Star Sponsors


NightQuarter features night markets, micro-restaurants, emerging fashion and a unique live music space, featuring over 120 speciality food purveyors, designers, musicians and craftspeople within a shipping container city.

It makes total sense that owners Ian and Michelle have jumped onboard as STAR sponsors of our cultural playground and if you love being served a drink with your live entertainment, our NEW NIGHTQUARTER BAR has got you covered!

If you haven't been to NightQuarter in Helensvale, do yourself a favour! It's a festival every weekend!

Check them out!

Gold Coast Barges

They barged on in to BBTC15 and brought our first ever water stage alive with their country music showdown!

This year they're coming back, but instead of music we've got SPENT BMX'er and his crew ready to hit the half-pipe water borne!

A heartfelt thankyou to Greg, Tracy and family for hearing our grand plans and having the same belief that 'anything's possible'!

They'll also be performing again ... circle "The Bridge" on the event program!

Gold Coast City Council

With a celebrated success in 2016, the 'approved' box was ticked immediately on application for BBTC17!

Thank you again to the Major Events Team and Cr Gail O'Neill for your ongoing support! The approval of the park grounds and the combined financial contribution to cover the festival amenities and cleaning, our public liability insurance, security and shade hire is appreciated.

Connecting Southern Gold Coast

We would like to thank Peter Doggett and his team for their valuable contribution, which will assist towards the high costs involved. Twelve months planning goes into our event and without the support of our Council entities, a free entry system would not be possible.

Gold Coast Graphic Design

The team are once again in the design seat and we thank Director, Kelly for once again for believing in us. Hats off to Racheal who illustrated our Octoman this year, he certainly gives our festival the SHIPWRECKED face we envisioned. This girl's a talent!

The guys have been behind us since our inaugural year back in 2014 and we certainly wouldn't look as fabulous without them!

Stick It Signs

Our hats go off to Drew and Garry who have been sponsors since BBTC's inception. From our 'Blue Girl Barge' to parking signs, stage theming and stickers, these boys are there to produce our masterpieces and work around the clock to make us picture perfect! And all for love!

Don't go anywhere else if you need anything in the way of signage - these boys are the only go to's!

Eleven Production Services

For the last three years, champion Dan Aurora has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Not only has Dan provided our sound equipment and services for the festival, Battle of the Buskers and side street events, he's also road-tripped to Timbuktu and back in search of theming treasures.

Eleven Production Services - the only place to go for all your sound requirements!

Talent Sponsors

Nectar Espresso

Carly and the team keep our coffee intake up, keep us with a roof over our head and barrack for Buskers!

If you're heading down Currumbin Creek Road drop into our BBTC headquarters, grab a coffee and come say g'day!

The Neumann Group

Established in 1948 by Alfred Neumann, the Neumann Group of Companies has a proud and successful history. Commencing operations as a sand mining business, the group has developed and diversified over the years and now trades within the steel, dredging, civil construction, quarrying, pre-mixed concrete, mineral sands and land development industries.

Find out more about the group and services at

Currumbin Creek Tavern

They'll be hosting our opening party, Battle of the Buskers and SEED Showcase this year, their intimate, upstairs function room a local hidden treasure that's the PERFECT venue for our 'Side Street' events!

Thanks again to the team for continually opening their doors and hearts .... we can't wait to see who takes out the Battle's 'Totally Talented' title this year!

Thanks to Tony, Janelle, Rick and team!

Community Partner

Prize Sponsors

Airlie Beach Festival of Music

In a huge coup for singer/songwriters, this year we have partnered with Airlie Beach Festival of Music to amp up the already highly coveted "Battle of the Buskers" competition prize.

This year our winner and runner-up will also walk away with an all expenses paid performance slot at the premier Australian event. Prize Package Plus!

If you haven't been, get going! 9, 10, 11, 12 November.

Lovestreet Studios

'Katie Who' took out our "Battle of the Buskers" Totally Talented title last year, which included session recording and mixing with the Number 1 studio on the coast!

Barry and Scott are once again our main sponsor of the Saturday night event and we can't wait to see who gets the winning ticket to record.

'Battle of the Buskers' will be held at Currumbin Creek Tavern on Saturday 17th October from 7pm. It's definitely a live music showdown not to be missed!


Not only are they one of our beloved media partners, BlankGC have offered a media package to the act who takes out our Battle of the Buskers!

Our battle is scheduled for kick off at the Currumbin Creek Tavern on Friday 14th October from 7.30pm. It's one of our favourite 'Side Street' events that's been running since 2014, with past battlers Katie Who and The Scrimshaw Four making it into our winner's wall of fame!

BlankGC is our City's cultural voice!

Kitty Kitty Bang Bang

Kitty Kitty Bang Bang is amped to power-up the winner of 2016 Battle of the Buskers with a $2500 Strategic Planning & Publicity Campaign.

Kitty Kitty Bang Bang focuses on planning and implementing release strategies that will generate quality media coverage to build anticipation and demand for the winner’s newly recorded songs from Love Street Studios.

Kylie is a media and marketing guru and we're stoked she's jumped onboard to help see our winner jump to that next level!

Byron Bay Bluesfest Busking

The winner of our 'Battle of the Buskers' not only walks away with cash and a recording package, they also get granted a free ride ticket straight to the grand final of the prestigious Bluesfest Busking competition!

When we approached organiser Anita Collenbrander, she was delighted to collaborate and we couldn't believe her enthusiasm from the onset! This wonder woman knows all there is to know about busking, so we've also signed her to the judging panel of our Battle!

Their Bluesfest Busking 2014 winner, Grizzlee Train are also booked to play our main stage! These guys were snapped up for Kasey Chambers' American tour and we recommend you park up and see them light the stage!

Media Partners

Blank GC

BlankGC are the cultural voice of the Gold Coast and our founding media partner. These guys have backed us since the festival was but a dream! We're extremely grateful for their continued coverage and for being voice to our story!

As like 2014, 2015 and 2016, they've again offered a feature article and ongoing editorial support for our "Battle of the Buskers" winner.

A return shout out to Sam, Chloe and team, THANK YOU!


A massive thanks goes out to the team at Scenestr for jumping onboard as a BBTC media partner in 2017.

These guys circulate their magazines in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth which gives us further national reach out on the streets!

Special Thanks

Greenfest Solutions

Does anyone think of the waste that's accumulated over the two days and who's hard at work behind the scenes cleaning the toilet and bin facilities? It's been Cindy's dad the last two years but this year thanks to Diana Hartung, he can put his feet up and enjoy the show!

Diana will be kitting out our head volunteer Tim and his team with the gear and equipment needed to keep our green clean!

Buskers by the creek

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