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17–28 April 2019



Welcome to Bleach* Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival is an annual multiarts experience like no other. Presented over 12 days across stunning beaches, natural landscapes and unconventional performance spaces, Bleach* showcases the region’s creativity.

Hon Leeanne Enoch MP

A collaboration between Bleach*, Opera Queensland and Griffith University will see HOTA transformed for an outdoor spectacular of Verdi’s Requiem and feature over 150 performers in a powerful concert under the stars.

The Queensland Government is proud to support Bleach* through Arts Queensland and Tourism and Events Queensland. Bleach* 2019 invites curiosity and participation in an inspired line-up that will engage around 500 artists and delight thousands of Festival attendees. I invite you to be part of the excitement that is Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival 2019.

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts Contemporary, innovative and quintessentially Gold Coast, welcome to Bleach* 2019; a celebration of the city’s unique creativity, culture and worldfamous natural landscapes. The Queensland Government recognises that events drive Queensland’s tourism economy and we are proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destination Events Program.

Thank you to the event organisers and volunteers who have come together to deliver the Festival. If you’re visiting the region, I encourage you to make the most of the world-class tourism experiences we have on the Gold Coast. I hope you come away from this year’s Festival with some great memories, here in Queensland.

Hon Kate Jones MP

Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games

Mayor Tom Tate City of Gold Coast

Our world renowned Bleach* went ‘next level’ during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

I have no doubt it will activate our senses and draw us in with music, contemporary performances and installations.

Festival 2018, celebrating art and culture from across Queensland and the world, made a huge difference to the overall experience for our millionplus visitors.

As Mayor, I am proud to be a part of the evolving arts and culture scene in our city, with the Evandale Cultural Precinct continuing to expand and flourish.

When you think of the cultural offerings of the world’s great cities, such as New York, Paris and London, they include amazing institutions and quirky little ones; theatres and opera houses; contemporary music, unexpected street performances and startling public art — and they permeate those cities and make them memorable.

Leigh Tabrett Chair, Bleached Arts

Front Cover Photo Credit — Amber Haines

See you at Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival.

This year’s Bleach* program has been designed to nurture a more personal vibe among its loyal followers.

Of course, you can have a taste of what’s on offer globally on your personal screens but nothing beats “being there” — the authentic experience of being in the presence of art that genuinely comes from the place and the people, and gives you a chance to

look into their inner world, and understand a little of who they are, how they see things, why they laugh and cry. At Bleach*, we are growing a national reputation for commissioning, making and presenting work that exemplifies this authentic experience — work that can only be made here, by these people, at this time. You just have to be there...


Acknowledgement of Country Bleached Arts acknowledges the country on which we work and present Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land — the Yugambeh and the Bundjalung people. We give our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

With a rich history of storytelling and artmaking in this country, we are honoured to be working with our local Elders, who are guiding us to make art and tell stories of this land. We are privileged to have your guidance on this journey.

We honour the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people whose lands we now call our home.

Welcome to 2019 Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival — one year on from the historic staging of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Gold Coast is growing and evolving, as we look toward a new generation of entrepreneurs and game changers. As the City Festival, we also move with the current, creating moments to inspire and invigorate our citizens and visitors to the Gold Coast, as we ‘turn the City on’ through incredible arts experiences. The 2019 program has something for everyone, as we bring together a curated program of remarkable local, national and international artists in April. Through a celebration of new beginnings, Bleach* 2019 heralds a new era for the City. To mark this occasion, we are presenting Verdi’s Requiem by Opera Queensland with the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra to provide the dramatic score for this moment in time, with a one-night-only performance at the stunning HOTA, Home of the Arts, Outdoor Stage.

Message from CEO and Artistic Director Photo Credit — Art-Work Agency

Louise Bezzina CEO and Artistic Director

Broadbeach’s Centenary Park and HOTA, together with the return of Bleach* at Burleigh — running for the 12 days of the Festival — will become our major landmarks in 2019. Across the coast, our music program weaves throughout the stunning waterways, with Water Songs presented in private homes and spectacular waterfront parks across the City. Take a detour to Mudgeeraba Showgrounds for an exhilarating performance experience of Throttle by home company, The Farm. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board and staff of Bleached Arts; our Government partners with particular thanks to Mayor Tom Tate; the incredible artists that have been part of all the Festivals; all our corporate partners, volunteers and the community of the Gold Coast for the most incredible eight years. Bleach* 2019 will be the last Festival that I will deliver and I am so proud of what it has become after such humble beginnings when I started this journey in 2011. Bleach* will live forever in my heart and I wish you all a fantastic Festival. Gold Coast, this is your Festival! Be proud and celebrate this amazing City.


Calendar of Events 17–28 April 2019 EVENT



Verdi’s Requiem

HOTA, Home of the Arts, Outdoor Stage, 135 Bundall Rd

Surfers Paradise


Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, 115 Mudgeeraba Road



Bleach* at Burleigh

Burleigh Heads

Water Songs — Songs of our Waterways

Various locations citywide


Limbo Unhinged

The Star Spiegeltent, Gold Coast Bulletin Centenary Park


The Gold Coast Spiegeltent

The Star Spiegeltent, Gold Coast Bulletin Centenary Park


Bleach* at Burleigh

Justins Park and Burleigh Heads Beach, The Esplanade

Burleigh Heads

On This Land We Gather

Bleach* at Burleigh

Burleigh Heads

Ganngalanji (Listen Call-out Think)

Bleach* at Burleigh

Burleigh Heads

Pyrophone Juggernaut

Bleach* at Burleigh

Burleigh Heads

Pub Choir

Bleach* at Burleigh

Burleigh Heads

Mama Kin Spender

Bleach* at Burleigh

Burleigh Heads

Kira Puru

Bleach* at Burleigh

Burleigh Heads

The Cleaners

Bleach* at Burleigh

Burleigh Heads


Bleach* at Burleigh

Burleigh Heads

Terror Australis

The Space, HOTA, Home of the Arts, 135 Bundall Rd

Surfers Paradise


Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Marine Parade


Corner Young Street and Regent Lane


Table Talk

Karma Collab Hub, 47 Lemana Lane


Agapi and Other Kinds of Love: A Work in Progress

Dust Temple, 54 Currumbin Creek Road


The Soldier’s Wife

Various locations citywide


My Urrwai

The Space, HOTA, Home of the Arts, 135 Bundall Rd

Surfers Paradise

Nyala Bulahbu Gali

Dust Temple, 54 Currumbin Creek Road


Feast on Fifth

Fifth Ave

Palm Beach

Surf Salon

The Walls Art Space, 4/18 Mountain View Ave


Wild City: Workshop Series

Various locations citywide


You Should Be Dancing Minis

Bleach* at Burleigh

Burleigh Heads

The Collectors

Various locations city wide


Between Tiny Cities





Bleach* at Burleigh


Easter long weekend

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Verdi’s Requiem by Opera Queensland



Presented by Bleach* and Griffith University, in partnership with HOTA, Home of the Arts, by Opera Queensland, featuring the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra Verdi’s Requiem provides the perfect score for a monumental moment in time, taking the Requiem as a symbol of new beginnings for the City and the Festival. The Festival’s centrepiece production, this music is an invitation to gather and look within ourselves as the performance invites us to reflect and have hope. When Verdi’s dear friend, poet and national hero Alessandro Manzoni died, he was too grief-stricken to attend the funeral, so he composed a requiem to honour his memory. What emerged out of his sorrow is one of the most powerful works for orchestra and voice ever written. Sometimes referred to as “an opera in ecclesiastical vestments”, Verdi’s gift for dramatic writing is on full display in this remarkable score for almost a hundred musicians and a chorus of over sixty singers. Asking the grand questions of life, it takes the audience on an intense musical journey from the depths of profound despair to ecstatic hope — a transcendent work, once experienced never forgotten. We look forward to welcoming you at this once-ina-lifetime musical concert under the stars of the Gold Coast.

DATES Saturday 27 April


DURATION 90 minutes (no interval) VENUE HOTA, Home of the Arts, Outdoor Stage 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise TICKET INFO General Admission — On lawn (unseated) Adult




Group (10+)


A Reserve — Seated Adult


Group (10+)


B Reserve — Seated Adult


Group (10+)


Bookings at bleachfestival.com.au CREATIVE CREDITS Opera Queensland: Conductor: Natalie Murray Beale. Director: Patrick Nolan. Lighting and Video: Mark Howett Cast: Natalie Aroyan. Milijana Nikolic. Rosario La Spina. Andrew Collis. Opera Queensland Chorus. Site Design: Alex Podger


Throttle by The Farm



Presented by Bleach* and City of Gold Coast Throttle is a B-grade thriller viewed from within the safety of your own car. Lit by your headlights, heard through your car radio and seen through your windscreen, this is a live-action drive-in with a difference, brought to you by Helpmann Awardwinning Gold Coast Dance Theatre Company, The Farm. A single pane of glass allows us to feel separated from the world outside. It absorbs road rage and shields us when we sing along to the car stereo, but what happens when we’re invaded in that bubble of safety? The Farm is a movement collective of like-minded artists, whose physical performances share the fragility and strength of the human condition. From traditional theatre and dance to outdoor installations, film and immersive theatrical experiences, The Farm’s leading-edge, critically-acclaimed works aim to defy all expectations and genres — as well as gravity. With co-directors Gavin Webber and Grayson Millwood both behind the wheel, The Farm brings this tyre-squealing show to a drive-in showground-theatre near you. Scream with delight, dive under the dashboard or grip the hand of your fellow passenger and ignite some fun-fuelled passion. Throttle is like nothing you’ve ever seen before! Buckle your seatbelts. You’re in for a ride.

DATES Wednesday 24 April


Thursday 25 April


Friday 26 April


Saturday 27 April


Sunday 28 April


DURATION 60 minutes VENUE Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, 115 Mudgeeraba Rd , Mudgeeraba TICKET INFO Car Pass

$60 + booking fee

Tickets are per vehicle. Please note the show is best viewed through the front windscreen of your vehicle. Recommended for ages 15+ Bookings at bleachfestival.com.au CREATIVE CREDITS THE FARM At The Farm, work is made in a collaborative process where everyone brings their expertise without being confined to it. All animals are equal. Photo Credit — Art-Work Agency


Tectonic by Dancenorth



Presented by Bleach*, City of Gold Coast and Griffith University Award-winning ensemble Dancenorth performs Tectonic, a dynamic examination of shifts: shifts in land and sea, time and tide, space and thinking. Featuring 180 fit balls half-buried in the sand, Tectonic is a confluence of sculpture, movement and sound, unfolding in a dazzling site-specific performance on the beach. Tectonic was inspired by conversations had with locals on tiny Poruma Island in the Torres Strait — about erosion, rising sea levels and the very real fear of disappearing into the ocean. The 180 balls represent the 180 people living on the island, as well as 180 degrees — half a globe — an island in the sea. With each fit ball acting as a mini trampoline, the adventurous stage design provides a literal springboard off which the dancers bounce, twist and weave across the sand, with the magnificent Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. The balls provide a large-scale interactive installation for the public. Tectonic brings dance outside and into nature. While we’re watching the performance, we’re also enjoying the glorious outdoor lifestyle of the Gold Coast. A multi-layered event, Tectonic is a highly physical contemporary dance spectacle, and an interactive installation.

DATES Wednesday 17 April to Sunday 21 April

6:30pm & 7:45pm

Free Jump & Play Monday 22 April


DURATION 15 minutes WORKSHOPS Thursday 18 April to Sunday 21 April


Come and try your skills on the Tectonic set with some of the dancers from Dancenorth. VENUE Bleach* at Burleigh, Burleigh Heads ADDITIONAL INFO This event will be wheelchair accessible; the ‘sandcruiser’ beach wheelchair and viewing points will be available at this event. Please note this performance contains mild nudity.

Photo Credit — Amber Haines


Water Songs Songs of our Waterways



Presented by Bleach*, City of Gold Coast, Urbis and Gold Coast Waterways Authority. Heed the call of the siren, follow the flow and join us for Water Songs — Songs of our Waterways, a magical, musical concert series, which voyages the Gold Coast’s glittering waterways across the Festival. Captained by Stringmansassy frontwoman and Gold Coast favourite Kacey Patrick, a band of travelling water minstrels, including cabaret performer Pearly Black and 2018 Queensland Music Award Winner Karl S Williams, will serenade us from the canals, creeks and channels of the Coast, while we gather on the shores of backyards and public parks. Let your thoughts drift as you listen to exquisite tales and haunting songs, which explore our enduring fascination with, and love of, water in all its moods. After a public call-out, homes from across the Gold Coast will host part of this intimate concert series. The backyard concert will be turned on its head, with the pontoon as the stage, the canal as the backdrop and the audience drinking in Nep-tuneful melodies from the open-air comfort of the neighbourhood backyard. In addition, there will be free-to-the-public Water Songs performances taking place in stunning waterway parks across the City, for all to enjoy.

DURATION 90 minutes VENUE This event has multiple venues. Thursday 18 April 4:00pm Paradise Point Parklands, The Esplanade, Paradise Point Friday 19 April 6:30pm House Hosted Concert Saturday 20 April 4:00pm Currumbin RSL, 165 Duringan St, Currumbin This free concert has been made possible by Currumbin RSL and Southern Gold Coast. Sunday 21 April 6:30pm House Hosted Concert Monday 22 April 4:00pm Varsity Foreshore Parklands, 79 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes Tuesday 23 April 6:30pm House Hosted Concert TICKET INFO $15 + Booking fee for Home Concerts only. Paradise Point, Palm Beach and Varsity Lakes concerts are FREE. Bookings at bleachfestival.com.au

Photo Credit — Art-Work Agency


Limbo Unhinged by Strut & Fret



Presented by Bleach*, Strut & Fret and The Star The mad-genius makers of the sold-out spectacle Blanc de Blanc are back on the Gold Coast to bring you an intoxicating mix of cabaret, circus and acrobatics in Limbo Unhinged — a celebration of otherworldly proportions. Limbo Unhinged invites audiences to delve deeper into the exhilarating party that is Strut & Fret’s awardwinning, international sensation, Limbo. The sequel is a brazen, crazed and wildly hypnotic exploration of your favourite characters, alongside a host of new, worldrenowned circus performers. Directed by Scott Maidment and presented in the spectacular 1920s Spiegeltent, Limbo Unhinged whisks audiences into a sinister netherworld of gut-churning contortion, breathtaking acrobatics and jaw-dropping stunts. The stunning international cast features Coney Island sword swallower Heather Holliday (USA), Chinese pole master Mikael Bres (FRA), dancing sensation Hilton Denis (AUS) and aerial whiz Marco Motta (BRA), alongside the hand-to-hand experts, Charlotte O’Sullivan (CAN) and Nicolas Jelmoni (MCO), and the acrobatic expert Rémi Martin Lenz (GER). Prolific Sydney musician Mick Stuart (AUS) will lead the live ensemble, performing haunting ethereal melodies, irreverent electro-acoustic noise and playfully sexy beats composed exclusively by New York’s Jank maestro Sxip Shirey (USA). This unhinged new show is here to seduce you and take you into an even hotter inferno. Come for the party and enjoy the gritty trip.

DATES Wednesday 17 April to Sunday 12 May Tuesday to Saturday Sundays Sunday 21 April


8:30pm 4:30pm & 6:30pm 4:30pm

excludes Mondays DURATION 75 mins no interval VENUE The Star Spiegeltent, Gold Coast Bulletin Centenary Park, Cnr of Gold Coast Highway and TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach. TICKET INFO Tuesday to Thursday, Sunday Premium $69 Adult General Admission


Concession $49 Booth (10)


Friday & Saturday Premium $79 Photo Credit — David Solm

Adult General Admission


Concession $59 Booth (10)


For more information and tickets visit bleachfestival.com.au



The Gold Coast Spiegeltent by Strut & Fret

Presented by Bleach*, Strut & Fret and The Star The iconic Spiegeltent returns to the Gold Coast — this time with a full program of world-class music, cabaret, comedy and theatre. The unique pop-up venue will make itself at home on the Gold Coast Bulletin Centenary Park for one hot month. The Gold Coast Spiegeltent features a Festival bar and delicious local food that audiences can indulge in before and after the shows. This extended Festival event promises to become an annual playground for a sensational variety of acclaimed acts, including international touring stars, such as Elixir, featuring award-winning Australian songbird Katie Noonan, and comedians Tom Gleeson, Lano and Woodley, Dave Hughes and Tommy Little.

Photo Credit — Daniel James

DATES Thursday 18 April to Sunday 12 May excludes Mondays Refer to bleachfestival.com.au for times VENUE The Star Spiegeltent, Gold Coast Bulletin Centenary Park, Cnr of Gold Coast Highway and TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach. The Star Gold Coast offers a free undercover car park. The Star welcomes UBER drivers and have dedicated pick-up and drop-off points. Full programme and tickets available via bleachfestival.com.au



Bleach* at Burleigh Photo Credit — Scott Belzner

Presented by Griffith University, City of Gold Coast and Burleigh Brewing Spanning the 12 days of Bleach*, program highlights include Australia’s leading contemporary dance company, Dancenorth, with Tectonic (page 10 & 11); a mind-boggling, flaming spectacle, Pyrophone Juggernaut (page 20 & 21) ; Gold Coast’s own Shock Therapy Productions with The Cleaners (page 25); the ever-popular Pub Choir (page 22) in The Burleigh Bleach* Club; and an incredible contemporary music line-up, headlined every night by Australian women powerhouses. And best part of it 95% of all the programming here in Burleigh is FREE. Plus, head to The Burleigh Bleach* Club, our first-ever licensed bar on the beach, will operate from 3:00pm to 9:00pm daily (excluding Tuesday 23 April and Wednesday 24 April). There are also plenty of programs for Bleach* Juniors and an insightful, provocative talks program.

Join the party … at Bleach* at Burleigh. For more information about our Bleach* at Burleigh hub visit bleachfestival.com.au and stay up to date on our Facebook page @bleachfestival.

DATES Wednesday 17 April to Sunday 28 April excluding Tuesday 23 April and Wednesday 24 April VENUE Justins Park and Burleigh Heads Beach The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads ADDITIONAL INFO This event will be wheelchair accessible; the ‘sandcruiser’ beach wheelchair and viewing points will be available at this event.



On This Land We Gather Photo Credit — Scott Belzner by Luther Cora

Presented by Bleach* Gather Bleach* is deeply committed to First Nations programming, and to ensuring the local Yugambeh and Bundjalung people have a platform to present their stories and art to our Festival audiences. Join us on Burleigh Beach as Luther Cora and the Yugambeh Dancers open Bleach* 2019, with a ceremony that highlights the significance of the Burleigh Headland — Jellurgal to the local Aboriginal people. Honouring the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people whose lands we now call our home, Luther and his family will welcome us to this beautiful part of the world. Farewell As Bleach* draws to a close for another year we gather on Burleigh Beach to say farewell to each other and our guests.

Photo Credit — Scott Belzner

Luther Cora and the Yugambeh Dancers lead a ceremony that acknowledges the land that has hosted the festival and all the artists and audiences who have participated in this year’s Festival.

DATES Wednesday 17 April


Sunday 28 April


VENUE Bleach* at Burleigh, Burleigh Heads



Ganngalanji (Listen Call-out Think) by Libby Harward

Presented by Bleach*


A woman of Ngugi heritage of the Quandamooka people, artist Libby Harward shares First Nations’ cultural ways of knowing, waiting and moving through someone else’s country at Tallebudgera Creek and Jellurgal.

Sunday 21 April


Monday 22 April


Join Libby as she leads a small group on a walk exploring her re-mapping process — listening to, calling out and engaging with artworks along the way.


‘In the tides, I’m within a continual process of re-calling — re-hearing — re-mapping — re-contextualising — de-colonising — and re-instating on country that which was denied.’

Bookings at bleachfestival.com.au

Meeting point at the Festival info booth in Justins Park. Places are limited. Bookings essential.

DURATION 1 hour 15 minutes

Bleach* at Burleigh, Burleigh Heads TICKET INFO General Admission

$10 + Booking fee


Pyrophon Juggerna by Hubbub Music



Presented by Bleach* and City of Gold Coast Ahoy there, me hearties! Join us after sundown and be mesmerised by the melodious magic of a blazing ship-shaped flame organ in action. Experience the phantasmagorical, pyrotechnic riot that is Pyrophone Juggernaut. Setting sail on an ancient journey of musical discovery, using tools of their own making, this unique festival performance-art centrepiece conveys the allegory of an imaginary voyage. In a fiery tuned spectacle, actual flames make pipes sing and musicians are the hardened deckhands, who are driven by their captain’s relentless beat. Captain Steve Langton grew up in India, where early impressions of street festivals, music, and architecture conspired to influence his present fascination with happy chaos, rhythmic music and elegance in form. Based on a 250-year-old experimental musical instrument, Hubbub Music’s Pyrophone Juggernaut is the largest hand-operated, multi-octave fire organ in the world. Deep growls, atavistic moans and even choral-sounding timbres combine with epic bell chords, industrial drums and acoustic thongaphone bass. Share the excitement as the furnace-driven organ, accompanied by massive, tuned freight-liner alloy wheels, sub-frequency metallophones, fire-infused truck horns and a giant gong, create hypnotic, melodic rhythms, which erupt in the night. Pyrophone Juggernaut is a dazzling sonic inferno in the park. Shiver me timbers!

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DATES Wednesday 17 April Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 April DURATION 25 minutes (no interval) VENUE Bleach* at Burleigh, Burleigh Heads

Photo Credit — Paulo Barbuto

7:00pm & 8:15pm 6:00pm, 7:00pm & 8:15pm



Pub Choir Presented by Bleach* and City of Gold Coast Everybody can sing, and we’re on a mission to prove it. This is Pub Choir and it makes its sandy debut at Bleach*. Head to The Burleigh Bleach* Club with a hundred strangers to learn a song in three-part harmony in 90 minutes. No audition, no solos, no worries! Grab a beer, relax, and simply open your sound hole (your mouth, FYI). It’s rowdy, wholesome fun! Then you’ll head out onto the sand to perform it twice and have it immortalised on video forever. You won’t be alone. You’ll be joining the ARIAnominated Mama Kin Spender and the HOTA Chamber Choir to kick off their set with an oldfashioned sing-a-long. After that the professionals take over so you can chill out on the sand. A collaborative project between songwriter Mama Kin and producer

Tommy Spender, Mama Kin Spender’s songs rattle, roll and tremble, from block party to heart-rending ballad. Join us for an epic night of music on the beach. DATES Friday 26 April




Mama Kin Spender


VENUE Bleach* at Burleigh, Burleigh Heads TICKET INFO Pub Choir is an over-18 event only General Admission Bookings at bleachfestival.com.au

$10 + Booking Fee



Mama Kin Spender Photo Credit — Scott Belzner

Presented by Bleach* and City of Gold Coast Tap into your primitive spirit, join the tribe and revel with us under the Milky Way, as Mama Kin Spender are joined by the HOTA Chamber Choir to bring home our first night of femme-driven music at The Burleigh Bleach* Club. Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment, a collaboration between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers: ARIA-nominated Mama Kin (singer and songwriter Danielle Caruana) and producer Tommy Spender, who joined forces in 2016 to write their debut album, ‘Golden Magnetic’. With a passion for the power of community, Mama Kin and Spender had an epiphany: to perform their soulful music with choirs around Australia. The outcome — a stripped back duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies, illuminated by a chorus of singers.

The music changes wherever they travel, taking on the unique essence of those people and that place. Embrace your village for a night of free music and celebration by the sea.

DATES Friday 26 April


PERFORMANCE TIMES Pub Choir Mama Kin Spender VENUE Bleach* at Burleigh, Burleigh Heads

6:00pm– 7:30pm 7:30pm–8:30pm



Kira Puru Presented by Bleach* and City of Gold Coast On the second day of our femme-driven music weekender, we want you to kick off your Saturday night right. Head to Bleach* at Burleigh before sundown, and sip on a bevvy or two. Get down and dance with our favourite Gold Coast party starters. Ease into the evening with smooth beats and honey vocals from electronic artist DVNA, then groove to the indie-rock sounds of Eliza & The Delusionals. To take out the night, be mesmerised by dynamic performer and powerhouse vocalist Kira Puru, who is set to deliver her genre-defying pop tunes, including Triple J favourite tracks like ‘Tension’ and ‘Molotov’. Kira Puru is an ever-rising star, widely respected as one of Australia’s biggest voices. Her stage presence is demanding and her execution confident. If it weren’t pop, it might be goth disco.

Enjoy a free beach party under the glittering sky with this all-star lineup.

DATES Saturday 27 April DURATION 4 hours PERFORMANCE TIMES DVNA 4:00pm–5:00pm Eliza & The Delusionals 5:30pm–6:30pm Kira Puru 7:00pm – 8:00pm VENUE Bleach* at Burleigh, Burleigh Heads




The Cleaners by Shock Therapy Productions

Photo Credit — Tao Bryony Jones Jackson Photographer

Presented by Bleach* and City of Gold Coast A living room sits in mid-air, seven metres above the ground. It is completely white. Two cleaners in white uniforms and with a kit of cleaning apparatus, inspect the room. There is nothing more important to them than maintaining the white room’s perfect whiteness. On the ground below sits a giant slingshot. Beside the slingshot, a large collection of mud-filled balloons. Step right up. Let the grubby games begin. Fights, meltdowns, existential crises, who knows what will unfold and how The Cleaners will attempt to rectify the situation, or what they will discover in the process. Straight from its premiere at Splendour in the Grass 2018, this is a durational performance installation by multi-award-winning contemporary performance makers, Shock Therapy Productions.

Shock Therapy Productions create provocative arts experiences that explore what it is to be humanchallenging, uplifting, impactful. Let’s get down and get dirty with The Cleaners.

DATES Friday 26 April to Saturday 27 April


Sunday 28 April


VENUE Bleach* at Burleigh, Burleigh Heads






Presented by Bleach*, City of Gold Coast, Griffith University and WOW Australia To close out Bleach* for 2019, we invite you once more to Burleigh Beach for our back-by-populardemand Sunday afternoon Bleach* at Burleigh, with some of Australia’s leading musicians. We kick off with ‘smooth, bad-ass electro pop’ from Ella Fence; then at sundown we swoon to the neosoul ‘sonic heaven’ of Pink Matter. Following the Bleach* Festival 2019 Farewell, led by Luther Cora, we welcome to the stage an enigmatic musical wonder: ARIA Award-winner and “one of Australia’s most outspoken and captivating young lyricists”, Montaigne. This spellbinding songstress soared like a fireball and exploded into stardom with her intoxicating, electrifying tunes, and now brings you a performance of her stunning art-pop sound. Don’t miss this stellar, star-studded program. Gather for Bleach* at Burleigh on the beach and see why these shining supernovas will light up the night.

DATES Sunday 28 April




Pink Matter


Farewell 5:45pm–6:00pm Montaigne 6:00pm–7:00pm VENUE Bleach* at Burleigh, Burleigh Heads



Terror Australis by Leah Shelton

Presented by Bleach* and HOTA, Home of the Arts Welcome to a sunburnt country, where cars rule, hitchhiking kills and dingoes eat babies. Terror Australis is a grindhouse cabaret edgier than a serial killer’s machete. Performed by psycho-siren Leah Shelton (Polytoxic, The Brides of Frank), this f**ked-up outback Contiki tour is a frothing hot mess of black comedy, anti-burlesque, live art and Hills-hoist-pole-dance. Trapped inside a sweltering pulp film mash-up, Shelton trawls through the roadkill of the Australian national identity to reveal a litany of brutality and paranoia, drenched in sweat and beer. Australian performance artist Leah Shelton’s work sits in the sweet spot between cabaret, antiburlesque and live art. She creates wild, stylised, visually striking works, soaked in cult references and wicked humour. Terror Australis is a blood-splattered, lip-synched, utterly beautiful nightmare, packed full of urban myth, cultural tropes and goon.

Photo Credit — Raw Bones

Be amazed, horrified and electrified by Shelton’s award-winning, boundary-smashing show. It hacks Australia to pieces. “Edgier than a serial killer’s machete” Maggie Journal

DATES Tuesday 16 April


Wednesday 17 April


Thursday 18 April


DURATION 45 minutes VENUE The Space, HOTA, Home of the Arts, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise TICKET INFO General Admission

$30 + Booking fee


$25 + Booking fee

Bookings at bleachfestival.com.au



Landing by Tanya Lee

Photo Credit — Bryony Jackson

Presented by Bleach* and Study Gold Coast An absurd swimming carnival, a desperate endurance act and a continuous relay in which the distance between Manus Island and Australia will be collectively swum. Through the murky waters of past and present immigration policy, participants will move both towards and away from the idea of home. Landing invites you to participate or spectate as swimmers physically experience distance and take part in a policy of exile — which underpinned Australia’s colonisation and is repeated today at offshore detention sites. Swimmers wearing island-shaped hats will plunge into the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre main pool, attempting to swim a distance equivalent to the ocean stretch between Manus and Australia’s mainland. Sign on and suit up or barrack in the grandstands. Let’s do the laps or cheer on the swimmers in a collective contemplation of home and the Gold Coast’s relationship with water.

Swimmers, spectators and their supporters are invited to join the artists and collaborators for a celebratory BBQ from 6:00pm on Saturday.

DATES Friday 26 April to Saturday 27 April DURATION 24 hours VENUE Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Marine Parade, Southport ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Your swimming session will be for a one hour period. The event takes place in a full-size Olympic-length pool that is 50 metres long and 2 metres deep. Note — this event is a 24-hour durational event and will run from 6:00pm on Friday until 6:00pm on Saturday. Bleach* would like to thank the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre for their generous support of this project. Bookings for this free event are essential via bleachfestival.com.au


Between Tiny Citie by Nick Power



Presented by Bleach* and City of Gold Coast A face-off between two dancers, ringed by the audience. A stage or an arena? Dancing or sparring? Welcome to Between Tiny Cities


Dancers Erak Mith from Phnom Penh and Aaron Lim from Darwin use the rituals, movement styles and language of their shared hip hop culture to explore both the dramatically different worlds that surround them and the choreographic links that unite them. Choreographed by internationally-renowned Sydney hip hop dance artist Nick Power and accompanied by the beats and sound design of Jack Prest, the work blends the raw, wild energy of b*boy battles with skilful improvisation and choreography, offering a crosscultural perspective on style, culture and locality. This project is the culmination of a four-year dance exchange between Darwin’s D*City Rockers and Cambodia’s Tiny Toones youth program. The two crews have travelled, trained, battled and performed together. Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីក្ុងតូច , is a physical conversation and celebration of contemporary hip hop dance. Between performances, the action continues with a live street art battle brought to you by Scribble Slam and DJs spinning tracks.


DATES Friday 26 April


Saturday 27 April


PERFORMANCE TIMES 5:30pm & 7:30pm DURATION 40 minutes VENUE Corner Young Street and Regent Lane, Southport

Photo Credit —Thoeum Veassna



Presented by Bleach*, City of Gold Coast, WOW Australia and Of One Mind Bleach* will join forces with WOW Women of the World in Australia to present a dynamic afternoon of conversation, questions and networking as we embark on our female led music program at Burleigh Beach. Using The Long Table format the conversation will delve into a range of issues and challenges that face women particularly in the performing arts. Led by Cathy Hunt, Executive Director of Of One Mind, promoters of WOW Australia, with special guests at the table including Libby Harward, Artist; Louise Bezzina, Artistic Director and CEO of Bleach*; Danielle Caruana, aka Mama Kin; and Lindy Hume, Artistic Director of Tasmanian Festival Ten Days on the Island.

Table Talk

DATES Friday 26 April


VENUE Karma Collab Hub, 47 Lemana Lane, Miami TICKET INFO General Admission

$30 + Booking fee

(including drink on arrival and nibbles) Bookings at bleachfestival.com.au


Co-commissioned by Bleach* and La Boite Theatre Company supported by Bond University

Agapi and Other Kinds of Love A Work in Progress

Join Australian poet and rapper, Luka Lesson, for an intimate performance, in which he will preview excerpts from his work-in-development, Agapi and Other Kinds of Love. The commission of this new work is part of a Bleach* Lab in partnership with La Boite. This solo work seeks to crack open the idea of ‘love’. Inspired by his Greek heritage, Luka’s powerful and poignant poetry will fire up your hearts and imaginations.

DATES Tuesday 23 April Dust Temple, 54 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin




The Soldier’s Wife Illustration — Mel Baxter

Presented by Bleach*, City of Gold Coast and Currumbin RSL Our songs are a way of sharing our stories, of documenting our histories, tragedies and hopes. Music can transverse the feelings that sometimes cannot be voiced. This is at the very heart of The Soldier’s Wife.

DURATION 70 minutes VENUE Tuesday 23 April 6:30pm with the HOTA Choir Soundlounge , Currumbin RSL Thursday 25 April 4:00pm

Some of Queensland’s most highly regarded songwriters have undertaken a truly remarkable journey – to tell the stories of the women whose partners have served in conflict. Working with hundreds of women from varying backgrounds and conflicts – including 160 soldiers’ wives from the Gold Coast branches of the Australian War Widows of Queensland – the songwriters found the women’s stories all share similar themes: of love, loss, existence and, most of all, resilience.

stripped back acoustic performance

Join us for this deeply moving celebration of survivors, especially poignant in the lead-up to ANZAC Day, as The Soldier’s Wife presents new songs from local stories on the Gold Coast for the first time. Witness their stories and honour the incredible women who are our soldiers’ wives.

Bleach* at Burleigh (Free) TICKET INFO General Admission

$25 + Booking fee


$20 + Booking fee

Bookings at bleachfestival.com.au FEATURING Roz Pappalardo

Jackie Marshall

Emma Bosworth

Deb Suckling

Kristy Apps

The HOTA Choir


My Urrwai by Ghenoa Gela



Presented by Bleach*, HOTA, Home of the Arts in association with WOW Australia Ghenoa Gela — little sister, daughter, granddaughter, comic, teacher, fighter, gold medallist, air guitarist, charmer, TV star, Torres Strait mainlander and walking political statement — has made a show. You are invited into the complex political, social, colonial and cultural expectations Ghenoa navigates every day. My Urrwai, supported by a stellar team, including director Rachael Maza and dramaturg Kate Champion, is a revealing reflection on and celebration of cultural and familial inheritance, and an unflinching comment on race relations in Australia. With no direct English word that translates its meaning, Urrwai is a combination of ‘my spirit, my style, my essence’ in the Kala Lagaw Ya language, indigenous to the Torres Strait. Laughter and deep reflection go hand in hand in this unique and intimate story told through movement and words. A recipient of the renowned Keir Choreographic Award and the Deadly Funny Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award, Ghenoa’s energetic autobiographical journey is funny, moving and, ultimately, enlightening.

DATES Friday 26 April Saturday 27 April

7:30pm 2:00pm & 6:30pm

DURATION 60 minutes VENUE The Space, HOTA, Home of the Arts. 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise TICKET INFO General Admission

$30 + Booking fee


$25 + Booking fee

Bookings at bleachfestival.com.au Saturday 2:00pm Matinee is an AUSLAN-interpreted performance. There will be a Q&A after the Saturday 2pm matinee. Produced by Performing Lines in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre.

Photo Credit — David Collins



Nyala Bulahbu Gali by Kyle Slabb

Presented by Bleach* and Dust Temple A conversation, a ceremony, a cuppa tea, a song and a deeper understanding of Indigenous cultural frameworks by Kyle Slabb. Through a series of three conversations with a variety of fearless and creative thinkers from a cross-section of industries and arts practices, Kyle investigates ideas of modern and ancient time and space, listening and hearing, and relational systems of traditional hierarchical structures and flat leadership. As he is a leader and innovator in Cultural Intelligence training, each session will ignite debate, conversation and deeper thinking across this broad range of subjects. Immerse yourself in the full day of conversations or purchase a ticket to a single session. Each session will be interwoven with song, ceremony, and of course, a cuppa. Join The Spirit of Churaki band after the final conversation for a free performance as they play some of the songs from the show. The recorded album will be available for purchase.

DATES Monday 22 April Conversation One


Conversation Two


Conversation Three


The Spirit of Churaki Album Launch


VENUE Dust Temple, 54 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin TICKET INFO Day Ticket

$50 + Booking fee

Individual Conversations

$20 + Booking fee

Bookings at bleachfestival.com.au ADDITIONAL INFO Each ticket includes tea and coffee. Lunch can be purchased on site for those participants spending the day. All profits from the ticket price will be donated to Jaali. To learn more about each conversation and purchase tickets go to bleachfestival.com.au



Feast on Fifth Photo Credit — Scott Belzner

Presented by Bleach*, City of Gold Coast, Pavilions Palm Beach and Thrifty Come with us on a melodic and mouth-watering tour, from the roaring 20s to now, sampling jazz, blues and offshoot genres, like roots, funk and masterful fusions. Savour cool jazz tunes in the late afternoon as the sun disappears over the horizon. Tap your toes to stompin’ street-style blues from The James St Preachers as twilight twinkles. Then, as night really kicks in, party to soul and R’n’B from Sarah Frank and Hanlon Brothers. The kids won’t be left out either, when they can dance along to family favourite Mattie Barker, with workshops and activities from Kids on 4th and Active & Healthy, as well as a special visit from The Collectors sisters, Sprig and Magnolia, all the way from the Village of Littleleaf.

Feast on lipsmacking fare from the best local food trucks and restaurants while you soak up the chilled beachside soundtrack. Life is sweet on the Coast as you Feast on Fifth.

DATES Saturday 27 April


DURATION 5 hours VENUE Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach PERFORMANCE TIMES Feast on Fifth Main Stage 4:00pm–5:00pm The Yams 5:00pm–6:00pm Jake Meywes 6:00pm–7:00pm The James Street Preachers 7:00pm–8:00pm Sarah Frank 8:00pm–9:00pm Hanlon Brothers



Photo Credit —Byron Coathup

Presented by Bleach*, City of Gold Coast and The Walls Making waves during Bleach* is a motley crew of surfers, who also make art. Follow the currents as they exhibit works at The Walls and make your mark in an artist-led workshop. Surf Salon is a celebration of Coral Sea camaraderie, contemporary surfrider culture and art in our paradise city. Film screenings, Pop-up surf shop, artist talks and more. Curated by Byron Coathup, Rebecca Ross and Henry Jock Walker.

Surf Salon Artist Boardriders Club

DATES Friday 19 April


Saturday 20 April


Sunday 21 April


Friday 26 April


Saturday 27 April


Sunday 28 April


Workshop: Sunday 28 April 1pm–4pm VENUE The Walls Art Space, Miami 4/18 Mountain View Ave Bookings essential for workshops only. Bookings at bleachfestival.com.au


Presented by the City of Gold Coast and The Moving Place in association with Bleach*

Wild City: Workshop Series by The Moving Place

How is wild nature present among the bitumen and busy-ness of city living? How might our lives and cities be transformed through a deeper listening to the wildness that surrounds and grounds us? Wild City is a performance art project that invites you to engage creatively with wild nature, within our daily urban lives. Join Meredith Elton and sound, installation and movement collaborators, in a series of creative outdoor workshops at different sites and times across the city. Find your wild.

VENUE Saturday 20 April, Burleigh


Monday 22 April , Varsity Lakes


Saturday 27 April, Coombabah Lakes


Sunday 28 April, Tugun


Registration essential. Bookings at bleachfestival.com.au


Presented by Bleach* and City of Gold Coast


Photo Credit — Dylan Evans

You Should Be Dancing Minis is a shiny, glitterstudded, mega mix of ultimate dance moves with a tropical twist! While the minis always steal the show (cuteness overload!), this is a fun event for the whole family. Our Dance Captain Deluxe will teach you the moves, and the queen of the decks, DJ Josephina Colada, will lay down the tracks so you can bust out your grooves. Join us for this joyous dance party for the young and young at heart.

DATES Saturday 27 April

10:00am & 10:40am

Sunday 28 April

10:00am & 10:40am

DURATION 20 minutes

You Should Be Dancing Minis by Everybody NOW

VENUE Bleach* at Burleigh, Burleigh Heads


Presented by Bleach*, City of Gold Coast and Gold Coast Airport

Photo Credit — Peter Thiedeke

Two sisters, Sprig and Magnolia, are travelling from the Village of Littleleaf with their suitcase of curiosities. This tattered case is full of wondrous and whimsical treasures, all carefully collected and rich with story. Inspired by The Last Tree by celebrated Australian author Bruce Pascoe, The Collectors is an uplifting theatre experience for children aged 5–10 years. The Collectors is funny, heartfelt and playful, leaving its audience with a deeper appreciation for their own special corner of the world. VENUE Thursday 18 to 19 April

between 9:00am & 1:00pm

Gold Coast Airport Saturday 20 to Monday 22 April

3:00pm & 4:00pm

Bleach* at Burleigh Saturday 27 April Feast on Fifth

4:00pm & 7:00pm

The Collectors


Support Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival has been injecting a new energy into arts and culture on the Gold Coast now for nearly eight years. Our aim is to develop local arts and cultural capacity, and to challenge people’s perceptions of the City and what it has to offer. To continue to evolve we need support of the local community.

The Invitation Makers

Leigh Tabrett Darryl Gregor OAM

BLEACH* GIVING PROGRAM We invite you to join us on the journey of creating future Bleach* festivals. In 2019 we launched the Bleach* Giving Program. On behalf of the Board and Executive, we invite you to become a Bleach* Change Agent. To learn more about us and how you can support the future of our festival please visit bleachfestival.com.au/donate. OUR DONORS Thank you to the generous support of the Bleach* Giving Program.

The Supporters Louise Bezzina Matt Wilson Bridger and Solomon Families Jordan Hickey Dean Gould Pauline Young

Photo Credit — Kate Holmes


Thanks to our partners PRESENTING






Gold Coast

Gold Coast abc.net.au/goldcoast



OPEN YOUR EYES T O A R T A N D C U LT U R E We are teeming with homegrown talent, creative thinkers and performances. We are arts and culture with a coastal twist.


Artists: Gogi Dance Collective

To find out who we are, visit wearegc.com.au



Queensland Government is proud to support


The Gold Coast Festival.

A 12-day celebration of artistic experiences across the coast.

String Symphony, Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival 2018 courtesy of Danika Zuks.



Griffith was named the top university for creative arts in Australia*, confirming its position as one of the countries leading destinations for the next generation of artists, designers and musicians. We’re proud to support and celebrate our remarkable arts community through our partnership with Bleach* Festival in 2019.

*Uni Reviews rankings 2017

Christopher Bambury Bachelor of Design (Honours) student Augmented reality mural, Beijing Design Week 2018 Photo: Beck Davis CRICOS 00233E

We make connections — between people — and brands. Creative agency partner of Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival since 2011.



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Discover a whole new world of excitement at The Star Gold Coast. There’s a range of award-winning restaurants and lively bars, as well as the redefined luxury of The Star Grand and The Darling hotels.

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All taste. No compromise. Just like the optimal tide conditions for perfect waves at Burleigh point, our go-to ale sits right in the sweet spot.


Delicately hopped to produce subtle fruit characters, Burleigh Mid-Tide’s flavour belies 3% its alcohol content. Oh, and it’s supremely sessionable.

Find out more @ burleighbrewing.com Or better yet, come and visit us @ BURLEIGH BREWERY AND TAP HOUSE 2 Ern Harley Drive, Burleigh Heads Qld 4220

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Stay close to the heart of festival entertainment. From Coolangatta to Surfers Paradise, Mantra Hotels has you covered.


Call 1300 987 603 or visit MANTRAHOTELS.COM


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One big cultural feast takes over the streets of Southport 2 March, 6 April and 4 May 5pm – 9pm GOLD COAST CHINATOWN DAVENPORT STREET AND DAVISON LANE SOUTHPORT FOR MORE INFO: cityofgoldcoast.com.au/chinatown

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The Spirit of CHuraki album

The Spirit of Churaki Album Launch Monday 22 April 5:15pm Dust Temple Love The Spirit of Churaki and want more? The album is now available and can be downloaded from bleachfestival.com.au. Join The Spirit of Churaki band as they play some of the songs from the show where the recorded album will also be available for purchase. (See page 36 for more information)



Additional Credits Verdi’s Requiem Opera Queensland are supported by the Queensland Government and the Australian Government — The Australia Council for the Arts.

Water Songs Commissioned and produced by Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival. Supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Throttle Commissioned and produced by Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival. Supported by Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Australian Federal Government through Australia Council for the Arts. Throttle Research Development produced by Performing Lines, supported by the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts.The Farm are proudly supported by the City of Gold Coast.

The Cleaners Originally commissioned by Splendour Arts for Splendour in the Grass 2018. Shock Therapy Productions are proudly supported by the City of Gold Coast.

Tectonic Dancenorth are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, Access Arts, Australia Council for the Arts and the Townsville City Council.

NT and Accomplice. Intimate Spectacle is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts.

My Urrwai My Urrwai is produced by Performing Lines, in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts its arts funding and advocacy body, and the New South Wales Government through Create NSW. Originally co-produced by Belvoir and Performing Lines in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre and Sydney Festival.

Between Tiny Cities Between Tiny Cities was developed with the support of the Australian Government through Catalyst – Australian Arts & Culture Fund, and through the Australia Council for the Arts; and of Artback

Burleigh Bleach* Club. Fancy a cold one? Why not visit The Burleigh Bleach* Club at Burleigh Heads, our first-ever licensed bar on the beach. Kick back on the deck or chill out on the sand, sipping cool drinks in the afternoon sun, and soak up the wonders of the Bleach* program. Listen to live music and see mind-blowing performances with your beverage of choice in hand, all the while watching the rise and fall of aquamarine waves on the Coast. Magic!

3pm to 9pm daily




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7 8 11


Bleach* at Burleigh / The Burleigh Bleach* Club


Dust Temple


Fifth Ave Palm Beach


Gold Coast Aquatic Centre


HOTA, Home of the Arts


Mudgeeraba Showgrounds


The Star Spiegeltent


The Walls Arts Space


Gold Coast Airport



Currumbin RSL



Varsity Parade Park


Paradise Point Parklands


Regent Lane Southport


Karma Collab Hub

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CEO/Artistic Director — Louise Bezzina

Leigh Tabrett, Tony Hickey OAM, Darryl Gregor OAM, Peta Fielding, Peter Doggett, Catherine O’Sullivan and Aaron Lavell.

General Manager — Matt Wilson Executive Producer — Min Collie-Holmes Marketing and Communications Manager — Nicole Klein

Bleach* — The Gold Coast Festival is proudly supported by the City of Gold Coast; the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Environment and Science; and Tourism and Events Queensland. We would like to thank all our contract staff and Bleach* Ambassadors who work so tirelessly across the Festival.

Development Manager — Megan Kair Producer/ Music Programmer — Julia Solomon Producer — Claire Carlin Technical Director — Chris Paget Operations and Logistics — Kat Power Accountant — Jo Morton

Visit our website — bleachfestival.com.au (event details, maps, artist profiles, sign up to enewsletters and more)

Operations Coordinator — Lauren Woods Site Design — Alex Podger

Download the free App and plan your festival experience

Production Coordinator — Tom Ash Emerging Producer — Daniele Constance Project Coordinator — Kaz Carmine Publicity — Aruga Creative Agency — Guerrilla Cultural Advisors — Kyle Slabb and Banaam

Follow us @bleachfestival and join the conversation #bleachfestival2019


Extra Bleach* Bits ACCOMMODATION


Our festival accommodation partners are The Star and Mantra Hotels.

For changes to the program, times, ticketing information, artist info and, more stay up to date on our Facebook page or call the Bleach* HQ on (07) 5525 6468.

TRANSPORT Whether you are a local or on holidays we encourage you to plan your Bleach* adventure, allow plenty of time for travel and use public transport where possible. For more information, locations and directions to events visit translink.com.au Updates on road closures can be found on cityofgoldcoast.com.au.

SUSTAINABILITY Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival is committed to preserving the beautiful natural environment that inspires the art we present. As such, we endeavour to continue to improve the sustainability of our events, and encourage you as our audience to do so too. Simple ways you can help include: Bring your own water bottle and coffee cup — we have water refill stations at our events. Catch public transport, ride your bike or carpool with friends. Use e-tickets on your mobile device where you can.

EVENT ACCESSIBILITY At Bleach* we want to ensure everyone feels welcome and has an enjoyable experience. For people who have mobility or impairment requirements, information will be regularly updated on our website as planning progresses. For the most up to date information contact us: (07) 5525 6468 info@bleachfestival.com.au bleachfestival.com.au


Bleach* assures that the contents of this brochure are correct at the time of printing. However, Bleach* reserves the right to vary advertised programs, add, withdraw or substitute artists where necessary. Please visit our website for the most up to date information.


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