Long renowned as the global home of surf culture, the Gold Coast was the logical birthplace for Bleach*. The festival embraces the beach heritage of the Southern Gold Coast, reimagining it in the form of a contemporary arts celebration.
With a global reach estimated in the millions and showcasing the work of more than 168 visual and performing artists in its opening year, Bleach* Festival 2013 will again celebrate surf & beach culture with a series of indoor and outdoor pop up music & arts events and installations.
Moving down the coastline like a wave, Bleach* Festival will kick off with Pre Bleach Weekend festivities in Paradise Point, Burleigh and Palm Beach on Friday 15 - Sunday 17 Feb. The official festival program will then roll through infamous Southern Gold Coast surf towns like Currumbin, Tugun, Kirra and Coolangatta, with a stationary major central Bleach* ‘hub’ remaining in Coolangatta’s beachfront Queen Elizabeth Park for the duration of the festival.
Bleach* brings together high calibre artists from around Australia and the Gold Coast for a 13 day celebration of music, photography, arts, theatre, film, ideas and lifestyle events. Bleach’s home is the world famous beaches and foreshores of the Southern Gold Coast combined with major venues within the region. The largest Festival on the Gold Coast, based on its geography, Bleach* will grow as a celebration of surf & beach Culture, delivered through a contemporary arts program.
The natural linkage to one of the most celebrated surfing cultures in the world combined with the natural environment and the need for increased artistic experiences on the Gold Coast, the Festival provides a platform to marry all of these into a unique celebration of our connection with the coast.
Bleach* will build on its very early success and will continue to build the profile of the Gold Coast as a cultural destination and position itself as a major cultural festival for not only the Gold Coast but Queensland.
22 February - 3 March 2013
Time: Various events
Gold Coast, 4224