12th April 2012
Gold Coast Gay Day is back in 2012 on the 12th of May at Parklands Showgrounds in Southport.
This year we have some great artists performing including Zoe Badwi and Emily Williams who will headline this year’s Gold Coast Gay Day.
Also starring on the day will be Shiny Shiny, Adrenalin Australia, Love Like Hate as well as Julia Rose & Felicity Lawless. Of course we will be having our amazing HOT BODZ comp again this year with some influence from the Rip & Roll campaign. Our wonderful Gold Coast Show Girls will be performing with announcements of who’s who coming soon.
Gold Coast Gay Day boasts two amazing stages and this year we are delighted to welcome back the talents, the diversity and the down-right fun group from Studio 44 Artspace. The team will be inviting you to join them at the ‘Church of Free Love’, a space that will deliver incredible Australian talent through live music, artwork, food and open-mindedness. Studio 44 Artspace has been dedicated to bridging divides, freedom of expression and promoting arts and creativity for years, and we’re sure that the ‘Church of Free Love’ will be the best place for you to be who you want to be, see what you want to see and celebrate life the Gay Day way.
Gold Coast Gay Day is for all the family and everyone is welcome. For the kids there will be the very cool Fun Cars for Kids as well as free face painting a jumping castle and lots of fun things to do. There are awesome stalls which is another fun feature of the day.
Gold Coast Gay Day is a true celebration of the diversity on the Gold Coast which not only showcases International stars but many of our local talents as well.
Gold Coast Gay Day is on at Parklands Showgrounds Southport and kicks off at 11am on the 12th of May and children under 12years old enter for free.
For more info visit www.goldcoastgayday.com
27th March 2012
Gold Coast Gay Day is back in 2012 on the 12th of May at Parklands Showgrounds in Southport.
Headlining this year’s Gold Coast Gay Day is Zoe Badwi and back by popular demand Emily Williams.
Zoe Badwi is well known for her smash Hit “Free Falling”, a regular dance anthem heard on the dance floor. Emily Williams has just released her new album “Uncovered”
Gold Coast Icon Trixie O Nassis will be hosting again this year accompanied by our wonderful local Gold Coast show girls, DJ’s and entertainers!
Gold Coast Gay Day is an initiative of Healthy Communities along with principle partners Qnews and Escape Nightclub Gold Coast.
Qnews has had a long association with the event being Media Partner since 2007. This year for the first time Escape Nightclub Gold Coast are the Principle Sponsor to the event and will host the official Gold Coast Gay Day After Party.
All the usual favourites will be there including a great array of stalls and info stands, activities for all the family including jumping castles and face painting.
Once again the event will be a fundraiser for Care for Life Suicide prevention on the Gold Coast and the Healthy Communities Fund with a percentage of the door takings being donated to each of the charities.
Gold Coast Gay Day 2012, 12th of May, Gold Coast Parklands Southport.
To book a stall, volunteer or to express an interesting in entertaining, email email@example.com
For updates visit www.goldcoastgayday.com
Gold Coast Gay Day is just around the corner with final preparations falling into place. With great entertainment the day is sure to keep you on your feet, dancing feet that is!
A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be on offer.
The event will be hosted by our very own Trixie O Nasis with special Co hosts to soon be announed
Of course there will be our wonderful showgirls with all the glitter and glam that we have come to expect from Gold Coast Gay Day!
Parklands also has heaps of parking, 2 bars will be operating as well as two Eftpos machines.
You can also have your pic taken on the ever popular Queensland Police motor cycle.
The Rip and Roll photo booth will be in full swing so you can take your modelling pics home with you on the day.
Gold Coast Gay Day is the Premier Gay and Lesbian event on the Gold Coast and will take place at Parklands on the 12th of May from 11am till 6pm followed by a great After Party to round off an amazing day!
Last years updates
04 March 2011
Well here we are less than 60 days away to GCGD 2011
Stay tuned for heaps of exciting updates.
The Gold Coast Gay Day committee with some fresh blood is now busy at it organising a fantastic day for you all so make sure you mark Sunday 1st May 2011 in your diary, in ya iphone or androids, on the fridge or anything else you can scribble it down on.
In 2010 around 3000 people from our community attended Gold Coast Gay Day with 2011 shaping up to be bigger and even brighter!
There are amazing new performers as well as previous fun loved ones to hit the stages. There will be two indoor entertainment venues this year. Two fully equipped bars to keep you well lubricated and loads of food options to choose from with the yummy food vans onsite for the day.
Any queries or expressions of interest to be a volunteer on the day please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with relevant skills and preferences.
8 May 2010
Well this years festival was a great success thanks to all you who came and celebrated your local gay & lesbian community event. There were approx 3500 in attendance on the day. The weather was perfect, the stalls were colourful, the entertainers were fantastic & you the crowd were simply awesome. We are so happy you came, enjoyed and helped make this the best GCGD ever so far.
There are already some new exciting ideas in store for next years festival, with the thoughts of even having online ticket sales prior to the event.
A survey & feedback form will be available online over the next few weeks. Next years festival is already booked for Sunday 1st May 2011 back at Parklands Show Grounds so mark it in your diaries.
Photos taken this year will be uploaded very very soon
29 Apr 2010
OMG. Here we are only a few days away. Only 3 sleeps to go. Well that's if you do sleep, unlike us, & for some it might be only two sleeps depending how hard ya party. Anyways all the prizes on the Games & Competitions Page are finally out. Make sure you enter as many as you can.
You may have noticed a few new stalls have been added in the last weeks and all are just as excited as us to be coming on the day.
A few of us were up at Parklands the other day for last minute meetings & measurements and I tell you the place is going to be awesome. The food vans are already setting up in place, the grounds look great and we reckon everyone is going to be delighted with the variety available.
So please keep putting the word out to all your friends & family to come along and share the fun & excitement. The entertainment is absolutely going to rock inside and out, the bar staff are gearing up to keep your fluid levels primed. Though as always please be responsible if ya going to drink, make sure you come with someone not wanting to party as hard and suitable to drive, or leave the cars at home and catch a bus. We want everyone to have fun, though most of all, stay safe.
Most importantly for all you guys & gals that are of that lucky vibrant young age or just so enviously lucky to look so young that you get questioned everywhere you go, make sure you bring your ID to be tagged appropriately if you want to have a drink, as security and bar staff will absolutely enforce NO CORRECT TAG or proof of over 18's ID produced on the day = NO DRINKS
And not to sound like a broken record, please show your support by making use of our supporters and sponsors services where ever you can. With out them, we would be struggling very much indeed. They have all been awesome in each of their contributions.
Make sure you retain your tag all you partiers, for the Official AFTER PARTY at MP's later Sunday Night. Its going to be just as awesome, with the place packed, lovely talent, heaps of energy & fantastic shows.
Ok thats about it, all the rest is for you all to come and see for yourselves. We hope every single one of you has the best time ever in whichever level you choose to participate.
Until Sunday, keep safe, pass the word GOLD COAST GAY DAY just a few DAYS AWAY. Thanks for your all your support & interest & see you on the day.
13 Apr 2010
Well what can I say. The days are going quicker and quicker. We all are excited and at the same time sweating it big time to get all the final stuff in order before the day. Its all the little things that take the time. But hey you are all worth it and thats why we love doing it. To see you all coming together on the day as a community and seeing all your fantastic smiles means the world to each one of us involved. Awwwwww, I know. Ok, enough of the soppy stuff.
All the Stall Holders are pretty much locked in so go check them out on the Stall Holders page. There's over 50 now. So bring heaps of bags for the give aways & extra cash for all the goodies. but if you need we have managed to even have a ATM available on site near the front gate.
The Main Stage time schedule is now online. And also there will be programmes at the gate. So either way you will be able to have fun wandering around all the fantastic stall, but also ensure you don't miss your favourite entertainers.
The Entertainers page now has submenus so you can check out each area. The Main Stage, the DJ's bringing ya all the funky tunes to keep ya ears ringing and ya body swinging. And finally you can check out the Outside Stage performers being brought to you by Studio 44 Artspace. There is going to be some great tunes happening out there. As for times for the performers out there, you will have to just cruise on by and check out their notice board on the day to keep you in the loop of whats happening.
For anyone that had troubles getting their face painted last year. Well don't despair,, there are more than one this year. So no excuse get on down and get a new face for the day.
Also to get an idea of the venue layout check out the map on the How To Get There page.
Remember, theres are heaps of food variety this year, from what I've heard sandwiches, chips, kebabs and sushi just to mention a few, two bars for you drinkers, soft drinks for the drivers, ice creams & fairy floss for small and big kids alike, and yes we have a coffee van for you coffee lovers. The sausage sizzle will be pumping out heaps of lovely snags and the aroma will sure to have you drooling. The kids/ teens zone is just the thing to let you guys have fun or just chill out in your own space when you want.
Theres heaps more I could tell you, but hey we got to keep some secrets and surprises for the day. Just make sure you have Sunday the 2nd May marked in your diary, keep letting all your friends & family know. Rock up on the day (Gates now opening at 10am) and have a fantastic time. See you there & hey make sure you enter Mailbox so we can check you out & drop you a message.
06 Apr 2010
Well the days are ticking down, the program is just about sorted out for the days events and hopefully we'll get it placed on here soon. A map of the festival layout should appear on these pages shortly also to give everyone a general idea of the layout of the land for the day.
Its great to have the GLOWSTICK BOYS back on board this year wandering around with heaps of goodies to hand out, especially their great glow stick bracelets. All they ask is for a gold coin donation to help out with costs. FLIM FLAMS are supplying heaps of balloons on the day. I hear GANGSTARS are going to be also joining the festival again roving around entertaining the crowds.
The OUTSIDE STAGE is set to rock with heaps of great entertainment lined up & hopefully we will get to give you a preview of whats happening out there in the near future. I'm sure they are going to entertain everyone as much as the MAIN STAGE inside the Colin Meagher's Pavillion.
Bruce Lynton Mini Garage Series are decorating two Mini's for the day and will have them parked within the festival with heaps of give aways. We have organised heaps of variety when it comes to eating with numerous FOOD VANS, COFFEE VAN & of course also our very own SAUSAGE SIZZLE. The BOOK STALL is going to be enormous with heaps of lovely bargains to be found.
Make sure you check out the GAMES & COMPETITIONS PAGE to see whats happening, though even before you do, believe me, there are some fantastic prizes to be won on the day, so make sure you enter everything, buy some RAFFLE TICKETS, bid at the Auction for the TITAN'S FOOTBALL, strut ya stuff in the HOTBODZ COMPETITION, be creative with the legendary PLAY DOH MOULDING & register for $2 and get those messages happening in MAILBOX.
The committee is fortunate to have discovered a hidden gem in a lovely lady called Carolyn who has provided us with fantastic embroidered Gay Day logos on our lovely pink T shirts we will be wearing this year. Anyone wanting lessons or something embroidered, like for social club logos or as simple as something for the kids, you can contact her by email at KraftyCarolynEmbroidery
MP's has a great After Party set to entice all later in the night. We hope you all will come along and enjoy the shows, catch up to friends and support these guys, they really have given heaps of support again this year to help make Gold Coast Gay Day the great festival it is becoming.
30 Mar 2010
Thank you for all your expressions of interest whether you be Stall Holders, Performers or Volunteers. We have had an enormous response to date, and are ecstatic from the level of interest in this years festival from all you. This support is assisting us make this event a fantastic, larger and more successful day for all that attend.
Our Sponsors have been great in their generous support to get this event happening, so please remember to check them out on our sponsor and supporters page and utilise their services where possible to show your support back.
Look forward to seeing you all on the day.
Gold Coast Gay Day Committee
"Thanks for the tremendous response to this & if you missed out please keep it in mind to get in early next year."
18 Jan 2010
USED BOOK STALL AT GAY DAY 2010!!!
Just call Roni on 0407026864 or email with details email@example.com THANK YOU !
GOLD COAST GAY DAY FINDS NEW HOME
Great news for revellers of Gold Coast Gay Day as the committee announces Parklands on the Gold Coast as the new venue for this year's event in May 2010.
Committee organiser Roni Schmutsch is over the moon about the new venue. "this is huge for Gold Coast Gay Day. Parklands has so many advantages such as heaps of free parking, great transport options, the venue is a well known festival ICON and best of all the venue is an ALL weather venue!" Roni said.
The Gold Coast Gay Day committee surveyed punters from 2009 on the day and also via the Gold Coast Gay Day website and has responded to requests to bring the venue closer to Surfers Paradise.
"Although 100% of people surveyed said they would come again if it was held in Mudgeeraba many people expressed they would like to see the event brought closer to Surfers. The committee took this on board and feels that Parklands can cater for everyone from the Coast to Brisbane and across the New South Wales border" said Roni.
Once again Gold Coast Gay Day will be donating a percentage of the entry fees to Care for Life suicide prevention.
Gold Coast Gay Day will take place on Sunday 2nd of May 2010 on the May Day long weekend in keeping with past tradition.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE TO REQUEST THAT YOU LEAVE ALL YOUR LOVELY PETS AT HOME ON THE DAY DUE TO PARKLANDS NO PETS ENTRY POLICY
ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER THIS EVENT IS HELD AT A FULLY LICENCED VENUE
THIS MEANS STRICTLY NO BYO
All Drinks will be available at the venues bars