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Springtime Is the New Three-Day Beachside Music Festival Hitting the Gold Coast This September

It's bringing 40-plus acts to a heap of outdoor stages — and entry is free.
By Sarah Ward
June 08, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
June 08, 2021
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Last time you spent a couple of days hanging out in Surfers Paradise, enjoying the beach and bars, and listening to live tunes by the shore, you might've been attending Schoolies. Your next excuse: Springtime, the brand new music fest that's heading to the Gold Coast this year. Obviously, thanks to the name, you know which season will be in bloom.

Between Friday, September 3–Sunday, September 5, the new event will take over both beachside and streetside spaces around Surfers, with over 40 acts on the bill. There'll be multiple stages, including in outside spots and at sideshow venues. And, in fantastic news for your wallet, entry to all of the outdoor shows is completely free.

If you're planning to make a weekend of it, the lack of entry fee means you'll have more cash to splash on a hotel room. With Australia's tourism industry taking a hit over the past year or so, enticing music lovers to the Goldie for a three-day getaway is obviously one of the fest's aims. Some sideshows might be ticketed, though — the details haven't been announced yet, but you might want to factor that into your plans.

As for who you'll be seeing, headliners include Ball Park Music on the Friday, Hermitude and Sneaky Sound System on Saturday, and Ruel on Sunday. The Gold Coast Music Awards will be part of the fest as well — as will celebrating spring's arrival just by soaking in the location, obviously.

Derek Henderson

SPRINGTIME MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021 LINEUP:

FRIDAY:
Ball Park Music
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Ali Barter
Radolescent
Vices

SATURDAY:
Hermitude
Sneaky Sound System
Gold Coast Music Awards
JK-47
Ninajiraci
Mia Rodriguez
Ebony Boadu
Mollie Rose
Garrett Kato
Lili Papas
Daste
Gratis Minds
Akurei
Jake Carmody
Strex
Happy Hour Live with Lucy & Nikki

SUNDAY:
Ruel
Sycco
May-A
Budjerah
Ivey
Peach Fur
DVNA
Saint Lane
Pink Matter
Kye
Pure Milk
Tom West
Chutney
Sh#t Shirt Disco
Nina Sinclair
Veople

Springtime Music Festival will take place across the weekend of Friday, September 3–Sunday, September 5. For further information — and to RSVP — head to the festival website.

Published on June 08, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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