On 27, April 2017, the Gold Coast Music Awards (GCMA) are returning for their third year bigger than ever! With a cool new partnership with Surfers Paradise Live to boot, the awards will be stirring things up in 2017. Here’s the lowdown on everything you need to know…

  1. GCMA 2017 is set to be much bigger than previous years.
    Thanks to a bold new partnership with Surfers Paradise Alliance, the GCMA’s are set to have almost ten times the attendees of previous years. This means even more people to rub shoulders with if you’re a musician or music fan.
  1. An awards ceremony by the beach? Yes please!
    The GCMA x Surfers Paradise Live partnership means the awards ceremony will now take place at Surfers Paradise Beach, so be sure to grab your swimmers and an ice cold bevvy to celebrate.
  1. Surfers Paradise LIVE Music Festival IS THE AFTER-PARTY!!!
    After the awards ceremony, a massive stage at the end of the mall will play host to Surfers Paradise Live Music Festival! The line-up will feature a selection of local acts, including some very famous ones. Consider this the after-party to end all after-parties!
  1. The Veronicas will be headlining the after-party.
    International pop sensations, Brisbane homegirls The Veronicas, will be headlining Surfers Paradise Live. Famous for songs like 4ever and Hook Me Up, the duo will be joined by a yet-to-be announced line-up. You just know this festival is going to deliver the goods.
  1. YOU can nominate your favourite Gold Coast artists for awards!
    Next year there will be new categories and opportunities for the finalists and winners of the awards. Nominations open online on January 20, 2017 and close on March 10, 2017. So, make sure you get in and nominate your favourite Gold Coast acts!

With so much talent currently on the Gold Coast, keep your eyes and ears out for the GCMA next year, and throw in some nominations for your favourite artists!

Learn more about the Gold Coast Music Awards via their website HERE.

Feature image: 2016 Multi Gold Coast Music Awards finalist, Amy Shark.