Set your speed to 'Sunday' and spend the day at Festival 2018
Sunday is a perfect day to kick back, hit the sand and keep ticking off the long list of festival events along the coast.
Get the day started early and off on the right (bare) foot with Sea Stories on Broadbeach Beach - an audio experience that lives where the worlds of mediation and sports psychology intersect. Grab a deckchair, a free coffee and a set of headphones and pull up some sand to let the world float away.
Stay on the same beach for See Change Sand Tracks, a work that speaks to sustainability and the future with art writ large for kilometres down the Broadbeach sand.
Further south at Currumbin Estuary, Tide begins its marathon 49-hour performance. Working in an office built on a sandbar, two office workers will rely on the generosity of strangers for supplies as they undertake a normal work day - normal, aside from the effects of the tide, as it swamps their office and their efforts to keep their business running smoothly.
The Roundabout Stage at Broadbeach is a fitting venue for 360 ALLSTARS - performed by an athletic group of artists and street performers. They explore rotation in all its forms by using everything from the stage itself to an acrobatic wheel, BMX, basketball, drum and microphone in a dizzying mix of dance, circus and music.
Spend the afternoon at Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, working your way through the huge array of performances, workshops and installations spread out across the site. There’s always something on to keep the whole family occupied.
As the sun sets over Surfers Paradise Interwoven (above) hits the Main Stage, showcasing The Pacific’s culture of weaving through a combination of dance, sound art and spoken word performance.
On the Queensland Music Stage at Broadbeach, Sahara Beck headlines a chanteuse-laden line-up of Queensland talent from 7pm. Ably supported by Tia Gostelow and Greta Stanley, these local ladies of song will leave you yelling for more.
For the screen fiends in the family, The Night Watch is a collection of contemporary video art works that put a modern spin on the famous painting of the same name. Bring a picnic rug or beach towel and settle in front of the screens at Broadbeach Beach where these video artworks take the themes from Rembrandt’s civic guard scene and reinterpret them in a modern Gold Coast setting.
As the weekend draws to a close, the day’s music program peaks with Magnifika Pacifika - an all-New Zealand collective of dub and hip-hop trailblazers. Salmonella Dub (above) hit the stage to celebrate 25 years on the scene by raiding the back catalogue and busting out a mash-up of crowd favourites, with help from special guests Tiki Taane and Whirimako Black.
From classic dub to classic scores - as the dub fades, round the night off with Mike Cooper performing a specially composed live version of the soundtrack to legendary film White Shadows in the South Seas.