Southport CBD to become party hub during the Games

The Commonwealth Games are just around the corner, and Southport is getting ready to soak up all of the excitement with the CBD Street Party in Chinatown.

It’s been revealed the free, community celebration will run from morning to late evening, every single day of the Games!

Mayor Tom Tate said the electric atmosphere will be a great stop for visitors on their way to, or from, one of the many Games events held in Southport.


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“The CBD Street Party is the place to be during Games. It offers colour, cuisine and live music programmed by Bleach*, an incredible artistic installation by Festival 2018 and a big screen televising the Games,’’ he said.

There will be lots of different local food to enjoy, as well as daily line-ups of the best local live music, all set against a backdrop of a huge, floating moon sculpture – Museum of the Moon!

Bleach* Artistic Director Louise Bezzina said the CBD Street Party has locked in some outstanding acts to get the party started and will feature live music from Electrik Lemonade, Cheap Fakes, Ivey, Aquila Young and many more.

“At any point during the 12 day party you can dance the night away or kick back and relax with some of Australia’s best musical acts,” said Louise.

For daily line-ups and more information, click here.

Monique started with 1029 Hot Tomato as part of the 1029er street team back in 2016. While she still performs a live cross or two, she spends most of her time assisting the Promotions Department with the roll-out of on air activity. She graduated in 2017 from Gold Coast’s Griffith University with a Bachelor of Journalism, specialising in International Relations and Islamic Studies. Though Monique has a large interest in worldly issues, she loves being part the awesome local community here on the Gold Coast. Monique especially enjoys being a part of the team at 1029 Hot Tomato and myGC in all aspects and she looks forward to bringing you the latest news and current events as often as possible.

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