Schoolies have already splashed out on more than 5000 tickets for this year’s all ages Schoolies Nation Beach Festival, the biggest event of its kind for the Gold Coast.
Held in week two of Schoolies at Surfers Paradise, this year’s second-annual Schoolies Nation Beach Festival is powered by official music partner Ministry of Sound, Australia’s largest independent dance music label and features an awesome line-up of leading DJs and hip hop acts from Australia and New Zealand.
This year’s acts including Timmy Trumpet, SCNDL, Bombs Away, Savage, Brooke Evers, Odd Mobb, Komes, Jesabel and Uberjakd have created a buzz amongst the graduating class of 2015, who are purchasing tickets at a record pace.
The beach festival is part of Schoolies Tour – a seven-night extravaganza featuring top DJs across four ‘stages’, including the beach stage and associated clubs.
Organised by Australia’s original and biggest Schoolies holiday provider schoolies.com, in conjunction with entertainment king Billy Cross, the festival has turned around what was a traditionally a quieter period of Schoolies Week, offering non-stop action and the opportunity to party in a safe, fun and memorable way.
CEO of schoolies.com Matt Lloyd said Schoolies Nation was open to all Schoolies but had been designed specifically for interstate and even New Zealand students, often 18-plus, who arrived in the second week starting November 28.
“History tells us that southern Schoolies are an excellent market as they tend to explore the local attractions more and spend more than Queensland Schoolies.
“Schoolies Nation finally offers a festival for interstate kids that ensures that 17 and 18 year olds can celebrate Schoolies on the Gold Coast in a safe, fun and memorable way.
“Joining forces with Ministry of Sound has been a massive coup for the event in terms of promotion and attracting the best acts. The buzz for 2015 is incredible and tickets are being snapped up fast,’’ he said
“In just two years Schoolies Nation has picked up a lot of momentum. In the corresponding period last year we had sold just over 2000 tickets and today we are already at 5000 and counting,’’ he said.