Bleach* Festival is going ahead in November!

In the wake of COVID-19 event cancellations, Placemakers* Gold Coast – the city’s leading independent arts organisation – has just announced that their signature Bleach* Festival will officially take place from 12 – 22 November 2020!

The iconic contemporary arts festival, which was initially scheduled for August this year, will now be hosted from 12-22 November, one of the Gold Coast’s only major events to proceed in 2020.

Placemakers* Gold Coast CEO and Artistic Director, Rosie Dennis said “Back in March we wrote to our festival followers saying that we were optimistically planning to proceed with Bleach* Festival in August this year.  Since that time, we have explored a range of different options to do just that.  We’re very pleased to announce that Bleach* Festival will return in November 2020 with a range of contemporary experiences performed by a stellar line-up of renowned Australian artists. We’re now putting the finishing touches on the re-imagined program with a full line-up of artists and events to be announced in early August – which we are certain will entice and delight audiences across the Gold Coast and beyond!”

Last year, Bleach* Festival transformed beaches, Gold Coast waterways, parklands and civic gathering places across the city into playgrounds for contemporary performances and artistic installations.  Now in its ninth year, Bleach* Festival has become synonymous with large-scale exhibits, award-winning dance, eye-popping cabaret, free live music and unique, thought-provoking and off-the-wall performances.

Rosie Dennis has today revealed Gold Coast’s three precincts for site-specific festival experiences in 2020 saying “We are excited to reveal that in 2020, Bleach* Festival will deliver 11-days of entertainment across three major precincts including Burleigh, Chevron Island and one of the city’s best-kept locations, the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens in Benowa”.

The full re-imagined program with a full line-up of artists and events for this year’s Bleach* Festival will be announced in just over a month.   To keep up to date with the official Bleach* program launch you can follow Bleach* festival social pages Facebook and Instagram ,  sign up to their e-newsletter and find more information over on  the Placemakers* Gold Coast website here.

Bleach* Festival is presented by Placemakers* Gold Coast and is proudly supported by the City of Gold Coast; the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Environment and Science, Tourism and Events Queensland and Griffith University.



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