Kicking off on Thursday November 12, BLEACH* will run for 11 action-packed days, with audiences invited to experience the best of the city through one-of-a-kind contemporary art, live music, cabaret, theatre, dance and storytelling, with the magic to unfold across three key precincts – Burleigh Heads, Chevron Island and the Botanic Gardens.
After a few tumultuous months, which saw the festival’s original August date rescheduled, we’re now just weeks away from the start of BLEACH* Festival, which will officially commence at first light (5:00 am) on Thursday November 12 with an unmissable sunrise ceremony by Luther Cora and the Yugambeh dancers at the Burleigh Bora and Speaking Circle in Justin’s Park. There will be a flurry of activity at Burleigh Heads throughout the festival, with a series of day-and-night events including the one-day-only Block Party on Sunday November 15 – a celebration of First Nations artists and the local music scene – featuring live sounds by Jesswar, The Voice runner-up Siala and beat makers Wildheart.
The second major BLEACH* hub, Chevron Island, will give arts and music lovers a hit of adrenaline with theatre in soon-to-be-demolished units, oversized artwork by Glennys Briggs in abandoned houses, and mind-bending acts by contortionist Shannen Jones, aka ‘the girl with no bones’.
The Gold Coast Botanic Gardens will be the perfect backdrop for BLEACH* Festival’s closing event, with the lush precinct to host an afternoon of live music by Southern Cross Soloists.
Jump online to check out the full festival program and start planning your way through this spectacular, culture-soaked showcase of the Gold Coast from November 12–22.