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Surfers Paradise Live

The biggest music festival on the Gold Coast is Surfers Paradise Live and its returning again, bigger and better in 2020.

Held over 4 days, this music festival has a huge range of headliners to keep visitors entertained through the whole weekend.

Surfers Paradise Live 2020 Dates – Program & Schedule of Events

At Surfers Paradise Live, you will find two huge outdoor stages on the Esplanade and in Cavill Avenue over a massive three days.

There are also many pubs and club hosting a range of events during the music festival where visitors can sit back and relax whilst listening to the best live Australian music in Surfers Paradise. There are a number of concerts, Sunday Sessions and beach concerts which will keep you entertained during the festival.

you will find an eclectic mix of music genres with multiple stages throughout the precinct, so you will be able to enjoy the festival at multiple venues along the coast. The best thing about Surfers Paradise Live is that it is absolutely FREE!

The main acts of last year were Peach Fur, San Mei, Casey Barnes, Reece Mastin, Jebediah, The Living End, Thirsty Merc, Daryl Braithwaite, Hoodoo Gurus, The Waves, Bachelor Girl, Boom Crash Opera, Chocolate Starfish and The Screaming Jets.

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Event Dates

30 April 2020 to 03 May 2020

Event Times



Surfers Paradise Esplanade


The Esplanade
Surfers Paradise, QLD

Contact Details

(07) 5584 3700




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    • Hi Julie,

      Check out the gig guide, as Jimmy Barnes and all the other performances are listed there. He will be playing on Saturday 5th of May between 7.45pm-9pm on the main stage which is located on the Esplanade (intersection of Cavill Mall).

      Have a wonderful time!

  • Hi I absolutely loved paradise live this year and would like to come again next year and have to put in for holidays now. Would you be able to guess when in May 2017 it might be held? Would it be earlier ie around Mother’s Day? Many thanks smiles, Jane

    • Hi Jane,

      So glad you enjoyed the 2016 Festival! I have searched high and low for any indication of the 2017 date, but there is nothing. I would only be guessing. I would hate for your valuable annual leave to be wasted should I get it wrong!

      However, I will say this: I don’t think it was a coincidence that Surfers Paradise Live was held over Mother’s Day, so your best bet would be to include May 14th (Mother’s Day 2017) in your annual leave. Perhaps you can put your leave in and then adjust it by a day or two should you need to?!

      Sorry to not be able to give you a firm answer. See you at Surfers Paradise Live 2017!

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