Horizon Festival 2021 | 27 AUG - 5 SEP // 27 Aug - 5 Sep 2021

Songs of GAIA (a twilight gathering)


Songs of GAIA (a twilight gathering)

As the sun sets over Mount Tibrogargan, we invite you to experience a poignant cross-cultural music performance; an ode to Gaia (Mother Earth) at this time of environmental crisis. 

Songs of GAIA (a twilight gathering) is the world premiere performance from Ensemble Beyond Borders, a group of musicians exploring new ways of creating music that reflects the rich cultural diversity of Australia. 

Featuring internationally renowned musicians Linsey Pollak, Airileke Ingram, Bukhchuluun Ganburged, Lizzie O’Keefe, Lyndon Davis, Nadia Sunde, Tenzin Choegyal and Tunji Beier, Ensemble Beyond Borders incorporates the musical cultures of Indigenous Australia, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Tibet, South India and Macedonia. 

Performed at sunset, this stunning outdoor concert celebrates both the rich cultural diversity of our people and the majesty of our beautiful mother earth.   

The performance will be followed by a conversation with the artists, hosted by Horizon Festival Artistic Director Lynne Bradley and Curator, First Nations Programming Lydia Fairhall, unpacking the importance — and complexity — of intercultural performance. 


Director: Linsey Pollak 
Lighting Designer: Simon Woods 
Musicians: Linsey Pollak, Airileke Ingram, Bukhchuluun Ganburged, Lizzie O’Keefe, Nadia Sunde, Tenzin Choegyal, Tunji Beier + Lyndon Davis.  


Parking will be available at The Australian Teamsters Hall of Fame, adjacent to Bankfoot House at 2001 Old Gympie Rd. 

What to bring  
You are invited to BYO picnic and drinks to this performance. Alternatively, you can pre-order grazing boxes online when you buy your tickets, to be collected on the day. 

A coffee van will be located on site with hot drinks and light snacks available. No alcohol will be sold on site however you are welcome to bring your own. 

A reminder to wear warm clothing and closed in shoes as it gets very cold once the sun sets. 

Please bring a rug or portable chair to sit on as this is an outdoor event with no seating in place. If you bring a chair, we ask that you please sit to the back of the audience viewing area, so that people seated on the ground can see.   

As it will be quite dark once the concert finishes, please bring a torch to assist with making your way back to your vehicle.     

Photography is welcomed but we ask that you remain seated during the performance and no flash is to be used.  


Bankfoot House Museum Walk-Through // 4-5pm 
Arrive early and take a walk through historical Bankfoot House, discovering stories of ingenuity and endurance of the three generations of family who lived there for 134 years. Find out more about Bankfoot House here.


This program is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

How to get there


all ages
Venue is wheelchair accessible