Get a cultural fix at these epic events on the GC today

It’s Fri-YAY, so why not kick start your weekend at one of the many cultural events happening around the city for the Games!

Festival 2018 and Bleach* Festival have a stack of epic performances and activations worth checking out today, and the majority of them are free.

Here is a list of some of the not-to-be-missed events on the GC today:


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Yes, We Dance
What: Lose yourself in this humorous, revealing, uplifting and ecstatic dancing party as your neighbour, bricklayer, barista and local school teacher become dancing greats.
When: Friday 13 – Sunday 15 April 2018 at 6pm-7pm
Where: Roundabout Stage, Broadbeach
Cost: Free
More Info: gc2018.com/event/yes-we-dance-everybody-now-aus

Ecstatic
What: Celebrate the Commonwealth’s diverse spiritual traditions at a major concert event led by world-music legend Susheela Raman alongside artists from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Music, film and performance will also feature in a night devoted to creating connections.
When: Friday 13 April from 7pm-11:35pm
Where: Main Stage, Surfers Paradise
Cost: Free
More Info: gc2018.com/event/ecstatic

Culture Strong
What: A cultural celebration of local, traditional dance, singing, food, art, native flora and more at NightQuarter.
When: Friday 13 April, from 4pm-9pm
Where: NightQuarter, Helensvale
Cost: $3 entry fee
More Info: gc2018.com/event/culture-strong-nightquarter-festival-aus

Silent Disco
What: This is a whole new level of silent disco – complete with a dazzling dance playlist, hilarious commentary from the Guru, flash mobbing, interpretative dancing around local landmarks.
When: Friday 13 — Sat 14 Apr 2018, at 1-2pm and 3-4pm
Where: Chinatown, Southport
Cost: Free
More Info: gc2018.com/event/silent-disco-guru-dudu-productions-aus-1

Bullhorn, Tijuana Cartel and Cheap Fakes
What: See some incredible music acts perform live in Broadbeach
When: Friday 13 April, from 7:00pm
Where: Queensland Music Stage, Kurrawa Park
Cost: Free
More Info: gc2018.com/event/bullhorn-tijuana-cartel-and-cheap-fakes

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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