One way street party

Gold Coast hipsters vote with their feet for the One Way Street Party, a laneway-style art and music festival that snapshots the city’s emerging cultural scene. At One Way, indie bands, live art projects and street markets ladened with one-off vintage fashions swirl against a canvas of back-street bitumen.

Artists have their say in One Way’s cultural projects; an eclectic mix of live art displays and interactive exhibits perfect for the budding or long term artist. Take the time to browse the twelve diverse exhibits, and have a chat to the artist. While you’re there, pop into fan favourite, Skatedecksabition, and see the result of talented artists pushing themselves to new extremes, as they create a traditional artwork on a non-traditional canvas – the skate deck.

Make sure to check the schedule below and have a dance at one of three live music stages: the Street Stage in Appel Street, Park Stage in Neal Shannon Park, and the Acoustic Stage in Alison Street. Expect the hottest indie bands of the moment, as superstars The Jungle Giants, The Delta Riggs and Cheap Fakes take over One Way.

The vintage inspired fashion crowd can find a new piece at the Suitcase Rummage; a street styled ‘garage sale’ of sorts, the Suitcase Rummage sees collectors and designers sell their wares from, you guessed it, a suitcase. There’s also plenty of arts, craft and fashion stalls selling their stock in a more traditional setting.

Stay tuned after dark when SIPfest, the Shorts in Paradise film festival broadcasts live from the park. Premiering short films from some of Australia’s best up and coming directors, SIPfest is a super comfy end to the night. Grab a bean bag, bring a picnic blanket, and sit back for a night of cinema under the stars.              

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