The Sunshine Coast’s Horizon Festival is back for for 10 arts-fuelled days of visual art, music, performance, words + ideas, film and creative workshops so here’s our picks 😉
Horizon Festival kicks off today – Friday 23 August – and runs until 1 September. We reckon you could pretty much cover your eyes, flick open the program and point the page anywhere and choose something that will blow your socks off, but if you like to use a slightly more systematic approach and are a fan of all things Anywhere Festival, try these suggestions for size.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, the Rude Mechs are bringing their one-man-show The Cold Record to Horizon Festival; the Australian Premiere before it heads to Brisbane Festival in September. Nominate your favourite punk song to hear it as part of the performance, guzzle cans of beer as Eli Weinberg deliver his monologue and ode to punk rock. You’ll also leave with a playlist of memories and punk rock mix tape. We’re excited about a show of this calibre being presented on the Sunshine Coast, so don’t miss out!
FESTIVAL CENTRAL (DETAILS)
Set in what will become the Maroochydore CBD, Horizon Festival is presenting 10 days of free art and entertainment at Festival Central. The activities are incredibly diverse; including large scale projection and aerial performances with Stalker Theatre’s Mountain (Fri 23 – Sun 25 Aug), kids art take-over at Horizon Kids (Sat 24 + Sat 31 Aug), a line-up of incredible local musicians for Live + Local Sundays (Sun 25 Aug + Sun 1 Sep), a celebration of the cultural resurgence of Indigenous peoples with Blak Social (Wed 28 Aug), a night of Classical music with Nocturne (Fri 30 Aug) and much more.
GALAXY OF SUNS (DETAILS)
Staged at Bankfoot House at the base of Mt Tibrogargan, A Galaxy of Suns is a stunning 36 part choir performance which ‘sings’ the stars as they rise and set over the horizon.
Presented by Michael Gleave and Amanda Cole (Hildegard & Volmar at 2019 Anywhere Festival), Galaxy of Suns tracks the Earth’s motions and the audience’s real-time precise position in relation to the stars in a stunning marriage of art and technology of performance and visual art.
Sydney company Branch Nebula brings their breath-taking, anarchic street-style performance to the Alex Head’s skate park next week (Tue 27 – Sat 31 Aug).
Snake Sessions will see Branch Nebula’s team will infiltrate the park for a whole week, jamming moves and tricks with the locals and building up for a spectacular improvised performance at the end (5pm, Sat 31 Aug).
With a live drummer driving the action, bodies and wheels collide, race each other, and blur into one.
Also don’t forget to catch Anywhere Festival favourites Linsey Pollack and Lizzie O’Keefe with DANGEROUS SONGS – BLUE at one of favourite Eumundi venues – Berkelouw Books – at 6.30pm Friday 23 August.