Bleach Festival pushes back 2020 event

Bleach Festival on the Gold Coast is pushing back its 2020 event by four months to align with the launch of the city’s new events entity.

Organisers have revealed the annual arts and cultural festival will be be held in August in 2020, one month after the launch of Major Events Gold Coast.

“The timing allows for an opportunity to align a portion of programming with other festivals nationally, giving the ability to grow opportunities for touring artists and international companies a stop on the Gold Coast,” Bleached Arts CEO and artistic director Rosie Dennis told the Gold Coast Bulletin.

This year was Bleach’s “most successful festival to date”, according to organisers, with hopes the new date will capitalise on that success even more and “put the spotlight on local talent with citywide programming, which sits perfectly with Major Events Gold Coast’s ‘whole-of-city’ approach”.

“Bleached Arts is looking forward to the opportunities this will open for local artists and creatives,” she said.

“I’m excited to work with and see what this enthusiastic group of professionals will bring to major events on the Gold Coast and look forward to watching the Gold Coast flourish with this cohesive approach to leadership.”