NOOSA alive! Festival is 10 days and nights of music, theatre, dance, food and thought in Noosa, the relaxation capital of Australia.
An eclectic array of artists, dancers, authors and guest speakers participate in 25 events, strategically spread throughout Noosa region.
We look forward to welcoming you to Noosa to enjoy this superb event from 15 – 24 July 2021!
NOOSA alive! Festival creates stories within the natural setting of Noosa, where each event has a story and a visual attraction. The stage is set in from The J Theatre to local school facilities and the famous Noosa Main Beach, where you will find something for every genre. The program includes cabaret, comedy, dance, festival of thought, film, food, free events, kids events, literature, music, theatre and visual arts.
A little NOOSA alive! history
The Noosa alive! Festival was founded by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, author Kristin Williamson, internationally renowned violinist Brett Dean, environmental activist Dr Michael Gloster, restaurateur Leonie Palmer-Fisher together with Rick Clayton and Ros McCauley
When David and Kristin Williamsons came to Noosa in 1996, the town’s credentials as an outstanding blend of built and natural environment, preserved by visionary town planning and courageous political will, was already well established.
Noosa’s rain forested headlands, golden wave washed bays and pristine river were to become the backdrop for a cultural event that until Noosa Long Weekend had been limited and largely self-generated. David, Kristin and a band of dedicated friends, including violist and composer Brett Dean and restaurateur Leonie Palmer-Fisher, set about turning Noosa into a destination of cultural excellence.
“Noosa is not just a tourist destination, it’s a real community, and unless you contribute to that community, you do get the feeling that you’re just perpetual tourists,’’ David said.
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