nightquarter crowned the best regional live music venue in queensland


Award winning venue…

NightQuarter won the ‘Best Regional Venue’ award at the 2019 Queensland Music Awards, announced at a ceremony held on the 19th March 2019. The award comes after the venue hosted a record number of high profile national and international tours including shows with Amy Shark, Grinspoon, Simple Plan, UB40, The Cat Empire and more in 2018. 

In just three short years, NightQuarter made it’s mark on the music industry.  The one-hectare venue was custom built to provide live music specifically in the Northern Gold Coast which was previously missing a cultural hub.  With an average of 20 musicians booked every weekend, NightQuarter provided regular opportunities for artists of all ages, diverse genres and experience levels to perform. The venue supported buskers, high school band competition winners, up and coming musicians through to the likes of Amy Shark who launched her single ‘Adore’ at NightQuarter on the cusp of breaking through as an international juggernaut, bands on tour and international bands such as UB40 and Simple Plan.

Music Industry Awards

Over the three years that NightQuarter was at it’s Gold Coast home, it was a finalist in the Gold Coast Music Awards every year after winning the award in 2016, and a finalist twice in the Queensland Music Awards. 


  • 2019 Queensland Music Awards ‘Best Regional Venue’ Winner
  • 2018 Queensland Music Awards ‘Best Regional Venue’ Runner Up
  • Gold Coast Music Awards for ‘Best Live Music Venue’ in 2016 

“I love playing NightQuarter, I reckon it’s the best gig in Australia right now.” 

Dave Gleeson, The Screaming Jets

“Who said the local live entertainment scene was dying. The popular NightQuarter at Helensvale has given it a jab of life by providing local and national artists an opportunity to do what they love best perform.”

Gold Coast Bulletin, February 2017

“Over the last three years, NightQuarter has played a whopping great part in the cultural evolution of the northern end of the Gold Coast.”

Natalie O'Driscoll, Blank GC

“NightQuarter is fast becoming the top spot for international artists on the Gold Coast, with tickets to shows at the music venue selling out within hours.”

Gold Coast Bulletin

“Thank you for giving the emerging artists of the Gold Coast a home stage and a platform where we can come and perform. There is no other venue like NightQuarter.” 

Kirsty Abrahams, Artist and Artist Manager

“On the Gold Coast I just love everything about NightQuarter. The guys there have done such a great job with the venue and it keeps on getting better each time we play there.” – Casey Barnes

Casey Barnes, Artist