Message from the Mayor of Moreton Bay Regional Council, Peter Flannery

Welcome to the Moreton Bay Anywhere Festival, a festival of performances that pop up in all kinds of spaces and places across our beautiful region from 13 May to 4 June 2023.

This year’s program features talented local performers from Moreton Bay and beyond bringing you theatre, dance, comedy, musical theatre, immersive installations, storytelling, cabaret, big bands and contemporary music (from country to rock n roll, from alt-folk to pop). 

I’m sure that locals and visitors alike will enjoy these entertaining, quirky and imaginative performances in community halls, car parks, breweries, cafes, restaurants, parks, libraries, and museums across our region.

Moreton Bay Regional Council is committed to supporting a thriving arts and cultural sector in Moreton Bay region. The festival provides a platform for local performing artists to present their work to local audiences. I encourage you to support performers by booking tickets to see a show, with tickets being very reasonably priced. 

To ensure the festival experience is accessible, the program features free and low-cost creative activations in different parts of Moreton Bay region for you and your family and friends to enjoy. 

Celebrate Mother’s Day at ‘Dancing in D-Bay’ with dance workshops, a street parade and live music in and around Deception Bay on 14 May. 

Come dressed in your cosplay for ‘Wizards in the Park’, an afternoon of magic, music and mischief in Samford on 20 May. 

Savour the delightful sounds of ‘Gathering Song’, a massed community choir concert in Caboolture Memorial Hall on 27 May. 

You’re invited to be part of the Festival Finale in Redcliffe on 4 June.

I would like to thank the performers for creating and presenting their shows, the local businesses and community spaces who are venue hosts, and the festival organisers for providing this opportunity for local performers and audiences, made possible in part by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Peter Flannery

Mayor, Moreton Bay Regional Council