Incredible line-up announced for Noosa Alive Festival

Meow Meow loves Noosa and the Festival loves Meow.

Words and Music is another exclusive event curated for Noosa Alive, with Australian theatre royalty John Bell and Simon Tedeschi, an extraordinary pianist, who gives us a sneak peek into life “behind the curtain”.

Enjoying decades of celebrated performances between them, John and Simon take the audience on 25 July from 6pm into their confidence and share some wicked backstage stories from the Opera House to the Concert Hall, alongside some of their favourite pieces of poetry and music from recent years.

John Bell doesn’t stop there. He has been kind enough to give 15 lucky aspiring Queensland actors the opportunity to undertake a masterclass specially curated for Noosa Alive.

This opportunity is a once off and exclusively for selected applicants who went through a selection process and applied to be a part of the Masterclass.

Bendigo Bank Sunshine Coast continue their support for the Noosa Alive Festival sponsoring the entire beach program with Seaside Vibes two day music festival, The Taylor Swift Tribute Show and Twilight Classics.

What better way to support artistic talent than to spend a weekend under the Bendigo Bank Marquee on Noosa’s Main Beach.

Chris Masters, 26 July and Chris Hammer, 27 July conclude the literary program with breakfast Q and A’s at Noosa Springs.

These separate events are almost sold out and didn’t disappoint festival director Ian Mackellar when they launched.

“Literary is such an important part of our creative program at Noosa Alive,“ he said.

“Gathering and discussing local and global issues, creative processes and the craft of writing is important for our community to engage in.

“We are proud of our literary inclusion in this year’s program.”

Meow Meow returns to Noosa with a show that is already selling fast.

Direct from her sold out Carnegie Hall NY Debut, international Caberet Diva Meow Meow is in town for one show only, 26 July.

Multi award winning Meow Meow took a call whilst in NY from festival director Ian Mackellar, who politely introduced his request and within the next breath Meow Meow replied, “I will be there Ian and I can’t wait to return.”

Meow Meow loves Noosa and the Festival loves Meow.

Join the fun with Murder Village, an interactive theatre performance where the audience decides ’whodunnit’.

Conveniently placed the two shows, 1pm and 3pm, a mum’s dream show before pickup or a stimulating lead into an early dinner after the show.

Restaurants and local businesses are always reaping benefits from the strategic Noosa Alive programming.

Comfortably showing at Sunny Coast Showdown joins the Festival again showcasing locally produced short films on Saturday 27 July at The J Theatre.

Bendigo Bank again supports another local project, in its third year the event has proven its worth, having produced 20 short films and documentaries.

Noosa Alive is proud to present the Italian Long Lunch at local’s favourite Noosa Waterfront Restaurant, inspired by families in Italy who get together to enjoy warm conversation, good wine and beautifully prepared food.

A glass of Prosecco on arrival, antipasti share plate, artisan bread, selection of house made pasta, sides and a desert share plate. Don’t miss out at $125 including entertainment, this is sure to top off your weekend on Sunday 28 July.

One Woman Tour-De-Force is a story about love, loss, laughter and surviving. A beautifully crafted story about the dance of life. Tell Me On A Sunday will be at Noosa Arts Theatre July 28, choose an evening performance or a matinee.

To thank loyal Noosa Alive supporters, a free Closing Party will play out on Noosa’s picturesque River on Gympie Tce Lions Park precinct.

The line-up of local bands will play into the winter sunset as the water laps on the beach adjacent to the park.

Hosted by Damien Anthony Avery-Rossi (aka Mr. Hollywood in OZ) Noosa STARS alive! finalists will battle for the third title on the stage, the winner enjoying a selection of prizes and opportunities to show their talent on various stages.

This free ticketed closing celebration will be held Sunday 28 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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