6 September, 2022

New partnership to lift the Gold Coast festival experience to new heights

Major Events Gold Coast and Gold Coast Airport have joined forces to deliver an enhanced experience for festivalgoers touching down at the city’s southern end, on their way to some of the Gold Coast’s most popular festivals. 

As part of the two-year partnership with one of Australia sixth busiest airport, MEGC will provide in-terminal pop-up performances and other entertainment showcasing its festivals including the award-winning Blues on Broadbeach, Cooly Rocks On, and the recently delivered SPRINGTIME music festival held in September on the Surfers Paradise beachfront.

MEGC CEO Jan McCormick said a partnership with Gold Coast Airport was a natural fit for Major Events Gold Coast.

Jan McCormick, CEO Major Events Gold Coast:

Our airport is the gateway to the Gold Coast, and our festivals for so many of our fans, so it makes sense to work together to ensure their festival experience starts the minute they land.

Visitors flying in for MEGC’s festivals will have the opportunity to enjoy a taste of what’s to come as soon as they disembark, and we’re also hoping to capture new audiences who may not have experienced one of our festivals before.

Queensland Airports Limited CEO Amelia Evans said the expanded partnership with MEGC came on the eve of the Gold Coast Airport terminal expansion that opened for flights and passengers in early September.

Amelia Evans, Queensland Airports Limited CEO:

The events and aviation sectors have both ramped back up in response to the demand for travel and entertainment. We have a fantastic new airport terminal where we will be welcoming passengers and MEGC has expanded the festival offering, to bring more visitors to the region. It is great to be partnering with MEGC on these popular festivals from Surfers Paradise to Coolangatta.

In September the Gold Coast Airport’s $260 million  terminal expansion opened for domestic passengers and in October it will open for international services.

The Gold Coast Airport returned to pre-COVID-19 passenger numbers in April and expects to welcome about 6.5 million passengers this financial year. The expansion will allow the airport to service new domestic and international routes, making it easier to travel to and from the Gold Coast.

Jan McCormick, CEO Major Events Gold Coast:

The Gold Coast has built a strong reputation as a major events destination and it’s crucial that as well as offering great world-class venues and precincts, we also have state-of-the-art facilities like the new terminal to accommodate the visitors who are flying in to experience everything we have to offer.

Major Events Gold Coast is looking forward to working with Gold Coast Airport at this exciting time in our city’s growth.