UPDATE (29 MARCH 2018)
Rain, hail or shine, the highly-anticipated Bleach* Opening Party will proceed at Bond University . The event will be held at Don’s Tavern & Pavilion, overlooking Lake Orr in the outdoor undercover area.
Gates open at 5pm and set times are:
6:10 pm Mighty Duke And The Lords
7:30 pm Melbourne Ska Orchestra
The event is open for all to enjoy and still perfect for families.
Parking on site is limited, so we recommend leaving your car at home. Please see below for alternatives way to get to the event without the hassle of trying to find a car park.
Visit translink.com.au or call 13 12 30 to plan your journey.
By Taxi or Uber:
Don’s Tavern & Pavilion can easily be found on maps and will be an easy reference for your driver.
Consider walking, bike riding or skateboarding to the event.
Bleach* Festival 2018 is all about an invitation — to you, our friends, neighbours, and visitors — and what better way to kick-off three weeks of fun than with an invitation to party?
The City is alive; it’s festival season and time to celebrate! Bleach* is kicking off this year’s party with some of Australia’s finest musicians and performers, including musical juggernaut and masters of fun, Melbourne Ska Orchestra.
Led by the energetic and charismatic Nicky Bomba (John Butler Trio, Nicky Bomba, Bustamento), Melbourne Ska Orchestra is a 36-piece force-to-be-reckoned-with, renowned for their inimitable spin on the ska genre.
Opening the nights proceedings, “trop~pop” quintet Mighty Duke & The Lords are forecast to blow up one hell of a tropical party hurricane!
Having wowed audiences of all ages the world over, now is your chance to dance the night away or kick back with a picnic under the stars — whatever your jam.
Rally your tribe for this free, explosive and infectious night of live performance overlooking Lake Orr at Bond University. See MAP for directions on where to find Don’s Tavern & Pavilion (at Bond University).
This event is A FREE family friendly! Pack your picnic or grab a bite and a drink from some of our local food truck friends. Please do not BYO as this will be a licensed area and BYO alcohol is not permitted. Parking is limited and we encourage you to catch public transport. Plan your journey and be mindful of road closures as part of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.