Somerset Celebration of Literature

A wave of literature is forecast to wash over the Gold Coast during the 23rd Somerset Celebration of Literature – The writers’ festival for the Gold Coast.

Hello Future!

The result of a collaboration between Currumbin Valley State School and Brisbane-based arts company Imaginary Theatre, Hello Future is a large-scale, street art installation of incredible live digital projections.

Luminaries Revealed

What does a philanthropist, life guard, educator, sustainable developer, writer, environmental scientist, escape artist, community crusader, historian and boxer have in common? They’re your 2016 Bleach* Festival Luminaries – Find out more about these Gold Coast unsung heroes here!

Bleach* Surf

Bleach* Surf covers a month of exciting events ranging from photography exhibitions, Q&A sessions with World Champions and the Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve dedication ceremony.

Banana Sunday – Bleach* Style

BANANA SUNDAYs are The Walls’ social sound series, featuring sound artists, projections, VJs and noise makers. Go bananas before the start of the working week and indulge in some delectable delights as audio and visual currents flow.

Bleach* Goes Live At Bond University

While firmly based in the raw funk and groove genre, The Ninth Chapter’s sound casts a wide net, layering funk, blues, roots and other elements.

Bleach* At Mudgeeraba

Incorporating a world first interactive installation, film, light, music and workshops, Bleach* at Mudgeeraba is one of the festival’s most comprehensive stops in the 2016 program.

The Strand To The Sand

Surrounded by Coolangatta’s sundry scenery, Bleach* Festival will send a swell of installation art, awe inspiring light and stellar live music sweeping across our spiritual home in 2016.

The Bleach* Lab

Welcome to the Bleach* Lab. This is a setting for artists to interrogate, experiment, explore and reflect. This new annual project supports local artists with space and time to create and test new ideas.

Out Of The Woods

Grab a spot on Currumbin RSL’s new outdoor deck for an eclectic mix of music and dance in what will undoubtedly be a BEARY interesting afternoon to say the least.

The Magic Garden

Bleach* Festival has commissioned Gold Coast theatre company Shock Therapy Productions to create a new work inspired by the great outdoors and the magic of the garden.

The Seven Ups Soul Fest

The high octane, genre melding antics of musical maestros The Seven Ups will present an all-ear, all-age pleasing four-night residency at Robina Town Centre that will include free live performances, plenty of audience participation and some guerrilla style gigs in unexpected locales.

The Bubble Effect

Set in a gravity defying installation, The Bubble Effect is a magical experience of ground breaking circus, aerials, dance and physical theatre that will inspire a sense of wonder.

Open Song

For 25 years, Inkahoots has played an influential role in Australia’s arts community, with their distinct brand of socially conscious design and installation works that challenge the narrative of accepted public discourse.


Perfect for a meeting place of cultures, Saltwater invites you into an evening of storytelling, conversations, and food.

Opera Selvaggio

Dress to impress for this stunning night of opera under the stars at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Village Green. With enticing cuisine on offer, be transported to the streets of Italy in this atmospheric and as the name suggests, WILD take on an open air opera house.

Bleach* In The City

Amidst a diverse urban backdrop, Bleach* In The City will electrify our CBD with a free night of amazing live music, the likes of which Southport has never seen before.

All Aboard!

All Aboard! is a delightful site-specific performance for families created by Seeing Place Productions about the joy of movement and how to move on when things change in your life.


Re-imagining the possibilities of machinery into a playful and dangerous sphere, Forklift contrasts the lightness of limbs with hard edges and heavy metal.

The Last Blast

What do you do when the world is ending? To quote Prince, you “Party like it’s 1999."

Shifting Sands

Before the written word defined history, storytelling – be it dance (the movements), music (the sounds), geography (the environment) or customs (the practices), provided the connection between communities and their past, their people and their sense of place.

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