Feedback Festival: Gold Coast nabs Australia’s newest summer festival

Gold Coast will host a unique musical comeback across the city this Summer with Feedback Festival.

As Australia slowly begins to open back up and music festivals are no longer just a mirage hovering far off in the distance, the Gold Coast has created a brand new live music concept called Feedback Festival, set to land on the coastline this Summer.

Over 10 nights from Thursday 3 December until Sunday 13 December, the Gold Coast will transform itself from a coastal metropolis into a giant music mecca, with multiple venues offering up a unique segment of what the vast city has to offer.

Taking place in ten of the country’s most unique music venues , the inaugural Feedback Festival is focused squarely on delivering an exciting program of discovery and excitement, highlighting local artists and promoting Australian music.

From Southport to Burleigh Heads, Feedback Festival will offer Gold Coast punters the chance at seeing more than 50 bands , performing over 100 hours of live music across 10 nights this holiday season.

With an eclectic line-up that features everything from raucous punk-rock to hazy indie-rock, laid back folk sounds, Italian-inspired soul and mainstage pop, Feedback Festival is a music event designed to have something for everyone.

Fans of Jazz can enjoy dinner and a show at Spaghetti & Jazz, while those looking to check out something free with the family can explore what HOTA has on offer. Elsewhere will continue to provide a world-class combination of electronic and indie line ups and Mo’s Desert Clubhouse will become the prime spot for cocktails and live, left-of-field entertainment.

For punters looking to experience something a little rough around the edges, Vinnies Dive Bar will be putting on a handful of punk-inspired shows while Soundlounge, Southport Yacht Club, Southport Sharks and the Southport RSL will be promoting shows at a slightly less intense pace.

A series of secret shows consisting of as-yet undisclosed lineups will also pop up around the city, with line-ups for these events released intermittently over the coming weeks.

After several months of uncertainty for artists and venues across the Gold Coast, Feedback Festival aims to inject a dose of much needed culture back into what is considered one of Australia’s most vibrant cities.

“ The Music Advisory Group wanted to help live music recover from the last six months and we knew engaging existing live music venues was the best way to do that,” said Music Advisory Group Chair, Dean Gould. “Most importantly Feedback Festival 2020 will be fun, but it is also a symbol of the Gold Coast’s commitment to the live music scene.”

The Feedback Festival runs from 3 to 13 December 2020 across the Gold Coast, and tickets for Feedback Festival events are on sale now via See the first artist lineup announcement below (including some secret acts – can you guess them?) and watch this space for some exciting announcements!

This initiative is delivered by the arts and culture unit of the Gold Coast City Council.

Feedback Festival 2020 First Artist Lineup Announcement:

Alexander Williams
Amy Elise
Angel Strings
Benny D Williams
Black Rabbit
CC The Cat
Col Atkinson & John Whyte
Debt Cult
The Dreggs
Ella Fence
Felicity Lawless
Ghost College
Hussy Hicks
Hot Coffee
I___ (Secret Band)
Jeff Martin
The Jensens
Karl S Williams
Koi Boys
L________ (Secret Band)
L___ M____ (Secret Band)
Luke Pauley
Nadia Sunde Trio
O____ A____ (Secret Band)
Peach Fur
Russell Morris
Santa Taranta
Steve Cummins
Tim Freedman
T__C____ (secret Band)
The Unknowns
The Yams
Zambebam Trio

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