Curtains Up On Sunshine Coast and Noosa Anywhere Festival 2022
Sunshine Coast and Noosa 29 April – 22 May 2022
Tickets On Sale Now
Anywhere Festival means performances, well….anywhere. From swimming pools to art galleries to gardens and carparks to bars and restaurants, the 2022 regional program is a renaissance of all the things we’ve missed in our lives over the past two years.
Having launched in Brisbane over ten years ago, Anywhere Festival is quickly becoming a staple of the Coast’s cultural calendar with both locals and tourists loving the vibe of a festival that pops up where you least expect it. Since 2017, each May brings with it a unique blend of music, cabaret, circus and theatre creating extraordinary experiences in everyday places across the region.
“Not only do you get a chance to get out and see an amazing show but you get to discover the nooks and crannies of your local area at the same time” said Toni Wills, Creative Producer of the Sunshine Coast and Noosa program.
Anywhere Festival embraces the idea that performance should be for everyone, not just those who already attend traditional theatres. “For years, we have expected audiences to come to theatres for entertainment and Anywhere flips that idea on its head to bring performance to where audiences already are”. said Toni Wills.
Local businesses embrace the opportunity to be involved in the festival wanting to support artists and offer something different and unique to their existing clientele. With support from both Noosa Council and Sunshine Coast Council, Anywhere Festival has brought the community together allowing the creative industry to work with businesses to bring the arts back to life after a pandemic.
“This Festival is a great excuse for people to gather, especially after waiting two years for the return of the full Festival program. I encourage audiences to support the Arts sector and our local hospitality businesses who were so affected by COVID closures, by attending the 2022 Festival” says Clare Stewart, Mayor, Noosa Council.
“We must continue to support the creatives among us and keep this sector thriving. Festivals bring our community together, which is particularly essential in these times.” Mark Jamieson, Mayor, Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
New Noosa Junction bar, Nudge Nudge Wink Wink has already sold out one show of Speakeasy – a cabaret celebrating the roaring 20’s sass and suave style. Another show has been added to keep up with demand.
Alba by Kuruvita in the new Parkridge Resort at Noosa Springs is offering a Mother’s Day lunch celebrating all things fun and feminine. Partnering with IN Noosa Magazine and four female winemakers, the Muses Trio will present their Women and Wine show paired with a beautiful three course lunch and matching wines.
Feed the need for musical hilarity with one of the longest-running Broadway shows about a blood thirsty plant. Little Shop of Horrors produced by de Jager Productions and Cope Creative will be a spectacular production not to be missed playing out at Montessori International College.
Youth theatre will be presented by BYTES as the cast take on the epic journey of Argonautika in the quirky setting of the Nambour Aquatic Centre Splash Park for theatre, but not as you know it!
“Performers really love bringing shows to life in these unique locations and audiences love the experience and the thrill of not quite knowing what they are going to get so it’s a win-win”. Paul Osuch, Anywhere Festival Founder and Artistic Director said.
Against the backdrop of the past two years where COVID interfered with the release of a full program of events, Anywhere Festival is officially back and support is needed across the board for businesses and artists alike.
Tickets are now available and on sale at www.anywhere.is
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Anywhere Festival || Sunshine Coast & Noosa || 29 April – 22 May 2022
Tickets on sale here: https://anywhere.is/sunshinecoastnoosa/
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