NOOSA alive! Festival is planning a 10-day party to mark its 21st birthday with a guest list of Australian icons, internationally renowned artists, and local legends joining the celebrations. The annual arts and cultural festival returns to Queensland’s leading coastal community from 21 to 30 July with a packed program of special events and premiere performances.

Queensland Ballet will launch NOOSA alive! with the world premiere of its new work, Tartan & Tchaikovsky Mash, at The J Theatre on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 July. Meg Washington and Paul Grabowsky are also partnering for an unforgettable evening of music at The J Theatre on Wednesday 26 July, where the internationally renowned Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) will also be performing on Thursday 27 July.

“NOOSA alive! is one of the most anticipated events on Queensland’s cultural calendar and we are delighted to present our 21st program filled with big events, big names and big performances,” NOOSA alive! Festival President Andrew Stafford said. While much of the program was on sale from Monday 3 April, he revealed the festival has more to announce with a second ticket release and more surprises in the coming weeks.

Also announced for the 2023 Festival is TENORI under the STARS!, an evening of gourmet food, fine wine and exceptional music on Noosa Main Beach on Sunday 23 July. Additionally, Cirque Bon-Bon ENCORE! returns with a new show at The J Theatre on Tuesday 25 July, and Rhonda Burchmore: Up Close & Personal will be at Noosa Waterfront Restaurant and Bar on Friday 28 July, hosted by Damien Anthony Avery-Rossi.

NOOSA Alive! has partnered with Slow Food Noosa to present The Perfect Dinner at Pomona’s The Majestic Theatre on Monday 24 July. There will also be Seafood Seduction, a three-course lunch at Ricky’s River Bar & Restaurant on Wednesday 26 July. For more information and tickets to the festival, visit their website.

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