The Tweed


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

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

BeachCare Activity Day - Rainbow Bay

Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline. BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!

Start Date:
12/10/2019 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

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim 2020

Join swimmers from all over Australia for the Gold Coast’s premier ocean swim. The Cooly Classic is a rare opportunity to swim a course with some of Australia’s most revered surf breaks as your backdrop – Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra. In 2019, the introduction of a new 5 kilometre marathon distance course was a hit. If you’re a seasoned ocean swimmer, the Cooly 5.0 is a great opportunity to test yourself beyond the typical open water distances. If you’re a seasoned ocean swimmer, the Cooly 5.0 is a great new opportunity to test yourself beyond the typical open water distances. Events: Junior Giants 1000 metres, one kilometre, two kilometres, three kilometres, five kilometres.

Start Date:
26/04/2020 View more details

Cooly Rocks On™ Festival

Cooly Rocks On™ is an annual celebration of everything 50s, 60s and 70s bringing the colourful and vibrant beachside towns of Coolangatta and Tweed together for the ultimate party. Music, dancing, cars, nostalgia and good old-fashioned family fun are all on the program, right here in one of the best destinations in the world. Bring the family and enjoy loads of free entertainment and retro markets. Watch the Cooly Rocks On™ Street Parade, check out thousands of classic cars, see as many amazing artists as possible, dance every night away and have as much fun as you can possibly squeeze into your stay.

Start Date:
03/06/2020 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

Gin Tasting Cruise: Archie Rose Signature Gin on a luxury yacht

Spirit Fleet have teamed up with Australia's most highly awarded distillery; Archie Rose Distilling Co. to offer exclusive gin experience cruises. A unique venture on board a distinguished yacht. Be welcomed onboard Silver Spirit, a luxury motor cruiser, with canapés and G&Ts on arrival. Silver Spirit is one of kind, with old school charm, rich timber craftsmanship she offers the ideal floating venue to enjoy some classic G&Ts. Over the course of the cruise, Archie Rose experts will take you on a whirlwind tour of gin distillation. This sensory experience includes an Archie Rose bar styled with dried botanicals and botanical distillates, where guests are guided through a comparison of botanicals in Archie Rose's Signature Dry Gin and Distiller’s Strength Gin, and then select their favourite to enjoy in a G&T. Spaces are limited to just 20 guests per cruise. During, the group is split into two to allow for a more intimate experience with the bartender. Away from the bar, enjoy chefs freshly prepared canapés and G&Ts with Sydney Harbour as your backdrop. This is an interactive experience for those who enjoy gin.

Start Date:
30/08/2019 View more details

Gold Coast Summer Swims

The Gold Coast Summer Swims are super social and the distances are great training goals – think of them as stepping stones to longer distances and other events throughout your Summer. The courses offer a mix of surf and flat water, from the sheltered Greenmount Beach around to Kirra Beach, home of the Cooly Classic. For swim training, for surf practice, for race prep – these events are built for Summer fun in the surf, no matter what your motivation is.

Start Date:
07/12/2019 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

The Makers and Finders is a monthly event in Murwillumbah, Northern NSW set in an industrial warehouse and the leafy Knox Park. The market blends the environmental principles of reduce, reuse and upcycling together with showcasing the talents of people in the community who create a range of handmade, unique and artisan items. the ‘Makers’ market is held inside the M-Arts Precinct, a large converted industrial shed, a place where crafter and artisans come together and visitors will discover beautiful handmade objects, chat to resident ceramicists, illustrators and sculptors and explore the shipping container art studios. Across the road, the outdoor ‘Finders’ market is set in the leafy and family friendly Knox Park and is a great place to find local produce and pre-loved goods. Take the time to relax time in the park and enjoy the live music while the children play at the newly renovated park and skate facilities. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor park and support local small businesses every third Saturday of the month.

Start Date:
17/03/2018 View more details

Murwillumbah Show

If great value family fun is what you are after, look no further than the Murwillumbah Show. With two days of jam-packed activities, this year’s program really does have something for everyone. With new entertainment, attractions, rides and exhibits you are in for a real surprise! A historical community driven celebration of the agricultural history and diverse modern culture of the Tweed Shire! The Show will open on Friday with a Rodeo at night and music playing on the Bushman’s Stage. Festivities will continue on Saturday with a variety of entertainment including craft stalls, farm displays, sideshows, wood chopping an animal nursery and all the traditional show competitions in craft, cookery, horticulture, art and photography. All this will culminate in a performance by legendary blues band Devils Kiosk, spectacular fireworks, monster truck displays and a dare devil motorbike stunt show on the Saturday night. The Murwillumbah Show is held at the Murwillumbah Showground and is now one of the oldest continually running agricultural shows in Australia, celebrating its 119th Show in 2019.

Start Date:
01/11/2019 View more details

Radio Birdman With The Stems

Radio Birdman with The Stems plus Los Chicos. Get set for one of 2019’s hippest doubles when Radio Birdman takes to the road with The Stems! 70’s rock icons Radio Birdman have been going from strength to strength over the past five years showing a new and younger audience how an authentic rock band really looks and sounds. Like a fine wine the band just seems to get better with time. Regular Australian dates and quite a few tours of Europe have honed them into an awesome live outfit, a fact testified to by their frequently sold out shows. 80’s Perth pop/rock sensations The Stems seem headed in the same direction. Winners of last year WAM Hall of Fame, the band have recently been gathering momentum. A new level of interest following the reissue of their Gold award winning album At First Sight will see their long deleted Heads Up album also being reissued. They will embark on another tour of Europe in late November. Special guests are Spain’s Los Chicos who have been making quite a name for themselves on their recent Australian tours.

Start Date:
02/11/2019 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 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

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