BRISBANE POWERHOUSE CALLS FOR ARTISTS TO BE PART OF NEW FESTIVAL
Brisbane Powerhouse presents Wonderland
Brisbane audiences will be treated to an explosive carnival of alternative comedy, cabaret, circus and music when Brisbane Powerhouse presents Wonderland from Friday 5 – Sunday 14 December 2014. Tickets for headline shows will go on sale in the coming weeks, with a callout for additional artist submissions opening today.
During Wonderland the outdoor Powerhouse Plaza will transform into a night-time playground as a myriad of performances take place each night across several indoor and outdoor venues.
Artistic Director Kris Stewart says the program will encapsulate the character of Brisbane Powerhouse as a home to weird and wonderful artistic feats.
“Wonderland will be a surprising and crazy mix of the unexpected. It’s about taking a holiday from the mundane and being able to come to Brisbane Powerhouse and experience a feast of colour and music and mayhem.
“There will be a mad bunch of carnies and gypsies and a host of other shows. People can grab a drink at the bar and relax under the stars or come inside and explore the bizarre and wonderful performances occurring throughout the venue.”
Artists are invited to submit to be part of the line-up, which already features some of Brisbane and Australia’s favourite talent.
“We can announce we have some amazing acts already; the boys from Briefs are back with their wild burlesque show and the Kransky Sisters are teaming up with Topolgy for a celebration of television and film. These are acts we know our audience love but we have a bunch of other acts in store and we’re also opening the doors and inviting artists to come and be a part of the program.
“We’re looking for anything outside the ordinary; street performers, slam poets, singers, comedians, circus performers. It doesn’t matter what you do, it’s about the spirit.”
Submissions are now open and close on Friday 22 August 2014. Full submission guidelines and a downloadable registration form are available at brisbanepowerhouse.org/festivals/wonderland.
SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Fri 1 Aug 2014
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: Fri 22 Aug 2014
WONDERLAND DATES: Fri 5 – Sun 14 Dec 2014
VENUE: Brisbane Powerhouse
SUBMISSION INFO: brisbanepowerhouse.org/festivals/wonderland