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Emerging artists to perform at Horizons fringe festival

THE arts culture in Nambour is one of the most up-and-coming industries on the Coast.

The township’s burgeoning artists, musicians, and performers will all take centre stage in the coming weeks as part of the Horizons Underground Festival.

Created as a fringe on the side of the hugely successful Horizons Festival, Horizons Underground is designed to offer attendees a 10-day program of experimental works, emerging artists and new experiences.

Rebecca Dostal, program manager, said the majority of participating artists were all based around the region.

“There are so many artists here and they are often hidden, so we wanted to do a big festival still under the main banner, but as a fringe component,” she said.

“We have something on every day for a week, and then every other day or night there is something happening…it’s a big program- we came into it about mid April, so it has been a real whirlwind.

“It has been incredible to find out how many artists are out there.”

Ms Dostal said one of the highlights would be the Paris-themed dinner Diner en Noir.

The festival will kick of at C-Square on Saturday, August 26, and will feature food, festivities and musical performances from The Outsiders, Doo Wop Dolls, Chris Flaskas Trio, GMU Dancers and Loud Weird Load.

Horizons Underground will also feature a number of experiences including the Nambour audio trail, exhibitions, theatre performances, a burlesque show, and a series of workshops.

While events such as the dinner require registration, the majority of events are free and open to the public.

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Emerging artists to perform at Horizons fringe festival