Calling Everyday Rockstars!

It’s your time to
take the stage with Aussie music icons.

Those Who Rock
will see hundreds of everyday guitarists from across Gold Coast take over the HOTA Outdoor Stage on Sunday 3rd July for one massive concert, playing alongside a line-up of Aussie music legends.

You’re invited to join us!

We’re calling on 200 local rockers of all ages, experiences and backgrounds to grab your guitar and get involved in a series of free workshops to be held in Community and Cultural Centress in 6  locations from the far north to the far south of the Gold Coast

This is your chance to live your ultimate rockstar dreams, make some noise and turn it up to a huge crowd, in an epic celebration of music, community and rock and roll.

You’ll be performing onstage with Aussie rockstars Sarah McLeod of The SuperJesus, Dave Gleeson of The Screaming Jets, The Good Band featuring members of Cheap Fakes, George and Wolfmother, all hosted by special MC Myf Warhurst.

Not a guitarist? Fret not. All are welcome to join us for the concert, tickets will be on sale from Mon 30 May 2022.

Those Who Rock Event

When: Sunday 3rd July 2022

Where: Outdoor Stage HOTA Home of the Arts

Tickets: On Sale 30 May via HOTA


What: Free Workshops for guitarists of all levels

Where: Across the Gold Coast

When: May - June 2022

Want to get involved? Here's what you need to know.

  • Workshops will be held during May and June in Pimpama, Helensvale Runaway Bay, Carrara Robina and Tugun.
  • We ask that you attend two workshops, a technical rehearsal on Saturday 2nd July and of course the big show itself for on Sun 3 July 2022 at HOTA Outdoor Stage. 
  • All skill levels and ages can participate.
  • Those under the age of 18, will need to supply contact information for a guardian. Under 10 year old’s must be accompanied by an adult for the workshops and performance.
  • Simply Sign up Here and you’re in! But be quick each location has a limited number of places before we reach out 200!


Those Who Rock is a project created by Joseph O’Farrell (JOF), an internationally renowned artist working across performance, installation and socially-engaged live art. After its premiere in Melbourne in 2019, Those Who Rock is now heading to the Gold Coast to plug into the Cities rich rock history and vibrant contemporary music scene. Collaborating with HOTA Home Company Everybody NOW!, Those Who Rock is discovering local rock legends from people playing in local pubs, in parks, in their bedroom and garage and in community halls.

Those Who Rock is presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts & City of Gold Coast and supported by Everybody NOW! as the local producing and community engagement partner.