VIVA Surfers Paradise
Experience a rush of nostalgia and be transported back in time as homage is paid to some of the world's greatest music legends at VIVA Surfers Paradise. Re-live the music, memories and moments that have played a pivotal role in shaping our music history.
Over ten days of free and ticketed events experience amazing live performances by the world's best tribute artists, including the King of rock 'n' roll, Elvis Presley.
VIVA Surfers Paradise is Australasia's largest tribute artist festival and features an array of music and entertainment from some of the world's best tribute artists as well as the ever popular Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. In 2018 crowd favourites including the Renewal of Vows Ceremony, officiated by none other than an Elvis tribute artist, and the car show 'n' shine will feature again, plus so much more!
From Rock 'N' Roll and Blues and Soul Revival to Beatlemania and other timeless genres, visitors of all ages will enjoy the classic music on offer across a variety of entertainment acts, in the most iconic destination on the Gold Coast.
The line up includes:
At just 21 years of age, Brycen Katolinsky won the Images of the King World Championship Contest in Memphis, Tennnessee! His amazing 1950's and 1960's tribute to Elvis Presley has been turning heads for years. In 2018, Brycen turns 24 but he has been performing since he was 10 years old and has perfected his show as the King of Rock and Roll.
From St. Catharines in Ontario, Canada, Brycen now travels the world, performing shows in North and South America, Europe and now Australia. For over two years Brycen has also portrayed Elvis in the Million Dollar Quartet Broadway Musical aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line. In August he will be in Memphis, Tennessee again as he competes in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest representing Ocean City, Md. You don't want to miss his shows at VIVA as his youth, good looks, moves and vocal talent will definitely take your breath away as he takes you back in time.
Jay Dupuis returns to VIVA Surfers Paradise for a second year. The Louisiana native fell in love with the King when his mum played him ‘Hound Dog’ as a child. Growing up in a house where his father was a professional musician made it very easy for Jay to follow in his dads footsteps. His father convincing him to sing at a family birthday bash which sparked a series of gigs that landed him in Pigeon Forge, USA, performing as Elvis in two shows a day for fifteen months – a crash course on being the King! Dupuis has the particular distinction of being the only Elvis that some of the original members from Elvis’s TCB Band will play with.
Jay’s performances aren't so much as an impersonation, but a 'complete tribute to Elvis'. He will take you back to the rockabilly days of Elvis from the Louisiana Hayride to The Ed Sullivan Show. In 2014, Jay was named the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winner and received a contract to perform with Legends in Concert and the 2014 Ultimate ETA Contest belt, designed by B&K Enterprises.
With a determination to be the best he can be, Jay is always looking for new ways in which to provide fans the excitement and the thrill of the music of the artist he pays tribute to. His southern form and captive charm coupled with his uncanny sound and presence will make you feel as if you are watching the King himself, he brings all the electrifying magic of Elvis to the stage.
Click on the video below to see highlights from VIVA Surfers Paradise 2017.