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Bleach* Festival 2020

This 11-day festival takes over the Gold Coast's beaches, parks, gardens and abandoned buildings.
By Sarah Ward
October 19, 2020
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Bleach* Festival 2020

This 11-day festival takes over the Gold Coast's beaches, parks, gardens and abandoned buildings.
By Sarah Ward
October 19, 2020
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For much of the past ten months, 2020 hasn't been a year for block parties. It hasn't been one for watching DJs on the beach over drinks, wandering through arts experiences on an island or listen to music in a sprawling garden, either. But all of the above is on the agenda at the Gold Coast's returning Bleach* Festival, which'll be taking over the Glitter Strip from Thursday, November 12–Sunday, November 22.

Across 11 days, the fest's program features work by 204 artists across more than 214 unique arts experiences — so, in other words, you won't be bored. When you're not checking out an installation that's inspired by the sky and showcases the efforts of female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from the area, you'll be stepping inside a life-sized lava lamp, watching performer J'aiMime twist herself in and out of a giant six-foot balloon, and listening to tunes by the shore as the sun goes down.

If you're particularly keen to make the most of Bleach*, and of the first festival under new CEO and artistic director Rosie Dennis, you can pick up a single ticket that'll get you into nine different parts of the program on Chevron Island. That's one of the fest's hubs, with others on the Burleigh Heads beachfront and at the Botanic Gardens — with the event taking attendees into the Goldie's beaches, green spaces and abandoned buildings.

Top image: Art Work Agency

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