What to book at NOOSA alive! 2022

A melting pot of cultural experiences and live performing arts, the NOOSA alive! festival is a highlight on the Noosa event calendar and brings its unique blend of arts, music and culture back to town this year. After a blockbuster festival in 2021, the wondrous NOOSA alive! is back better than ever, with several not-to-be-missed events on the schedule. We round up our top favourite, not-to-be-missed events at NOOSA alive! 2022.

21 - 31 July 2022

Paul Kelly & Paul Grabowski

Wednesday 27 July, 8pm

Australian music royalty, Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky are heading to the NOOSA alive! festival for one show only, presented by Cartwrights Lawyers. Sharing the stage for this special performance, the two Pauls bring that voice and that piano (and the occasional harmonica) to NOOSA alive!. Grabowsky and Kelly will perform works from their ARIA-winning album 'Please Leave Your Light On', pairing Kelly’s beloved songs with Grabowsky’s astonishing talent to reimagine them.

Tickets $83 + booking fee. All ages. The J Noosa, Noosa Heads.

Business Forum Lunch with David Koch

Friday 15 July, 12pm - 4pm

Join the Australian icon, David Koch, better known as 'Kochie' for an insightful afternoon at the Business Forum Lunch. Kochie is one of Australia's foremost business and finance commentators, regularly speaking at corporate events about small business, finance and investment issues as well as providing practical tips. Enjoy a delicious 2-course meal, a sweet treat and a selection of wine, bubbles and beer at the beautiful Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort. If you're looking to grow your business or simply grow your business knowledge, this is the event for you!

Tickets $135 + booking fee. Noosa Springs Golf Resort & Spa, Noosa Heads.

The Incomparable... James Morrison Quartet

Thursday 21 July, 7.30pm

Get ready for a stand-out evening of swinging jazz standards, sublime ballads, and haunting Latin numbers with a few surprises here and there. You will be treated to tunes showcasing the history of jazz as well as plenty of originals by Morrison himself! The Incomparable... James Morrison Quartet will be performing live at the J Noosa. Get ready for a fantastic night of fine music!

Tickets $79 + booking fee. The J Noosa, Noosa Heads.


29 - 30 July, from 4pm

Take our word for it when we say, if there is an event being held on the sand of Noosa Main Beach, you will want to be there. If that event is a laidback music festival by the ocean, then all the better! Chill beachside and dance the weekend away at the Seaside Vibes Music Festival. Set over two glorious days, under the Evie Networks Marquee on Noosa Main Beach, the line-up includes acts like Shag Rock, C.C. McKenzie, Dear Doonan & Anna and Jordon (day 1), and Tijuana Cartel, Raw Ordio and DJ Stevie G (day 2) (check event schedule for detailed daily line-up).

Tickets $65 + booking fee. Noosa Main Beach

Geraldine Brooks, 'Horse' - In Conversation with Lisa Millar

Monday 25 July, 10am

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March and People of the Book, comes a vivid and unique new novel for lovers of sweeping historical fiction. Gliding effortlessly across three places and three-time settings – 1850s Kentucky, 1950s New York City, and 2019 Washington DC – and with an incredible cast of characters, it’s a story that’s steeped in history, anchored in fact, and has at its heart a fascinating unsolved mystery. A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.

‘Horse’ is the latest masterpiece from a writer with a prodigious talent for bringing the past to life.

Tickets $25 + booking fee. Noosa Springs Golf Resort & Spa.

Multicultural Comedy Gala

Friday 22 July, 7:30pm

The Multicultural Comedy Gala is a night celebrating cultural diversity with a superb line-up of some of the country’s best stand-up comedians. Join Australia’s favourite and emerging comedic talent as they touch on cultural identity in a concoction of comedy that pokes fun at what makes us all different but very much the same. The star-studded line-up includes Akmal, Georgie Caroll, Ting Lim, Steph Tisdell and many more, in an hilarious celebration of Australia’s multicultural diversity.

So, do your soul a favour, and treat yourself to a night of laughter you’ll never forget!

Tickets $66 + booking fee. The J Noosa.

Paris Underground 8PM

Saturday 23 July, 8pm

Journey into the dark delights of the underground of Paris for an experience to remember! Draw the curtain on a stage that will darkly seduce and intoxicate with a moveable feast of song, dance, burlesque, comedy, circus, and cabaret. A blend of surprises and visual attractions of international renown. Gorgeous. Crazy. Sexy. Cool. Featuring the magic of Madotti & Vegas, Australia’s most unique magicians, the beauty and grace of aerialist, dancer and circus artist Hannah Trott; the rare skill of tap-dance king Monsieur Eden Read; the dangerously charming and risque repartee of chanteuse Aurora Kurth; the international burlesque artiste, dancer and showgirl, Mimi Le Noir and the phenomenal gravity defying talent of a secret circus star!

Tickets $65 + booking fee. The J Noosa.


Tuesday 26 July, 8am

Join Lisa for a delightful breakfast as she shares her story about conquering fear and finding joy…the story of a girl from country Queensland who found a way to see (and report on) trauma and horror, while still holding on to joy.

A great start to your day!

Tickets $47 + booking fee. Noosa Springs Golf Resort & Spa.



Presenting a star-studded evening of performances, showcasing 12 selected local Young Artists between 8-18 years of age.

Hosted by Damien Anthony Rossi – aka ‘Mr. Hollywood’

Noosa ‘STARS’ alive! is a ‘Youth’ incentive/program developed by NA! Festival Director, Ian Mackellar towards nurturing, supporting, promoting and showcasing emerging local young artists.

Creating the opportunity for these rising talented performers to perform on stage before a live audience and work within a professional environment and with industry professionals

The winner of Noosa ‘STARS’ alive! 2022 will be announced at conclusion of the performances and receive;

• A cash prize of $1,000

• Performance at a future NOOSA alive! Festival event

• Performance at another prominent professional NOOSA event

Tickets $22 + booking fee. The J Noosa.


28 July, 5pm

A ‘perfect enchanted evening’ under the Evie Network Marquee on Noosa Main Beach with the sound of rolling surf and glorious soprano and tenor voices filling the air.

As the Prelude – be captivated by ‘Cello Dreaming’ string trio, followed by our sublime ‘Belladiva’ soprano divas; Annabelle Kemish, Laura Coutts, Samatha Paterson and glorious tenor; Lincoln Scott serenading you with their romantic repertoire of much loved opera/operetta classics.

$135 + booking fee, Noosa Main Beach


30 July, 9:00 AM & 11AM

Singing – Dancing – Silliness and Lots of FUN!

Best known for their award-winning podcast and ARIA nominated music released with ABC Kids, join Laura, Mim and Michael Beanie as they do The Silly Dizzy Dance, sing Saturday Morning Cuddles and lots, lots more..

A guaranteed crowd-pleaser for Mini-Beanies (children) and their big people under the Evie Networks Marquee. Noosa Beach comes alive! with The Beanies.

30 July


From $10, Noosa Main Beach


31 July, 11AM

A perfect final event for NOOSA alive! 2022. Enjoy a lazy day under the Evie Networks Marquee on Noosa Beach and be entertained by a Fantastic line-up of renowned Jazz and Blues Artists and Musicians

Entertainment schedule

11.00am-12.00pm Barry Charles (Blues – Solo)

12.15pm-1.15pm Anna Q and Plan B (Jazz Quintet)

1.30pm-2.30pm Shenzo ‘Gypsy’ Jazz Quartet

2.45pm-3.45pm Ingrid James Quintet Featuring Sax player extraordinaire, Martha


4.00pm-5.00pm George Washingmachine

Tickets from $60.