Take a plunge into the unknown this March when the Castlemaine State Festival presents 10 days of over 70 performance, visual arts, talks and music programs in Australia’s largest regional arts festival.
Festival-goers are invited to the opening night dance-party, EQUINOX to enter the Castlemaine atmosphere where audiences are divided into Zodiac groups and taken on an holistic journey through movement, chanting and fantasy.
From fantastical theories to post-cabaret fantasia, Circa’s PEEP SHOW promises human pyramids and awe-inspiring acrobatics, while there’s no sense to be made in Korea’s Ambiguous Dance Company’s BODY CONCERT with 10 acts of wild movements and a soundtrack covering everything from Mozart to Daft Punk.
The communal spirit of Castlemaine is beautifully showcased in Dialogues, a program of talks and ideas exploring the future of living regionally in an ever-changing world.
Hosting a contemporary music program, the popular and historic Theatre Royal will feature Laura Jean, Tropical Fuck Storm, Emma Donovan and the Putbacks, Mildlife and Castlemaine’s very own Devo cover band Davo as well as local legends Puta Madre Brothers. Iceland’s JFDR will perform exclusively at the Festival and Mick Harvey will put his own spin on the songs of Serge Gainsbourg.
The Castlemaine State Festival takes place from 22-31 March 2019. Deets via castlemainefestival.com.au.