Flying under the radar at Surfers Paradise LIVE

You’d have to be living under a rock to not know that Surfers Paradise LIVE is again bringing some of Australia’s most revered musicians to the Gold Coast, 2 – 5 May. But you might not know that the LIVE lineup is peppered with Gold Coast artists worthy of serious accolades.

Here’s our guide to the best talent you might miss if you don’t have a heads up. You’re welcome.


San Mei

Most definitely one of the city’s fastest rising stars right now, San Mei has been smashing triple j airwaves, is all over the Queensland Music Awards and blew hearts and minds away at SXSW. She’s performing at the Gold Coast Music Awards LIVE concert, Thursday 2 May from 8.05pm. You don’t want to miss this.



Fresh from wowing audiences at Adelaide Fringe Festival, Gold Coast’s own Elska will show visitors to Surfers Paradise exactly what you can do with a harp and a loop pedal. Catch her at 4.30pm on Friday 3 May.


Banks of the Beautiful

With Lou Star at the front, Gold Coast indie pop duo Banks of the Beautiful have something pretty special going on. They’ve got the whole driving beats and soaring synths thing going on, with a decent smattering of bouncing electronica cable of lifting the heaviest of hearts. With Andy Woollard on drums, Banks of the Beautiful hits Surfers Paradise on Friday 3 May from 6.15pm.


Phoebe Sinclair

With one of the most powerful voices in the city, Phoebe knows how to deliver a sanger – a sad banger – with depth and power. Her live show is where it’s at. You can catch it Sunday 5 May from 6.15pm.


These Four Walls

Punters will definitely know they’re at a live music event when These Four Walls hit the stage at 8.00pm, Sunday 5 May. Warming the crowd up for The Screaming Jets, these Gold Coast via New Zealand rockers will bring thundering drums and bass, big guitars and vocals to Surfers Paradise LIVE.


Peach Fur

This homegrown, uber talented quartet have had millions of streams on Spotify and nearly 70k monthly listeners, and have captivated music lovers with their blend of rock ‘n’ roll and a funky fusion of reggae and psych surf vibes. They’re bringing their best to Surfers Paradise LIVE on Thursday 2 May from 6.00pm, opening proceedings for the 2019 Gold Coast Music Awards.


Casey Barnes

Country music is a big deal on the Gold Coast and the city is fast becoming a magnet for some of the nation’s biggest country artists. Casey Barnes is flying the flag further and further afield every year. He will have just returned from a USA tour when he performs at Surfers Paradise LIVE and that’s on the back of an enormous number of accolades and achievements in the past 12 months, not least of which is being a Golden Guitar finalist and smashing charts with pretty much all the songs from his latest album ‘The Good Life’. Casey headlines the Gold Coast Music Awards LIVE lineup on Thursday 2 May from 9.10pm.

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