entertainment, car shows, retro marketplace, art, dancing and more, all right here along Marine Parade in Coolangatta. More info is on the Cooly Rocks On website here.


Broadbeach Country Music Festival

When: 27-29 July 2018
Where: Various
Another fantastic free festival, chase away the winter blues at the Broadbeach Country Music Festival. Big names from the Australian music scene will be in attendance, playing night and day on outdoor stages across Broadbeach.


Regular Music Events

Week in week out there’s always live music to enjoy on the Gold Coast. Here are some of the best.

Blues and Brews at the Helm

Every Thursday night the Helm Bar Surfers hosts Blues and Brews, with live Blues from 7pm and views over the Nerang River.

The Avenue

With live entertainment on 7 days a week you’re sure to find something on at the Avenue.

Fiddlers Green

Catering to a broad range of genres, Fiddlers Green host some of the best acts and regular music nights on the Gold Coast.

The Coolangatta Hotel is the home of music

If you're looking for the best music spot on the Southern Gold Coast, look no further than the Coolangatta Hotel. The Balcony hosts live music regularly, and there's always great food, awesome beers and a friendly give. Stop on by and find out what the locals already know. Coolangatta is the place to be.
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