Friday 7 March – opening night party at The Soundlounge with three of Austtalia’s hottest indie artists of the moment. Elizabeth Rose, The Trouble with Templeton and Hey Geronimo. Tickets $22 at the door.
Thursday 13 March – a music jam at Rabbit+Cocoon with Jeremy Marou (Busby Marou). Luke Peacock (Halfway / The Painted Ladies) and Karl Wallis (The Medis) for an evening of songwrting and performance workshops. Bleach* music programmer Graham Ashton will also be on hand for Q+A. To register attendance email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 14 March – rock and roll at The Sounlounge with Violent Soho, Bad//Dreems and The Sinking Teeth. Tickets $22 at the door. More at soundlounge.com.au.
Saturday 15 March –free live entertainment from 11.00am to 7.00pm which includes Dubmarine, The Gine Club, Little Scout, Eden Mulholland, Marcus Blacke, Akova and Felicity Lawless. Tomewin Street Precinct including Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and SurfWorld Gold Coast. Take public transport. Parking will be at a premium.
Sunday 16 March – Bleach* goes on the road – to skate parks at Pizzey Park Miami and Oxley Drive Runaway Bay with the Funky Hips who are revolutionishing live music using loop stations, effect pedals and synthesisers to create a unique sound, recording and layering their music live. 11.00am – 3.00pm at Pizzey Park and 3.00pm – 6.00pm at Runaway Bay.
Friday 21 March – the Transparentsea Voyage is a film that draws attention to coastal environmental issues. Experience the voyage first hand as a crew, in tandem kayaks trace the southern migration of whales from Santa Barabara to the US border. The film features Dave Rastovich and OJ Newcomb from Band of Frequencies with appearances by Angus Stone, Lauren Hill and more. The evening features live performances of songs from the film by Band of Frequencies. Tickets $22 on the door.
Saturday 22 March – Hang out with Ash Grunwald, MTNS, GOVS and Robbie Miller for an afternoon of live music, rolling waves and shimmering sand when Bleach* pays a visit to Top 10 Albums. From 2.00pm – 5.00pm, bring a picnic rug and enjoy the quintessential Gold Coast backdrop.
Saturday 22 March – As Bleach* rolls into Tugun for Eat Street you can feast on tasty treats beneath Tugun’s 88 year old Moreton Bay Fig while lapping up Dave Dow’s infectious roots, soul jazz and funk and Barksdale Brass Band’s musical offerings with a mix of New Orleans and Balkan roots. Toolona Street from 5.00pm.
Sunday 23 March – live at Bond with Nicky Bomba and his band Bustamento, a tropical shaking six-piece that pays homage to the upbeat rhythms of the Carribean. From 2.00pm at the amphitheatre.
Sunday 23 March – another year of Bleach* comes to a close as Palm Beach Parklands plays host to the Bleach* BBQ. With hammocks, music and the aroma of sumptuous food, join Jeremy Maruo, Dave Dow and the Community Ukulele strum-along as well as Ukelele Orchestra, Sahara Beck, Karl S Williams and Tyrone & Lesley for an island-style fiesta. 2.00pm – 8.00pm.