Bleach proves its reach along Gold Coast

11 Mar
The Bleach Festival has rapidly become one of the Coast's leading arts events. Picture: Ruby Spillman

The Bleach Festival has rapidly become one of the Coast’s leading arts events.
Picture: Ruby Spillman

By Ruby Spillman, Bond University Journalism Student

The fourth annual Gold Coast Bleach Festival has grown enormously from its small beginnings at Coolangatta and organisers expect this year would be one to remember.

Now with more than 50 events over the course of 17 days, the Bleach Festival has expanded across the Gold Coast.

Last Friday’s opening night, which started at Coolangatta’s Marine Parade, made it’s way around to Kirra beach foreshore where Sequin’s and Sinew showcased a combination of acrobatics, art and dance.

Sydney resident Leah Levin, who was experiencing the Bleach Festival for the first time, said that she was very impressed with the performances and the atmosphere they generated on the opening night.

“This festival is like a mix between tourism and community spirit, which is such a good thing to have on the Gold Coast,” she said.

“It allows visitors to experience the culture of the Gold Coast away from Surfers Paradise.”

 The Pop Up Hotel, hosted by website The Gold Coast Weekend Edition, was also a feature on Kirra’s foreshore presenting the opportunity for three guests to win a luxurious night camping beachside while watching the Sequin’s and Sinew performance.

The Weekend Edition’s Wendy Schnipper said that The Pop Up Hotel will accommodate a different couple each night over March 6, 7 and 8.

“The guests will be chauffeured to and from Bleach events along the Gold Coast,” she said.

“They will then spend a peaceful night on the beach, wake up to breakfast in bed and one of the best views the Gold Coast has to offer.”

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