Horizon Festival 2021 | 27 AUG - 5 SEP // 28 Aug - 6 Sep 2020

WHAT'S ON // 7 - 20 Dec

Fri 20 Nov - Sat 16 Jan: EXHIBITION Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms
The exhibition presents the work of contemporary Australian artists who utilise craft-based materialities with a political intent. Broadening our understanding of craft-making traditions, the artists in this exhibition subvert and extend these forms into the realm of activism and social change, reflecting on the world in which we live. While some respond directly to artistic or political movements, others encourage social connection between community members or require participatory activation through collective processes.

Fri 20 Nov - Sat 16 Jan: EXHIBITION Marian Tubbs: we need privacy guys here too
Marian Tubbs works with poor and found materials to question ideas of value and raise economic, social and ecological issues. The artist’s assemblage-focused practice brings together images, objects and text in unexpected combinations to create new knowledge and ways of thinking. For 'we need privacy guys here too', Tubbs presents new and existing works in a range of media, constructed from the physical and digital detritus of contemporary life. The exhibition’s title is a conversation fragment and reflects Tubbs’ interest in language, gender and the internet.

Tue 8 Dec: NLNL Caloundra - Dancing In The Dark
Dance in the dark for the pure joy of dancing. It’s a place to shake out the stresses of the week, let go of your inhibitions and completely be yourself, in a no drugs no alcohol space.

Wed 9 Dec - Sat 12 Dec: FLUORESCENT An Emergency Festival of Original Theatre
A four-day festival of brave and brilliant original performance that had to be made, from voices that must be heard. Live. Here. Now. Diverse in style, the works presented in FLUORESCENT are threaded together on themes of identity and place, exploring interfaces between deeply personal experience and the traumas and neuroses of nations. From a collection of artists blown (back) in on the winds of change, this is a thank you and a homecoming – a heart-felt offering to the community here on Kabi Kabi country.

Fri 11 Dec: Maleny Lane Night Market with Renegade Funk
The Renegade Funk Jam is coming back to Maleny Lane Night Market for night of Covid safe live music and food from around the world. To ensure appropriate social distancing and the sustainability of the event, this show is now ticketed with limited capacity. Book a table of 4 or 6 via the ticket link to guarantee your spot!

Fri 11 Dec: Collaborators in Residence - Exhibition and Artist Talks
Head to sub tropic studio in Caloundra to see this exhibition curated by local artists Courtney Scheu and Itamar Freed. Together with Creative Spaces Sunshine Coast, Courtney and Itamar delivered an online series during Covid-19 called Collaborators in Residence, documenting the work and practice of creatives living, working and creating together during Covid-19 lockdown. Presented now in person, you have the chance to see the excellent work of featured collaborators James Muller and Mathilda Muller, Pure Swan and Jakob Lydford, Mieke van den Berg, Sofia and Emma Salna and Courtney Scheu and Itamar Freed.

Fri 11 Dec: Yandina Twilight Market
Coming into this festive season - consumerism is at an all time high, so why not bring our awareness to our purchases by supporting local and ethically made products, to work towards closing the loop of waste, to create a more thriving future. With the current state of affairs in the world, it is so important to bring our focus back to community and create grass roots movements to move towards a more sustainable supportive future. We will have live music from the incredible JESSE HIGGINS and the beautiful duo SOLUA. There will be handmade crafts, art, herbal products, herbal medicines, leather work, jewellery, second hand and vintage clothing & many more beautiful pieces.

Fri 11 Dec - Sun 13 Dec: NightQuarter
Innovative eats, immersive experiences, live music, experiential artists and local culture. An ever-evolving festival of flavour and sound in a shipping container playground, this is your new weekend destination. A smorgasbord of food, amusements, stalls, live music, immersive performances, community activations and experiential spaces. Built from upcycled shipping containers and disused materials, it is home to 40 local makers with global street food eats, desserts and market stalls. It features experiential bars, vintage amusements, a street art gallery, RepairLab and four stages of live music and experiential performances.

Sat 12 Dec: Sunshine Coast Collective Markets
A Sunday morning that is full of fun for all ages! With plenty see, lots of food to eat and the best speciality coffee on the coast (in our opinion) you will not be disappointed! Whether you are shopping for a gift, or for yourself, or simply looking for location to meet up with a friend, our markets are a great addition to your weekend plans.

Sat 12 Dec: Beats x Caloundra
Part meditation, part dance-inducing rave, Beats x Caloundra is a soundscape of this vibrant community. Let the sounds of Caloundra pulse around you at this listening party hosted by the Caloundra Regional Gallery. Made entirely thanks to the generous donations from locals and travellers, this track is a reflection of the importance of listening ‘inward’, an ode to the heartwarming moments we experienced on the streets of Caloundra. BYO chairs, pillows, rugs or blankets to get comfortable and create your unique audio experience.

Sat 12 Dec: Mix FM's Sunset Sounds 2020
MIX FM’s Sunset Sounds is here! Due to COVID this year we were forced to postpone our annual MIX FM Live show to May 2021. But now in breaking news MIX FM is thrilled to announce that MIX FM’s Sunset Sounds is moving forward to THIS DECEMBER with a small name change it will be the first BIG concert event of the Summer! Due to the border closures the lineup has changed – we are thrilled to unveil our new killer lineup for Sunset Sounds 2020 Ian Moss, Kate Ceberano, Richard Clapton, Wendy Matthews, Thirsty Merc, Dragon, Russell Morris and more will hit the stage on Saturday 12th December 2020 at Sandstone Point Hotel.

Sat 12 Dec: Jack Botts - 18th Floor Release Shows
Jack Botts is excited to announce a run of NSW and QLD shows to bring in summer and celebrate the release of his soaring new single '18th Floor', released independently on Friday November 6. From beginnings busking in Byron, to countless sold out headline shows and support slots alongside the likes of Tash Sultana, John Floreani and The Pierce Brothers, Jack Botts has arguably become one of the Australia's fastest rising songwriters under the radar.

Sat 12 Dec: CoVibes 5 AYLA + SYCCO, with special guest Colie
Pairing stellar local talents AYLA and Sycco, and with support from stunning emerging artist Colie, we give you the line up for CoVibes 5. CoVibes is all about bringing the live music back in intimate, seated event held in our beautiful Brewery room in a Covid-safe environment. In the world of modern music AYLA is a refreshing force. At once humble and unassuming, yet as an artist, daringly bold. Her brand of decadent pop, effortlessly combines otherworldly vocals with sharp-pop blows and multi-faceted production, all the while never underplaying deep lyrical sentiments.

Sun 13 Dec: StrEATside at The Met
A new weekly street food market in the heart of the new Maroochydore City Centre, every Sunday 11am-8pm. Enjoy delicious food from 20 street food vendors, sip on craft beer and cocktails (from Your Mates Brewing Co.) and wine, watch 6 hours of live music, play lawn games and relax under the shade of umbrellas in a family-friendly atmosphere. Like a Sunday ‘picnic in the park’ … but you don’t have to bring anything!

Mon 14 Dec: Summer Sounds - Mooloolaba
An afternoon of live music river side in the beautiful Charles Clark Park, Mooloolaba. Life is just better with live music and sunshine! Grab your picnic rug and relax with friends and family as you enjoy original songs by our homegrown Sunny Coast artists . . . some you know and love some you will discover for the first time.

Tues 15 Dec: Summer Sounds - Caloundra
Sunshine Coast Council presents an afternoon of live music river side in the beautiful Fraser Park at Golden Beach. Life is just better with live music and sunshine! Grab your picnic rug and relax with friends and family as you enjoy original songs by our homegrown Sunny Coast artists . . . some you know and love some you will discover for the first time.

Thur 17 Dec: Felipe Baldomir 'Only Light' Tour
Felipe has announced his new album ‘Only Light’ coming out on the 7th of December - and will be touring Queensland and New South Wales in support of the new release. This album is about Felipe's journey in Australia since arriving in August 2018. It’s about travels around the country and the people he met along the way. Falling in love, falling out of love - and everything in between; including being a dishwasher, van-lifer, macadamia farmer and touring musician whilst surfing and exploring the coastline.

Thur 17 Dec: Liquid Lyrics- 2020 Grand Final
Liquid Lyrics, the Sunshine Coast's wordy, worldly and worthy spoken word event has reached that point again where our top poets from the heats through out the year come together to share their poetic prowess and compete for prize money and the bragging rights of being crowned the 2020 slam champion. To allow for full creative expression and choice of topic, there will be no theme for the final.

Fri 18 Dec: Currimundi Lake Twilight Market
Set on the gorgeous Currimundi Lake, this market runs on the third Friday of each month, 4pm-8pm. The Currimundi Twilight Market is the ultimate locals hangout! With Your Mates pouring icy cold beer on tap, plus a few choice wines, its the perfect area to bring a picnic blanket and watch the sunset over the picturesque Currimundi Lake. This is a food lover's dream with up to 20 unique food stalls to choose from!

Fri 18 Dec: Life Drawing at Sub Tropic Studio
Ever wanted to try something new... to challenge yourself? Whether you are an accomplished artist or new to the art scene, our Life Drawing group is welcoming of all. Life Drawing explores the theme of strengths and vulnerabilities and is definitely something to try at least once.

Fri 18 Dec - Sat 19 Dec: Kim Churchill at The MET
For two exclusive nights, Australian indie-folk singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kim Churchill combines his magnetic, dynamic stage presence, lyrical artistry, mesmerising vocals and overall creative musical talents with the classical and uplifting sounds of a string quartet and backing choir. This show will be full of musical moments that will light up the Sunshine Coast!

Fri 18 Dec - Sun 20 Dec: NightQuarter
Innovative eats, immersive experiences, live music, experiential artists and local culture. An ever-evolving festival of flavour and sound in a shipping container playground, this is your new weekend destination. A smorgasbord of food, amusements, stalls, live music, immersive performances, community activations and experiential spaces. Built from upcycled shipping containers and disused materials, it is home to 40 local makers with global street food eats, desserts and market stalls. It features experiential bars, vintage amusements, a street art gallery, RepairLab and four stages of live music and experiential performances.

Sun 20 Dec: StrEATside at The Met
A new weekly street food market in the heart of the new Maroochydore City Centre, every Sunday 11am-8pm. Enjoy delicious food from 20 street food vendors, sip on craft beer and cocktails (from Your Mates Brewing Co.) and wine, watch 6 hours of live music, play lawn games and relax under the shade of umbrellas in a family-friendly atmosphere. Like a Sunday ‘picnic in the park’ … but you don’t have to bring anything!