The Gold Coast is about to cop it sweet!

The inaugural SCOOP! Festival begins next week, running January 15 to 17 with lots of ice cream and live entertainment.

Hosted by HOTA, Home of the Arts, SCOOP!, is a celebration of summer with plenty of ice cream, a sprinkle of circus, a dollop of sunshine and a splash of surprise!

SCOOP! will see Queensland and Australia’s best circus, cabaret and acrobatic performers provide the backdrop to a multi-sensory playground of ice cream delights, pop-up beer gardens with live music and DJs, sideshow rides and refreshing dips in the HOTA lake.

SCOOP!‘s irresistible Ice Cream Alley will see over 30 vendors from across the state including Ungermann Brothers ice cream, authentic Bologna export La Macelleria Gelateria, plant-based Coco Whip and Doughluxe – introducing a new ice cream-filled doughnut for summer!

On Friday, 15 and Saturday, 16 January, the 6-9:30 pm evening sessions will see the site transform into CLUB SCOOP!, featuring after-dark tunes, plenty of cold brews, boozy ice cream combos and dedicated evening entertainment.

Also, for those seeking a foodie delight like no other, the adults-onlyUltimate Ice Cream Experience ticket will see guests sit down to a five-course chef’s selection of sweet and savoury ice cream-inspired degustation paired with a selection of boozy beverages.

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WHEN:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15

 Session 1: 10:00-13.30 | Session 2: 14:00-17:30 |  Session 3: 18:00-21:30

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 16

Session 1: 10:00-13:30 | Session 2: 14:00-17:30  | Session 3: 18:00-21:30

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17

Session 1: 10:00-13:30  | Session 2: 14:00-17:30

 

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TICKETS:

Adult: $28 | Child: $18

Concessions: $23 | Family: $70

 

Ultimate Ice Cream Experience $120pp

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15

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14:00-17:30 (degustation served at 16:00) | 18:00-21:30 (degustation served at 19:00)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16

14:00-17:30 (degustation served at 16:00) | 18:00-21:30 (degustation served at 19:00)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17

14:00-17:30 (degustation served at 16:00)

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