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BEAMS arts festival 2013

Media Release 16th August 2013: BEAMS arts festival

BEAMS arts festival is returning for one bright night in Chippendale!

Saturday 21 September, 5pm-10pm

This September the BEAMS Arts Festival will once again fill the laneways of Chippendale with a kaleidoscope of colour. Last year’s festival exploded onto Sydney’s cultural calendar with a dizzying array of artists, performers and musicians.

The programme for 2013 is expected to deliver a greater profusion of talent, with galleries, artists, production houses, designers, academics, students and creative individuals from far and wide with a focus on the high caliber of creatives coming together to create a street party like no other. This year will also see a greater involvement from our most exciting and cutting edge musical talents.

The BEAMS Festival is revitalising the creative community and re-imagining the possibilities for the city through collaborative imagination. The community and visitors will participate through hands-on art-making, workshops and plein air performances.

For one bright night the laneways of Chippendale will be filled with the most daring works and performances from Sydney’s creative community. This year’s themes are ‘Revitalisation’ and ‘New World Cities’, with BEAMS embracing works that open up new dialogues on the future of Sydney’s urban landscape.

The festival is nurturing up-and-coming artists, giving them the opportunity to be displayed in a vibrant festival environment alongside some of Australia’s most talented artists, musicians and performers.

We are proud to announce the line-up of musical artists for the festival! There is set to be an uplifting Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, and Jazz Fusion sound, with a splash of free spirited Indie Rock to cushion your evening. Musicians on the bill are: Gang of Brothers, Alphamama, Milan, The Psyde Projects, Billie McCarthy, Dane Laboryie Duo, Kristie Nicholas, The Rhythm Hunters, and Krista Pav, with more acts to be announced. DJ’s on the night include Graham Mandroules JC (Funkdafied), Patrick Curda, and The Groove Merchant.

With Artist Profile, Art Almanac and Yelp confirmed as media partners and City of Sydney, Frasers Property Australia, Sekisui House and Production Technologies as major sponsors, the spotlight is now on BEAMS to deliver a world‐class creative program.

Mark your diaries for Saturday September 21, when art will take to the streets to BEAM a light on Sydney’s talent.

What: BEAMS arts festival
When: Saturday 21 September, 5pm-10pm
Where: Balfour Street and surrounding laneways
Admission: FREE – all welcome!

Media enquiries:

Nicky Ginsberg, Festival Director
T. (02) 9318 2992
E. ng@ngart.com.au