Bet you never thought a favourite tent is a thing you’d have. Neither but here we are with news of our favourite tent – the Spiegeltent. It’s back and better than ever, putting down roots in Broadbeach and all set for a sparkly 2019.
First and foremost, LIMBO Unhinged will grace us with its presence. It’s one of those circus-style, cabaret productions we know and love and, because it’s brought to us by Scott Maidment (creator of Blanc de Blanc), you know it’s going to be a goodie.
There are sword swallowers, incredible acrobatics, contortionists and beat boxing and, of course, some of the very best dance numbers around. It’s all the sexiness, sizzle and upbeat edginess you’ve come to expect from the Spiegeltent and we’re extremely excited.
Next up is singing sensation Katie Noonan and her jazz trio Elixir, bringing their Gratitude and Grief National Tour to the big top as part of Bleach* Festival 2019. The show is a collaboration between Elixir and Australia’s ‘poet laureate’ Michael Leunig; combining Michael’s spoken-word poetry with Katie’s angelic vocals and Elixir’s sublime improvisation.
Katie’s ARIA nominated album translates Leunig’s poetry into stunning jazz and, as you’d expect, has received rave reviews for its unique combination of poetry, art and music.
Sounds like pure magic to us.
Folk Jazz trio Elixir is approaching 20 years in the business. Fronted by Noonan with Jazz saxophonist Zac Hurren, the trio has enjoyed enormous success along the way including an ARIA Award for Best Jazz Album in 2011, 13 weeks at #1 on the ARIA Jazz Chart, and numerous high-profile festival appearances.
It’s set to be a night to remember, all within the spectacular surrounds of the Spiegeltent.
Tickets to Katie Noonan are $70 and on sale now. We highly recommend getting in quick.
Tickets are also on sale for LIMBO Unhinged starting at $59.
LOCATION: Gold Coast Bulletin Centenary Park, Broadbeach
WHEN: LIMBO Unhinged will show from April 17th to May 12th and Katie Noonan performs on Thursday 18th April.
Words by Kirra Smith