Dawn Awakening set for this Sunday

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The sublime and visually stunning ‘Dawn Awakening’ ceremony will be held this Sunday from 4.30am at Stumers Creek. File Photo: Ben Vos Productions 

SET YOUR alarms for just before dawn this Sunday as the much-loved Dawn Awakening ceremony is set to take place in what is forecast to be clear weather along the banks of Stumers Creek.  

The traditional closing highlight of the popular Horizon Festival was recently postponed due to poor weather conditions in early September.  

Fortunately, it has been rescheduled and given a new date – this Sunday, October 30 and the free event will be held at Coolum’s Stumers Creek from 4.30am. 

Horizon Festival Director Hannah Clissold encouraged fans to go to the Horizon Festival website to register and secure their spot. 

“This is a great opportunity for you to see this much-loved Dawn Awakening ceremony and to see the official closing of Horizon Festival 2022,” Ms Clissold said. 

“Visitors will gather along the banks of Stumers Creek in Coolum as the first light rises for this important First Nations Ceremony, led by the amazing Lyndon Davis.” 

Locals and visitors are invited to take the journey together through the Dawn Awakening story, dance, song, visual art projections, spoken word and fire installations, to reflect, strengthen and testify a flourishing connection to country, culture, and each other. 

This signature event, creatively produced by Lyndon Davis from the Gubbi Gubbi Dance Troupe, features First Nations artists from the local region and guests from across the nation. 

Previously the event was booked out prior to the cancellation and registration is recommended in order to secure your spot.  

Guests are asked to be seated before 4.20am for a 4.30am sharp start time. Entry is free, however, bookings are essential and can be made via the following link – www.horizonfestival.com.au/event/dawn-awakening 

In order to make it easy to get to the event as parking on Stumers Creek Rd is quite limited, a ‘Park n Ride’ service will be available from Tickle Park to Stumers Creek from 3.30am to 4.30am and returning from 5.30am to 7.00am. 

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