The last few months of 2020 are shaping up to be a good time Gold Coasters. We’ve had some great new venue openings, a host of events that are going ahead and VERY excitingly, BLEACH* Festival has just launched their 2020 program and it’s a good one.
The 11 day program invites us to be adventurous; to step into someone else’s shoes for an afternoon, to escape from the everyday with an unexpected experience; to dive in, boots and all and have a good time.
All things we are absolutely pumped to do right now.
Whether it’s down at Burleigh Heads for sunrise performances, recitals at dusk, evening light installations or a drink at the BLEACH* bar, the festival has something you’re absolutely going to love.
On Chevron Island you’ll be welcomed to Club Chez Nous for cabaret, opera and music and within grounds of the Botanic Gardens there’ll be a special concert that’s been curated with works from one of our finest living composers, Elena Kats-Chernin.
On Burleigh Beach there’ll be a sand circle; a culturally safe and inclusive space for dance, music, storytelling, performance and yarning.
You’re invited to sit, watch, participate or talk within the ring.
Wake with the birds and join in each morning at sunrise and in the evenings at sunset for music and dance rituals with Luther Cora.
Throughout the day, there’ll be workshops in contemporary dance, song and weaving, and dance under the stars every night.
We suggest heading down to the BLEACH* Club under the trees and watch as the waves roll in. Stop by for a sundowner, catch local DJ sets, and float away to some ambient tunes and killer beats.
Intermezzo will see the The 7 Sopranos perform angelic harmonies arranged by Tarita Botsman and Craig Allister Young and you can let the heavenly lullabies transport you dreamily into the night. Yes please.
Of course, there’s an absolutely packed program to enjoy and it’s all happening from 12th to 22nd November.
What a treat it is to live on the Gold Coast and experience this incredible festival.
WHEN: 12th to 22nd November, 2020
WHERE: Various performances across Burleigh Heads, Chevron Island and Botanic Gardens