One of Australia’s premier and most exciting site-specific contemporary art events, the BLEACH* Festival, continues to play an essential role in conveying local stories and providing substantial cultural activities on the Gold Coast.

From August 3 to 13, the festival will celebrate its 12th anniversary with the most extensive program in Bleach* history! Prepare to see over 300 artists and 218 performances at more than 38 events spread across five main hubs, including the coastal sanctuary of North Burleigh, the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, HOTA, and Currumbin Valley.

The fifth hub is a brand-new exciting venue at the freshly opened Broadbeach Cultural Precinct. BLEACH* will also have a city-wide presence with an exciting convoy of Monster Trucks: an 8-truck fleet featuring commissioned artwork by a local artist.

Take advantage of this fantastic Gold Coast festival. In the heart of Burleigh Heads, Swell Resort may be your slice of paradise and home. You’ll discover a cozy refuge where you can relax, play, and unwind in style, just a stone’s throw from the famed Burleigh Beach.

Most significantly, you can participate in various festival events. Check out the BLEACH* Festival events happening near Swell Resort.


August 4 to 6 and 11 to 13

BLEACH* Love Your Local North Burleigh Hub is the place to be! All North Burleigh programs are family-friendly and accessible; however, some may require reservations. The festival’s start time is also determined here.

The FIRST LIGHT – HEARTLAND will transpire at The Esplanade in North Burleigh on August 3. Kalkadunga man William Barton and violinist Véronique Serret will perform during the event. Then catch ENCOUNTER GOLD, directed by award-winning choreographer Emma Saunders, which will be shown from August 5 to 6. Watch in astonishment as some of the country’s greatest artists, including writer Felicity Castagna, composers Amanda Brown (The Go-Betweens) and Jodi Phillis (The Clouds), poet Warren Foster, and a cast of ten dancers, converge on the same stage. This soul-stirring concert will delve into the every day extraordinary and vitality that drives our next generation.

A LIVE MUSIC STAGE will be available at the Gold Coast’s best beachside club from August 4 to 6 and 11 to 13. This creative hub is the place to be for a fantastic time, with a superb lineup of live music, workshops, and speeches. There are various events in the North Burleigh Hub, while Currumbin Valley also has excellent programs.

BLEACH* AT Currumbin Valley

August 5 to 6

Acoustic Life of Sheds returns after a sold-out event in 2022! Travel the twisting roads into the verdant Currumbin Valley to see this year’s musical adventure in classic farm sheds.

Finish the journey with a gourmet picnic packed with fresh local ingredients and delivered to your final destination. Currumbin Valley Harvest caters for their delectable Buckwheat Crispy Wraps. Currumbin Valley Harvest sells seasonal, chemical-free, organic fresh produce while supporting local farmers and growers.

Make plans to attend the BLEACH* Festival! Swell Resort has Burleigh accommodation available. We have a selection of bright, extensive, and stylish apartments from every viewpoint. You can upgrade to a better apartment and give your family and friends an unforgettable holiday experience!

Book your rooms at Swell Resort in Burleigh Heads Beach now!