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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.

To celebrate the amazing @katemillerheidke’s unique BLEACH* concert, @bleachfestival along with @katemillerheidke and @thestargoldcoast are offering the opportunity to win: 2x Tickets to Kate Miller-Heidke’s concert at Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens on 14 August, and one nights’ accommodation for two people at The Star Gold Coast. Follow the requirements bellow, enter as many times as you want and we’ll see you there!

 

TO ENTER

  • Follow @katemillerheidke + @bleachfestival⁠
  • Like this post 
  • Tag a friend – the more friends you tag the more entries you have!
  • For a BONUS ENTRY, share the post to your story and tag us! ⁠⁠

TERMS

Enter as many times as you like – just tag a new friend each time. Competition closes Thursday 11 August 2022 at 11:59 pm. 

Winners will be contacted the following day via Instagram. Entry is only available to QLD residents aged 18 and over. 

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram. For full T&Cs, follow link in bio.

🚨 PLEASE BE AWARE OF FAKE ACCOUNTS. YOU WILL ONLY BE CONTACTED BY @bleachfestival. Please report any fake competition accounts you see impersonating us.⁠

Full T&C’s

Terms & Conditions: Kate Miller-Heidke Giveaway 

By entering BLEACH* Festival’s Kate Miller-Heidke Giveaway, you accept the following terms and conditions:

Giveaway Terms and Conditions

General

The Promoter of the giveaway is BLEACH* Festival, a PLACEMAKERS GOLD COAST LTD event, ABN 51 606 393 551, ADDRESS 2 9 Station St Currumbin Waters QLD 4223.

Information on how to enter and prizes forms part of the terms of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of terms and conditions.

To the extent of any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any other reference to this Competition, these Terms and Conditions prevail.

The Prize

There will be one (1) prize winner.

The prize is for one (1) winner and one (1) guest.

The prize is two (2) tickets for Kate Miller-Heidke’s concert at Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens on 14 August, and one (1) nights’ accommodation for two (2) people at The Star Gold Coast, from Sunday 14 August to Monday 15 August 2022.

The total prize value is $110 + Acommodation in 5 Star Hotel

The prize must be used on the specified date.

Prizes are not exchangeable or transferable.

If the prize or any part of the prize becomes unavailable for reasons beyond the Promoter’s control, the Promoter is not obliged to provide a substitute prize of equivalent value.

The Promoter will not be liable in the event that the winning entrant does not take, or is unable to use, the prize or any portion of it for any reason.

The winner(s) will be responsible for any travel requirements needed.

Tickets will be emailed to the winner post competition.

The winner(s) will be contacted by BLEACH* Festival via Instagram the next working day after the competition closes.

The winners(s) will be chosen at random through an external online platform. If the winner does not respond within 24 hours to confirm that they would like to claim their prize, they must forfeit the prize and another winner will be drawn.

The Prize(s) are not negotiable or redeemable for cash or transferable. Lost or stolen tickets cannot be replaced.

The Prize(s) cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

The Prize(s) must be redeemed by the Prize Winner(s).

The winner must be 18 or over.

The winner must show photo ID to enter into the festival and follow event terms and conditions of entry including any check in that may be required at the time of the event.

Tickets are non-transferrable and void in the circumstance of BLEACH* Festival being postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

How to Enter

To participate in the Giveaway, the entrant must follow @katemillerheidke + @bleachfestival⁠ accounts on Instagram. The entrant must, as well, like the post featuring this giveaway and tag another non-commercial Instagram account in the comment section. The entrant can accumulate entries by: a) sharing the post through an Instagram story publicly while tagging the following accounts @katemillerheidke + @bleachfestival⁠ b) and/or tagging additional non-commercial Instagram accounts in the comment section of BLEACH* Festival’s post referring to the giveaway.

Competition is deemed acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enter this Competition, a person must:

be over 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry;

be a permanent resident of the State of Queensland;

fully and correctly follow the instructions on How to Enter; and

not be employees of BLEACH* Festival, Placemakers* Gold Coast, Kate Miller-Heidke’s Team, The Star Gold Coast, and their immediate families, the staff of companies involved in the production, publishing and administration of this promotion and their immediate family means parents, siblings, defacto, spouse, children and grandparents.

Competition Dates

The Competition commences on Thursday 4 August 2022 and closes at 11:59 pm on Thursday 11 August 2022. All entries must be received by the Promoter by 11:59 pm Thursday 11 August 2022.

The Winner(s) will be drawn at random on Friday 12 August 2022 and notified by BLEACH* Festival via Instagram.

BLEACH* Festival will seek contact details to deliver the prize to the winner(s).

The Winners(s)of the Prize will be the first eligible entry randomly drawn. The decision will be conclusive and no correspondence will be entered into.

BLEACH* Festival reserves the right to use information regarding the Winner(s) of the Competition for marketing purposes, including publication of their names on the websites maintained by the Promoter.

The winners(s) contact details will be passed onto Kate Miller-Heidke’s Team and The Star Gold Coast, who will contact the winner to get all required information in order to process the prizes.

No liability of Promoter: The Promoter accepts no responsibility whatsoever for late, misplaced, lost or ineligible entries. The Promoter makes no representations or warranties as to the quality, suitability or merchantability of the Prizes to the extent permitted by law, the Promoter is not liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or for any personal injury sustained in connection with the entry into the Competition or acceptance of the Prize. This paragraph is not intended to exclude any liability which cannot be excluded under Australian consumer protection laws. Any such liability is limited to the resupply of the Prize.

The Promoter reserves the right to alter or amend these Terms and Conditions and/or cancel the Competition at any time prior to the Competition opening without further recourse to the entrants.

Important – Privacy: The information that entrants provide will be used by the Promoter for the purpose of conducting the Competition and of periodically providing entrants with marketing information about the Promoter’s products and services. By entering this Competition entrants consent to the use of their contact details for the purposes described in this clause.

Force Majeure: If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned (including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter), which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Competition. The Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take any action that may be available and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition. The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify all entries from any individual who tampers with, or benefits from tampering with the entry process which as a result corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Competition.

In the case of intervention of any outside agent or event which naturally changes the result or prevents or hinders its determination including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strikes; the Promoter may in its absolution discretion cancel the Competition and recommence it from the start with the same conditions.

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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