Horizon Festival program bursting with local, national and international artists

Horizon Festival program bursting with local, national and international artists

Get set to immerse yourself in 10 arts-fuelled days across the Sunshine Coast with the full Horizon Festival 2017 program released today.

Take off your shoes and explore Architects of Air’s Arboria luminarium, a monumental 10-metre high inflatable structure, rock out to local and international bands at Maroochy Music and Vis Arts Festival, lose yourself in a dance theatre work based on the life of Vincent Van Gogh, enjoy side-splitting comedy with Akmal or Anh Do, arts-filled weekends in Maleny and Eumundi, or the Horizon Underground fringe festival in Nambour – welcome to Horizon Festival 2017.

The 52-page program features more than 200 events in visual art, film, literature, performance, street art, comedy, music, theatre and new media to be held across the region from August 25 – September 3.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said the countdown was on to what would be another outstanding major event for our region.

“This year we are commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast and it’s festivals like this one that will help us celebrate that special milestone,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“The inaugural Horizon Festival in 2016 was an outstanding success with 35,000 people attending and, with more than 200 events on the program this year, I’m sure we’ll welcome even more in 2017.”

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