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General information

BLEACH* is the Gold Coast’s annual contemporary arts festival. The festival has a growing national and international reputation for creating experiences and telling stories that are out of the box, authentic and uniquely connected to place. 

BLEACH* is proudly local, celebrating the city’s best artists, welcoming renowned Australian and international artists and engaging a broad audience through a range of experiences with the magnificent coastline of southern Queensland as a backdrop. 

In BLEACH*’s 10-year history they have premiered more than 50 commissions, won the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Group Award and played a pivotal role in curating and delivering the ambitious 2018 Commonwealth Games Cultural program. 

We are the presenters of BLEACH* Festival. Just as our centrepiece project has grown and evolved over time, so too has our company. Bleached Arts Ltd was formed in 2015 to facilitate the growth of the Festival and sector. Our ability to adapt and respond to this growth continues as we evolve from Bleached Arts to Placemakers* Gold Coast.

Placemakers* Gold Coast started as a small Fringe Festival alongside the World Championship Tour Quiksilver Pro surfing event, held on the Southern Gold Coast. This festival, Bleach* Surfing the Fringe, launched in 2012 as a pilot with a budget of $40,000 and attracted an audience of 30,000 over the 16-day duration. The founding director was Louise Bezzina. Its early success demonstrated the strong demand for the performing arts in the Gold Coast region and led to a commitment of ongoing funding and support from the City of Gold Coast. From humble beginnings, BLEACH* has become one of Australia’s leading and most exciting site-specific contemporary arts festivals and has attracted close to one million people (including festival 2018, the commonwealth games cultural festival).

Our 11th anniversary will be 11 – 21 August 2022.

BLEACH* 2022 will be held across seven locations including North Burleigh Heads, Miami, Gold Coast Botanical Gardens, Burleigh Brewing, HOTA, Miami Marketta, Mudgeeraba.

We love our printed program as much as you do, but this year we are only printing a limited run and encourage everyone to view the program online. Program Guides will be available at various cultural hubs across the city throughout August. However, all programming information, including any updates and changes can be found here on this very website. We encourage this site to be your go-to source for festival information.

Festival & covid-19

More than ever before it is our priority to ensure the health and safety of our community, staff, volunteers and visitors. We need your support to keep our events COVID Safe. 

Most importantly — stay at home if you’re feeling unwell. 

For the most up to date information on COVID-19 in Queensland visit www.covid19.qld.gov.au

Click here for more information about our COVID Safe measures at BLEACH* 2022.

ticketing - General

Tickets are purchased via the BLEACH* website.

If you need help booking you can contact our office Monday – Friday during office hours. 

  • You will receive your tickets by email after payment is complete and details are saved to the tickets.
  • Tickets will be emailed to you from our ticketing partner, iwannaticket as pdf attachments
  • If your ticket details are not complete, you will receive emails asking you to complete your ticket details from [email protected]

Please allow up to 20 minutes for tickets to land in your inbox.

If you cannot find your tickets in your inbox please use this link and we will resend your tickets.

https://iwannaticket.com.au/contact-us#resend

Also check your junk folder as the ticketing email may have filtered there.

Tickets can be displayed on your smartphone, no printing required. Tickets will be scanned at entry.
Please bring identification along with your electronic ticket that is easily accessible for scanning at the venue. If possible please avoid bringing a printed copy of your e-ticket.

BLEACH* is generally a family-friendly festival. However, please carefully check any age restrictions on the event page of the website when purchasing tickets. Music, lights, pyrotechnics and certain artistic content can unsettle infants. Both in and outside of licensed areas, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Some events may have age restrictions or recommendations for some areas of the venues including general admission standing areas.

All persons under 16 must be accompanied by an adult whilst at the venue. This includes all bar areas and dining rooms where alcohol is served. Proof of age may be required by the venue.

Generally children aged three years and younger who are able to sit on their parent or guardian lap do not require a ticket.

For most events a Family ticket will admit 2 Adults and 2 children (under 16 years) or 1 Adult and 3 children (under 16 years).

For more information about tickets for events at Miami Marketta (Bliss, Crossing Borders and Roller Coaster)  click here.

Please contact the BLEACH* Team at:

Placemakers* Gold Coast

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07 5525 6468 between 9am – 5pm (EST) Monday – Friday

ticketing - MultiPack Discounts

BOOK 5 OR MORE EVENTS TO SAVE UP TO 20%

  • 10% off when you book 3 events
  • 15% off when you book 4 events
  • 20% off when you book 5 or more events
 
Multipack discounts apply to most ticketed BLEACH* events. Allocations are limited so book now!

Multipack discounts are not available on ticketed events for Crossing Borders, Roller Coaster or BLISS.

Multipack discounts can be booked online through the BLEACH* website. Discounts will be applied at the end of your booking. You must book all events in the one transaction in order to qualify for your multipack discount; prior purchases do not count.

Please note that discounts do not apply to multiple tickets purchased at one event. Free events do not qualify as part of the multipack discount.

Multipack discounts will be applied at the end of your booking. You must book all events in the one transaction in order to qualify for your multipack discount; prior purchases do not count.

Please note that discounts do not apply to multiple tickets purchased at one event. Free events do not qualify as part of the multipack discount.

Multipack discounts are not available on ticketed events for Crossing Borders, Roller Coaster or BLISS.

Multipack discounts apply to most ticketed BLEACH* events. Multipack discounts are not available on ticketed events for Crossing Borders, Roller Coaster or BLISS.

Accessibility

BLEACH* is committed to providing inclusive and accessible experiences wherever possible. To do this, we work hard to provide as much information as possible about each event, so that patrons can make informed decisions about whether attending an event is right for them.

Each event has a specific Accessibility section that includes any particular accessibility accommodations for that event and a short description of the event.

General information on access for the Festival can be found on our Accessibility page.

If you require further information about a specific event, have questions, or specific needs you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team via the details below.

Placemakers* Gold Coast

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07 5525 6468 between 9am – 5pm (EST) Monday – Friday

You can find out more information on accessibility by visiting our Accessibility Page.

filming & photography

We encourage festival-goers to share their favourite moments with us on social media and tag @bleachfestival – However, professional video and audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited unless prior written permission is obtained.

By attending BLEACH*, you may inadvertently be filmed or photographed by Festival staff and contractors who document performances and events for promotional purposes. By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by BLEACH* and its affiliates. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar events in the future. You release BLEACH*, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of such content.

venues

Designated areas across the festival precincts will be allocated for smokers. Queensland’s food and liquor licensing laws will be adhered to at all times. 

North Burleigh Hub, Botanic Gardens, HOTA

These venues have terrific, local vendors or outlets with offerings that will make your mouth water. If these options are not suitable for you, you are welcome to bring along your own food.

Miami Marketta, Mi Amor Miami venues, Burleigh Brewing

These venues have their own food license and BYO food is not permitted under the venue conditions.

Mudgeeraba

A picnic hamper offering is available for purchase when buying your ticket – otherwise you are able to bring your own food along for the journey (but not alcohol please!).

BLEACH* is generally a family-friendly festival. However, please carefully check any age restrictions on the event page of the website when purchasing tickets. Music, lights, pyrotechnics and certain artistic content can unsettle infants. Both in and outside of licensed areas, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Standard venue licensing laws apply. Outside of the festival licensed areas council laws regarding pets will be in effect.

No dogs at Botanic Gardens due to the nature of the evening events this year.  

Get Involved

BLEACH* is a carefully curated Festival with events and artists selected by the Artistic Director. The festival does not accept unsolicited applications.

BLEACH* Ambassadors are an essential part of our team and we love people who are passionate about supporting Arts and Culture on the Gold Coast.  If this sounds like you, check out the details here

BLEACH* is not accepting applications for internships from the public in 2022.

Support BLEACH*

If you or your organisation would like to join the BLEACH* family, please inquire via email to [email protected] – we look forward to working together. 

BLEACH* welcomes philanthropic donations that support our organisation as a whole or donors who wish to support specific projects we undertake. In each case donors are seen as valued partners and we welcome the opportunity to work together to develop forms of support tailored to each individual case and circumstance.

Miscellaneous

If you are at a BLEACH* venue, please report lost items to the Information Tent staff.

Please email [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Yugambeh Language Region and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Gold Coast. We recognise their continuing connection and contributions to country and culture. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. 

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