The BLEACH* Festival is coming back from August 11 to 21. The COVID-19 developments caused the event to end in 2021. Don’t pass up the opportunity to support the annual contemporary art exhibition on the Gold Coast.
The festival began as a tiny side event staged in conjunction with the Southern Gold Coast’s World Championship Tour Quiksilver Pro surfing competition. With a $40,000 budget, Bleach* Surfing the Fringe debuted in 2012 as a pilot and attracted 30,000 spectators during its 16-day run.
Its early success indicated the significant demand for the performing arts in the Gold Coast area and prompted the City of Gold Coast to pledge continuous financing and support. From modest beginnings, the festival has grown into one of Australia’s most prominent and thrilling site-specific contemporary arts festivals, drawing close to a million visitors.
2022 Festival Lineup
Seven locales, including North Burleigh Heads, Miami, the Gold Coast Botanical Gardens, Burleigh Brewing, HOTA, Miami Marketta, and Mudgeeraba, will host BLEACH* 2022. Below are some events you shouldn’t miss!
Home Grown Opera
August 11 -13 – Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
You may enjoy the thrill of opera in the gardens at Home Grown Opera. Yes, take in BLEACH* and Opera Queensland’s handpicked performance of traditional songs commemorating life’s milestones.
Home Grown Opera promises to be an emotional and unforgettable, family-friendly evening, with new arrangements by composer John Rotar and performances by some of Queensland’s best opera singers and musicians. By the way, registration is necessary even though this event is free. Bring a picnic and a rug, and unwind with your friends during this memorable musical evening beneath the stars.
BLEACH* Artists Pop Up at Hota Gallery
August 20 – HOTA, Home of the Arts
Enjoy an exciting day of free contemporary art with your family. Visit the BLEACH* Artists Pop Up at Hota Gallery to view a handpicked selection of BLEACH* Festival artists’ varied production.
The exhibition presents the growth of the Gold Coast from a sleepy coastal community to the modern metropolis it is today. Australia’s Playground showcases works of art created locally by artists in the form of paintings, pottery, photographs, and videos.
August 20 – Miami Marketta
Book your BLISS tickets early. Electronic music, queer performance art, DJs, and VJs come together at BLISS, an event curated by the amazing Tristan Meecham of All The Queens Men, to produce an electrifying evening at BLEACH*.
Everyone is invited to a bold, riotous, and joyful evening honouring the life-affirming strength of human connection and the many rainbow colours that make up the unique GC community. Get out of your winter blahs and hit the dance floor for this multi-dimensional spectacular evening.
Acoustic Life of Sheds
August 21 – Various locations in Mudgeeraba
Four private concerts will be in four famous country sheds. Enjoy a day of reflective listening. Leading composers, musicians, and artists participate in Big hART’s award-winning Acoustic Life of Sheds, which reimagines sheds for audiences in the surrounding environment.
The BLEACH* Festival 2022 will have all these activities and more. Stay at Princess Palm to guarantee access to all the event venues. After attending the BLEACH* activities, you may unwind at the Palm Beach accommodation just on the beach.
While you’re there, you can relax at the resort’s on-site amenities, which include a sauna, a full-size outdoor tennis court, and a heated swimming pool and spa. That is what you mean when you say you killed two birds with one stone!
Plan your pleasant stay right away! Book your Princess Palm Beach Apartments now.