The Noosa Alive! festival presents a diverse program of events featuring some of the best homegrown and international performers and musicians from July 15–24.
The action kicks off on Thursday July 15 under the Evie Networks clear-roofed marquee with the Noosa Starlight Opera, which will spotlight awe-inspiring opera stars Rachelle Durkin and Kang Wang, supported by pianist John Woods under the moonlight. Things then take a mysterious turn when best-selling crime author Candice Fox reveals all at a literary lunch on Friday July 16 while event goers tuck in to a delicious grazing box. The Friday vibes will roll into the afternoon at the inaugural beachside music celebration Seaside Vibes Music Festival, which will see a bevy of killer artists take to the stage. Day one will welcome Tijuana Cartel, The Brains Trust, Forrest Run and Felicity Lawless onto the sandy oasis that is Noosa’s Main Beach whilst day two of the festival will see Nattali Rize & The Black Sistaz, Chocolate Strings, Beauty & The Beats plus Demi Casha fill the air with tunes whilst hungry folk enjoy tempting food-truck nosh from Im Im Street Food and sips from local Noosa breweries and distillers like Boiling Pot Brewing Co. and drops from Nelson Wine Co. The music magic continues when songstress Katie Noonan and jazz guitarist Ben Hauptmann perform Joni Mitchell’s Blue in a 50th anniversary tribute to the iconic album.
Immerse yourself in an otherworldly high-tea experience reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland at High Tea With BOOFF, and be entertained by hilarious theatrics whilst you snack on scrumptious canapes. More delicious eats and world-class entertainment await at the Picnic in The Park at Noosa Woods on Sunday July 18, which will host a petting zoo, unicorn-pony rides (yes, you read that right), face painting, music, circus workshops and more. Continue the picnic festivities at Jazz in The Woods, an al fresco song session that will kick off after Picnic in the Park on Sunday afternoon. Bring your own picnic and a rug and get ready to jive along to some of the best local jazz artists before the sun sets on a stellar weekend.
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