Presented By Bleach Festival And City Of Gold Coast

A magical program awaits under the trees at Paradise Point Esplanade Park across the Easter weekend, for all the family to enjoy.

A giant illuminated puppet is suspended within a network of ropes, ready to wake from its slumber. The mysterious sound of a harp is adrift on the autumn breeze. A virtuosic violinist and a dazzling acoustic guitar trio play with abandon. The scene is set for a symphony of strings…

Taking centre stage at Paradise Point this festival is String Symphony; a large-scale interactive sculptural installation by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre; Australia’s renowned puppetry company.

Created by designer and puppet maker Leon Hendroff, String Symphony is a unique, shared, multi-sensory experience for all ages. Witness a symphony of strangers join forces to bring to life a giant handwoven puppet — made from more than a kilometre of rope and 600 LED lights — and experience the magic as they become connected as one. As the sun sets, watch their creation twinkle in the night sky in an awe-inspiring display of connection, community and collaboration.

Between shows, enjoy a curated music program inspired by the puppet’s soaring strings. ELSKA creates an alluring and truly unique sound, combining her soulful voice, percussive harp beats, and poetic lyrics. Cadence, starring veteran guitarist James Diamond alongside Brendan Huxley and Alex Bielby, serves up a dash of amenco, a punch of blues, an ounce of funk and a pinch of country. Emma Beau’s indie, alternative vocal capability, combined with multi-instrumental virtuosity, sets the stage alight.


Saturday & Sunday 2:30pm – 8:30pm

Monday 2 April 9:00am – 3:00pm

Tuesday & Wednesday 2:30pm – 8:30pm



31 March 2018 - 04 April 2018


Esplanade Park
The Esplanade