Young Hearts Run Free

A masquerade ball rock show dedicated to The Romeo + Juliet Soundtrack performed live

The Cardigans. Radiohead. Everclear. Garbage. Desree. Butthole Surfers.
The kid with the voice. Other songs you somehow knew all the words to. It’s been over 20 years since Baz Luhrmann turned the greatest love story ever told into the greatest soundtrack ever sold.

To celebrate, you’re invited to the ultimate nostalgic 90s masquerade-ball rock show in the HOTA outdoors. The full soundtrack will be brought to life by a stellar lineup of musicians, performers and special guests, followed immediately by a 1997 DJ set.

So grab your finest, trashiest 90s masquerade garb and make your way to the gorgeous HOTA outdoors for a party like no other.

See below for the full line-up.

Sold out:
Vivid Sydney, Brisbane Festival, Darwin Festival and Melbourne Fringe
Nominee: 2018 Best Event, Concrete Playground Sydney

“This show is astonishingly good… the room exploded with nostalgic joy” The Australia Times

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and Crowded.

Artist Lineup

Patience Hodgson, known and loved as the lead vocalist for indie rock band The Grates, is described as one of the most exceptional, unique and era-defying voices of our generation, and will be lending her incredible vocals to the evening of nostalgic beats.

Alternative pop singer, Rhea Robertson, also joins the party to sing the iconic track Love Fool. She recently featured on the Aquaman soundtrack, was announced as a finalist in the Gold Coast Music Awards (2019) for Song of the Year earlier this month, and just launched her new single, ‘Wish You Were Dead’.

Brisbane band, Dubmarine, will join us with their unique blend of dub, dancehall, reggae and drum n bass. Vocalists Billie Weston and DKazman will be sure to provide audiences with an unforgettable evening thanks to their high-powered and energetic style of performance.

Singer-songwriter, musician and co-creator of the show, Tom Dickins, will also be leading the night with his velvety yet bittersweet voice and heartfelt ballads. Tom has toured the UK, US, Europe and Australia. His debut album ‘A Brief Case Of Madness’ broke Australian crowdfunding records and hit number one on the Australian Bandcamp charts.

These artists will join Abby Dobson of Australian pop-band Leonardo’s Bride, singer/songwriter Cash Savage, captivating Brisbane artist Airling, and Greg Chiapello of Brisbane’s rich indie music scene.

Rounding out the exciting lineup is Sahara Beck, award winning singer/songwriter and art-pop extraordinaire from the Sunshine Coast. last but definitely not least, is up-and-coming pop Queen Ellen Reed, whose powerhouse vocals, talent for songwriting and ability to tell stories like no other, make her one to watch.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs - Young Hearts Run Free

Eats & Drinks before the show?

We highly recommend booking at our Café and our foyer bar is open 60 mins prior to performances.

Major Partner

Inside Gold Coast is a Major Partner of Young Hearts Run Free.

Want to make a night of it?

QT Gold Coast is offering discounted accommodation for all young lovers!

Simply use code HEARTS19 to receive your discount off the room rate.

To book, visit

Young Hearts Run Free – Spotify Playlist

Listen to our Young Hearts Run Free playlist to reminisce and ready yourself for the ultimate nostalgic 90s masquerade-ball rock show!

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