The Noosa Alive! Festival is back this July 2023. Take advantage of ten days of exciting performing arts. There are over 25 events, each with a story and a visual appeal. The festival provides something for everyone, and the stage is in Noosa’s fantastic venues ranging from The J Theatre to local school facilities to the iconic Main Beach.
2023 Noosa Alive!
As previously said, the festival lasts ten days and includes music, theatre, thought, and performances. With Noosa as the backdrop, the festival will arouse your senses with live acts, literary events, thought-provoking, mind-tingling, sensory-overload performances, and food and wine.
In 2022, Noosa Alive!, known initially as Noosa Long Weekend, marked its 20th anniversary. The festival will continue to feature a comprehensive program of events in 2023, bringing some of Australia’s and the world’s top performers, writers, filmmakers, musicians, artists, chefs, environmentalists, and pundits.
Here is a list of some Noosa Alive! Festival events you can catch from July 21 to July 30 whilst staying with us at Noosa Tropicana Resort;
July 21 and 22, The J Theatre
Tartan, a brand-new modern piece inspired by a suite of Scottish music, transports you to the breathtaking Highlands of Scotland. The talented Jette Parker Young Artists of Queensland Ballet will present two beautiful pieces choreographed by Paul Boyd, Queensland Ballet Academy Ballet Master and Resident Choreographer, and Matthew Lawrence, Queensland Ballet’s Ballet Master.
Hinterland Producers’ Long Lunch
July 21, Black Ant Gourmet
Join Martin Duncan, nicknamed Sunshine Coast Foodie, and Jodie Williams at Blackant Gourmet for a delicious lunch featuring local ingredients.
Seaside Vibes Music Festival Day 1
July 21, Noosa Beach
Join the Evie Networks Marquee for high tides and coastal atmosphere. ‘Raw Ordio’ has been gaining a reputation as one of the most entertaining live electronic groups to come out of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, with their blistering electronic bass-driven grooves and world-class live musicianship. The act has consistently sold out their gigs up and down the Queensland coast.
Seaside Vibes Music Festival Day 2
July 22, Noosa Beach
Take advantage of the second day of Seaside Vibes. Bobby Alu, a Byron Bay singer, ukulele strummer, and drummer, will be performing. Bobby Alu’s songs have a way of infiltrating and settling into the mind. If you enjoy soulful music, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Rob Edwards combines the moving melodies of jazz, blues, and R&B with the potent art of storytelling to produce a one-of-a-kind and authentic sound that will leave an impact.
Amy Winehouse Tribute Band is also ready to take the stage and perform Amy’s greatest hits. Anna and Jordon will also present their music, hailed as the “epitome of original folk.”
Sunshine Coast Film Collective
July 22, Majestic Theatre Pomona
Are you a movie buff? The Sunshine Coast Film Collective will exhibit short films, mini-documentaries, and reality show concepts from the Sunny Coast Showdown and independent producers. You’ll also hear from producers, directors, and content creators about the shenanigans behind the scenes.
Bubbles & Brunch
July 23, Noosa Beach
Ingrid James, Queensland’s award-winning jazz vocalist, will be there, too. Ingrid promises a performance full of energy, warmth, and profound emotion with all-star jazz musicians, including Martha Baartz, John Reeves, Andrew Shaw, and Lachlan Hawkins.
Tenori – Opera On The Beach
July 23, Noosa Beach
TENORI UNDER THE STARS features extraordinary guest soprano, Laura Coutts. Your ticket includes a two-course sit-down supper and a welcome glass of bubbly. Then enjoy the perfect evening on Noosa Beach, under the stars, with rolling surf and lovely tenor and soprano vocals filling the air.
Riverside Guitar Ensemble With Special Guest Artist – Karin Schaupp
July 24, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Take a look at Queensland’s best young professional guitarists. The Riverside Guitar Ensemble also features their director Karin Schaupp, multi-instrumentalist Joel Woods, and rising talent Jeremy Stafford in a musical feast that will showcase the guitar in new ways.
Cirque Bon-Bon – ENCORE!
July 25, The J Theatre
Bon Bon is back by popular demand, with NEW performers mixed with some original favourites jam-packed into one 70-minute spectacle guaranteed to entertain and astonish!
Meg Washington & Paul Grabowski
July 26, The J Theatre
Don’t miss Meg Washington and Paul Grabowski’s Queensland debut and exclusive performance. Paul Grabowsky first met Meg Washington when she was a teenage jazz singer fresh out of Queensland Con. Within a few months, they’d co-written several new songs, some of which would appear on their upcoming album.
Australian Chamber Orchestra
July 27, The J Theatre
Artistic Director Richard Tognetti will conduct the Australian Chamber Orchestra through a repertoire that includes beloved works by Mozart and JS Bach and songs by Randy Newman and US-German composer Kurt Weill.
Alive In The Woods Day 1 – Kate Ceberano
July 29, Noosa Woods
Join 96.1 MIX FM in Noosa Woods as they celebrate with 8 hours of music and excitement. Kate Ceberano will grace the stage. She has one of the most inspirational careers in Australian music, with 40 years and 30 albums. Also, catch the Noosa STARS in action! Damien Anthony Avery-Rossi (aka Mr Hollywood in Oz) is hosting the finals.
Alive In The Woods Day 2 – Vika & Linda + Emma Pask
July 30, Noosa Woods
The festival’s second day features musicians Vika & Linda, Emma Pask, and Rob Edwards. Also, spend a Sunday with family and loved ones on the festival’s final day.
Book Your Festival Accommodation
You are welcome at Noosa Tropicana to make the most of your Noosa Alive! experience. Stay close to all the festival sites while having a nice place to rest and rejuvenate after each event.
The Noosa Tropicana Sunshine Coast Holiday Apartments provide one, two, and three bedrooms. You will have everything you need at your finger tips. If you want to relax in style, we also offer Noosa Holiday Apartments with private sunny rooftop spaces with barbeques and spas. Go on, treat yourself!
The beach, Hastings Street, popular waterfront dining location Gympie Terrace, and world-class family attractions are all within walking distance of Noosa Tropicana. We’re also around an hour and 45 minutes north of Brisbane Airport and 30 minutes north of the Sunshine Coast’s domestic airport. Regular flights serve both airports and airport transfers are available.
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