Crush Festival Bundaberg is one of Australia’s most vibrant regional arts festivals offering creative experiences that our community engages in and that draw visitors to our region. These Creative Experiences are produced through a variety of artforms, connecting audiences with our regional stories, our people, our unique places and the iconic brands that make Bundaberg a wonderful place to live and visit.
Crush is a Bundaberg Regional Council event coordinated by Creative Regions. We work with other contracted local events organisers assist in ensuring the professionalism and sustainability of the festival team.
In 2017, the Crush Festival celebrated 9 years of showcasing high quality arts and culture, and the provision of countless professional development opportunities for artists who reside in our region and throughout regional Queensland. The Bundaberg region is an arts hub with many practicing artists in a variety of forms living and working here to create a vibrant arts and cultural scene. The Festival has grown immensely over the years, attracting over 16,000 in 2017.
Crush Festival is becoming a true celebration of what it means to live and create artwork in regional areas around the world and in the meantime celebrates the achievements of the people who make up, live in, and love our region.
Dear [teacher’s name] Tonight Angus has been unable to complete his homework because there have been far too many other exciting things taking priority. Bundaberg’s Crush Festival is in full swing and we’ve been attending arts and cultural events instead of staying at home to write out number facts and spelling. I’m sure you will understand that art out in the open for everyone to enjoy at all times of the day or night is a valuable experience. This is exactly what we have been enjoying as we’ve watched the 7 artists in 7 days project evolve over this last week!
– Letter to teacher from Petrina McDonald, Bundaberg resident
Richard Gill’s bootcamp was an outstanding opportunity for Bundaberg musicians. And they took it! The concert was evidence of a wonderful week of learning, work, and most of all, great enjoyment. Richard Gill is a national treasure!
– Facebook comment about the Richard Gill Choir and Orchestral Bootcamp during Crush 2013.
[My daughter] absolutely LOVED being apart of the performance team this year and has been telling me all week how much she misses it. I loved watching how she was nutured, encouraged, challenged and extended throughout the year and the performance was spectacular!!!!!
– Email comment from Circa Crush parent 2017
- Bundaberg Regional Council
- Tourism and Events Queensland
- Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism