18 — 23 April 2019

water songs

Songs of our Waterways — Presented by Bleach*, City of Gold Coast, Urbis and Gold Coast Waterways Authority

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Heed the call of the siren, follow the flow and join us for Water Songs – Songs for the Waterways, a magical, musical concert series, which voyages the Gold Coast’s glittering waterways across the Festival.

Captained by Stringmansassy front-woman and Gold Coast favourite Kacey Patrick, a band of travelling water minstrels, including cabaret performer Pearly Black and 2018 Queensland Music Award Winner Karl S Williams, will serenade us from the canals, creeks and channels of the Coast, while we gather on the shores of backyards and public parks. Let your thoughts drift as you listen to exquisite tales and haunting songs, which explore our enduring fascination with, and love of, water in all its moods.

After a public call out, homes from the Gold Coast will host part of this intimate concert series. The backyard concert will be turned on its head, with the pontoon as the stage, the canal as the backdrop and the audience drinking in Nep-tuneful melodies from the open-air comfort of the neighbourhood backyard.

In addition, there will be free-to-the-public Water Songs performances taking place in stunning waterway parks across the City, for all to enjoy.

Our free community concerts commence at 4pm with support artist, Moreton, followed by our main event, Water Songs at 5.30-6.30pm.

Musical Director – Kacey Patrick

Creative Team – Pearly Black, Carl Pannuzzo and Luke Stapleton and Karl S. Williams accompanied by Lachlan Hawkins and Louise King.

Image Credit: Art Work Agency

Additional Credits: Commissioned and produced by Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival.  Supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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