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VIVA Surfers Paradise
Thousands of rock ’n’ roll music fans will be dusting off their blue suede shoes in anticipation for VIVA Surfers Paradise, 10 days of free live entertainment and toe-tapping shows performed by some of the world’s best tribute artists.
Held from Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 21 the celebrated annual event sees more than 30,000 music fans from all over the world visit Surfers Paradise to make the most of the packed program honouring some of the greatest artists of all time.
Presented by Surfers Paradise Alliance (SPA), VIVA Surfers Paradise revisits the music, the memories and the greatest musicians the world has ever seen with tributes to Elvis Presley, Queen, The Beatles, Elton John, and more.
International headline acts Diogo Light and David Lee are sure to draw a crowd with their unique tributes to ‘The King’.
Diogo Light who is recognised by Elvis Presley Enterprises as one of the two top Elvis Tribute Artists in the world will perform Eras of Elvis on Friday, 12 July and Elvis: Hot Vegas Night on Saturday, 13 July wowing audiences with his hip-shaking tribute to Elvis Presley.
With plenty of Southern charm, multiple award winner David Lee from Alabama will bring Elvis entertainment to the VIVA stages like you’ve never seen before. Performing Elvis: From the Promised Land to the Land Down Under on Friday, July 19 and Elvis: The Concert Years on Saturday, 20 July, David Lee’s dynamic voice to his uncanny performance will leave you with a sense of what it was like to have seen Elvis live.
Greg Andrew, known as one of the best Elton John tribute artists in the world will take to the stage on Sunday, July 14 for the Elton John Experience.
Andrew’s sequin-studded show takes you on a journey spanning over 40 years of one of the world’s greatest songwriting partnerships between Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Greg Andrew will cover iconic hits including the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album and all your favourites.
In an event first VIVA Surfers Paradise will feature a Blues Brothers Street Concert. Held after the VIVA Street Parade on Saturday, July 13 the Soul Men Blues Brothers Experience will take place on the stage set up on the Surfers Paradise foreshore.
The Killer Queen Experience on Monday, July 15 is sure to rock crowds as John Blunt, one of the world’s most recognised Freddie Mercury tribute artists, and together with his band form the complete Queen line up portraying their personas in costume, replica instruments, and harmonies.
Beatles fans will want to be front and centre at The Ultimate Beatles Tribute performed by The Beatlegs on Thursday, July 18. The Queensland locals take their crowd down a rabbit hole to the sixties with their costume changes and superb music.
The festival culminates with crowd favourite, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest (UETA) taking place on the final weekend of the festival Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21.
The special Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) licensed event will see contestants from around the world compete for their chance to win a spot in the Semifinal Round of Elvis Week 2019 held in Memphis, Tennessee. The winner of the UETA Preliminary Round at VIVA Surfers Paradise will travel to Elvis Week in August to perform in the semifinal contest.
Contestants will compete over three rounds for their chance to take out the title and their share in $10,000 prize money with the best tribute artist not only putting on a performance but emulating The King’s swagger, style and vocals.
Love fever will be alive and well at the festival with the annual Renewal of Vows ceremony officiated by the Gold Coast’s very own Elvis Tribute Artist and official marriage celebrant, Dean Vegas happening on the Surfers Paradise beachfront.
VIVA Surfers Paradise will bring a dose of nostalgia to the precinct with vendors in the area dressing up their shopfronts in a retro theme and adorning their restaurants and cafes with vintage memorabilia.
To add to the ambiance, classic tunes will broadcast through the streets of Surfers Paradise creating a party vibe and a personal tribute to the renowned era of rock ’n’ roll.
Die-hard VIVA fans will want to get their hands on the VIVA Legends Pass giving them access to VIP opportunities and preferred seating at all feature shows including the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.
VIVA Surfers Paradise
- When: 12 July – 21 July
- Where: Various locations throughout Surfers Paradise
- Cost: All shows are FREE, however limited premium seating is available
- Who: Brisbane Families and lovers of good music
For more information visit http://www.surfersparadise.com/whats-on/annual-events/viva-surfers-paradise-2019
We make every effort to ensure all this information is up to date but should be used as a guide only. Events do get cancelled or changed due to wet weather and other events. If you know of a change or cancellation then please do let us know at [email protected]
We make every effort to ensure all this information is up to date but should be used as a guide only. Events do get cancelled or changed due to wet weather and other events. If you know of a change or cancellation then please do let us know at [email protected].