QT draws 400 to Potbelleez gig

Friday January 10th 2014

QT draws 400 to Potbelleez gig

The atmosphere was electric at QT Port Douglas last night as more than 400 revellers turned Estilo Bar into a dance club for the much-hyped Potbelleez 'secret gig'.

"It was a huge success for Estilo and the resort as a whole," said PR and Events Coordinator Emily Byrne.

During the hour-long show, top and tailed by Potbelleez DJ Dave Goode's solo sets on the decks, the ARIA award-winning duo treated guests and locals to all their major hits, including 'Hello', 'Saved in a bottle', 'Are you with Me', 'Magic Number' and perennial favourite 'Don't Hold Back', which was featured in a Jeep television commercial. 

Much to the crowd's delight, lead singer iKid's (Illan Kidron) 11-year-old son performed a show-stopping version of 'Magic Number's' rap segment, originally performed by American hip-hop artist B.o.B. 

Social media is being credited as an incidental event promoter; though event promoters and QT staff made every effort to keep the band's identity hush-hush, many locals learned the 'Secret Gig' would feature the Potbelleez earlier this week and spread the word online.

The event is being celebrated as a major coup for Port Douglas during the region's typically 'low' wet season, and comes after a record year for the town's tourism industry.

As The Newsport reported on Wednesday, January 8, local accommodation houses have recorded a positive start to the year and strong forward bookings.