Major new music festival SPRINGTIME blooms on the Gold Coast. And did we mention it’s FREE!

Major Events Gold Coast spoils the city with a new three-day music festival, SPRINGTIME, heading to the glittering shores of Surfers Paradise from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September.

Now, before you go peeking at your flakey Afterpay balance to cop tickets, we have to let you know the best part of all — this entire festival is zero dollars upfront with no more to pay.

Yes, in other words, completely FREE!

The City of Gold Coast is footing the bill to bring the best of Australian music to what is quickly scaling to be the hottest music destination across the nation.

Taking place the first weekend of September, SPRINGTIME’s inaugural year will kick off the city’s quest to host one of the country’s largest free music festivals. The festival will promote local artists, local music, local entertainment, and local businesses to highlight the best of Australia’s most popular beachside destination.

For those speed-reading ahead for the lineup, SPRINGTIME is living up to its promise to focus primarily on Australian artists and put homegrown talent front and centre. Headlining the festival is none other than Gamilaraay pop queen Thelma Plum, surf-garage rock trio Skegss and Australian electronic-hip hop duo Hermitude.

Surfers Paradise Beach also welcomes more Aussie acts including 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.

The lineup, which boasts more than 20 artists, doesn’t end there with additional sets from local roalty IVEY, Teenage Dads, Peach Fur, DVNA, Saint Lane, EUCA, Buttered, The Oogars, Girl & Girl, as well as DJ sets from BEKS, VICES, Fletcher, Just Jessie and elsewhere DJs & Latour and Samin & Lotnnic.


Hermitude • Sneaky Sound System • JK-47
Peach Fur • DVNA • Buttered • Girl & Girl
Beks • VICES

Thelma Plum • Ninajirachi • Skunkhour • Haiku Hands • IVEY Ebony Boadu • Saint Lane
• EUCA • Fletcher Giv & Latour (Elsewhere Djs) • Samin & Lotnic (Elsewhere Djs)
Proudly Presenting Gold Coast Music Awards

Skegss • Alex The Astronaut • Teen Jesus & The Jean Teases
The Lazy Eyes • Teenage Dads • The Oogars • South Summit
Just Jessie • Geniie Boy


This three-day event will be spread across multiple free outdoor stages and sideshow partner venues (some ticketed), including an epic partnership with the Gold Coast Music Awards to be held at the city’s iconic art precinct HOTA.

SPRINGTIME presents the perfect opportunity for punters to explore the many offerings of the Gold Coast, and for 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.

“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,” says Mark.

“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 county’s best, in this perfect location.

“To also be able to celebrate the scene’s achievements over the weekend with our partners the Gold Coast Music Awards will make for an annual party not to miss .”

Another day, another world-class music festival rocking up on the shores of the Gold Coast! Aren’t we blesses to call this place home.

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