11-21 AUGUST 2022 View all events

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Presented by BLEACH* and Griffith University.

Rug up and venture into the Gardens over three glorious winter’s evenings of Thursday 13th, Friday 14th and the afternoon of Sunday 15th.

Launching with Australia’s unparalleled genre-bending cult band, The Necks. Featuring long mesmerising pieces that slowly unravel, frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove, they take the spellbound listener on a transcendental flight through time and space.

The Necks 7 pm 14 August (Ticketed)

Saturday brings the brilliant and beloved Sarah Blasko in concert with musicians from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in the beauty of our own backyard. With her dreamy melodies, melting vocals, and intimate lyrics that speak to the heart, feel yourself swoon as she bares her soul in this rare concert in the park.

Sarah Blasko 6 pm Support Act & 7 pm Performance 14 August (Ticketed)

Join us in the golden light of late Sunday afternoon for an immersive musical experience from National vocal ensemble, The Song Company. Nineteen to the Dozen are Australian composers playlisted against fragmented miniatures from each of the last twelve centuries, performed by eight vocalists and conducted by Antony Pitts.

Nineteen to the Dozen 3 pm Support Act & 4 pm Performance 15 August (Ticketed)

This event is included in the Multipack discounts.

  • 10% off when you book 3 events
  • 15% off when you book 4 events
  • 20% off when you book 5 or more events

Discounts will be applied at the end of your booking. Allocations are limited so book now…


Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

230 Ashmore RdBenowa QLD 4217

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Our Festival is operating under a COVID Safe Plan endorsed by the Queensland Government. Please be mindful of following the COVID Safe signage across the site and please see our staff or Festival Ambassadors if you need assistance.

To maximise your festival experience we recommend you plan ahead.  To help you do so here are some tips to keep happy and healthy during your visit.

Planning your visit to BLEACH* at the Botanic Gardens.

  • plan your visit early and be comfortable for changes in the weather
  • limited seating available, bring beach chair or blanket
  • water station / bubbler on site so bring your own water bottles
  • plenty of amenities
  • food and beverage available
  • recycling and waste stations will be visible across the event zone
  • Wheelchair access and accessible toilet


Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, 230 Ashmore Rd, Benowa.


The Gardens are located off Ashmore Road, Benowa, opposite Benowa State High School. The south-west boundary of the park extends down to the Nerang River. The Royal Pines Resort Golf Course runs all along the northern boundary and the Benowa Waters residential area is located to the south.


The venue is located close to the children’s playground area and entry is clearly signed. BLEACH* staff are also on site to site to direct you to the event.



There is limited parking on site. Enter off Ashmore Road and follow the signage on the one way- ring road to take you to the designated parking area.

The event parking area is located close to the children’s Playground area. The location is clearly signed and also staffed by Festival Event Staff.

Parking will be on grass with an approx. 25 metre walk to the festival event site entry.

The drop off zone is located close to the “Coffee at The Gardens” area which is again, clearly signed.  From this drop off zone, there is a footpath with approx. 15 metres of grass that leads to the main festival site entry.

If you have special parking or seating requirements (eg. wheelchair access, hearing difficulties, other) please contact The Bleach* Team at Placemakers* Gold Coast | 07 5525 6468  Mon – Fri 9am-5pm| [email protected]

If travelling by public transport, Translink’s journey planner can help you with your trip.


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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.