About Horizon Festival
Horizon Festival is the Sunshine Coast's leading multi-arts festival.
We’re rolling with the punches of 2020, adapting our usual 10-day format to deliver a program of digital artworks, events and experiences from June to August.
With a focus on our local arts sector, we’ll be announcing monthly schedules on the first of each month, starting from 1 June, 2020. Here’s a taste of what you can expect.
Homegrown: The name says it all. Homegrown will see six new works commissioned from local artists. These commissions will support local artists to develop and present new work that responds to 2020 and the extraordinary times in which we find ourselves.
Open Air: Celebrating place, Open Air is a monthly concert series, streamed from the Sunshine Coast’s most picturesque locations, featuring some of the region’s most celebrated artists.
Words + Ideas: A series of panel discussions, spoken word and conversations, Words + Ideas creates space for thoughtful discussion and the sharing of ideas.
Rewind: Join us as we Rewind and reminisce on some of Horizon Festival’s most loved events from 2018 and 2019.
All this, plus a few special projects we have been dreaming up in response to the chaos that is 2020.
The festival is a key action in the Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2018 – 2038 and is reviewed by Council every three years.
Sunshine Coast Council and Horizon Festival acknowledge the traditional Country of the Kabi Kabi and the Jinibara Peoples of the coastal plains and hinterlands of the Sunshine Coast. We recognise that these have always been places of cultural, spiritual, social and economic significance. We wish to pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within our creative community.