THE Gold Coast is bracing for its second wave of Schoolies with an influx of interstate students arriving this Saturday for their turn to party.
The event’s original and number one operator, schoolies.com, has praised week-one Schoolies for their good behavior and are promising interstate school leavers a seven-night extravaganza.
“The Queensland students are now getting ready to hand over the baton to their NSW and Victorian counterparts, having set a really good standard of behavior,’’ said CEO of schoolies.com, Matt Lloyd.
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“We have received positive feedback from local authorities, volunteers and Gold Coast businesses, with the majority of teenagers staying out of trouble and partying responsibly.
“We’ve heard nothing but good things about the behavior of this year’s graduates, particularly from local retailers witnessing all of the action first-hand,” he said.
Mr Lloyd said this year had once again seen strong interstate bookings on the back of tailored entertainment events organised by schoolies.com in week two.
This year’s third-annual all-ages Schoolies Nation Beach Festival, powered by official music partner Ministry of Sound, features a star-studded line-up including Timmy Trumpet, New World Sound, Bombs Away and more.
The event has proved so popular, it has attracted the attention of youth entertainment network MTV who will be filming a segment to be hosted by Didier Cohen.
More than 50 DJs will perform on stages throughout the party precinct over the week-long event, including the beach stage and associated clubs.
Adding to the excitement of Schoolies Nation 2016 will be a competition inviting up-and-coming DJs to submit their mix online with 12 finalists selected to perform a set at the festival.
The winning DJ – as judged by Timmy Trumpet and Bombs Away – will pocket $1000 cash.
The festival has turned around what was a traditionally a quieter period of Schoolies Week, offering non-stop action and the opportunity to party in a safe, fun and memorable.