Returning with an even bigger and better festival from 31 March to 16 April 2017, the Southern Gold Coast will be on display and you won’t want to miss the free Bleach* Festival events happening right here on our doorstep. THE STRAND HOSTS BLEACH* ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
As part of Bleach* Festival’s Saltwater Sessions, talented Indigenous weaving artist Chantal Henley will be creating three large woven dilly bag sculptures that will be on display on the Ground Floor of The Strand near Boardriders from 22 March to 1 April. Festival-goers will also be able to marvel at the works as they are installed in the park across from The Strand for the outdoor concert on Saturday 1 April.
The visual installations will infuse the event with contemporary and traditional reflections of saltwater country. SALTWATER SESSIONS
When: 3:30pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 1 April
Where: Coolangatta Foreshore (opposite The Strand)
The Coolangatta Foreshore will be the stage for Saltwater Sessions, a beachside concert featuring performances from some of Australia’s very best musicians and visual artists, Dope Lemon (Angus Stone), Ash Grunwald, Tia Gostello, Emily Waramara as well as a special welcome performance from Kyle Slabb, Jaali Inc and Fred Leone. CHURAKI HILL
When: 6:30pm – 9:30pm, 1 - 2 April
Where: Greenmount Hill
Following the success of Bleach* Festival 2016’s Luminaries project, internationally acclaimed projection artist Craig Walsh is back to this year to transform Greenmount Hill and shine a light on the Gold Coast’s beloved saltwater people with the new work, Churaki Hill. ASH GRUNWALD JAM SESSION
When: 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Sunday 2 April Where: The Coolangatta Hotel
Bring your instrument and some good vibes and jam along with none other than Mr. Ash Grunwald himself at Coolangatta Hotel. Enjoy a cold brew, some amazing stories and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play some tunes on a laidback Sunday afternoon with one of Australia’s best songwriters. This is an 18+ only event.
For more information about Bleach* and to see the full program of events happening across the Gold Coast, visit www.bleachfestival.com.au