Varsity Winterfest’s weekend bonanza: Lamplights and Buskers and more

The vibes at Varsity continue with a bunch of groovy events taking place around Varsity Central on Saturday 1 August.

With an alley of street markets, Buskers in the Street and Symphony by the Lake, it’s an afternoon of laid-back vibes. The evening wraps up from 8.00pm at Hotel CBD with The Lamplights. With more than 15,000 CD sales under their belts as well as a bunch of songwriting awards, you won’t want to miss this show.

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Buskers By The Creek in beautiful Currumbin just took out Live Music Event of the Year on the Gold Coast and now they’re bringing a hint of their flavor and flair to the streets of Varsity Central! A number of their totally talented acts are side-stepping to the street, to bring their sounds to our Varsity Winterfest crowds. Their colour and life will line Varsity Parade and you’ll be entertained as you make your way along to VIBE Street Markets and Symphony By The Lake. 

In a continued celebration of the old-fashioned art of busking, the performer’s hats and suitcases will be out and all generous gratuities and purchase of merchandise will continue to support them on their road to success.

In addition to the incredible buskers, The Lamplights (in feature image) will be playing their organic blend of folk, funk, roots, and blues with pop undertones, this fresh, energetic five-piece from the Gold Coast are a uniquely Australian experience.

With accolades nationally and internationally including winning in three different categories at the 2011 Australian Songwriting Association Songwriter Awards – a feat no other songwriter has achieved in the 32 year history of the awards – and taking home a QMusic award in 2012, the Lamplights are a professional act with a rapidly growing fan base.

They hit the Hotel CBD from 8.00 – 11.00pm on Saturday 1 August. It’s going to be a massive day and night down at Varsity. The Lamplights don’t just write great songs. They deliver memorable, inspiring performances and are deserved of their reputation as one of Australia’s best acts.

There’s a heap more on offer during the day at Varsity as part of Varsity Winterfest. Get all the details at

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