Festival 2018, a Queensland Government multi-program festival for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, is joining forces with Bleach Festival next year.

Held across 12 days in April, the festival will feature a mix of highly acclaimed theatrical productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance and physical theatre pieces, striking visual art and Indigenous arts practice, to surprise and delight audiences of all ages.

The full detailed program is set to be released in early February 2018.

Bleach Festival is supported by the City of Gold Coast and by Arts Queensland.

The Bleach Festival has emerged as a captivating and distinctive event, that has strong community and critical support.

Together these two festivals will delight people who visit them.

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Chairman Peter Beattie stated that the Games are about drawing communities and spectators together in celebration of the Commonwealth Games values of humanity, equality and destiny.

“Not only will Festival 2018 enhance spectators’ experiences as they spill out from the stadiums to encounter visual arts installations to world-class, high energy performances, but the spread of artistic programming across the Gold Coast also invites local residents to participate in the atmosphere and celebrations of GC2018,” Mr Beattie said.

For local performers, it will be a fantastic opportunity for them to raise their profiles amongst national and international arts networks.

This is something that the GOLDOC CEO, Mark Peters focused on.

“This exposure to new and global audiences will be a key legacy that Festival 2018 will leave behind and the acceleration of local artist development will provide long term benefits for the Gold Coast arts community,” Mr Peters said.

So make sure you come down and support the local performers and all artists that showcase their work.

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