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Heads Up, This Year’s Bleach* Festival Has Been Postponed Until 2022

By Ioana Dragnef
6th Aug 2021

Brace yourselves for some truly bummer news: the recent COVID-19 developments across South-East Queensland have forced the cancellation of BLEACH* for 2021 (August 12-22), with the festival set to return in 2022.

This year, BLEACH* was set to take over the Coast from 12 August-22 August with an incredibly jam-packed program, but now it looks like we'll have to wait 'til 2022 to get our fill.

“While today’s announcement is devastating for our community and industry, we find ourselves  operating within a challenging set of circumstances at an improbable time," said the festival's director Rosie Dennis. "The 10th BLEACH* Festival was ambitious in its vision, and ready to grapple with our complex relationship to place and identity. This kind of vision can only be realised with extraordinary artists, an extraordinary team, and  extraordinary local champions by our side. Thanks to everyone – our artists and creatives, crew,  suppliers, partners, sponsors and donors – who helped us get this far. Here’s to the next 10 years of  BLEACH*.” 

Ticket holders are currently being  contacted to issue refunds, but you can stay up to date with all the latest festival news at

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