Here Are All The Gigs Worth Going To On The Gold Coast This April

By Lara Boath
1st Apr 2019

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April is music month at Urban List and we’ve got all of your music needs covered with this ultimate Gold Coast gig guide.

From festivals and big-time touring artists to a 90s boy band and a Triple J fave, there is a whole lot of live music to get around on the Gold Coast this month. See you there.

The Drop Festival

Combining our love of surf and sounds, we can’t think of better way to kick off April that a visit to The Drop Festival. Playing alongside the toned, glistening bodies competing in this year’s Quiksilver Pro, The Drop’s salty stage is set to host a smorgasbord of epic talent including the likes of Angus and Julia Stone, Jungle Giants, Client Liaison, Hockey Dad, Alex The Astronaut and Ivey. Get ready for all the feels mixed in with tunes that’ll have you jumping around the mosh pit.

When: Saturday 6 April, 3pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta
Cost: From $100
For tickets, click here.


Treat yourself to some nostalgia with the ultimate boyband. Check out Ronan Keating and his mates on their final tour as they lay the love on thick with the release of their final album, ‘Thank You & Goodnight’. The boys have collaborated with Ed Sheeran and Gary Barlow for some new tunes for you and your high school crew to choreograph some finger clicks to.

When: Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 April, 8pm
Where: The Star, Broadbeach
Cost: $102
For tickets, click here

Matt Corby

There are few voices that can reach into your chest, grab your heart, and squeeze it just the right amount to feel empowered through your struggles and yet Matt Corby has that ability in spades. Performing tracks from his second album Rainbow Valley recorded at Byron Bay Music Farm studio, Corby’s soulful skills have earned him two ARIA Song of the Year Awards and a #1 debut album.

When: Sunday 7 April, 3:30pm
Where: Miami Marketta, Miami
Cost: From $81.50
For tickets, click here.

The Jezabels

Indie rock has been through Uni days and come out the other side with just as much cool-girl-don’t care attitude and hidden heart. And we’re seriously digging it. With a new single ‘The Others’ and a loyal following since their beginnings in Sydney 2007, The Jezabels have joined the Corona Sunsets tour and are performing at The Island. Watch the sunset, sink cocktails and enjoy sweet live tunes.

When: Thursday 11 April, 7pm
Where: The Island, Surfers Paradise
Cost: Free
For tickets, click here.

Confidence Man

Get ready to dance. No excuses. Confidence Man brings high-energy, bubble-gum disco awesomeness at its finest. Every time we hear these four joyous, scantily-clad musos we can't help but feel that little bit sassier. Pleasing crowds at Splendour in the Grass during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Confidence Man are absolutely a must-see this April

When: Thursday 18 April, 7pm
Where: Kingscliff Beach Hotel
Cost: $38
For tickets, click here

Meg Mac

With a loyal following and an ever-growing fanbase, the strong, moody tones of this singer-songwriter will make your soul groove. Masterfully written lyrics coupled with full bodied harmonies, Meg and her band are impeccable live. Touring America, the UK and now on home soil, this ‘Give Me My Name Back’ tour will have you singing along to songs from her first EP, and debut album ‘Low Blows’, along with some newbies.

When: Sunday 14 April, 3pm
Where: Miami Marketta, Miami
Cost: $40
For tickets, click here.

Elixir ft Katie Noonan

You can never have too much sax in your life. The 80s knew it and so does Zac Hurren. Traversing musical boundaries, Katie’s angelic vocals dance with her husband’s saxy tones for a soundtrack that will make you appreciate the notes in your merlot as well as those reaching your ears. If the most you know about jazz is Anchorman’s flute rendition then it’s time you hit up The Spiegeltent and lose yourself to this ARIA award-winning and uber-modern jazz trio.

When: Thursday 18 April, 6:30pm
Where: The Spiegeltent Gold Coast
Cost: $49
For tickets, click here.


Needing no introduction, Byron Bay Bluesfest is back for their 30th anniversary with over 200 artist performances and so, so many awesome headliners. Featuring Jack Johnson, Iggy Pop, Tash Sultana, Hozier, ARIA Hall of Famer Kasey Chambers, Ocean Alley and Norah Jones, it’s time to dust off the festival boots, set up camp and kick back for up to five whole days of epic. tunes.

When: Thursday 18 to Monday 22 April
Where: Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Tyagarah
Cost: From $195
For tickets, click here.


A Triple J Unearthed High finalist in 2012, this young electro-pop powerhouse has risen through the music ranks and we can’t get enough of her latest hit, ‘For Your Love’. Known for the bouncy bit you can sing along to in the Hilltop Hoods song ‘1955’, Montaigne will be bringing the party vibes along with Farewell, Pink Matter and Ella Fence to close out Bleach* 2019. Get down to Burleigh beach for a Sunday sesh to brag about.

When: Sunday 28 April, 6pm
Where: Mowbray Park, Burleigh Heads
Cost: Free
For tickets, click here

Want to see what else is happening this month? Click here to get the full run down.

Image Credit: Supplied

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