An incredible array of Gold Coast artists and musicians will be showcased when Bleach* Festival makes a COVID-safe return from November 12-22.
The 11-day festival will feature 204 artists (most of them locals) in 214 performances across 34 events in three unique hubs – Burleigh Heads, Chevron Island and the Botanic Gardens.
“Bleach festival 2020 is a big program of work,” Placemakers* CEO & Artistic Director for Bleach* Rosie Dennis told myGC.
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“We are engaging and employing over 204 artists, which for us is something we really want to champion because in a time when our whole industry shut down overnight, the fact that this gutsy little festival from the Gold Coast is employing so many artists is extraordinary.
“There’s lots of out of the box experiences and lots of work in unexpected places. We’ve got a really ambitious program down at Burleigh over 11 days, starting at 7am every morning and finishing at 9pm every night. We’ve got a really great hub over at Chevron Island with a bunch of different works there, and we are also activating with a really gorgeous concert at the Botanic Gardens.”
For a taste of what you can expect at this year’s event, and to hear from some of the artists, watch the video below:
Mayor Tom Tate told myGC the Bleach* team has done a fantastic job pulling together the festival under COVID conditions.
“When it comes to arts and culture, it is quintessential Gold Coast. This is the biggest outdoor event anywhere in Australia,” he said.
“My message to Gold Coasters is… get your tickets for you and your family and enjoy live, fun, quirky, brings a smile to your face style of entertainment.”
Ms Dennis told myGC the festival would not be possible without the important support from the City of Gold Coast.
“This city totally understands and values the role of arts and culture in city shaping, building community and just championing that this is a great place to live, work and play.”
Tickets to Bleach* Festival 2020 are now available via bleachfestival.com.au, with Ms Dennis encouraging locals to get in quick and reserve their spot to avoid disappointment.
“We are really encouraging people to please go to our website and reserve your tickets, even if they are free, please reserve. Support your local festival.”
Bleach* Festival will take place from November 12-22. To see the full program, and to book, visit: bleachfestival.com.au/