D-bah Beach to stage rock show
MORE than 3000 fans of all ages as well as some top Australian talent will descend on Duranbah Beach on Saturday, March 11, for the Quiksilver Pro Show music festival.
Now in its third year, the festival is run in conjunction with the Quiksilver Pro men's and Roxy Pro women's world championship surfing tournament to be held at Snapper Rocks from Friday, February 27 to Wednesday, March 11.
With a line-up that includes “something for everyone”, the eight-hour festival will celebrate surf culture with music over three stages, according to local organiser Brad Hinds.
The line-up includes youth radio network Triple J fav- ourites hip-hop outfit Bliss N Eso, dance crew the Dukes of Windsor and Something With Numbers.
Spiderbait frontman, Kram will perform his second solo gig at the festival and Mat McHugh from The Beautiful Girls will also go it alone on the day.
Local blues player Ash Grundwald, Rogerthat, The Winnie Coopers and Sure Cut Kids from the Gold Coast, will also take to the stage.
Kid Mac, director of the surfing documentary The Bra Boys, will perform a hip-hop set as part of the festival that runs from 2pm to 10pm.
“This year's line-up is 100 per cent Aussie, not including Kora, a heavy metal outfit from New Zealand,” Mr Hinds said.
“It was a deliberate choice to make the line-up all Australian, because we have had international acts before, but they cost a bit and we are trying to keep our costs down so we can sell the tickets for $45 plus booking fee.
“By keeping our costs low and keeping it local it means that music and surf lovers on the Tweed and southern Gold Coast have a festival they can go to without having to travel too far, or spend too much.”
The festival is also a chance for the world's top 45 female and male surfers to let their hair down, Mr Hinds said.
“Being that it is the first event of the world tour, most are still too focused on the event, but you'd be surprised who you can see in the crowd.”