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Those Who Rock

Registrations now open. Workshops begin 28 May.
 Those Who Rock

Hundreds of Guitarists. One Outdoor Stage.

HOTA and City of Gold Coast are searching for 200 everyday rockstars to take the stage at one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic venues.

You're invited to be part of an epic concert event as one of 200 Gold Coast guitarists who will be playing alongside Aussie music icons on the Outdoor Stage at HOTA in July. 

This is your chance to be onstage with Aussie rockstars Sarah McLeod of The SuperJesus, Dave Gleeson of The Screaming Jets, The Good Band featuring members of Cheap Fakes, George and Wolfmother, all hosted by special MC Myf Warhurst

It’s easy to get involved, we ask that you attend two workshops, a rehearsal, and the concert finale. There are 6 workshop locations at Community and Cultural Centres from the far north to the far south of the Gold Coast that will be held during May and June. Be quick as each location has a limited number of spaces before we reach our 200!

Registration and participation are free. All skill levels and ages can participate.

We’re calling on local rockers of all ages, experiences, backgrounds and abilities to grab your guitar and get involved. This is the opportunity for garage band noise makers, quiet string superstars, and Guitar Hero newbies to get on stage and live out their rock ‘n’ roll dreams.

Not a guitarist? Fret not. All are welcome to join us for the concert, tickets will be on sale soon!

Created by Joseph O’Farrell (JOF)
Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts & City of Gold Coast
Supported by Everybody NOW!
 

Originally commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne and the Betty Amsden Foundation. 

Important notes:
Those under the age of 18, will need to supply contact information for a guardian. Under 10 year old’s must be accompanied by an adult for the workshops and performance. 

Dates
Registrations now open. Workshops begin 28 May.
Where
Outdoor Stage
Credits
Created by Joseph O’Farrell (JOF)
Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts & City of Gold Coast.
Supported by Everybody Now!
Workshops

#Workshops

Sat 28 May - Sun 26 Jun

Sat 28 May - Sun 26 Jun

Workshop period

Workshops will be held in late May and June at City of Gold Coast’s Community & Cultural Centres from the far south to the far north of the Gold Coast.

We ask that you attend a minimum of two workshops, the technical rehearsal and of course, be available for the concert on Sun 3 July.


#Locations

Pimpama Community Centre
FAR NORTH WORKSHOPS

Pimpama Community Centre

139 Rifle Range Road, Pimpama 4209 (within the Pimpama Sports Hub)

Workshop dates:
Sat 28 May 3pm to 4.30pm
Sun 5 June 3pm to 4.30pm
Thu 9 June 6.30pm to 8pm
Sat 18 June 1.30pm to 3pm
Sat 25 June 1.30pm to 3pm

Your song is ‘Horses’ by Daryl Braithwaite

Helensvale Cultural Centre

62 Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale 4212

Workshop dates:
Wed 1 June 5pm – 6.30pm
Wed 8 June 6pm – 7.30pm
Weds 15 June 6.30pm to 8pm
Sun 19 June 11am to 12.30pm
Sat 25 June 6pm – 7.30pm

Your song ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’ by The Angels

Runaway Bay Youth Centre
NORTH EAST WORKSHOPS

Runaway Bay Youth Centre

379 Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay 4216

Workshop dates:
Sat 28 May 10am – 11.30am
Sat 4 June 10am – 11.30am
Sat 11 June 10am – 11.30am
Sun 19 June 3pm – 4.30pm
Sun 26 June 5.30pm – 7pm

Your song is ‘Enter Sandman’ by Metallica

Carrara Community Centre
CENTRAL WORKSHOPS

Carrara Community Centre

Nielsens Road, Carrara 4211

Workshop dates:
Sat 4 June 3pm to 4.30pm
Sat 11 June 2.30pm to 4pm
Sun 19 June 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Sun 26 June 1.30pm to 3pm

Your song is ‘We Will Rock You’ by Queen

Robina Community Centre
SOUTH WORKSHOPS

Robina Community Centre

1 San Antonio Court, Robina 4226

Workshop dates:
Sun 29 May 11am – 12.30pm
Sun 5 June 10am – 11.30pm
Fri 10 June 6pm – 7.30pm
Thu 16 June 7pm – 8.30pm
Wed 22 June 6pm – 7.30pm

Your song is ‘I Love Rock’n’Roll’ by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Tugun Community Centre
FAR SOUTH WORKSHOPS

Tugun Community Centre

414 Coolangatta Road, Tugun 4224

Workshop dates:
Sun 29 May 3.30pm – 5pm
Fri 3 June 6pm – 7.30pm
Sun 12 June 10am – 11.30am
Sat 18 June 6pm – 7.30pm
Fri 24 June 6pm – 7.30pm

Your song is ‘You’re the Voice’ (rock version) by John Farnham

#The Concert

Sun 3 Jul

Sun 3 Jul

The concert at HOTA's Outdoor Stage on Sun 3 July is open to everyone who wants to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event. Join the waitlist to be notified once tickets are on sale.


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HOTA proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.

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