Concert for the Planet

HOTA and the Global Orchestra Foundation present:

In celebration of Earth Hour, we bring you an evening of discovery and symphonic experience, transforming the parkland into a live music soundscape.

The Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra, extended to include over 100 local musicians, will perform Holst’s The Planets with conductor Lachlan Snow.

This spectacular concert will be live-streamed globally, enabling musicians and communities to play together. Join this unique event at HOTA with a picnic under the stars.

In the second-ever Concert for the Planet, HOTA has partnered with the Global Orchestra Foundation, in a commitment to make positive change for our future.

It all starts at 5pm AEST – discover an array of sustainable and environmentally focused art and community stalls. See beautiful visual art installations by Gold Coast favourites Clayton Blake and Guy Cooper or join in performances and interactive art activities including dancing, drumming, children’s activities and more.

Settle in for the main performance from 7.30pm AEST.

Don’t forget to play your part for the planet. We need your help to make this event sustainably sound. Here’s how:

  • Choose tap water – bring your reusable water bottle and make use of the free water stations around the venue.
  • Carpool to the event, or use public transport.
  • Use the recycling services available on-site, or simply take your rubbish home with you for appropriate disposal.


The performance will conclude at the start of Earth Hour 2018 in Queensland. We will be turning down the lights so please make sure you bring your torch to assist in exiting the venue safely.

This is a free non-ticketed event.

Can’t make the event? Everyone, anywhere on the planet can play along to the music. You don’t have to be a skilled musician or play an orchestral instrument to be a part of this amazing event. To participate from afar, simply join the Global Orchestra at

What kind of things do I need to know?


There is limited parking and it will fill up quickly. We recommend finding other means of transport but if you do choose to drive, traffic management will direct you to available car parks. 

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