Tag Archives: gold coast

WINTERBOTTOM WINS AS NIKON SUPERGP CONCLUDES IN STYLE

Mark Winterbottom has continued his blistering form despite illness today aboard his #5 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon, coming home for the win this afternoon and finishing second in this morning’s race at the final day of racing for the 2009 Nikon SuperGP.

That makes two wins, and two runner-ups from the four 150km races this weekend for the driver who has been battling a glandular illness this week, with the points he collected – the most of any driver this weekend – elevating him to fifth in the championship.
Continue reading WINTERBOTTOM WINS AS NIKON SUPERGP CONCLUDES IN STYLE

Nikon SuperGP 2009 – Gold Coast, QLD 22-25 October 2009

4 NEW V8 SUPERCAR RACES, A NEW RACE PROGRAM AND BRAND NEW CATEGORY ANNOUNCED THAT CELEBRATES AUSTRALIA’S MOTORSPORT LEGENDS!

Nikon SuperGP   The 2009 Nikon SuperGP will JUMP START YOUR HEART from October 22 to 25 on Queensland’s spectacular Gold Coast.

The Australian V8 Supercars Championship Series will headline the entertainment with 600km of race distance with four 150km races conducted at over 300 kilometre per hour around one of the world’s most picturesque street circuits.

The Nikon SuperGP will host Event 11 of the 2009 V8 Supercars Championship Series, as well as the Australian Legends category, the Aussie Racing Cars, Strategic Airlines Formula Ford, the Haymans Electrical MINI Challenge and a mammoth on-track entertainment program including stunt shows, burn out displays, drifting, driving challenges and driver parade laps.
Continue reading Nikon SuperGP 2009 – Gold Coast, QLD 22-25 October 2009

Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival – 28-31 May 2009

Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival
Print
The eighth annual Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival will be held from Thursday the 28th of May up until and Sunday the 31st of May 2009.

The annual Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival has attracted over 250,000 people since it’s inception in 2002 making this a world class event.

Transcending the barriers of age, gender and culture Blues on Broadbeach is one of Australia’s iconic Blues Festivals. The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is unique as it feeds on the unique village like atmosphere and relaxed ambience that is Broadbeach.

The Blues on Broadbeach Music festival nurtures Australian Blues talent as well as provides a stage for international acts. The festival provides a musical experience like no other in Queensland, remaining a FREE event.

Blues music is food for the soul and this festival combines the best of blues with the cream of Gold Coast cuisine in a guaranteed recipe for success.

For the Artist Line-up Click Here or For the full Program Click Here

WINTERSUN 2009 29th May to 8th June 2009

Australia’s Leading Rock & Roll Nostalgia Retro Event….

Wintersun 2009 starts on Friday 29th May and ends with the huge Best of Wintersun Concert on Monday 8th June. Wintersun is Australia’s leading annual Retro Nostalgia Festival. Featuring almost 1500 Hot Rods, Custom and Classic Cars, more than 100 bands and performers, dancing, movies, and competitions. The festival is held in the border coastal towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads on the New South Wales & Queensland border. Many events are free, some are in the streets while others are in the local clubs and shopping centres.

V Festival Map and Playing Times for Gold Coast – 29 March 2009

V Festival 09    ** V Festival 2009 Gold Coast Playing Times and maps

Advertisement

 

QUIKSILVER PRO SHOW 2009 LINE UP, MORE ACTS ADDED!

Quiksilver Pro Show — ***** Click Here – 2009 Photo Galleries *****

***** Click here for PLAYING / SET TIMES *****
Saturday 7th March (2pm – 10pm NSW Time)
Duranbah Beach, Gold Coast
All Ages / Licenced Surf + Music Event

Performers: BLISS N ESO, KORA (nz), KRAM, ASH GRUNWALD, DUKES OF WINDSOR, MAT MCHUGH (The Beautiful Girls), SOMETHING WITH NUMBERS, ROGERTHAT, WINNIE COOPERS, JOHN STEEL SINGERS, THE JEZABELS, NUMBERS RADIO, KID MAC, SURE CUT KIDS, AND YACHT CLUB DJs.

MORE ACTS ADDED TO THE QUIKSILVER PRO SHOW LINE UP – Tickets are on sale now

qspslogo

The first artist announcement included a compilation of acts who recently starred in this years triple j Hottest 100 music poll with the event headliners BLISS N ESO, grabbing 3 tracks in the countdown, followed by Continue reading QUIKSILVER PRO SHOW 2009 LINE UP, MORE ACTS ADDED!

Quick Bits 15 Feb 2009

Dukes Of Windsor – Runaway Single Tour – March 2009

dukes-of-windsor-low-res After the success of their singles The Others, It’s A War, and Get It, Dukes Of Windsor will be getting back in the van in 2009 for a national tour to support upcoming single Runaway. Taken from the Dukes’ major label debut Minus, Runaway reflects a sense of escapism, set amongst flowing synth textures, punchy bass-lines, an insistent rhythm and infectious, soaring choruses.

Continue reading Dukes Of Windsor – Runaway Single Tour – March 2009

Big Day Out 2009 Gold Coast Review

Big Day Out 2009 Gold Coast Review
Author: Tara Kai Hammond

Whilst 2009’s Big Day Out line up contained more locally-grown artists then big- name-crowd-pulling international acts; other activities and entertainment like the dunking-pool, the movie theatre, and the ‘ carny’ style rides; all helped this years festival to be a big day out of live sun, fun and music for all styles and ages.

dbogoldcoast2009
[photo: Stuart Blythe]

Sporting band leader outfits, The Grates to took the stage and were an obvious crowd favourite. Patience has an instant reapport with the massive crowd and has them singing along and on each others shoulders, poppin and bobbin.

Continue reading Big Day Out 2009 Gold Coast Review

2009 BIG DAY OUT – SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

Roll up! Roll up! Rock ’n’ roll ringmaster SERJ TANKIAN has donned his top hat and will be cracking the whip at BIG DAY OUT 2009. The System of a Down front man has gone solo with the multi-layered album Elect the Dead. Backed by his band the FCC, TANKIAN’s show is a vaudevillian explosion – part comedic, part heart-attack serious. A showman like no other, SERJ TANKIAN is guaranteed to bring the drama at BIG DAY OUT this summer.  (ALL SHOWS)

Dropkick Murphys
BIG DAY OUT is dedicated to providing good times. And to help us do this in 2009, we’ve called on the band dubbed Boston’s answer to the Ramones – the legendary DROPKICK MURPHYS. This loud, raucous and chaotic seven-piece Celtic punk combo hits the stage with one goal: to play music that creates an all-for-one, one-for-all environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, sing along, and have a good time. Sounds good to us! So let the good times roll with DROPKICK MURPHYS at BIG DAY OUT 2009. (ALL SHOWS)

Continue reading 2009 BIG DAY OUT – SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

BRISCOE CREATES HISTORY AT THE NIKON INDY 300 – Gold Coast – October 2008

Nikon Indy 300 - Gold Coast - October 2008 Nikon Indy 300 - Gold Coast - October 2008 Nikon Indy 300 - Gold Coast - October 2008  Nikon Indy 300 - Gold Coast - October 2008 Nikon Indy 300 - Gold Coast - October 2008 Nikon Indy 300 - Gold Coast - October 2008
(click image for larger version)

The final day of the Nikon Indy 300 on the streets of Surfers Paradise has concluded with the locals ‘FIRING UP’ to take the ultimate spoils today.

In the IndyCar Series, Australian Ryan Briscoe became the first driver from ‘Down Under’ to win on the Gold Coast in the Event’s 18 year history.

Originally from Sydney, Briscoe is also the first driver to win on the Gold Coast under the IndyCar Series category sanction, after the US open-wheel racing unification earlier this year.

Briscoe had the Brisbane-born Kiwi Scott Dixon in hot pursuit for the entire 60 lap race as he led the way from lap 17, before taking the chequered flag to be the 17th different winner of the Event.

While Briscoe was triumphant, his fellow Australian and fan favourite Will Power saw an early lead come to a cruel end after he led the opening 16 laps.

Power brushed the inside wall on the apex of Turn Five, breaking his steering and heading into the Turn 6 wall in what is the second part of the Bartercard Esses.

Power attempted to limp his mount back to the pits but was forced to park at Turn Eight, one day after making history by winning his third-consecutive pole position on the Gold Coast and becoming the first three-time polesitter for the Nikon Indy 300.

While Power met an unfortunate end, the polesitter in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series was untouchable – with the Gold Coast’s Jamie Whincup following up his pole and race one victory with two race wins today.

The results saw Whincup undeniably clinch his tenth career round win and further establish his championship lead over fellow Ford driver Mark Winterbottom and Holden driver Garth Tander.

While Whincup relinquished the lead for a short period early in the first of today’s two races, the majority of the weekend saw him well and truly in the leading position where, despite a continuously challenging Tander.

When it came to round wins in the Carrera Cup, the only support category to race today, it was James Moffat who stood on the top step, with David Wall second and the season champion Craig Baird – the Gold Coaster secured the championship before this weekend’s final round – in third.
Continue reading BRISCOE CREATES HISTORY AT THE NIKON INDY 300 – Gold Coast – October 2008

NIKON INDY 300 OFF TO A FLYING START

  Nikon Indy 300 - Gold Coast - October 2008 Nikon Indy 300 - Gold Coast - October 2008

The first day of the Nikon Indy 300 has got off to a flying start on the Streets of Surfers Paradise today.

The IndyCar Series team of Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing have prepared for their first appearance on track on Friday in a unique way, taking part in a two-part activity with the Australian Defence Force yesterday and today.

Wednesday afternoon saw NHLR drivers Justin Wilson and Graham Rahal, along with 20 of their crew, head to the launch pad with the Army Aviation Brigade for a flight aboard two Black Hawk Helicopters over the Gold Coast.

Captain Nick Kelly flew the Black Hawk with co-pilot Captain Greg Smalley to give Wilson and Rahal an entirely different perspective of the Surfers Paradise coastline, including a birds-eye view of the Nikon Indy 300 circuit.

“It was a great experience to be able to view the track from a totally different angle, to fly around the buildings and look down at the track was awesome and its another great memory I will always have from Surfers Paradise,” said Rahal.

To return the favour extended to them by the Army Aviation troopers, the team opened its garage to them in SEEK Pit Lane today to allow them to get up close and personal with Wilson’s Honda/Dallara/Firestone in the garage with some even having the chance to sit in the car while others checked out Rahal’s machine in pit lane.
Continue reading NIKON INDY 300 OFF TO A FLYING START

Odyssey NYE ’09 to become Queensland’s biggest New Year’s Eve party

The bill for Odyssey NYE ’09 continues to grow from strength to strength following the announcement of the second round lineup which includes Grinspoon, Bliss n Eso, Phrase, Malente and Ministry of Sound’s latest spinning sensation, Sam La More, with many more to still to be announced.

Eskimo Joe
This collection of rock, dance and hip hop artists compliment an already turbo-charged lineup including headline act Jet, Eskimo Joe and The Butterfly Effect, making Odyssey NYE ’09, at its new home of Carrara Sports Complex on the Gold Coast, its biggest party to date.

Grinspoon’s 2007 album release Alibis & Other Lies has the band nominated in various categories at this weekend’s ARIA awards including Album of the Year, Best Group and Best Rock release.
Continue reading Odyssey NYE ’09 to become Queensland’s biggest New Year’s Eve party

BIG DAY OUT 2009 – Official First Announcement

BIG DAY OUT 2009
THE OFFICIAL FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT


Photo: Tony Mott

With the global economy on the brink of collapse, what better time to ask people to hand over their hard earned money to escape the world for a day.

And who better to prove to you that investing in music is safer and returns much more than banks any day: the man who has seen it all, Neil Young.

This is a proud moment for BDO. After 17 years of producing the most dynamic, entertaining and challenging event we possibly can, this year’s shows promise to stand out from all others.

From the dynamic sounds of Arctic Monkeys or the lush depth of TV on the Radio to the wealth of great local talent or the welcome return of the Prodigy, the world’s biggest travellin’ circus will be once again back on the road next January.

We are also working on making sure the Melbourne site is green, has shade and offers the level of enjoyment you deserve. Drought or no drought.

So come and join us for just one day. We hope the first announcement will satisfy your musical needs, but for those who need more, there will be a second announcement in November…

 

BIG DAY OUT is honoured to announce the arrival of one of those rare modern musicians for whom the term “legend” is more under than over-statement: NEIL YOUNG. At a prolific phase of his 40-year-plus career, YOUNG is leading his band through eclectic set lists, picking from 2008’s Chrome Dreams II, delving into classics like Hey Hey, My My, and venting his activist’s spleen on Let’s Impeach the President. Witness the many faces of a true rock icon, NEIL YOUNG at BIG DAY OUT 2009. All shows

  Continue reading BIG DAY OUT 2009 – Official First Announcement