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GLOW to light up the winter sky

Prepare to be mesmerised with an evening of dazzling lights, lasers and illuminated art displays at GLOW on Saturday 8 July.

Now in its fourth year, this free event is fast becoming a favourite on the Gold Coast’s cultural events calendar.

The Gold Coast Cultural Precinct at Surfers Paradise will transform into a playground of creativity when GLOW lights up the winter night sky.

Councillor Hermann Vorster says the event showcases the Gold Coast’s emerging cultural precinct and highlights the City’s commitment to supporting local artists and creatives.

“GLOW is held in our evolving cultural heartland and takes advantage of the surrounding area with digital art installations illuminated against the picturesque backdrop of Evandale Lake, Nerang River and Surfers Paradise skyline,” he says.

“Last year’s GLOW was a huge success. We’re proud to provide this unique opportunity for our local artists and creative industries and for residents and visitors to the city.”

Attractions include a laser water show on Evandale Lake, interactive gaming, virtual reality experiences, glow yoga and tai chi as well as light installations from Griffith University students.

Enjoy live music from local bands and solo artists including Fairchild, Eliza and the Delusionals, Calan Mai, Katie Who and The Wayward Suns.

Wear white and shine bright under the special UV lights and immerse yourself in the magical art and cultural experience that is GLOW.

Event details

Saturday 8 July: 5pm – 10pm

Gold Coast Cultural Precinct

135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

Leave the car at home, catch the G:link to Surfers, then get a free water shuttle from Cavill Avenue to the Evandale pontoon. Alternatively, utilise the limited free car parking available at The Gold Coast Arts Centre.

GLOW event program

3:00pm – Free family movie E.T. (Arts Theatre)

4:45pm – 10:30pm – Arts Centre Gold Coast free water shuttle from Cavill Avenue Wharf (Helm Bar) to Evandale Jetty

5:00pm – 5:45pm – String section – rock/movie anthems (Arts Theatre)

5:00pm – 9:45pm – Bar by The Cambus Wallace (Western side of the lake)

5:00pm – 10:00pm – Free virtual reality experience (Paradise Room – Arts Centre Gold Coast)

5:00pm – 10:00pm – Commissioned interactive art project Griffith University (Northern side of lake)

5:00pm – 10:00pm – Video gaming experience (Northern side of the lake)

5:00pm – 9:00pm – Mechanoid robots (Entry to event space)

5:00pm – 10:00pm – Jonathon Bolitho interactive art installations Chromesthesia (Western side of the lake)

5:00pm – 10:00pm – Attune (Eastern side of the lake)

5:00pm – 10:00pm – ‘Go with the GLOW’ products van (Western side of the lake)

5:00pm – 10:00pm – Global Fusion LED light up apparel stand (Northern side of the lake)

5:00pm – 10:00pm – Academy of Design GLOW make-up stall and dancers

5:00pm – 10:00pm – Funmaker silent disco bus

5:00pm – 9:00pm – Gold Coast Cultural Precinct information hub (Paradise Room – Arts Centre Gold Coast)

5:00pm – 5:45pm – Live Music: Wayward Suns (Entertainment stage)

5:30pm – 10:00pm – GLOW candle making activity (Eastern side of the lake)

5:30pm – 10:00pm – Projected digital murals from Level Up Program: Youth arts incubator for makers, doers and dreamers (Eastern facing large side wall of Arts Centre building)

5:30pm – 10:00pm – Jason Haggerty projected digital artwork (Projected onto Gateway to Magmell sculpture Eastern point of Parkland)

5:45pm – Laser Water Show, a major feature on the lake

6:00pm – 8:00pm – Swingin’ Mal Wood followed by swing dance session (Arts Centre terrace)

6:00pm – 6:45pm – Live music: Katie Who (Entertainment stage)

6:30pm – 7:15pm – GLOW Tai Chi (Lakeside – near the Peace Pavilion on the eastern side of the lake)

6:45pm – Laser Water Show, a major feature on the lake

7:00pm – 9:00pm – James Diamond Duo followed by salsa dance session (Arts Centre terrace)

7:00pm – 7:45pm – Live music: Calan Mai (Entertainment stage)

7:30pm – 8:15pm – GLOW Yoga by Essence of living (Lakeside – near the Peace Pavilion on the eastern side of the lake)

8:00pm – 8:45pm – Live music: Eliza and the Delusionals (Entertainment stage)

7:45pm – Laser Water Show, a major feature on the lake

9:00pm – 9:45pm – Live music: Fairchild (Entertainment stage)

8:45pm – Laser Water Show, a major feature on the lake

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