Live Entertainment & Shows

Gladstone Ports Corporation's Marina Main Stage came alive with awesome main stage entertainment in 2018. 

Wednesday 28th March 2018
Santos GLNG &4CC's Talent Quest & Opening Night Festivities - From 6:30pm 
A night celebrating Gladstone's finest talent, live on the GPC Marina Main Stage! Whether it be singing, dancing, magic tricks and everything in between, all local performers are welcome to participate in this iconic Harbour Festival event. 
Congratulations to 2018's winners:  
1st Overall - $700: Isabel Wood 
2nd Overall - $500: Brittany Elise Johansen 
3rd Overall - $300: Hayley Streeter  
Overall Audience Appeal - $250: Geoff Parnell 
Encouragement Award - $200: Skye Montana
Crowning of the Ambassador Quest winners also took place during the opening night festivities, with the following awesome prizes up for grabs:
Mini & Junior Ambassador Winners
  • $20 Kmart Voucher 
  • $40 McDonalds Voucher 
  • Festival Fun Pack (2 x ride tickets and a Burger and Soft Drink from the GFE stall)
  • Deportment and Grooming Course, courtesy of Australian Etiquette School / R7 Models and Talent
Tween & Teen Ambassadors 
  •  $20 Kmart Voucher
  • $40 McDonalds Voucher 
  • Voucher from Beauticious Beauty Bar valued at $200 (manicure, pedicure, mini facial & HD brow package) 
  • Deportment and Grooming Course, courtesy of Australian Etiquette School / R7 Models and Talent
PLUS, the entrant who is crowned Miss/Master Gladstone Harbour Festival will win a holiday for 2 to Heron Island!
Congratulations to 2018's winners:
Mini Ambassador: Amariah Vivero 
Junior Ambassador: Mariah Byers
Teen Ambassador: Paige Marek 
Miss Gladstone Harbour Festival: Serenity Charles 
Download the application forms here: 

Thursday 29th March 2018
Gladstone Ports Corporation's Family Fun Night - From 6pm 
A night of family fun on the GPC Marina Main Stage, featuring fantastic kids live stage shows, plus a very special appearance from Gladstone Ports Corporation's Curtis the Turtle and a fireworks extravaganza! 

Hey Duggee
Join Hey Duggee and their host as they take the audience (squirrel recruits) on a number of badge earning quests. Join the fun as we earn the ‘making friends badge’, make some noise with the ‘making music badge’, and move around for the ‘dancing bug badge’.

PJ Masks
Learn what it takes to be a hero and a member of the PJ Masks team! In this live interactive training session, everyone will not only have fun, but will cover the secrets of thwarting the night time villains. Sing, dance and perform the PJ Masks special super power moves to discover the true meaning of being a hero. 

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig is a lovable, cheeky little piggy who lives with her little brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. In this live stage show join Peppa Pig, as she plays games, dresses up and enjoys a day out. Peppa’s adventures are always happy, filled with loud snorts of laughter and end with her favourite thing – jumping in muddy puddles!

Friday 30th March 2018
Fantastic Friday Night - From 7pm 

The Endless Summer Beach Party will be bringing alive the sounds of the beach and classic 60’s, mixing it with the retro sounds of the 70’s and 80’s and spicing it up with the current chart toppers. Fantastic Friday Night will be reviving the spirit, fun and the fantasies of those golden years, the sunlit world of beach parties, surfing, hot rods and California Girls!

Saturday 31st March 2018
Gladstone Regional Council's Sensational Saturday Night - From 7pm 

Gladstone, are you ready to Rock? Get ready for an evening of MASSIVE sound and even bigger hits – featuring KISSTROYER! KISSTROYER is Australia’s largest touring rock show, testament to this lays an enviable trail of achievements, including national TV appearances on 60 minutes, Spicks n Specks, Ch7’s MOLLY series, graced the pages of The Age, Herald Sun and toured nationally and internationally.
Come and See what the fuss is about as KISSTROYER blood spit, firebreathe and guitar smash their way into the Gladstone Harbour Festival!
Sunday 1st April 2018
QGC's Festival Finale - From 5pm (Yacht Race Presentations) & 7pm (Live Entertainment)
Don't miss the 70th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race Trophy Presentations on the Main Stage prior to the live entertainment from 5pm - 7pm on Easter Sunday!

After the Official Yacht Race presentations we'll be closing of the 56th Annual Gladstone Harbour Festival with one last hurrah of awesome entertainment. Featuring the irresistible pop-metal sound of Blaze of Glory – The Bon Jovi Experience! Blaze of Glory is a high energy, charismatic and uncannily realistic tribute to Bon Jovi, recreating all the hits as faithfully as possible – bringing back to the glorious 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s in three decades of classic songs that made them the biggest band in the world!

PLUS! Live Entertainment from Juvinyl
Appearing on the Main Stage on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. 

GECC's Food Court Live Entertainment

The Festival Food Court stage will be jam-packed with performances from some of our region's best soloists and duo's in 2018, including Ben Lanzon, Jackson Dunn, Baywindow, Indifferent, Djuran Johnson, Kaycee Booth, Chris Schofield, Joey Collins Experience, Chris Bax and Chelsea Maree. 

Don't miss the first ever Gladstone Harbour Festival Open Mic Night on Thursday 29th March from 6pm!
All types of performers welcome! Music, poetry, comedy - bring your instrument and you're good to go. Limited places, first in, first served. 

Solo / duo's only. Sets are 5-15 mins in length, depending on how busy it is. 

Live Entertainment & Shows
  • Wednesday 28th March - Sunday 1st April 2018
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