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Gold Coast economy benefits from Australia’s largest beach party

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Event promoter TEG Live claims to have made history with the largest beach party to ever be staged in Australia, thanks to the 30,000 fans that attended Fisher’s inaugural Out 2 Lunch Festival on Coolangatta Beach on the Gold Coast.

Fisher is an Australian music producer born and raised on the Gold Coast.

Tickets for the electronic music festival sold out in minutes, with more than A$50m (£26m/€31m/$33m) injected into the local economy. TEG Live reported that the festival benefitted more than 200 businesses across the region, which were engaged in the planning and the delivery of the event. 

Accommodation was booked up across the Gold Coast, as fans travelled interstate, intrastate and internationally to attend. 

Additionally, as the festival was such a large operation for TEG Live, it created 2,000 jobs to bring the event to life. TEG Live worked with the City of Gold Coast local authority, Queensland Police, and transport and traffic management consultants to ensure a smooth experience for patrons, staff, visitors and local residents.

The event took place on May 4.

“TEG is delighted with the inaugural Out 2 Lunch Festival, and it was great to see the economic impact that the festival had on the local community,” said TEG Group chief executive Geoff Jones. 

“This was no easy feat, as the planning and logistics required to deliver the event were extraordinary, particularly as this was the very first time this many people attended a staged event on Coolangatta Beach.

“We would like to sincerely thank Team Fisher, the City of Gold Coast, the World Surf League, Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce, Coolangatta and Greenmount Surf Life Saving Clubs and the many, many other partners and stakeholders who helped TEG bring this epic event to life.”

A dollar from every ticket sold was donated to the Starlight Foundation, while a further A$20 donation was required for the Pink Elephants Support Network for those attending the festival via guest listing or complimentary tickets. In total, A$35,320 was raised for the two organisations.