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5 Coolangatta gigs to get tickets to now – and what to do between events

5 Coolangatta gigs to get tickets to now - and what to do between events
on 20 September 2018 in Events & Entertainment

Coolangatta has a lot going for it. There’s:

Best of all there’s the Coolangatta Hotel, the home of great live music, excellent food, sports on the big screens, cheap beer and the ultimate coastal living vibe. If you’re not from around here, stick around for a month or so. There’s so much happening you’ll never want to leave…

Tickets to get now…

Marcelo D2

30 September 2018

To celebrate Brazilian Music Day, we’re bringing you one of Brazil’s biggest hip hop stars, Marcelo D2. The rapper, formerly a member of the hip hop collective Planet Hemp, has produced a number of classic albums since going solo in 1998. Using samba and bossa nova samples instead of funk and solo and incorporating influences from punk and jazz, Marcelo D2 is one of the finest and most unique hip hop artists you’ll ever hear. We’ve got some great special guests to back him up too.

Kav Temperley

6 October 2018

Best known as the frontman of the Aussie Rock n’ Roll band Eskimo Joe, Kav Temperley is an acclaimed songwriter that’s decided to step out solo. He’ll be playing songs from his forthcoming solo album ‘All Your Devotion’ to deliver an intimate experience for fans of his work. A lauded performer, Temperley grips his audience and seeing him in this stripped back form is a must. Don’t miss out.

Cooly Goes Country!

13 October 2018

For one night only the Coolangatta Hotel brings the bush to the beach with Cooly Goes Country!. One of the country’s biggest country rock bands, Eight Second Ride will headline, with special guests Katie Jayne Rose warming up the crowd. This high-energy experience is complete with the Cooly Elite Rodeo Championship on the mechanical bull. It’s a country event, after all! Dust off your Wrangler jeans and get tickets now.

The Bronx LIVE

19 October

Famous for leaving a trail of boozy, sweaty, exhausted and extremely satisfied bodies in their wake, The Bronx will be unleashing their reckless level of energy at the Coolangatta Hotel on Friday 19 October. For the first time ever The Bronx will grace Australian eastern shores and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you don’t want to miss. Joining The Bronx will be Melbourne favourites High Tension, fresh off a sold-out national tour, and Private Function, a garage punk band with no compromise.

While you wait…

When you’re in Coolangatta there’s no need to sit around and twiddle your thumbs in between events. You can check out:

Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Cooly

Every Monday you can join the World Poker Tour League at the Coolangatta Hotel. Register at 10:30am for play at 11:30am and be part of a $200 guaranteed prize pool. On Thursdays, check out NRL on the big screens and on Friday’s check out live bands and DJs in the Beach Bar or try your luck at the meat raffle. Actually, there’s always something happening at the Cooly Hotel, so visit any day of the week and be entertained!

The Strand at Coolangatta

The Strand at Coolangatta is home to beachside boutique shopping, a dynamic mix of fashion, surf wear, supermarkets, gifts and homewares. There’s also the Gold Coast’s first underground gym, Base Gym Coolangatta, TimeZone and BCC Cinemas. Why not take a date to see A Simple Favour or watch as The Predator returns to earth?


Crave restaurant at the Coolangatta Hotel has an extensive menu meaning you could eat lunch and dinner every day of the week and never get bored. It’s million dollar beachside location and service is a plus too. Get oysters, salads, pasta, steaks, schnitzel, pizza, burgers and more. We recommend you book a table on 07 5589 6888, especially on a weekend.

Check out other local events

There’s usually something going on around the Coolangatta Hotel, such as Beach Rugby on 12-14 October. The spectacular, fast-paced and exciting game is based on modified rules of Rugby Union, Rugby League and Touch Football, where men and women play five-a-side with up to five substitute players and run a beach arena of 30 metres in length. The sport is already popular in Brazil, Spain, France, Portugal and England and now it’s Australia’s turn to battle it out, right on Coolangatta Beach.

Get your tickets ready

Once you’ve scored tickets for the above you can use your in between time to get ready for the gig. Set a budget for each event (so you can stick around even longer and book tickets for more bands) and plan your concert outfits. Listen to the songs the bands will be playing so you can belt along with them too. Share that you’ve got tickets on your social media account so you can get your friends to come along and tweet the band or artist to let them know you’re coming. In the days before the event:

  • Confirm your entry method (do you need to print your tickets or will mobile entry do?)
  • Decide where you’ll park or source a designated driver or lift
  • Confirm what time the doors open for your event and what time the warm up acts will take the stage
  • Make a dinner reservation at the Coolangatta Hotel so you can fill your belly with great food before you dance the night away

Want to find out more of what’s happening at the Coolangatta Hotel? Check out the Cooly Hotel What’s On Page for a complete gig guide. You won’t believe how much is on!