Coolangatta is overflowing with events to enjoy every night of the week. The Coolangatta Hotel is a staple for the best live music. The local cafes and eateries are award winning and most feature stunning views of the waterfront. The restaurant scene blends the best of every culture in an attempt to provide locals and visitors with a variety of authentic experiences. Anyone looking for a day or night out is sure to be pleased by what Coolangatta has to offer. In fact, why not combine some of the offerings to create a memorable outing? With this in mind, here are 5 Coolangatta gigs not to be missed, along with activities to make the day complete.Hands Like Houses
Where: Coolangatta Hotel
On Friday October 25 experience homegrown rock favourites Hands Like Houses live at the Coolangatta Hotel. With general admission tickets starting at $34.70, this is an event not to be missed. The band will be playing hits from their critically acclaimed 2018 album- Anon. The album peaked at #4 on the Arias chart, guaranteeing that many Australians will know this local band’s music. Greenhouse Canteen & Bar
With so much to do in Coolangatta, why not make attending a concert an all day event? From breakfast in the morning to pre concert dinner and drinks, Coolangatta has the goods. Speaking of, the Greenhouse Canteen & Bar is a great spot to visit pre gig. The fresh and innovative menu will have favourites for everyone to pick from. This leafy sanctuary in the heart of Coolangatta well and truly provides the calm before an energetic gig.
Radio Birdman with The Stems Where: Coolangatta Hotel
This Saturday November 2 gig at the Coolangatta Hotel is going to be jam packed with favourites for every generation of music lovers. 70’s rock icons Radio Birdman are set to rock the house down.
Then, 80’s Perth pop/rock sensations The Stems take the stage and change the tempo. The Stems were last year’s WAM Hall of Fame winners and won’t disappoint. Finally, special guests Los Chicos, who have built quite an Australian following, will breathe fresh air into the set.
Francie’s Pizzeria is a hit with locals and visitors. The crispy handmade bases, topped with fresh ingredients and finished in a woodfire oven make for a food lover’s delight. With an extensive vegan menu, Francie’s caters to everyone. Better yet, it is only a short walk to the hotel where Radio Birdman and guests will be playing.
Galactic EmpireWhere: Coolangatta Hotel
This is going to be a show not to be missed. How best to describe Galactic Empire? How about a Star Wars metal extravaganza! This is a show to be seen to be believed. General admission tickets are $73.05 for this Sunday 10 November gig at the Coolangatta Hotel.
Eddie’s Grub House
A trip to Eddie’s Grub House is an event all on its own. However, with a late show time of 8pm, individuals can enjoy the best of Eddie’s before heading to the Coolangatta Hotel for the event. The shots of whiskey or fun cocktails and smoky hot wings and triple cheeseburgers are enough to put anyone in the partying mood. The best part is that after dinner, individuals are only a short walk away from the venue and the metal extravaganza that waits.Jon Stevens – The Noiseworks & INXS CollectionWhere: Coolangatta Hotel
Friday November 15 at the Coolangatta Hotel is going to be one of the hottest tickets in town. Jon Stevens will be playing a show for the ages. Every song on the setlist is a smash radio hit so the audience should get ready to sing along to some classics. To top it off, Jon will also be performing the best of Noiseworks and his favourite INXS songs. This ages 18+ show has general admission tickets costing $40.30.
Rainbow Bay Surf Club
Looking for a feed and some quality drinks before show time? Look no further than the Rainbow Bay Surf Club. Jon Stevens comes onstage at 8pm so get to the Surf Club for an early dinner and drinks. Make the most of the cold beers on tap and the giant chicken parmas, along with the waterfront view.
Where: Coolangatta Hotel
Thirsty Merc will be taking to the Coolangatta Hotel stage to bring a touch of homegrown talent to music goer’s ears. This pop rock band perfectly mixes emotional lyrics with catchy musical beats. This event will have concert goers screaming out the lyrics to old favourites. Grab your tickets for this Sunday 29 December show. It’s important to note that this event is for ages 18 and over and general admission tickets cost $28.60.
Thirsty Merc is scheduled to perform at 2pm so why not feed your appetite before the show? Rockleigh Cafe appears to be a sweet little farmhouse nestled into the middle of busy Griffith Street. But don’t be fooled, this cafe is one of the top picks for breakfast in Coolangatta. So, grab a table outside, enjoy the view and the food, providing all the sustenance you’ll need to enjoy Thirsty Merc’s set.
Coolangatta is a hub of activity and with so much to do, a night time gig can be combined with pre show dinner and drinks to create a memorable day. Coolangatta Hotel will provide the live music and the thriving Coolangatta hospitality industry will do the rest. With so much on offer, you can trust Coolangatta Hotel to keep you up to date with upcoming events.
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