Back in action – Bleach* Festival to return with new 2020 dates and locations announced
In true 2020 style, most major events across the state are off the cards for the foreseeable future – but in a glimmer of good news for the Gold Coast, iconic arts event Bleach* Festival will be going ahead! Organisers have this week announced a new date and reimagined program for the cultural festival, which will be one of the only major events to go head in the city during the second half of the year.
Traditionally held in April, the 2020 version of Bleach* Festival was at first rescheduled for August – though, ongoing COVID-19 restrictions forced the team to again shift the date. The festival, now in its ninth year, will officially kick off on Thursday November 12 and run through until Sunday November 22, bringing 11 days of contemporary arts, culture and entertainment to the south east.
Rosie Denis, CEO and artistic director of Placemakers* Gold Coast (the organisers of Bleach*) said the team is putting the finishing touches on the program, which will feature “a range of contemporary experiences performed by a stellar line-up of renowned Australian artists”. 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. This year, the 11-day program (due to be announced in August) will be held in three renowned precincts – Burleigh, Chevron Island and the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens in Benowa. Stay tuned for the program announcement!
Image credits –
Image 1 & 2: Scott Belzner / Bleach* Festival 2019