A sad goodbye

It is with great sadness that we announce that NightQuarter Helensvale will be closing on February 1, 2019.

Michelle and Ian (owners) would like to say THANK YOU to our incredible community for your unwavering support over the last three years.

We are proud to have hosted over 6000 live performances, supported Commonwealth Games by putting on 54 events as part of Festival18 and passionately embraced the entertainment and live music scene on the Gold Coast.

We have seen young local talent such as Harry J Hart, who started off as a 14-year-old busker with 4 songs to his repertoire, to now performing with the likes of Adam Brand; and brilliant performances by emerging Gold Coast artists like Matty Rogers, Electrik Lemonade, Hanlon Brothers, Hussy Hicks, Casey Barnes…and so many more! We have brought touring bands back to the Gold Coast such as UB40, RUFUS DU SOL , SAFIA, Simple Plan, The Living End, Grinspoon, Dune Rats, Xavier Rudd, Flight Facilities, Presets and Illy where they previously missed Gold Coast. We launched Amy Shark’s single ‘Adore’ in 2016 and then hosted her sold-out show in 2018, she has of course gone on to put the Gold Coast on the map with her live music… we wish her all the well deserved success!

NightQuarter has celebrated special occasions with you like Waitangi Day and New Years Eve, celebrated food from all around the world, sang along to Christmas songs, trick or treated across the markets, been amazed by fire performances and acrobatics, and danced the night away to this city’s best live bands. We have challenged you with Drag Trivia, launched incredible cocktails, created live art experiences, supported Voice contestants (the talent on the Gold Coast is breathtaking and we were left with goosebumps!).

We have had some of the most special nights of our lives here together and it brings us tears to be writing this.

We thank our stallholders, our talented musicians and performers who bring NightQuarter to life each week, and our wonderful staff members who work tirelessly to deliver this incredible product – we couldn’t have done it without you. You helped make this business  a home and made it feel like family.

We are devastated and wish to highlight it was not an outcome that was foreseen and one that we fought against, however we were unable to reach a viable tenancy agreement with landlords, SCentre Group, (who own and operate Westfield Australia and New Zealand) for a further term. The asking rent of over double we are currently paying was just not feasible.

Gold Coast, thank you for your support, your kindness, your enthusiasm and your friendship.

A special thanks to our community of regulars that have been with us since the start, you know who you are. Not seeing your faces every week will be the hardest goodbye of all.

A huge thank you to the promoters, booking agents and partners who have believed in us and supported us. A special thanks to Gold Coast Tourism, BlankGC, Queensland Tourism and Events, Oztix, Energy Entertainments, Magic Castle, Hula Hut and Aurora Training whose partnership saw many young trainees land their first job making them job ready for when they finalised high school.

We hope you will join us at NightQuarter over the next few weeks to celebrate our last hurrah leading up to our last day on February 1.

Much love and thanks,

Michelle, Ian and the NightQuarter family

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The Last Hurrah

18th January- 1st February

Friday 18th January

Electrik Lemonade

THE PADDOCK STAGE | 7:00PM

Electrik Lemonade is a band of funklords that play a repertoire of original funk, blues, hip hop, soul and dance music that could only be fathered by the likes of Captain Planet. Each member brings their own slice of Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Lovin’ in the live show, culminating in a whirlwind of explosive energy that comes with a tidal warning as the crowd uncontrollably burst into a wave of dance and good vibes.

NightQuarter Spectacular

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY | 6:30PM

Get ready for a mesmerising stage show full of dance, stunts and skill, set to surprise, delight and warm up the crowd! Come down for dinner and a show!

Obi Sun

BUSKING STATION | 6:00PM-8:00PM

Obi Sun rocks it on the space drum, percussion and the dance floor! Catch him live at the Busking Station!

Mudslide

THE BACKYARD | 6:45PM

Mudslide are hitting The Backyard stage with their blues/rock covers!

Emily Brieger

Catch Emily Brieger’s live acoustic tunes in Tapas Street this January!

Saturday 19th January

Summer Ice Cream Festival

SPECIAL EVENT – STANDARD $3 ENTRY

Make all of your frosty dreams come true at our Summer Ice Cream Festival! Feel all the nostalgia with classic ice cream goodness! Life is definitely better with sprinkles! Ice cream filled donuts, loaded ice cream cups, ice cream cocktails, crazyshakes topped with ice creams, Dutch pancakes with ice cream, Ice cream cookie sandwiches, honey puffs with ice cream, the list goes on! I scream, you scream, we’re all screaming for this sweet, creamy lineup!

Sunny Coast Rude Boys

PADDOCK STAGE | 7:00PM

The Sunny Coast Rude Boys are an 8 piece soundwave playing uplifting Ska & Reggae. If you like a big fun night of dancing to music from The Specials, Madness, The Beat, UB40, Toots & The Maytals & more… This is the band for you!

NightQuarter Spectacular

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY | 6:30PM

Get ready for a mesmerising stage show full of dance, stunts and skill, set to surprise, delight and warm up the crowd! Come down for dinner and a show!

Elska

PADDOCK STAGE | 8:30PM

Infusing playfulness and wonder into the Australian pop music industry, ELSKA redefines the humble harp – marrying the delicate instrument with the power of a loop pedal. Oozing charm with a new brand of breezy soulful pop, ELSKA creates melodic harp-infused pop music designed for daydreaming, road tripping and romance.

Living Art Succulent Workshop

PADDOCK STAGE | 7:00PM

Create your own personalised succulent bowl while sipping on wine.   We will provide you with a huge range of succulents to get creative with and all the tools needed along with an atmosphere to bring out your creative flow.

Dual Frequency

THE BACKYARD | 6:45PM

Dual Frequency are hitting The Backyard stage this January with all your favourite rock covers!

Liv Heyer

TAPAS STREET | 6:00PM

Catch Liv Heyer’s upbeat ukulele and acoustic covers in Tapas Street this January!

Beach Painting Workshop

KIDS WORKSHOP | 4:30PM | $10

Come and get creative with your painting workshop, throughout this workshop we will be focusing on everything summer, beach and hot day. Go home with your own canvas painting of your favorite beach memories from this summer, perfect for every wall in your house!

Friday 25th January

Patrick Topping & Eats Everything | *Ticketed Show

THE PADDOCK STAGE | 4:00pm-10:00pm

$39-$59 General Admission Tickets | 18+ Event

Housewarming drops .02 with the UK royalty Patrick Topping + Eats Everything and Jordan Burns, Australia Day long weekend!

One of the most in-demand names in dance music right now, Patrick Topping has carved a reputation for himself as a figurehead for a wave of exciting and diverse artists from the U.K. A prolific producer, who’s released on labels such as Hot Creations, Truesoul & Relief Records and remixed the likes of Booka Shade, Tiga and Matador, whilst securing 11 Beatport #1s, such as ‘Be Sharp Say Nowt’, ‘Forget’ and ‘Voicemail” a collaboration with the legendary Green Velvet.

Roving Fire Twirling

Mesmerising high-energy shows throughout the markets with spectacular movement, dance, martial arts, gymnastics and fire.

Obi Sun

BUSKING STATION | 6:00PM-8:00PM

Obi Sun rocks it on the space drum, percussion and the dance floor! Catch him live at the Busking Station!

Three Piece Feed

THE BACKYARD | 6:45PM

Catch Three Piece Feed’s acoustic covers in The Backyard this January!

Liv Heyer

Catch Liv Heyer’s upbeat ukulele and acoustic covers in Tapas Street this January!

Saturday 26th January

Australia Day Bash

SPECIAL EVENT – STANDARD $3 ENTRY

Celebrate Australia Day with us! Get into the Aussie spirit with us this Australia Day with a ripper night of live music and family fun at NightQuarter. Cockroach races, thong throwing, dunny roll throwing, sausage sizzle, snag eating competition, the Aussie Magician and Cozy The Koala, Kids Aussie Animal Painting Workshops and more all from 4pm-10pm! Australia Day plans sorted? Abso-bloody-lutely!

Saturday 26th January

Prime Ministers of Australia

PADDOCK STAGE | 7:00PM

Prime Ministers of Australia (PMOA) is a tribute to the classic and timeless music of Aussie Rock. The band reproduces in stunning detail, all the greatest hits and anthems from Australia’s best loved artists, in an energetic and entertaining live show.

NightQuarter Spectacular

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY | 6:30PM

Get ready for a mesmerising stage show full of dance, stunts and skill, set to surprise, delight and warm up the crowd! Come down for dinner and a show!

Aussie Magician & Cozy Koala

PADDOCK STAGE | 7:00PM

Aussie Magician entertaining with Australian humour and magic. Aussie Magician also has his side kick “Cozy” the cheeky Koala.

Australia Day Disco & Games

PADDOCK STAGE | 5:00PM

Celebrate all great Australian things at NightQuarter this Australia Day! There will be classic Aussie eats, cockroach racing, true blue cocktails, quintessential Aussie beer, kids magic show, lolly hunt and more!

Magnetic Force

THE BACKYARD | 6:45PM

Magnetic Force are bringing all of your favourite covers from the 70’s to now to The Backyard stage this January!

Harry J Hart

TAPAS STREET | 6:00PM

Described as “One of the city’s best young talents”, Harry J Hart is not your average 17 year old. A multi-talented musician, Harry draws inspiration from many genres over many decades.

Australian Animals Painting Workshop

KIDS WORKSHOP | 4:30PM | $10

Come and get creative with your painting workshop, throughout this workshop we will be focusing on everything summer, beach and hot day. Go home with your own canvas painting of your favourite beach memories from this summer, perfect for every wall in your house!

Friday 1st February

UB40 with Ali Campbell & Astro | *Ticketed Show

THE PADDOCK STAGE | 4:00pm-10:00pm

$99.70  General Admission Tickets | 18+ Event

UB40 featuring Ali & Astro are touring NZ, Australia & Pacific Islands with their ‘A Real Labour of Love – 40th Anniversary Tour’. With 2019 marking 40 years since UB40 first performed live, the legendary reggae band will be celebrating with a greatest hits set that features global smashes including ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Cherry Oh Baby’, ‘Rat In Mi Kitchen’ and ‘Kingston Town’. Ali, Astro & Mickey will be joined on-stage by their incredible eight-piece reggae band.

Roving Fire Twirling

Mesmerising high-energy shows throughout the markets with spectacular movement, dance, martial arts, gymnastics and fire.

Obi Sun

BUSKING STATION | 6:00PM-8:00PM

Obi Sun rocks it on the space drum, percussion and the dance floor! Catch him live at the Busking Station!

Lock n Load

THE BACKYARD | 6:45PM

Lock n Load are an energetic rockabilly, swing and early rock n roll band who love to get people’s feet tapping and dancing to the infectious beats of classic songs.

Harry J Hart Trio

THE BACKYARD | 5:00PM

The Harry J Hart Trio play a mix of blues, pop and rock from the 60s to now. Harry J Hart has been described as one of the city’s best young talents. A multi-talented musician, he draws inspiration from many genres over many decades.

Elska

TAPAS STREET | 6:00PM-9:30PM

Infusing playfulness and wonder into the Australian pop music industry, ELSKA redefines the humble harp – marrying the delicate instrument with the power of a loop pedal. Oozing charm with a new brand of breezy soulful pop, ELSKA creates melodic harp-infused pop music designed for daydreaming, road tripping and romance.