Noosa Alive Festival celebrates its 22nd anniversary

Multi-instrumental US Country Music Aussie, Wesley Dean will be headlining on Friday 19 July.

NOOSA alive! is presenting it’s 10-day Festival with a long list of affordable events ranging from Australian’s theatre royalty to internationally renowned artists gathering in Noosa to celebrate arts and cultural genius, at an affordable price.

The 10 day annual arts and cultural festival returns to Queensland’s seaside destination, Noosa from 19-28 July with a packed program of special events and premiere performances well within the reach of every Arts lover’s budget.

Queensland Ballet opens NOOSA alive! for the 11th consecutive year with another world premiere comprising of two breathtaking works, including Papillon a world premiere by acclaimed Australian choreographer Jack Lister and Holberg Suite by Greg Horsman at The J Theatre on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July.

We are also thrilled to welcome in conversation to Noosa alive!, Queensland Ballet’s new Artistic Director – Leanne Benjamin AM OBE.

What better way to kick off the Festival than on Noosa’s Main Beach with a two day music festival, Seaside Vibes now in its fourth year.

The line-up consists of local bands The Froth, Gold Creek and Waiting For Tom with multi-instrumental US Country Music Aussie, Wesley Dean headlining on Friday 19 July.

NOOSA alive! has done it again, you can’t beat the $35 GA admission price.

Wesley Dean went from winning the sixth Season of Australian Idol, living in sunny Noosa to pack up his family and relocated to Nashville in 2001 following his dream of tackling the Country Music scene.

A brave heart indeed. Formally known as Wes Carr, Wesley Dean’s new album ‘Music From Crazy Hearts’ is a raw but brilliant creation.

Andrew Stafford said, “We welcome Wesley Dean back to Noosa and can’t wait to hear his poetic Crazy Hearts journey under the Bendigo Bank Marquee on Noosa’s Main Beach.”

“He is a brave man, sacrificing his family’s comfortable life in Noosa to follow his dream to tackle the US country scene, I am sure there would be many stories to tell.

“Wes’ music speaks grit, he is all in and I can’t wait to hear the live performance. You can’t bottle passion, so we are bringing it to the Bendigo Bank Marquee on Noosa’s iconic Main Beach. I imagine Wesley Dean’s supportive wife would be just as interesting to hear from.”

Day 2 of Seaside Vibes with sand under foot welcomes a line up of DJ’s, De Saint, Joskie, Greg Sara and Tilly Saunders supporting headliner Luke Millions who will lead the dance party on Noosa’s Main Beach Saturday 20 July.

Delicious bowls of tasty eats will be curated by award winning Lanai owners, The Ohana Group, sure to please.

The 7 Sopranos will take guests on a musical journey with their beautiful voices, a sense of sophistication lures you into a wonderland you can’t take your eyes off, one performance only at The J Theatre on Friday 19 July.

Festival Dates: 19-28 July.

NOOSA alive! also enjoys collaborative events with:

– Sunny Coast Film Collective (Sunny Coast Showdown);

– Noosa Regional Gallery (many events and exhibitions to be announced);

– Noosa Performing Arts;

-Slow Food Noosa (Film With Food).

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