New open air arena planned for Star Gold Coast

The Star Gold Coast has unveiled plans for new outdoor concert arena catering up to 1,500 people.

“We have spoken to a lot of people well-connected to the music industry,” Star Entertainment Group chief executive Matt Bekier said.

“An outdoor venue that can stage concerts of small and large scale would drive great cut-through and further enhance the Gold Coast as a music destination.

“Our plans include curating a calendar of events, from full-scale concerts by world-class bands and performers to family-friendly picnic events like Carols at Christmas, to smaller more intimate offerings like string quartets.”

The group also plans to develop a vacant piece of canal-front land near Centenary Park, which could accommodate further events.