VIVA Surfers Paradise
Music legends live on at VIVA Surfers Paradise, Australia’s ultimate tribute artist festival. With a program of free live performances and events spanning multiple genres and decades, you can celebrate the music, memories and moments of legendary icons both past and present.
VIVA Surfers Paradise provides 10 days of classic entertainment suitable for all ages. Musical acts and local dance troupes will set the mood in Cavill Mall with back-to-back performances during the day. In the official VIVA marquee you can see a unique Feature Show every night, brought to you by Elvis Tribute Artists and world-class Tribute Acts able to recreate the sound and style of your favourite rock, pop and soul artists.
In 2019, VIVA welcomes John Blunt performing as Freddie Mercury in The Killer Queen Experience, Greg Andrew in the Elton John Experience, The Beatlegs as The Ultimate Beatles Tribute and Mark Andrew in his genre-defying Dead-Set Legends Show.
The twinkle in VIVA’s eye is Elvis Presley, who will be embodied by international Elvis Tribute Artist guests, Diogo Light and David Lee. Australia’s very own Brody Finlay, the reigning VIVA Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner and Parkes Elvis Festival winner 2019, also joins us for one very special performance.
VIVA hosts preliminary rounds for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, held annually in Memphis, United States. VIVA has invited 20 high-calibre contestants to compete over two days in a rigorous contest. The winner will travel to Memphis for Elvis Week 2019 to compete in the semi-final round.
The VIVA Street Parade returns for its second year. A carnival-style street party featuring performers, classic cars and floats will proceed through the streets of Surfers Paradise. A free outdoor concert by big band Soul Men will follow, paying tribute to the Blues Brothers.
Additional event highlights include the Car Show ‘N’ Shine, with over 70 original classic model cars on display, the Renewal of Vows ceremony, officiated by the Gold Coast's very own Elvis marriage celebrant, and a dazzling gospel performance by Diogo Light and the Brisbane Gospel Choir.
Come and see for yourself how legends were made and walk away with your own great musical memories, at VIVA Surfers Paradise.
The sun-drenched and sandy shores of the precinct are the perfect location for your VIVA getaway. Surfers Paradise offers a range of conveniences all within walking distance, from pubs and cocktail bars, to fine dining restaurants, family attractions and accommodation options to suit all budgets. Plus take a twilight stroll through the Beachfront Markets, offering a unique shopping experience along the shore of Surfers Paradise you won't want to miss this.
Discover Surfers Paradise while you’re here and make sure your VIVA experience, like the music, stands the test of time.
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Click on the video below to see highlights from VIVA Surfers Paradise 2018!