ON STAGE: Performers from many countries take part in the Gold Coast Multicultural Festival in August.
ON STAGE: Performers from many countries take part in the Gold Coast Multicultural Festival in August.

Multicultural Festival a family affair

THE Gold Coast Multicultural Festival is an annual event the whole family can enjoy.

Festival association president Ben Brauer said the celebration on Sunday, August 7, would be an unprecedented display of culture including international music, dance, drumming, instrumentals, art and craft, food and cultural information - with up to 65 stalls.

"There will also be international performers on three festival stages, children's rides and activities," he said.

"Performers originate from diverse cultural communities such as Africa, Armenia, Australian Aboriginal, Bosnia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Hawaii, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Middle Eastern countries including Saudi Arabia, Maori (New Zealand), Pacific Islander, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Tahiti and Turkey.

"The event also serves to promote greater awareness and participation in cultural activities, a greater sense of community and belonging, and understanding and respect between different cultural groups."

Contestants from The Voice 2016 will make an appearance.

The Gold Coast Multicultural Festival will be held at the Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast Highway, Southport, from 10am to 4pm on August 7. Entry is free.


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