Cairns Creativity Showcased at City’s 2012 Festival

Cairns, QLD, Australia – ( March 26, 2012

Cairns Creativity Showcased at City’s 2012 Festival

Empress Stiltdance strikes a pose at Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

With the expressions of interest now in and a bumper program starting to take shape, Cairns can look forward to its most exciting and prominent festival ever.

After celebrating its golden anniversary in 2011 with a program that looked both forward and back over past years, plans to make this year’s festival a landmark celebration of culture and creativity are being put in place by Cairns Regional Council.

Council’s Creative Cairns Manager Leslie Sparkes said the 2012 Cairns Festival program would include events at key cultural hubs, such as Cairns Civic Theatre, Tanks Arts Centre, Centre of Contemporary Arts and Cairns Esplanade precinct.

“This year, Cairns Festival promises to deliver a program that truly reflects our region’s colourful character and surroundings when it rolls out over 17 days between Friday, 17 August, and Sunday, 2 September,” Ms Sparkes said.

“Along with producing a program that reflects Cairns’ sense of place while driving tourism, our major objective in 2012 is to boost Festival’s presence; to provide greater visibility throughout our city and surrounds. After all, we want absolutely everyone – locals and visitors alike – to know the festival is on.”

Unlike any other festival in Australia, Cairns Festival can be identified by its diverse, multi-dimensional program of free and ticketed events spanning dance, theatre, film, literary arts and  collaborations.

The 2012 festival will feature a line-up of new events from local and visiting artists, as well as annual highlights – namely Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, opening Grand Parade and fireworks, ‘Esplanart’ outdoor exhibition of visual art, Tropical Pride Festival, Carnival on Collins, Muddy’s Art Village for children and more.


About Cairns Festival

Cairns Festival is supported and presented by Cairns Regional Council with generous support from event partners and sponsors.

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