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Queensland artists take centre stage at the 2024 BLEACH* Festival
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Queensland artists take centre stage at the 2024 BLEACH* Festival

The arts scene on the Gold Coast has seen unprecedented growth in the last few years, and one could argue that our annual arts festival BLEACH* has had a lot to do with it. Coming into its 13th year, BLEACH* has reached peak teenager status, and is more determined than ever to make its mark on a national and global scale. With over 400 artists, 30 shows, 110 performances, 18 Queensland premieres and eight world premieres, you'll want to block out your calendar from August 1–11, because you’re not going to want to miss a minute of the fun. more

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The NOOSA alive! Festival reveals its stacked ten-day program
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The NOOSA alive! Festival reveals its stacked ten-day program

We don't need an excuse to hit the road for a visit to the Sunshine Coast, but if you're looking for an event to tie into your next jaunt north, pencil in a trip to coincide with the NOOSA alive! Festival. The anticipated arts and cultural event has just revealed the program for its 2024 edition, which is taking place across a number of Noosa's stunning seaside venues from July 19–28. Comedy, music, dance – it's all on the cards this year. Here's what's happening ... more

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Prepare for trouble and make it double at Brisbane Powerhouse’s Double Vision Festival
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Prepare for trouble and make it double at Brisbane Powerhouse’s Double Vision Festival

Holographic technology meets audiovisual art and the results are twice as nice as Double Vision returns. Over two nights across Friday June 21–22, Double Vision will light up the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of The International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA). Catch a couple of stunning shows featuring some unexpected double bills, and see an exhibition of otherworldly bio human art – here'w what you can expect ... more

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Be spellbound by BIG CITY LIGHTS* – an immersive visual spectacle coming to the Gold Coast this winter
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Be spellbound by BIG CITY LIGHTS* – an immersive visual spectacle coming to the Gold Coast this winter

You might find it hard to believe, but there was once a time when the Gold Coast was considered void of culture. Crazy, right?! Thankfully, the times have changed, perceptions have been challenged and the Gold Coast is continuing to thrive, attracting events from all around the world. After a triumphant debut in 2022, BIG CITY LIGHTS* – an immersive festival that brings together light, design, installation and live performance – is making a comeback. Here’s everything you need to know … more

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Cure your winter blues at Stone & Wood's beloved Festival of the Stone
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Cure your winter blues at Stone & Wood’s beloved Festival of the Stone

Stone & Wood's annual fiesta is making its return on Saturday, June 1 for another year of beers, bites and beats. This year, Festival of the Stone has snagged music acts like Dan Sultan, Beddy Rays, The Beefs and more to headline its stage, whilst the sud-sanctuary will welcome a fleet of food trucks and limited-edition brews. With funds going towards the local homeless hub Fletcher Street Cottage, Festival of the Stone is set to celebrate its local community and beyond. more

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Giddy up to the country for the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular's celebration of equine art, culture and tradition
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Giddy up to the country for the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular’s celebration of equine art, culture and tradition

Calling all equine enthusiasts! The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular is back on June 15–16 to celebrate the beautiful breed of Clydesdale horses with gallops of festivities. Grab the Akubra and head to the country for two days of horse performances, larger-than-life sculptures, cracking competitions and plenty of country flair. Here’s all you need to know … more


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Gather ghouls and boys – QAGOMA cinema scares with new sci-fi movie program Mad Science
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Gather ghouls and boys – QAGOMA cinema scares with new sci-fi movie program Mad Science

QAGOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque will be exploring the ghastly creations, mad-cap scientists and evil schemes of sci-fi with its new program Mad Science. Its latest experiment has concocted blockbuster favourites with indie darlings and foreign flicks for a series of spine-tingling screenings. Celebrate the haunting horrors and thrilling fun of science fiction in film with Mad Science from May 3 to June 23. more

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Sky Ferreira, Explosions in the Sky, Yves Tumor and many more are bringing the heat to Brisbane this winter with Open Season Festival
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Sky Ferreira, Explosions in the Sky, Yves Tumor and many more are bringing the heat to Brisbane this winter with Open Season Festival

It looks like it’s going to be a hot winter this year, with Open Season Festival’s sizzling 2024 line-up bringing indie-music greats to Brisbane. From Saturday June 1 to Sunday August 25, The Tivoli and The Princess Theatre will be hosting a fleet of local legends, national treasures and big-name international acts for this multi-month festival – just in time to break you out of seasonal hibernation. Here’s what you need to know … more

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Calling all bibliophiles! Brisbane Writers Festival’s 2024 program is finally here
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Calling all bibliophiles! Brisbane Writers Festival’s 2024 program is finally here

Storytellers take centre stage at this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) with a page-turning program of 150 live events from a litany of literary icons. Celebrate the wondrous world of literature with insightful panels and inspiring conversations from a star-studded line-up of world-renowned writers and industry-leading creatives. To get on the same page about this year’s event, keep reading … more

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Revel in the flavours of the Rainbow Region at Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival
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Revel in the flavours of the Rainbow Region at Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival

From May 17 to 26, the heroed home of produce, eateries and arts is hosting Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival for another year. Curated by legendary chef Louis Tikaram (Stanley, Longrain), the ten-day event is toasting to Byron’s colourful community, creatives and cuisine with a delicious lineup full of foodie affairs, plus plenty more. Here’s what you need to know … more

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Mars missions, the future of AI, robot wars and delightfully dorky shows – World Science Festival launches its thrilling 2024 program
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Mars missions, the future of AI, robot wars and delightfully dorky shows – World Science Festival launches its thrilling 2024 program

Hold onto your hats! World Science Festival is making a triumphant return this March with a spectacular series of events that will see some of the greatest thinkers, dreamers and storytellers come together to take science from laboratories and into the streets, galleries, museums and arts venues across Brisbane. This year's dynamic, boundary-pushing program has just been launched into the stratosphere – and it'll absolutely blow your curious mind. Here's what's in store. more

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BrisAsia is back to ring in the Lunar New Year with dumplings, dragons and dancing
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BrisAsia is back to ring in the Lunar New Year with dumplings, dragons and dancing

The coveted cultural event is making its highly anticipated return with 11 suburbs across Brisbane set to showcase the best of our city’s Asian culture this February. Last year, BrisAsia saw its highest turnout yet, with more than 24,000 people participating in this city-wide celebration of Brisbane’s diverse Asian community. For its 12th run, the festival is back and better than ever – kicking off the lunar new year with a stacked program featuring more than 20 events from dancing dragons to dumplings. Running from Thursday, February 1 to Sunday, February 1, here’s what’s not to miss … more

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Bluey, the Beast and plenty of festival beats – all of the events you won’t want to miss in 2024
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Bluey, the Beast and plenty of festival beats – all of the events you won’t want to miss in 2024

With 2023 practically a write-off, it’s time to cast our eyes to all things bigger and better. Turn to that fresh calendar page, exhale and start anew with a brand-new year. And from where we're standing – your 2024? It’s looking good. Get ready for a new year of stacked festival line-ups, world-class culture and fun for the whole family. Keep reading to discover all the endless fun in-store for the future you in 2024. more