The reimagined Horizon Festival 2020 programme for the Sunshine Coast is here, with an array of online events and experiences to delight art-lovers, artists, and anyone looking for a creative escape.
The event will run from June through to August, with each month's list of programming being revealed at the start of the respective month.
June's line-up features an open air concert by Deline Briscoe, a conversation with artists and change-makers for 'Act X Activism', the first heat of a spoken word competition series with The Bunker, two local artist commissions, a young artists visual art project, and a revisit of a 2019 festival highlight. . . 'A Galaxy Of Suns'. Check out our interview with lead artist Michaela Gleave
to learn more.
“Our local artists and Horizon Festival team have done an outstanding job in rethinking the programme to deliver the festival experience on new platforms; this is a high quality programme that pushes through the constraints of our challenging times,” Community Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski says.
“I encourage everyone to jump into the programme early and be transported through the looking glass of these remarkable and diverse events back out into the world as seen by the artists.”
'Plastic Belly' – Image © Itamar Freed
Horizon Festival Director Lynne Bradley talks about how the programme aims to challenge thinking and inspire through music, art, and conversation.
“We have included a wonderful mix of events, all of which speak to these extraordinary times in which we find ourselves,” Lynne says.
“Our goal has been to celebrate our fabulously talented local artists, whilst programming events that will promote reflection, connection and engagement with local, national and international audiences.
“This is the great gift of an online festival programme - the opportunity to showcase our region and artists to the world.”
Horizon Festival 2020 June Programme/Dates
7 June – Open Air8 June – Rewind: 'A Galaxy Of Suns'11 June – Words And Ideas: 'Art X Activism'15-18 June – A Climate Of Change18 June – The Bunker19 June – Homegrown: 'What Now?'21 June – Homegrown: 'Plastic Belly'
The July programme will be revealed on 1 July. Click here for more details on the events.