Bleach Festival Returns to the Gold Coast in August 2023

Get ready to immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of arts, music, and culture as the highly anticipated Bleach* Festival makes its triumphant return to the Gold Coast from August 3 to 13th, 2023. As one of Australia’s premier cultural events, Bleach* Festival promises to captivate audiences with an exhilarating lineup of world-class performances, thought-provoking art installations, and unforgettable experiences, all set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Gold Coast’s stunning landscapes and pristine beaches. Note your schedule and prepare to be dazzled as the Gold Coast comes alive with the magic of Bleach* Festival 2023.


Musical Marvels and Breathtaking Scenery


From the Nerang River’s tidal flow to the valley in Currumbin and the shoreline at North Burleigh, the 12th BLEACH* Festival embraces the city’s picturesque landscape in all its magnificent splendour, weaving captivating stories of the region.


The festival commences and concludes with world premieres from two of Gold Coast’s esteemed companies, Everybody NOW! and Corrina Bonshek & Collaborators. As dusk descends, the Botanic Gardens once again becomes a majestic backdrop for world-class music under the night sky. It offers a diverse program of opera, jazz, classical, and folk. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, gather with friends, and relish in the enchanting melodies.


Anticipated Performances


Marking a highlight on the calendar, the new Broadbeach Festival Hub boasts an array of over 20 different performances. It ranges from raw and undiscovered talents to hidden gems, river concerts, world music, cabaret, and electrifying party acts. Also, it guarantees a fabulous night out with something to delight every taste.


The North Burleigh Festival Hub continues to captivate people with a free schedule of live music and outdoor entertainment. The outside stage is in the spotlight, showcasing some of the Gold Coast’s finest musicians throughout the Festival’s weekends, beginning at midday.


Among the free performances and events you should see at Bleach* Festival are:


  • HEARTLAND – August 3
  • Encounter Gold – August 5 to 6
  • River Songs by Shugorei – August 11
  • Light Lines – August 4 to 6 and 10 to 13
  • and so much more…


On the other hand, for those seeking an elevated experience with guaranteed access to some of the most captivating performances, here are the ticketed events that you absolutely should not miss at Bleach* Festival:


  • Stiff Gins – August 10
  • Edge of the Lens – August 11
  • M’AP BOULÉ –  August 10 to 12
  • Acoustic Life of Sheds – August 5 to 6
  • Bliss – August 12
  • And many more…


Meanwhile, the winter sun casts a warm glow over the Bleach* Festival. It is complemented by a well-stocked bar and delectable food offerings on-site, creating an unparalleled experience. Moreover, the refreshing ocean air adds to the ambience, making the North Burleigh Hub an ideal starting point for the Festival.


Plan Your Experience


According to the Bleach* Festival organizers, they highly encourage festival-goers to utilize public transportation whenever feasible. Opt for biking or walking, or consider ride-sharing services to reach their preferred BLEACH* destinations.


For those seeking further information about the festival, a comprehensive FAQ page is available at It provides answers to frequently asked questions, providing valuable insights into the event’s schedule, ticketing details, venue information, and more. Also, be sure to visit the FAQ page to enhance your Bleach* Festival experience and make the most of this extraordinary celebration of arts and culture on the Gold Coast.