Bye January, not sure where you went but here we are in the SECOND MONTH OF THE YEAR already. It’s not all bad news though because the further we move into 2018 the closer we get to the epic celebration that will be Bleach* Festival 2018! Hooray.
The huge 18 day program was announced this week and there’ll be 140 productions and events across 31 Gold Coast locations and you better rest up until then because you won’t wanna miss a thing.
Think major musical concerts, huge contemporary dance productions (eek), giant outdoor spectacles, travelling shows on kayaks and even a big old beach sleepover.
‘Spose you want to know exactly what’s on don’t you.
How about the world premiere of outdoor music concert The Spirit of Churaki, inspired by the true story of the Gold Coast’s first surf life saver. Sounds amazing.
Also, there’s a hectic boundary-pushing thing called Home Visit that invites 10 every-day locals to open their private homes to complete strangers for a series of intimate living room performances. Which sounds FABULOUS as long as no one is planning to visit our living room (frantically kicks clothes under chairs).
What else is cool (everything, but limited typing space ya know). The Farm is the Coast’s internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company and they’ll send two of their (very committed) performers to Currumbin Estuary’s sandbar for 49 consecutive hours. So that should be the most incredible thing any of us have ever seen.
There’ll also be plenty of Aussie musicians – Kate Miller-Heidke, Amy Shark and Troy Casser Daley to name and few – and all your favourite local acts too.
How’s that hey.
Stay tuned for more updates as we count down the days to the biggest party the Coast has ever seen.
What a time to be alive.
DATES: Bleach* Festival will run from 29th March to April 15th
Words by Kirra Smith.