Horizon Festival – 10 arts-fuelled days // 28 Aug - 6 Sep 2020

The Bunker: Grand Final

The Bunker: Grand Final

The Bunker Collective showcases the best local and global spoken word talent, taking the stage to have their say and share stories spanning the personal and political through powerful lyrical flow. 

The Bunker Series all culminates into this afternoon of energy and emotion. Finalists will perform in front of a live audience and a panel of three judges. This year’s feature performer at the Bunker Finale is Loki Liddle. Loki has been branded one of Australia's most dynamic spoken word artists, emphatically delving into the social contexts surrounding self awareness, identity and love through his tongue-in-cheek performance, equal parts theatre, comedy and skilful orator. Whether you are new to spoken word or a die-hard fan, the raw power of these performances is guaranteed to stay with you forever.

The Bunker Series is a collaboration between Peripheral Arts and Writers Republic, who will again be hosting a signature series of events including workshop opportunities, competitive heats and guest performances all leading up to this ‘Finale Event’ held at The Imperial Hotel, Eumundi.

Whether you come along as a performer, a workshop participant or as a member of the audience, this series is guaranteed to ignite a love of stories and blow you away with the power of performance.

Adult themes. Parental discretion advised.

Terms & Conditions:

Prize Money – Winner $500, Runner Up $250 and People’s Choice $100

  • Entry for the competition is at the venue on the night of the heat.
  • Random draw for performance order
  • Three minute limit for performance (three minutes starts from first word on stage
  • Poetry and storytelling must be original work
  • No musical accompaniment allowed
  • All competition entrants must attend at least one of the heats (you may compete in both heats)
  • Top 5 for each heat progress to the final 31st August
  • Performances will be judged by a panel of three independent judges  at the heats and the final. Judges will use a scale of  1 -10  and criteria applied will be Performance (freedom from script, dynamism), Originality and Quality of Written Piece, Time limit, Audience Reaction.
  • Performers aged 15+ can compete at the Maleny heat and the grand final only


How to get there


Venue is wheelchair accessible