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NOOSA alive! vows to continue bringing arts to the community


Australia’s premier regional performing arts and cultural festival, NOOSA alive! has announced that ‘the show will go on’ but with a different model in the year ahead. NOOSA alive! President Andrew Squires says the committee has confirmed their continued commitment to bring the arts to the community.

“After the COVID shutdown of the NOOSA alive! festival in July this year, we’ve looked at ways to reignite performances in the arts and find different ways of bringing them to the community,” Andrew says.

“We know that people want to be together with their friends - seeing amazing artists, eating great food and sharing strong discussions.”

Andrew says the NOOSA alive! team is developing a new model for 2021 that will see a series of events spaced throughout the year – instead of a 10-day festival in July.

“As there are obvious limitations in booking international talent, we are looking at the very best of Australian talent and will continue to work with and support local business and venues.

“We want to showcase up-and-coming talent and professional performers and continue the 20-year legacy that is NOOSA alive!”

Andrew highlights the upcoming Noosa Cup Day on Sunday 4 October at Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Corbould Park, Caloundra as a great local community collaboration.

The gala race day is a fundraiser for Noosa Chances (providing scholarships and ongoing support for young people to fulfill their potential), and NOOSA alive! has ensured top-notch entertainment by arranging for independent artist singer-songwriter Emma Tomlinson to perform with DJ Antix.

Emma uniquely blends pop-classical cross over, RnB and alternative pop to another level. She has performed at previous NOOSA alive! festivals and released a new EP ‘Aquarius’ earlier this year.

Noosa Chances CEO Tara Bell says she is thrilled to have the support of NOOSA alive! for the race day.

“It’s terrific to work with the team at NOOSA alive! in showcasing Emma’s talent and celebrating the arts,” Tara says.

“The Noosa Cup Day will be a sensational opportunity for racing purists, non-punters and art lovers to come together and enjoy a day at the races, and it will help raise money for Noosa Chances, so we can give young people the opportunities they deserve with talent-based scholarships.”

Tickets to Noosa Cup Day are $195pp or $1950 for a table of 10 and available via noosachances.org.au/events. Tickets include a three-course lunch created and produced by celebrity chef Matt Golinski.


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