NOOSA alive! 2024 Programme

NOOSA alive!
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Coastal Queensland arts and cultural festival NOOSA alive! returns this July, celebrating its 22nd anniversary with a vibrant programme of events and performances.

The festival takes place across ten days, welcoming national superstars and Australian entertainment royalty. Plus, local talent will be showcased in stunning seaside venues throughout Noosa.

“NOOSA alive! is part of Australia’s festival trail and this year, Queensland’s cultural calendar is bursting with opportunity and choice,” Festival President Andrew Stafford says.

“We are delighted to present national acts and showcase our up-and-coming talent in our 22nd festival programme, with a highlight featuring the finalists in our annual talent search Noosa STARS alive!

“We are proud to keep ticket prices affordable without compromising the quality of the programme, by making our performances accessible and appealing to all ages, along with our community masterclasses and workshops being offered as free opportunities for participants.”

Queensland Ballet are set to open the festival with two breathtaking works – first up, the world premiere of ‘Papillon’, choreographed by Jack Lister. . . And ‘Holberg Suite’ by Greg Horsman.

Two-day mini-music festival Seaside Vibes makes its return to Noosa Main Beach, starring former Noosa resident turned Nashville country music star Wesley Dean, and synth artist/producer Luke Millions. Both artists will be backed by a line-up of support acts.

Gold Logie winner Tom Gleeson will take over The J Noosa with his new live stand-up show ‘Gear’. William McInnes will also hit the stage for and intimate In Conversation event supporting his new book ‘Yeah, Nah!’.

The 7 Sopranos take guests on a musical journey, in an exclusive, one-night-only performance. Then, ‘Satu In The Beyond (ACO)’ presents an all-star line-up of Australian musicians drawn from punk, indie and classical worlds.

Elsewhere in the music realm there’s Taylor Swift tribute ‘REPUTATION’, and ‘Twilight Classics’, an evening of gourmet food, fine wine, and exceptional music at Main Beach.

Cabaret comes alive with Meow Meow returning direct from her sold-out Carnegie Hall debut. Plus intimate event ‘Words & Music’ stars Australian theatre royalty John Bell AO OBE an pianist Simon Tedeschi. John Bell will also host a Shakespeare masterclass for ten aspiring actors.

Forgotten junk gets a second life when Junkyard Beats teaches the importance of sustainability in ‘The Box Show’.

The NOOSA alive! literary programme continues to grow, with panels and a programme of literary events throughout the festival.

Master magician and world record-holder Tim Ellis has created a performance especially for NOOSA alive!, and Harry Milas’ ‘Close Encounters’ shares secrets of sleight-of-hand magic and illusions. Plus, there’s an improvised ‘whodunit’ mystery theatre experience in ‘Murder Village’.

Foodies will get their fill of delights thanks to a selection of premium food experiences served throughout the festival as well.

Check out the full programme and tickets.

NOOSA alive! takes place from 19-28 July.

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