We’ve announced a bangin’ new partnership with Surfers Paradise Alliance that will see the Gold Coast Music Awards move to the beach at Surfers Paradise for three years.

It’s hard to leave Burleigh Brewing Co, but there’s no denying we’ve outgrown the space. The move to Surfers Paradise gives us a greater opportunity to program live music within the awards program as well as work with Surfers Paradise Alliance to continue to grow Gold Coast acts within their event too.

Surfers Paradise has a rich music history. It’s impossible to ignore the role it plays in the city’s culture.

Through the initial three-year partnership with Surfers Paradise Alliance, the Awards will utilise the infrastructure installed for Surfers Paradise LIVE on the night before the major festival takes place.

Surfers Paradise Alliance CEO Mike Winlaw said the initial three-year partnership reflected SPA’s dedication to the local Gold Coast music industry.

“Gold Coast Music Awards recognise and foster aspiring local artists, so teaming up with them is the perfect alignment for both organisations,” he said.

Division 7 Councillor Gary Baildon AM said the partnership is fantastic news and testament to the growth and diversity of what Surfers Paradise has to offer.

“Congratulations on the joining of two fantastic home grown events – Surfers Paradise LIVE and the Gold Coast Music Awards – for the next three years,” Cr Baildon said.

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