NOOSA Alive! 2019 Programme

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Modern Maori Quartet Modern Maori Quartet Image © Mana Magazine

Welcome to NOOSA Alive! 2019, a ten-day festival of theatre, literature, music, dance, film, visual arts, cuisine and barrier-breaking forums in one of Queensland’s most enviable destinations.


The regional performing arts and cultural festival runs for ten days with a number of free events sure to be embraced by the community and visitors alike.

Now recognised as one of Australia’s foremost regional cultural events, Noosa Long Weekend Festival was launched in 2002 by a local group of creative visionaries wanting to blend their passions with the beautiful environment that is Noosa.

NOOSA Alive! 2019 Producer Tim Loydell says this year's programme really delivers the best of what Noosa arts culture is all about.

“We’ll be showcasing world renowned artists and performers in intimate and inclusive spaces whilst celebrating the breadth and depth of our own local talent and cultural heritage,” Tim says.

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Sahara Beck

“It really is a programme that has something for everyone and it’s a privilege to bring such talent to the region.”

Highlights include songbird Sahara Beck who returns home to the Sunshine Coast for a special all-ages performance. After taking off with her soaring single ‘Here We Go Again’, she returns with her new release ‘I Haven’t Done A Thing Today’ which is sure to feature during her Noosa set.

Lead singer and songwriter of The Whitlams, Tim Freedman will also take to the stage for a special solo performance sharing his songs of well-crafted charming cynicism with a wonderful mix of caustic wit and delicate piano.

Inspired by New Zealand’s show-bands of the '60s and '70s, The Modern Māori Quartet will merge soul classics with the Maori tradition of storytelling for a heartwarming and humorous evening for all music and entertainment lovers.

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Kerry O'Brien

Plus, join in conversation with Kerry O'Brien, one of Australia’s most distinguished and respected journalists over a special two-course plated luncheon at View restaurant featuring celebrity chef Matt Golinski.

On the final day of the festival, you can discover how dancers are made with 'Stars Of Tomorrow'. From their first tentative moves at the barre to their first pointe shoes and dancing their first 'Swan Lake'. Experience the energy and ambition of these dynamic, passionate and talented young dancers.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in these world-class performances in one of the world’s most desirable locations.

Click here for the full programme. NOOSA Alive! runs from 19-28 July.

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