17 May, 2022

Free Gold Coast music festival springs to life

SPRINGTIME is coming to the Gold Coast this September, featuring the best homegrown and national artists in leftfield alternative, electronic and hip hop. 

Major Events Gold Coast has unveiled a brand new, three-day music festival to be held on the beach and in the streets of Surfers Paradise, across multiple FREE outdoor stages in the first weekend of September (2-4 September).

Supported by triple j, SPRINGTIME shines a spotlight on Australian artists, highlighting local music, local entertainment and local businesses, and celebrates the best parts of the country’s most popular beachside destination.

Leading SPRINGTIME’s debut lineup will be none other than Gamilaraay pop queen Thelma Plum, surf-garage rock trio Skegss and Australian electronic-hip hop duo Hermitude. Having all performed around the country at some of Australia’s largest music festivals, they’ll all be appearing at SPRINGTIME, for free!

Living up to its promise to focus primarily on Australian artists and put homegrown talent front and centre, the festival also welcomes Aussie acts Sneaky Sound System, Alex the Astronaut, JK-47, Skunkhour, Haiku Hands, Ninajirachi, Teen Jesus & The Jean Teases, and triple j host and DJ Ebony Boadu.

Spread across multiple free outdoor stages and sideshow partner venues, including a partnership with the Gold Coast Music Awards to be held at the city’s iconic art precinct HOTA, SPRINGTIME is the perfect opportunity for punters to explore the many offerings of the Gold Coast, and locals to get reacquainted with the city they live in.

Festival Director Mark Duckworth said the SPRINGTIME team is excited to be adding a fresh and fun new music festival experience to our calendar of events on the Gold Coast.

Mark Duckworth, Festival Director:

We can’t think of a better way to welcome in spring on the coast than with an all-age contemporary music festival like SPRINGTIME. The Gold Coast has such a strong calibre of artists emerging from the city and we can’t wait to showcase their music alongside the country's best, in this perfect location.

We’re also proud to be partnering with the Gold Coast Music Awards 2022 to celebrate the creativity in the Gold Coast’s music sector and will be supporting local venues with official SPRINGTIME sideshows for paid ticketed offerings.

Book a flight, book a room and join us on the Gold Coast for a long weekend of great Australian music.

This project received grant funding from the Australian Government, under the Recovery for Regional Tourism program administered by Austrade.