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Hot August Night

performed by The Good Band

**Event Postponed**

Unfortunately, due to the expected wet weather, we are postponing Hot August Night to Sunday 1 November. 

Ticket holders should have received an email confirming that tickets have been transferred and how to request a refund if you cannot attend.

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Turn up the heat with Neil Diamond’s iconic Hot August Night played by The Good Band in this outdoor concert special.

The year is 1972 and Neil Diamond gave us hit after hit on Hot August Night with tracks such as; Cherry Cherry, Sweet Caroline, Kentucky Woman and Cracklin’ Rosie giving us one of the best selling albums of all time that went 10x platinum here in Australia. Move forward to 2020, and The Good Band will be bringing their flavour to these legendary tracks in a Sunday Session on the Grass not to be missed.

The Good Band is made up of members from Queensland’s very own chart toppers George and local party starters The Cheap Fakes featuring; Hayden Andrews, Geoff Green, Harry Hart, Tim Leahr, Scott Bignell, and Liam Kirk.

Featuring the iconic tracks; Crunchy Granola Suite, Done too soon, Solitary man, Cherry Cherry, Sweet Caroline, Porcupine pie, You’re so Sweet, Red red wine, Shilo Girl, you’ll be a woman soon, Kentucky woman, Song Sung Blue, I am I said, and Cracklin’ Rosie.

This Outdoor Sunday Session also features a 30min support set by HAYDENGOSEEK. a licensed site for you to enjoy a beverage on grass from our Lawn Bar, Picnic Hampers available for purchase and the perfect sunset vibe for family and friends in HOTA’s Outdoor Stage.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts as part of UPSPRING

Proudly supported by City of Gold Coast

The Good Band

The Good Band is a bit of a Gold Coast supergroup…

Front man Hayden Andrews, singer songwriter for Cheap Fakes, has toured nationally and internationally and has also been involved in the pulp fiction & Dirty Dancing shows, the Honeysliders ‘Beatles Abbey road’ gigs, the Cream Tribute.  The Good Band also features ARIA award winner, for his work with Brisbane band George, Geoff Green on drums, young guitar virtuoso, Harry J Hart, keyboard wiz Liam Kirk, Reginald Leahyr & Scotty Bignell from Cheap fakes on trumpet and keyboards. 

Eat & Drink

We’ll have a selection of food trucks on site during Hot August Night with tasty treats available from Greek Street Kantina and Barraca.

And with a licensed site for you to enjoy a beverage on grass from our Lawn Bar – it’s the perfect sunset vibe for family and friends in HOTA’s Outdoor Stage.

Keeping you safe

It is incredibly important to us that you have a safe experience when you come to HOTA. We have a COVID Safe plan which you can read on our FAQs page and there are some new conditions of entry which you should read before purchasing a ticket or attending an event at HOTA.

When you arrive, you’ll be asked to register the details of everyone in your group for the purpose of contact tracing.

All events are set up to ensure we meet all social distancing and hygiene guidelines. All you have to do is enjoy yourself.

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