Live Entertainment & Shows

GPC's Marina Stage came alive with five fantastic nights of free entertainment at the 55th Gladstone Harbour Festival! 

GECC's Food Court Live Entertainment

The Festival Food Court stage was jam packed with a variety of entertainment throughout the Gladstone Harbour Festival. 

2017 Main Stage Entertainment

Check out the fantastic free entertainment during the 55th Annual Gladstone Harbour Festival!

Wednesday 12th April 2017
Santos GLNG &4CC's Talent Quest & Opening Night Festivities 
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. 
Crowning of the Ambassador Quest winners also took place during the opening night festivities. 
Download the Talent Quest and Ambassador Quest Application forms here:
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Junior 1st Place - Jacinta Bradley 
Junior 2nd Place - Laurien Wynne 
Junior 3rd Place - Annamonet Massey & Aurora McBride
Senior 1st Place - John Eade 
Senior 2nd Place - Jennifer Tidd 
Senior 3rd Place - James Butterworth 
Encouragement Award - Mikeal Bobart
Audience Appeal - John Eade 
Thursday 13th April 2017
Gladstone Ports Corporation's Family Fun Night
A night of family fun on the GPC Marina Main Stage, featuring Paddington, Mike the Knight and Ice Age live on the Main Stage! Plus a very special appearance from Gladstone Ports Corporation's Curtis the Turtle and a fireworks extravaganza! 
Paddington Show - Come and join Paddington Bear in his live Show, 'A Bear Called Paddington'. Adventures always happen to Paddington and in this singing and dancing show meet the Brown's as they recount the extraordinary story of Paddington Bear. The audience gets to learn, not only how Paddington came to live in London, but how he was given his name. 
Mike the Knight Show - We welcome you back to Ye Ole medieval times to join Mike the Knight in the Kingdom of Glendragon as he prepares for a Royal Celebration and the Queens Royal Performance. Together Mike the Knight and his friend Charlie, with help from the audience, in this action packed journey, discover many ways to entertain royalty and what it means to be a Knight. 
Ice Age - Sid, Diego and Scrap are coming to the Gladstone Harbour Festival. The team will be appearing in their live show - Hunt for the Honeycomb Caves, where we follow our favourite characters Sid & Diego, with Scrat in tow in his usual calamitous fashion. Join the fun as they negotiate their way across the icy lands to safely in the Honeycomb Caves. 
Friday 14th April 2017
Fantastic Friday Night 
While Coldplay may be busy in the studio working on a new album on the other side of the world, the musical and visual live atmosphere of one of the world's greatest rock acts can be experienced today through the musical proficiency of VIVA COLDPLAY! They will be playing for one night only at the Gladstone Harbour Festival on Friday 14th April. 
The concert will feature impressive note-for-note renditions of Coldplay's greatest songs from renowned albums Parachutes, A Rush of Blood To The Head, X & Y, Viva La Vida, Mylo Xyloto and Ghost Stories. 
Also featuring is THE U2 SHOW - ACHTUNG BABY! Australia's premiere U2 Tribute Show. From Australia to Malaysia to Macoa, The U2 Show - Achtung Baby are regarded as one of the best U2 tribute acts in the Southern Hemisphere. 
The U2 Show - Achtung Baby will traverse the hit-studded history of Bono and the lads. The concert covers U2's early work right through to songs from their recent album, 2009's No Line On The Horizon. 
Saturday 15th April 2017
Gladstone Regional Council's Sensational Saturday Night 
Featuring MASTERS OF ROCK - Australia's BIGGEST Tribute Show!

The Masters of Rock Show has arrived, and spared no expense in recreating the sight, sound and excitement of the world's greatest rock bands!
Featuring hits from Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Deep Purple, Guns n' Roses and AC'DC!
The Masters of Rock Show leaves audiences blown away by the magnitude of this Rock n Roll Extravaganza. 
Sunday 16th April 2017
QGC's Festival Finale
QGC presents the Festival Finale, featuring two big bands and one HUGE show!
The Kings of Country Rock captures the sounds and excitement of America's country rock icons. Featuring timeless rock and roll classics that defined The Eagles and Creedence Clearwater Revival of 1970's superstars. 
Including masterpieces from The Eagles, such as 'Take It Easy', 'Witchy Woman', 'Hotel California', 'Take It To The Limit' and much more. 
Creedence Clearwater Revival fans will be entertained with anthems such as 'Proud Mary', 'Bad Moon Rising', 'Have You Ever Seen The Rain' and more. 
The Kings of Country Rock Tour is much more than a concert; it's the ultimate rock experience!
Also appearing on the Main Stage throughout the 2017 Festival...

Country singer-songwriter Hayley Marsten! Hayley has been described as a 'Country music sass goddess' by The Gladstone born and raised songstress released her debut EP 'Even' in 2015 with Bill Chambers, to two sold out shows. 

Her own unique musical song-writing style of 'modern country and western' is inspired by strong women of country, taking lead from the likes of Loretta Lynn, Kacey Musgraves and Brandy Clark and adding her own spirit of wit, sass and honesty into her lyrics. 

Hayley will be performing during the Opening Night, Fantastic Friday Night, Sensational Saturday Night and Festival Finale at the 55th Annual Gladstone Harbour Festival!

Live Entertainment & Shows
  • Wednesday 12th April - Sunday 16th April 2017
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