Bleach Festival announces major change for 2020

After its most successful year yet, organisers of the Gold Coast Bleach Festival have announced a major change for 2020.

From next year, the popular arts and cultural festival will move from April to August.

Bleached Arts CEO and Artistic Director, Rosie Dennis, said the date change will coincide with the launch of the Gold Coast’s new events entity Major Events Gold Coast.


“As the city’s leading arts organisation, Bleached Arts will cement the Festival’s place into the City’s annual calendar come August 2020,” she said.

“We live in one of the best climates in the world and we look forward to showcasing an exciting program of live performance for the first time pre-Spring.

“The timing allows for an opportunity to align a portion of programming with other festivals nationally, giving the ability to grow opportunities for touring artists and international companies a stop on the Gold Coast”.

Ms Dennis said she was looking forward to the opportunities that the new events entity will open for local artists.

“I’m excited to work with and see what this enthusiastic group of professionals will bring to major events on the Gold Coast and look forward to watching the Gold Coast flourish with
this cohesive approach to leadership,” she said.

“I’m impressed by the city’s vibrancy, passion and commitment to growth, particularly its’ commitment to the arts. It is such an exciting time to be working in the city and I’m looking forward to sharing more about our 2020 program in the coming months.”