Pop & Play

EVENT CANCELLED

Due to the rapidly evolving situation with the COVID-19 outbreak, we have spoken to all the participants for the outdoor events this weekend and we regret to advise that we have made the decision to cancel Pop & Play.

HOTA hosts a supa-charged day of esports and Asia pop culture –  a celebration of gaming, music, film and more – the first of its kind on the Gold Coast! Join our host, The Lyrical (Game Train podcast) and Andy Trieu (SBS PopAsia) in an afternoon of non-stop fun.

Across a big day out, you’re invited to battle elite esport gamers Gaku Space, Tequila and QO in spectacular style across select games such as Overwatch and Dota. Or take on friends and foes alike at one of our freeplay stations including Nintendo favourites Super Smash Bros,  Overcooked, Mario Kart and Ultimate Chicken Horse .

From our Outdoor Stage enjoy a diverse line-up of Asia pop music, featuring Filipino-Australian pop singer Chela and the mesmerising Asia Pop Time Machine, and a stellar set from our DJ, Yeo.

If you work up an appetite dancing it out with more than 10 Asia Pop dance crews, be sure to refuel at one of the gourmet food trucks.

Making this year’s event even better, we’ve teamed up with Supanova to make Pop & Play a part of Supanova’s Day Three for FREE event. Just present your valid Supanova wristband upon entry and enjoy your afternoon.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and Supanova.

This event is part of the OUT LOUD Festival. 

Presenting Partner

Event Partner

ESPORT PROGRAM

Celebrity guest gamers
Indoors at the Outdoor Stage
12.30-5.30pm

Battle it out with our guest gamers in their chosen games:

1pm         QO of Team Oracle | Dota2
2.30pm  TEQUILA of Supa-Stellars | Overwatch
4pm        GAKU, voice of Genji | Overwatch

Freeplay sessions
Indoors at the Outdoor Stage
12.30-5.30pm

Community gaming stations will include Super Smash Bro. and Splatoon.

MUSIC PROGRAM

Outdoor Stage
12.30-5.30pm

Stage MC – Andy Trieu of SBS PopAsia
Festival DJ – YEO
12:30pm YEO (DJ set throughout the day)
1:30pm Asia Pop Time Machine
2:30pm KPOP + JPOP Dance Crews
Hopefuls
P4pero
Cider Dance
Guilty Rose
A-MUSE
Aquaria
3pm Asia Pop Time Machine
4pm Anime +HipHop Dance Crews
Alice Chang
Stardust
Sword Art Online
2nd Degree
Zero One Crew (Korean Hiphop)
Picaresque (Korean Hiphop)
Bloodline Dance Company (Japanese Hiphop)
4:30pm Chela

VENUE FAQs

This outdoor event will take place ‘Laid-back mode’. For Frequently Asked Questions related to our venue for this event, please view them below.

FAQs

FOOD TRUCKS

Experience the best Asian comfort foods all in the one place

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