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3x3 NATIONALS BASKETBALL

16-17 APRIL 2015

BASKETBALL 3X3 NATIONALS Australia's first official "Three on Three" (3X3) national tournament, the 2015 3X3 Nationals has been launched and registrations are now open to be held  Broadbeach Mall, April 16-17, 2015.

Categories include both male and female teams consisting of U14, U16,U18 & Open. The 3X3 Nationals are being presented by Basketball Australia, in conjunction with Tournament Director, Initiative Sport.

The 3X3 Nationals are open to basketballers from across the community, including associations, schools, businesses and even from local "street" courts. Teams consist of four players who are guaranteed at least three matches in their qualifying event.

An impressive list of prizes and incentives will be announced prior to
the first event.

For information about team registrations and the competition, please go directly to the Basketball Australia website: www.basketball.net.au

   

QPOW ON BROADBEACH

17-19 APRIL 2015

Broadbeach will be transformed into the ultimate world of fantasy and play from April 17-19 with QPoW on Broadbeach featuring special free movie in the park on throughout the weekend and the Supanova Cosplay Parade in conjunction with the Gold Coast Film Festival (GCFF) and the Supanova Pop Culture Expo.

Friday April 17, will see Victoria Park transformed into a Disney wonderland with kids activities from 5.00pm and a free screening of the animated musical, 'Frozen' from 6.30pm. Then celebrate the 30th anniversary of cult classic 'Back to the Future' on Saturday April 18, from 6.30pm in Victoria Park with a chance to take a snap with the DeLorean Time Machine from the film.

As part of the incredibly popular Supanova Pop Culture Expo, Cosplay fans from all genres will unite for the Supanova Cosplay Parade on Sunday April 19. The Parade will be led by Supa-Star celebrities and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds.

Gathered from the wonderful worlds of comic books, animations, cartoons, science-fiction, pulp TV/movies, fantasy and more there will be plenty of weird and wonderful characters winding throughout the Mall and Surf Parade in Broadbeach before heading to the Supanova Pop Culture Expo at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

 

 

   

GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL (GCFF)

9-19 APRIL 2015

The Gold Coast Film Festival (GCFF) celebrates and promotes all aspects of film and filmmaking from one of Australia's pre-eminent filmmaking locations and holiday destinations The Gold Coast.  

From internationally acclaimed dramas, comedies and genre films, incredible Japanese anime, locally made indie gems and family features, the GCFF offers a culturally diverse, interactive and engaging program of film, events and special guests. 

In conjunction with Broadbeach Alliance, GCFF will be hosting a free community screening and sing-a-long of FROZEN in Broadbeach on Friday 17 April and a special 30th Anniversary screening of BACK TO THE FUTURE on Saturday 18 April.  Join us in the park from 4.30pm on both days for activities before the movies commence at 6.30pm.  On Saturday, Back To The Future fans will delight in seeing the Delorean from the movie.

Gold Coast Film Festival runs from 9 - 19 April and for more information visit www.gcfilmfestival.com.

   

SUPANOVA POP CULTURE EXPO

17-19 APRIL 2015

Supanova Pop Culutre Expo is back at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from Friday April 17-19, 2015. 

Supanova Pop Culture Expo began in Sydney in 2002 as a completely home-grown Australian production showcasing sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, anime, manga, games, cosplay and much more.

The brainchild of Founder & Event Director, Daniel Zachariou, Supanova is run by a diverse and passionate team of independent professionals with backgrounds in private industry and the creative sector. Supanova now takes place in six cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast), and is Australia's leading and largest event of its kind with over 192,000 fans attending Supanova expos in 2014.

Supanova is a celebration of pop culture created by the Supanova family, for your family, to "bring out the inner geek" in fans of all ages with special guests incluiding Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd, Gotham and The Walking Dead star Robin Lord Taylor, Charisma Carpenter from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and many more.

TICKETS ON SALE SOON!

Visit the Supanova website for more details.

EVENT TIMINGS:

Friday April 17th:
6:00pm to 10:00pm (Preview Night plus pre-purchase of photo/signature tokens)
* please note: no entry or ticket collection after 8pm.

Saturday April 18th:
10:00am to 6:00pm

Sunday April 19th:
10:00am to 6:00pm

 

 

   

BLUES ON BROADBEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL

21-24 MAY 2015

Transcending the barriers of age, gender and culture Blues on Broadbeach is one of Australias most iconic Blues festivals.

Andrew Strong and The Commitments Tour, James Morrison plays the Blues, The Black Sorrows and Charlie Parr direct from the USA are just a few of the massive names to headline the FREE Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival, May 21 to 24, 2015.

The free event staged in the streets and in venues over four huge days throughout the popular Gold Coast hub will also feature Jeff Lang, Tijuana Cartel, The Backsliders and US favourites Old Gray Mule along with many more.

There is something for everyone whether you are a soulful Blues fan, or a lover of great entertainment.  Blues on Broadbeach features entertainment on outdoor stages and throughout fantastic Broadbeach venues.  Download the free Blues on Broadbeach App iTunes Store or Google Play or visit the website www.bluesonbroadbeach.com.

'LIKE' us on Facebook to keep up to date on everything Blues on Broadbeach.

Visit the website for more details.

 

 

   

AUSTRALIAN OPEN- BOWLS

13-25 JUNE 2015

In June 2015 the event will hosted on the Gold Coast and will carry a prize purse of $225,000.

The transition of the Australian Open to the Gold Coast is seen as a significant pillar in the development of this international calibre event and the positioning of South East Queensland as the natural hub of bowls in Australia.

Visit the website for more details and on information for how to register.

 

   

BROADBEACH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

19-21 JUNE 2015

Spruce up your cowboy boots and round up your posse for the Broadbeach Country Music Festival 19 - 21, June 2015.

Set on the pristine beachfront of Queensland's Broadbeach, the festival will see a perfect mix of board shorts and banjos, surf boards and steel guitars as country music's finest assemble for three days and nights of incredible entertainment.

Uniquely combining Country with the Coast, the festival will feature an enviable herd of incredible country music talent including ARIA award winners The McClymonts, Beccy Cole, The Wolfe Brothers, Catherine Britt, James Blundell, The Wolverines, Travis Collins and many more.The entertainment will be featured across outdoor stages and within venues in Broadbeach, and the best bit is it's free.

To keep up to date with everything to do with Broadbeach Country Music Festival 'LIKE' us on Facebook.

Visit the website for more details.

 

 

   

BROADBEACH JAZZ WEEKEND

15-16 AUGUST 2015

Groove to the rhythm, feel the beat and jazz up your life at the annual Broadbeach Jazz Weekend, Gold Coast - Australia, August 15-16, 2015.

Don't miss out on one of the most anticipated events of the year; Broadbeach Jazz Weekend.

Broadbeach Jazz Weekend features a number of outdoor stages, and artists performing in venues throughout Broadbeach.

With no ticket required to attend this completely free event, a vast array of Australias finest jazz artists the options are endless.

Take advantage of the amazing Broadbeach accommodation on offer and book a room or dine around at one of the many Broadbeach restaurants to soak up the truly incredible event.. and all that jazz.

Visit the website for more details.

 

OPERA IN THE PARK

3 OCTOBER 2015

Opera in the Park- Is a FREE EVENT held annually in Kurruawa Park, Broadbeach for one night only.

Spread your blanket and relax to the incredible sounds of world-class entertainment and music of Opera and Broadway under the stars in Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach. More information to be given closer to the event date