Amidst a diverse urban backdrop, Bleach* Festival will electrify our city’s CBD with an amazing night of theatre and live music, the likes of which Southport has never seen before.

Coinciding with the first Chinatown Street Market of the year, leave the car behind as you ride the Light Rail into town for Southport’s biggest night of the year.

Headlined by Gold Coast favourites The Vernons, with support from Donny Love and Columbia Buffet, these three cool Queensland acts will bring a fresh blast of live music to the streets of downtown Chinatown.

Performance Times

4.00pm – Traditional Chinese musicians/dancers –  eastern end of Young Street
4.30pm – Harmony Paifang Ceremony – eastern end of Young Street
5.00pm – Lion Dancers – Roving performance
5.15pm – Kung Fu demonstration – Main Stage
5.30pm – Columbia Buffet – Main Stage
6.45pm – Lion Dancers – Roving performance
7.15pm – Donny Love – Main Stage
8.20 pm – Lion Dancers – Roving performance
8.30pm – The Vernons – Main Stage


Event Site: Chinatown Markets are open from 4.00pm until 10.00pm

Access: Best access is via Nerang St intersection with Davenport Street.

Ticketing: Free

Seating: There will be tables and chairs available throughout the markets.

Public Transport: Visit www.translink.com.au or call 13 12 30 for G :link trams, Surfside buslines and Queensland Rail information.

Parking: Free public parking is available at the Athol Paterson, Mal Burke, Carey Park and Broadwater Parklands car parks and Australia Fair West car park (enter after 3pm and exit before 12am)

Food + Beverage: Food & Beverages will be available from the Chinatown Markets

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