Guides to the festival: words + ideas

This year’s program is big and having a plan helps. So, we’ve created seven festival itineraries, that are aimed at all walks of life, to help you navigate the festival — the fourth is below.

Here are a few events that will stimulate the noggin. 

living waters: a short film event

This is a celebration of interconnectedness and an exploration of belonging to each other and to the earth.

Find out more here.

Image credit: Ketakii Jewson-Brown

Dear Reader: Book Emporium

See local authors showcasing a diverse array of novels, picture books and merchandise for sale.

Find out more here.

Image credit: courtesy of the artist

Homegrown: Labryrinth

A dance theatre work performed in three of the Sunshine Coast’s most beloved bookshops.

Find out more here.

Image credit: Travis Macfarlane

Homegrown: Where to from Here

A unique, multi-arts installation collaboration between contemporary artist Nicole Voevodin-Cash and photographer Teddy Horton.

Find out more here.

Image credit: Teddy Horton

Homegrown: The Blak Laundry

The concept is simple: bring your dirty linen, pop it on a warm wash, and engage in critical conversation whilst it cleans.

Find out more here.

Image credit: Ketakii Jewson-Brown

Searching for more events? Explore the full program here

This feature promotes Horizon Festival’s upcoming annual event.

Horizon Festival — the Sunshine Coast’s premier multi-arts festival — returns 25 August to 3 September 2023.

The 10-day offering takes place all over the Sunshine Coast — beaches, the hinterland, warehouses. The lot.

At our core: we celebrate place — it’s the heartbeat of the festival — and our programming reflects this.  But, more importantly, we honour the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we stand — the Kabi Kabi Peoples and Jinibara Peoples.

Our events vary. And they’re (almost) always in spectacular locations. There’s music, art, theatre, dance, workshops, ceremony, and plenty for the family.

So, pop the kettle on, put your feet up, and enjoy flicking through this year’s program — we’d love to see you at an event.     

See you on the horizon,

The Horizon Festival Team