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The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones


Please note, parking will be extremely limited for this event.  We encourage you to use public and active transport, or ridesharing services, to get to and from HOTA. Find out more here.


If it does rain the show will go ahead in light showers, however the start time may need to be delayed. If the forecast is for even the possibility of rain bring good quality raincoats and suitable footwear. Only if the conditions are deemed to be dangerous for either the audience or the performers will the show be cancelled.

The decision to cancel the show will be made as early as possible but may not be made until the day of the show. In the event of inclement weather patrons should check this web page for any updates.

Featuring The Good Band and The Honey Sliders

Call your troops and gear up – it’s time to pick your side.

The battle between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts almost 50 years ago. For one night only, join The Good Band and The Honey Sliders as they battle it out live on HOTA’s Outdoor Stage in this music-fuelled slugfest between Britain’s biggest musical powerhouses.

Representing The Beatles in the blue corner is The Good Band. Following on from the success of their ‘Hot August Night’ show at our very own Outdoor Stage, these boys will be bringing their flavour to ensure they ‘Come Together’ to come out on top!

And for The Rolling Stones in the red corner, local legends and makers of the ‘Easy Rider’ Soundtrack show,  The Honey Sliders will be ‘Painting it Black’ with the epic riffs we all know and love.

The boys next door or the bad boys of rock? The Beatles or The Stones? Whose side are you on?

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

The Bands

The Honey Sliders

The Honey Sliders are the new 70’s inspired blues / boogie project for three time ARIA Award nominated singer song writer Danny Widdicombe. The band have been playing their favourite albums live in concert, one at a time, every year since 2013 when they kicked it all off with Hendrix’s ‘Axis: Bold as Love’. After much critical acclaim and popular demand, they launched into a series of successive, annual sold out concerts, including – The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’, Neil Young’s ‘On the Beach’, The Band’s ‘The Last Waltz’, The Stones’ ‘Sticky Fingers’ and ‘Let it Bleed’, and Cream’s ‘Disraeli Gears’. Each year The Honey Sliders sell out The Triffid in Brisbane and The Sound Lounge on the Gold Coast with their respectful and mind-blowingly accurate recreations of these masterpieces of blues, soul, country, and rock n roll. Each member of the honey sliders has toured the world with their music and together they have over 80 years experience on some of the biggest stages anywhere. Their love of music from the ‘golden age’ of rock n roll records from 1965 – 1975 is a huge influence on their sound.

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 and Dirty Dancing shows, The Honey Sliders ‘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 and Scotty Bignell from Cheap Fakes on trumpet and keyboards. 

Eat & Drink

Gourmet Hamper – $50

Enjoy a Gourmet Hamper for two, including hand-selected cheeses, breads and antipasto delights with two glasses of your choice of red, white or sparkling wine.

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Indulgence Hamper – $75

Treat yourself to the Indulgence Hamper for two, including hand-selected cheeses, breads and antipasto delights, served with fresh Australian prawns. All accompanied by two glasses of your choice of red, white or sparkling wine, and chocolate coated strawberries.

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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 and there are some new conditions of entry which you should read before purchasing a ticket or attending an event at HOTA.

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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