You may think the cool change of season is a reason to stay inside, but you’ll be better off heading outside and soaking up the sun and sounds of these five festivals taking place in Queensland this month!

SURFERS PARADISE LIVE | 2 – 5 May | Surfers Paradise Beachfront, Gold Coast 
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Celebrating the conclusion of the Gold Coast Music Awards on 2 May, and continuing through till Sunday 5 May, Surfers Paradise Live is a free concert delivering performances by some of Australia’s most iconic artists and local loves. This year’s line-up includes the legendary Hoodoo Gurus, Thirsty Merc and The Living End as well as Gold Coast locals Peach Fur, San Mei and Casey Barnes. A ripper reason to party on the shores of the Golden City! All line-up, event and ticket info available HERE.

GROOVIN THE MOO | 5 May | Townsville
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With a presence in the state’s unofficial northern capital, Townsville, for over a decade, Groovin The Moo returns to deliver another killer live music experience in 2019. Featuring international acts like Billie Ellish, homegrown heroes such as Regurgitator and Hilltop Hoods, and Queensland native Carmouflage Rose, this one’s going to be hotter than the tropics in summer.  All line-up, event and ticket info available HERE.

BLUES ON BROADBEACH | 16 – 19 May | Broadbeach, Gold Coast
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One Australia’s largest non-tickteted (read: free) events, Blues On Broadbeach is right on our doorstep and raring to go for another year of superb live music, food and good times. With 20 performance areas both on the stunning beachfront and throughout the vibrant streets of Broadbeach, punters can enjoy the sound of Gold Coast locals like Hussy Hicks and Salt & Steel as well as a slew of acts from interstate along with plenty of delicious food experiences to heap on your plate! All line-up, event and ticket info available HERE.

BIG PINEAPPLE MUSIC FESTIVAL | 25 May | Woombye, Sunshine Coast
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Back for their seventh year, Big Pineapple Music Festival, has curated a sweet-as line-up of Australia’s hottest acts for their 2019 soiree. Artists on the bill include crowd favourites Peking Duk, PNAU, Vera Blue and Karnivool, Queensland loves Hatchie, JOY, Fight Ibis and heaps more! Get your tickets and bite into the juicy festivities! All line-up, event and ticket info available HERE.

1770 FESTIVAL | 24 – 26 May | Town of 1770
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1770 Festival is an annual festival celebrating community, with a re-enactment of Captain Cook’s landing, art, local live music, market stalls as well as interactive demonstrations and workshops for kids and adults alike. Touting surf and sound, this is a day out the whole family can enjoy! All line-up, event and ticket info available HERE.

Feature image: courtesy of Big Pineapple Music Festival Facebook page.