Gold Coast Campus

Fusion Festival new logo 2019

The 2019 Fusion Festival is being held on Thursday 29 August 2019 at the Gold Coast campus commencing at around 11:45am and concluding at 3:00pm.

This year the festival is being co-sponsored by the Study Gold Coast Student Hub and CoastRs Student Association.


Festival Schedule 

Gold Coast Fusion Program

11.45am Guest Speakers
12:00noon Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony
12:15pm Traditional Vietnamese song performance
12:20pm Japanese Drums - includes onstage free student drumming workshop
1:00pm Lion Dance
1:30pm  Maori Haka - includes onstage free student drumming workshop
1:50pm Latin Salsa dancing
2.10pm Australian Acoustic guitar and rap
2:15pm Acoustic Ukulele
2:30pm Bollywood Dancers- includes onstage free student dance workshop
3:00pm Performances conclude- After Party begins!
3:00-7:00pm CoastRs Ater Party


We will be handing out hundreds of free $10 lunch vouchers to students and staff for use on the day with Zicatela, Wok'N Rice & Pequena Cocina food trucks on the day of Fusion. So collect yours from 11.45am on the Quad Lawn at our Gold Coast campus Fusion Festival.

Gold Coast Fusion Festival Performers - 2019

Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony

The Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre Aboriginal Dance troupe has earned a strong reputation in Australia and internationally, within tourism, corporate and education sectors for providing an entertaining and educational showcase of authentic Aboriginal culture

Lion Dance

To begin the Lion Dance, drums, cymbals and gongs play as loud as possible. This wakes up the lion. The lion is grumpy when it wakes up! It circles around, growling and gargling. Then, the lion bows to the audience and begins to dance with the music. After all these exercises now the lion is hungry, so it starts "Chai Chin," that means looking for a snack, and "Chin" is a green vegetable. The lion takes "Chin" into its mouth, and then spits "Chin" out over the audience. Firecrackers explode, and everyone cheers!

Japanese Drums

Toko-ton Taiko is a Brisbane based Japanese drumming group. The group offers a traditional, authentic, rhythmic, fluid and energetic experience of Japanese culture through their performances and workshops. The members continue their studies of the art form, returning to Japan each year to stay connected to its origins, allowing them to build on their knowledge and skills to share here in Australia.

Maori Haka

Traditional Maori Kapa Haka group will perform traditional New Zealand entertainment at the Gold Coast Fusion Festival. The world famous rugby "Haka" is always looked upon with awe by audiences. The Maori Kapa Haka group will teach you how to do the Haka as well!

Bollywood Dancing

Dance Masala does Semi-Classical Bollywood; Hip Hop Fusion and Pure Bollywood like you have never seen it before. The costumes are vibrant, the choreography is exciting, and the performers are ready to take you on a journey to Bollywood! True to our name, adding spice and flavour to the Gold Coast Fusion Festival!

Wear it Purple

Wear it Purple Day - Gold Coast campus

Wear it Purple is a national movement to support the health and well-being of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

Wear It Purple lets young people know that they have the right to be proud of who they are regardless of their sex, sexuality or gender identity.

Wear it Purple is simple ... it is about respect.

Wear It Purple aims to create a world safe for all young people, regardless of their gender or sexual identity, in which they are free to learn, grow and belong.

There was a Wear It Purple information stall at the festival and festival-goers were invited to wear purple to show their support.


CoastRs After Party
See you all there at the Gold Coast Fusion Festival for 2019!