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Noosa is always a yes but what makes it extra special in July?

NOOSA alive! Festival is holding a 10-day party to mark its 21st birthday with a guest list of Australian icons, internationally renowned artists and local legends joining the celebrations.

The annual arts and cultural festival is returning to Queensland’s leading coastal community from 21 to 30 July with a packed program of special events and premiere performances.

That sounds like one fancy 21st birthday party!

Sure is. Festival President Andrew Stafford said he is particularly proud that Queensland Ballet has chosen NOOSA alive! to debut its brand-new work, Tartan, and that the Festival will host the first Queensland performance of Meg Washington and Paul Grabowsky’s new work, Up Close & Personal, where the duo partner for an unforgettable evening of music.

Wow! Who else is on the guest list?

I mean really, who isn’t?

The internationally renowned Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) performs an exclusive, one-night-only performance where Artistic Director Richard Tognetti leads the ACO through a program that moves from beloved works by Mozart and Bach to contemporary songs by Randy Newman and US-German musician Kurt Weill.

Tenors David Kidd, Craig Atkinson and Andrew Pryor perform a repertoire that blends opera, musical theatre and jazz, accompanied by guest soprano Laura Coutts and harpist Hayley Erin.

From high notes to high wires, Cirque Bon-Bon ENCORE! returns to dazzle audiences by fusing contortion, aerial artistry, dancing, and death-defying acrobatics across two performances.

What other delicacies will be served up?

Enduring star of the Australian stage and screen, Rhonda Burchmore, revisits special moments from her illustrious career and performs a selection of her favourite show-stopping numbers, hosted by Damien Anthony Avery-Rossi.

Also announced for the 2023 Festival is TENORI under the STARS!, an evening of gourmet food, fine wine and exceptional music on Noosa Main Beach .

NOOSA Alive! has partnered with Slow Food Noosa to present The Perfect Dinner at Pomona’s The Majestic Theatre with a screening of The Perfect Dinner, a delicious film about an Italian mafioso who crosses paths with a chef, followed by a three-course Italian feast.

Seafood Seduction is a three-course lunch at Ricky’s River Bar & Restaurant where diners are serenaded by local singer Lizzie O’Keefe supported by Aaron Bool on jazz guitar and Louise King on cello.

NOOSA ALIVE! Festival plays Noosa from 21 Jul 2023