Event of the Year
sponsored by TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
More than just a festival, an opportunity to get lost. 3,321 people attended Shakafest which used music to celebrate coast culture – surf, skate, art and grungy rock. The event has grown considerably in its short two years and has built a strong reputation outside of the city while giving local acts opportunities to perform next to some of Australia’s best bands. Grinspoon, DZ Deathrays, Butterfingers, Horrorshow, Tired Lion, Ivan Ooze, WAAX, Hemingway, Trapdoor and Radolescent were all on the lineup, along with Dear Seattle, Pandamic, Electric Zebra, Stork, Voiid and Kazual Tea – the perfect mix of touring acts and local talent.