Inaugural Program Unveiled for Anywhere Festival in Moreton Bay Region
Published 06 April 2021
Get ready to immerse yourself in 18 days of art-fuelled action with the inaugural program of Anywhere Festival for the Moreton Bay Region officially launched.
Anywhere Festival is a unique cultural experience that takes performing arts out of the theatre and into more exciting and unusual locations.
Mayor Peter Flannery said shows could happen literally anywhere except traditional theatre spaces.
“This festival goes beyond the limits of the stage, it breaks all conventions to bring the arts into a neighbourhood or business near you,” Mayor Flannery said.
“The unveiling of Moreton Bay ‘Anywhere Festival’ program is a kaleidoscope of activities that bring our region to life in surprising spaces from 6 - 23 May, injecting an economic boost as we head into the winter months.
“Head to Ocean View Estates for a tongue-in-cheek winery tour, Bribie Island will be hosting a super-charged karaoke showdown in Brennan Park, and a pop-up cabaret is coming to The Hills District Community Hall, just to name a few!
“We have 13 local businesses and over 20 Council venues and spaces participating this year along with over 70 local performing artists. Knowing how coronavirus restrictions have devastated the performing arts sector, I believe it’s more important than ever that we help provide artists with work opportunities.
“We will enliven every corner of our region with vibrant and exciting performances to put 2020 behind us, so I urge you all to get your hands on tickets and revel in the buzz of live performing on the streets of our stunning region.”
Anywhere Festival director Paul Osuch said the festival is all about giving artists the opportunity to think “outside-the-box” and encouraging local businesses to engage with their community in a new way.
“Cultural activations like this are proven to deliver stellar results to the business involved,” he said
“Around 65% of former attendees said they were very likely to revisit that location or business as a result of their Anywhere Festival experience.”
To get tickets and find out more about Anywhere Festival visit: https://anywhere.is/