Opportunities to immerse yourself in the arts will abound in late August as the Horizon Festival returns to the region.
From the beach to the hinterland, Horizon is a 10-day celebration of visual art, music, words and ideas, art, tech, film and much more. This year the festival will take over the emerging Maroochydore City Centre, transforming the space from construction site into Festival Central, the thriving creative hub with performances, workshops, live music, pop-up galleries and delicious food.
A highlight of the program is the Australian premiere of The Cold Record by Rude Mechs. It tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who tries to break the record for the most days leaving school sick, and in the process falls in love with the school nurse and learns to appreciate punk rock.
Meanwhile, Blak Social celebrates our First Nations artists with a varied line-up including Alice Skye, Kee’ahn, Chocolatte Boxx, Katina Olsen and Gubbi Gubbi Dance.
Other well-known artists and performers appearing at the festival are Jack Charles, Jody Haines, Lincoln Austin, MichaelaGleave and Louise King.
Arts portfolio councillor Rick Baberowski says this year’s program showcases a remarkable mix of art forms and performances.
“This year there are a number of more interactive events, that really engage the community and remind us just how diverse our region is becoming and how heritage provides some perspective on change,” Cr Baberowski says. View the full program and book your tickets at horizonfestival.com.au.