The Tweed

Events

80s Mania Tweed Heads

Abstract Entertainment is proud to present five of the best 80s acts touring Down Under this November. The Kings of Wishful Thinking will lead an awesome line up of 80s artists touring together in a show loaded with enough hits to satisfy even the most radical party goers. Joining Go West will be Pseudo Echo, A Flock of Seagulls, The Cutting Crew and Wang Chung in what promises to be the 80s night of the year. Spike your hair, find your leg warmers, parachute pants and be ready to rock out to the biggest hits by some of the most popular artists of the 80s.

Start Date:
23/11/2019 View more details

Australian Longboard Surfing Open

For the last 12 years this multi-day longboard surfing festival has been held at Kingscliff, on the wave rich Tweed Coast. The Australian Longboard Surfing Open is the premier longboard surfing event in Australia. attracting the top echelon of the worlds professional and amateur longboard surfers. 2020 will see the introduction of a Trans-Tasman Test to create a showcase rivalry between Australian and New Zealand surfers . Competitors and spectators from all around Australia and from overseas are attracted to this event. The Australian Longboad Surfing Open helps promote healthy, active living messages to young athletes and their families. It includes many aspects of Australia’s beach culture and surfing lifestyle activities such as live music, historical board displays, Indigenous presentations, a surf vehicle display, surf art and more.

Start Date:
30/05/2019 View more details

Battle Recharge

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The spirit of cycling in the Tweed is ready to get recharged at the Battle this July! The purpose of the not-for-profit Battle Recharge is to bring the cycling community together for some great country laneway racing and to support the return of sports tourism in the region. This is a weekend all about the bike, featuring some of the most challenging riding in Australia set amongst an idyllic mountain backdrop. Battle Recharge is Australia's most sought after weekend of cycling; showcasing the best of the Tweed's natural environment, food, accommodation and cycling.

Start Date:
27/07/2019 View more details

Beach Rugby Australia Festival 2019 at Kirra Beach

Beach Rugby Australia is presenting a spectacular, fast paced and exciting game based on modified rules of Rugby Union, Rugby League and Touch Football. It’s the game you know, but not as you know it! Men and women play with “five” players a side with up to five substitute players per team, each half takes just five minutes and everything you have. The beach arena of play is 30 metres in length and 25 metres in width. Straightforward and easy-to-understand this contact sport is a huge hit for spectators and players alike. Taking off around the world in places like Rio, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, France and even England, now Australia to get on board for its second year and where better place to host Australia’s annual international Beach Rugby tournament than on Kirra Beach - beautiful Gold Coast, known for its spectacular beaches, picture perfect natural surrounds and some of the best visitor experiences in the world.

Start Date:
06/09/2019 View more details

Billabong Occy's Grom Comp 2019

Based at Duranbah Beach (Coolangatta/ Tweed Heads, Australia) and running from Saturday 6 July to Thursday 11 July, the Billabong Occy's Grom Comp is a truly international event with competitors travelling from all surfing states of Australia along with international surfers from South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Tahiti and Japan.

Start Date:
06/07/2019 View more details

Coolangatta Gold 2019

The Coolangatta Gold is one of the most challenging endurance races in surf sports. What began as the central theme for a motion picture over 30 years ago, has now commanded a place on Australia’s annual sports calendar. The iconic event returns to the Gold Coast on October 12 and 13, 2019, Coolangatta Beach, Queensland. Take on the ultimate challenge with the 41.8-kilometre long course or the 21-kilometre short course that will see you ski, swim, board and run your way to the finish line. Enter as an individual, or as a team!

Start Date:
12/10/2019 View more details

Elvis – An American Trilogy - Tweed Heads

Starring Vic Trevino Jnr, Ben Thompson and Justin Shandor. Due to overwhelming demand, Elvis an American Trilogy, the show that embodies the essence of The King, is back in Australia this September. Three of the world’s leading Elvis performers will take the audience on a spellbinding journey through the many eras of The King, a 20thcentury icon and one of the world’s most recognisable figures. The show begins with Vic Trevino Junior, who is returning to Australia for his fifth tour. Vic captures the audience with his raw rockabilly sound and feel combined with some of the best Elvis dance moves. Ben Thompson, winner of the 2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest, takes the role of Elvis in his movie years and the ‘68 comeback special. He effortlessly recreates him straight out of the army and into black leather, personifying this period with all the songs and sex appeal that was Elvis. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
05/10/2019 View more details

Johnny Cash Live Tweed Heads

In 1969, off the back of the huge success of 1968’s At Folsom Prison album, Johnny Cash recorded the second of his legendary prison albums at California’s notorious maximum security prison, San Quentin. 50 Years on, Daniel Thompson’s Johnny Cash Live hits the road celebrating this legendary album and the career of the Man in Black. A brand new show featuring more than 35 hits, Back to San Quentin – 50 Years On includes the great moments of the San Quentin album plus hits and favourites spanning Cash’s entire 50 year recording career. After six National tours and having performed more than 175 shows, Johnny Cash Live has become lauded as one of Australia’s premier tribute acts. With powerhouse backing band, The Tennessee Express and led by Australia’s own Man in Black, Daniel Thompson, Johnny Cash Live presents an unforgettable night paying tribute to one of music’s most iconic and influential figures. With more than 60 thousand tickets sold Australia wide, don’t miss your chance to see what has audiences on their feet and coming back each year for more.

Start Date:
06/07/2019 View more details

Kids In Need Dragon Boat Festival 2019

The 2019 Kids In Need Association (KIN) Dragon Boat Festival will be held at Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Tweed Heads, on Sunday November 3. The dragons are gathering again to raise funds for seriously ill children and children with disabilities. They would love you to make up a team and participate in a great day of Dragon Boat Racing at Jack Evans Boat Harbour (behind Twin Towns – corner Wharf and Boundary Streets). There are trophies for various categories, plenty of food and drink (no alcohol) and cool water. Entry is free to spectate. Raffles available on the day. This is a very enjoyable family day with every cent being donated back to KIN to support children with serious illness and disability.

Start Date:
03/11/2019 View more details

Kingscliff Markets

Kingscliff Markets are held in Jack Bayliss Park on Marine Parade Kingscliff the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 7am to 1pm, with the picturesque backdrop of Kingscliff Beach. There is plentiful parking with public toilets. With a beautiful beachfront location and an array of local produce, Kingscliff Markets in Northern NSW Australia are truly enjoyable for all ages. Spend a relaxing Saturday morning strolling through the vast array of gourmet food, produce, craft, artwork, fashion, jewellery, flowers, gifts and food stalls. Why not pick up some fresh fruit and vegetables and have an afternoon feast or swim after browsing through the stalls?

Start Date:
23/03/2019 View more details

Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers Tour Tweed Heads

Three time Grammy winner, Actor, storyteller and country music superstar Kris Kristofferson returns to Australia and New Zealand for a national tour with band The Strangers this September and October! Having accomplished more in his lifetime than most performers dream of, Kris Kristofferson has recorded over 30 albums and written some of the greatest songs of all time. Music fans will not want to miss the opportunity to see the original A Star Is Born legend and Country Music Hall of Fame’s Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers live on stage performing the hits from the Kristofferson songbook.

Start Date:
02/10/2019 View more details

Lee Kernaghan – Backroad Nation Tour Tweed Heads

Lee Kernaghan is kicking off the year in a big way announcing his most extensive tour to date and an epic new album, 'Backroad Nation'. Lee says his Backroad Nation tour is set to cover a lot of country over the coming year with concert events planned Australia wide. The extensive run includes 45 shows that go on sale today and coincide with the release of the first radio single, 'Wheels'. The new song from the forthcoming Backroad Nation album features the accompanying music video that was filmed on location in outback Northern Territory. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
29/11/2019 View more details

Live Music at Mountain Ridge Wines

Enjoy lunch and live music in a picturesque setting at Mountain Ridge Wines on the first Sunday of each month 12 noon to 3pm while enjoying lunch, wine or a cheese platter at the restaurant. Bookings for lunch are strongly recommended. Groups of 10 or more must book and pre-order. Check out Mountain Ridge Wines website and subscribe to the newsletter to be first to know who is playing. They invite a variety of South Coast bands, duos and solo artists - featuring a different band or musician each month.

Start Date:
02/10/2016 View more details

Makers and Finders Market Murwillumbah

Located in the family friendly Knox Park, take the time to relax time in the park, throw a blanket on the grass and and enjoy the live music while the children play at the newly renovated park and skate facilities and enjoy the creative activities and workshops provided by local arts groups. Murwillumbah Makers and Finders Market is an excellent venue for artists, vintage wares and musicians from the Tweed Region. It showcases what the Tweed Region has to offer, with products ranging from local art, skincare, jewellery, home wares, pottery, vintage, quality second hand, food stalls and entertainment by local musicians. Visitors can meet 40+ hand-selected makers, take part in creative workshops and enjoy lunch or a snack from one of the many street-food vendors. Bring your friends and family to this curated marketplace in Knox Park and shop local artists selling Handcrafted goods such as jewellery, handbags, ceramics, glassware, soaps, succulents, candles and more. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor park and support local small businesses every third Saturday of the month, 9am-2pm.

Start Date:
17/03/2018 View more details

Play School Live – Humpty's Showtime

Humpty is putting on a surprise show! Join him as he gathers together the Play School Toys to help with the big spectacular. There are starring roles for Jemima, Big Ted, Little Ted and guest appearances from other Play School favourites along the way. Filled with fun songs to sing and dance along with, this 40-minute show will delight Play School fans. Kids Promotions in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is excited to announce everyone’s favourite Children's Television show is heading on a national concert tour, Play School with Humpty’s Showtime. As with the television program, there are songs to move to, as well as quiet times to just watch and listen. The concert is presented by two Play School presenters, along with everyone’s favourite Play School toys. The familiarity of the material and the presenters combined, totally engage the young audience and encourage lots of audience participation. Join Humpty and his friends in Humpty’s Showtime.

Start Date:
08/07/2019 View more details

Roy Orbison – Reborn Starring Dean Bourne Tweed Heads

Come and relive the sound, the voice and all the magical hits of music legend Roy Orbison in an international production starring the world's number one Roy Orbison tribute star Dean Bourne’. In 2019, Dean Bourne enters his 22nd year of performing and paying the ultimate tribute to The Big O showcasing all his massive hits together with a special celebration of The Traveling Wilburys. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
31/08/2019 View more details

SAE Group Australian Surf Championships

The SAE Group Australian Surf Championships will take place on the Tweed Coast. The annual event will see over 500 competitors from around the nation for a shot at being crowned an Australian Champion. Many prestigious Australian Titles will be decided across multiple surfing disciplines joint to create a full surfing festival. The surfing disciplines include surfmasters, longboard, loggers and bodyboard. This is a mobile surfing event to ensure the competition is hosted each day in the best waves. Call the event hotline to find the event location and running schedule each day. During the festival, visit the event website for live scores, results, daily photos, video highlights, and event news.

Start Date:
09/08/2019 View more details

The Aints! Kingscliff

Ed Kuepper, Peter Oxley, Paul Larsen Loughhead, Alister Spence and Eamon Dilworth comprise The Aints! Formed in 2017, The Aints! original brief was to recreate the sound and energy of The Saints, the band co-founded by Kuepper in 1973, as they celebrated 40 years since the release of that band's groundbreaking debut (I’m) Stranded in 1977. With such talent at play though, it wasn’t long before this inspired five piece created material of their own. An album The Church of Simultaneous Existence, comprised entirely of Kuepper originals written in the period 1969–1978, was was released internationally to much fanfare and was a hit with fans and critics alike. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
22/06/2019 View more details

The Animals Australian Tour Tweed Heads

The Animals return this November bringing with them more than 50 years of iconic rhythm and blues rock. Founding member and drummer John Steel will be joined by Mick Gallagher, the bands original keyboardist, Danny Handley on guitar and vocals and Roberto Ruiz on bass and vocals, as they perform all the classic hits. ‘We Gotta Get Out Of This Place’, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’, ‘Boom Boom’, ‘It’s My Life’, ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’, ‘I Put A Spell On You’, ‘Bring It On Home To Me’ and more.

Start Date:
16/11/2019 View more details

The Bootleg Beatles

The greatest Beatles show in the world is touring Australia this year. 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Abbey Road and to celebrate this milestone, the Bootleg Beatles will be embarking on a world tour that will start in Liverpool, England accompanied by the 70-piece Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra. The Bootleg Beatles are the only Beatles show officially endorsed by the fifth Beatle himself, Sir George Martin. Their Australian show will feature the authentic instrumentation as used on the original recordings. The 2019 Tour will honour Abbey Road and celebrate the later hits, while also paying homage to the history of the greatest band in the world, with their customary four costume changes, solo pieces, ballads, Rock ‘n’ Roll classics and all their timeless masterpieces. The Bootleg Beatles will captivate audiences nationwide with their uncanny resemblance and musical perfection, capturing the soundscapes of the sixties and seventies.

Start Date:
08/11/2019 View more details

The Doors Alive Tweed Heads

Direct from the UK, The Doors Alive are the number one tribute band. Performing all The Doors classics 'Light My Fire', 'Break on Through', 'Riders On The Storm', 'People Are Strange', 'L.A.Woman', 'The End', 'Roadhouse Blues', 'Love Her Madly' plus more.

Start Date:
03/08/2019 View more details

The Umbilical Brothers – Speedmouse

It's legendary and it's live. After smashing countless countries and slaying endless audiences, the Umbies' most beloved show is back. The Umbilical Brothers are an international comedy phenomenon who have so far won a couple of BAFTAs, an Emmy, the Critics' Choice at Edinburgh Fringe and the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performers, They have performed in 37 countries with five different shows. Now they are returning home with one of their most beloved ones, Speedmouse. Full of the stuff you love best, Speedmouse is a live action, fast paced, rewind, slow motion, frame-by-frame adventure where two men create the impossible out of a microphone and a unique physical ability that has no equal. Speedmouse has earned a bevy of five star reviews and numerous awards including best stage production and best international show, along with a multi-platinum DVD that is sold in every corner of the world. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
27/07/2019 View more details

Ultimate 80s Fluro Party

Return of The 80s featuring Brian Mannix (Uncanny X Men), Dale Ryder (Ex-Boom Crash Opera), Scott Carne (Kids In the Kitchen), Ally Fowler (Chantoozies) and Dave Sterry (Real Life). Michael Jackson, Madonna, Duran Duran, Roxette, Billy Idol, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi, Robert Palmer, the eighties were undoubtedly a much more boundary-pushing era for music and pop culture as a whole. In the ultimate throwback to the decade of big hair and Rubik’s Cubes, the Ultimate 80’s Fluro Party will bring back those much loved 80’s anthems with a superstar band featuring those who helped popularise the music that was the landscape of the 80’s in Australia! See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
21/09/2019 View more details