They teased us with an early music announcement just before Christmas, so you can imagine how excited we were at the launch of the full program for Bleach* 2015 last night.
The event, held at Rabbit+Cocoon included live performances and a veritable who’s who of the Gold Coast’s creative sector, out in force for the first look at the Festival’s full program details.
Tom Tate spoke about the event’s contribution to the Gold Coast’s cultural scene and how he wants it to be the feature cultural event of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
A teaser clip of the program was screened, Louise Bezzina interviewed some of the program highlights who described the pieces of the event they were responsible for and Lane Harry x Ike Campbell took to the stage and performed a track they’d penned to thank the sponsors.
But you probably don’t care about any of that. Let’s get down to business:
“There is no excuse to stay home in March,” says Louise Bezzina, Festival Director in the opening pages of the printed program. And she couldn’t be telling a greater truth.
With musical performances from the likes of Clare Bowditch, Kim Churchill, Christine Anu, Darren Middleton, Bobby Alu, Band of Frequencies, Tijuana Cartel and Karl S Williams taking place alongside aerial arts, acrobatics and dance, there’s truly something for everyone.
You’ll meet a Fish Out of Water, you’ll polish your writing and story-telling skills with Tim Baker, you’ll chase away the Ants, explore Surfing Through Art, get bent out of shape with circus and physical theatre. T
here’s a picnic at Kirra, Evandale and at Mudgeeraba, dining under the stars at the long table in Southport, opera at Paradise Point, a feast at Palm Beach, a community performance about the weather at Coolangatta, the Bleach* party at Robina, a celebration of literature at Somerset College, Bleachside Flicks at Burleigh.
Full program details, along with some of our best picks, will be featured in the next edition of Blank. We’re proud to be a media partner for Bleach* Festival 2015.
Until then, catch up on all things Bleach* at www.bleachfestival.com.au.