WATCH: Celebrate Summer at HOME at HOTA

You’ll want to call HOTA home for the next week or so, with a huge summer celebration underway at the arts precinct.

HOME will see a packed program of events on offer until December 15, with national, international and local artists and activities on the line up.

HOTA CEO Criena Gehrke said HOME is the essence of summer on the Gold Coast captured in one program – with unique events and experiences that offer something for everyone.


“I love summer on the Gold Coast” Criena said. “And while you’ll be spoilt for choice about what to see at HOME, it’s also about getting together with those you love and making the most of our glorious weather and the anticipation of Christmas just around the corner.”

Get a taste of HOME at HOTA in the video below:

Tonight, Gold Coaster can enjoy a show packed full of hip hop politics that will make you laugh until you cry, with Hot Brown Honey to hit the outdoor stage before an after party to remember by video DJ, Yo! Mafia.

On December 8, Concrete Culture will transform HOTA into a skate mecca for the whole family. This daytime event will feature new curated work by HOTA that celebrates the Gold Coast’s skate culture, and also includes workshops by Rock’n’Slide, demos by Precinct Skate Shop, an exhibition of women in skate by Yeah Girl and live music by Radolescent and Perve Endings.

Dance Beneath Stars is the ultimate pop-up dance party and night out taking place on December 13. Hosted by Everybody NOW’s Ian Pidd, this event will see HOTA lay out the dance floor and hang up the lights to surprise and delight guests with dance workshops, vintage dance and all-on-the-floor freestyle dance in this part-performance, part-participatory party with Hot Potato Band.

Popping up throughout the program are festival street theatre favourites from Barcelona, OSADÍA, who will roam the parklands and pick participants to transform hair into sculptural works of art.

Another highlight of HOME is Deadly Hearts: A Celebration of Australian Indigenous Music, presented in collaboration with ABC Music. The concert is from the hearts and mouths of Australia’s best past, present and emerging artists, including Jessica Mauboy, Archie Roach, Aodhan, Selve, Kinship Collective and HVWKS, with more artists still to be announced.

HOME culminates in a closing concert spectacular – Calling Home – which will toll the bells and transcend faith and traditions with Lior and Parvyn Singh, backed by the Camerata Orchestra, and directed by Benjamin Knapton. Audiences are invited to come together and celebrate multi-faith songs and rituals under the stars in a truly unique experience.

The program is topped off with daily curated Artistian Markets, drinks at HOTA’s Lawn Bar, Christmas ArtLab’s for the littlies and much more, as HOTA becomes the place to call home this summer.

HOME will run from December 1 to 15, with performances and activities held all across HOTA’s parklands. For more information, visit: