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Redcliffe Festival 2014

5th - 7th September
Various Locations Around The Redcliffe Peninsula

This September, Redcliffe will shine brighter than ever before when it hosts the inaugural Redcliffe Festival boasting five unique events and concerts over three massive days (5‐7 September).

Our Village Foundation in partnership with the Moreton Bay Regional Council and community stakeholders, have captured the vibrancy and diversity of the Redcliffe Peninsula and its illustrious history in a weekend program of free and ticketed events, celebrity guests, live music and family friendly entertainment.
Redcliffe Festival Performer



The Redcliffe Festival will merge two of the Peninsula’s most successful events, the Redcliffe KiteFest and Celebrate Redcliffe (formerly known as Redcliffe First Settlement Festival) as well as introduce a number of new components, into one major event aimed at attracting the important tourist dollar.

Chairman of Our Village Foundation, Shane Newcombe, said he welcomed the opportunity to let the rest of the world in on our best kept secret – Redcliffe.

“Everyone who lives in Redcliffe knows what a fabulous place the Peninsula is and how much it has to offer visitors, from its beautiful beaches to its world‐class tourist attractions, and the Redcliffe Festival aims to show this off to the world,” Mr Newcombe said.

Over 70,000 visitors are expected to travel from far and wide to experience Redcliffe like never before over the festival weekend. Visitors will be spoilt for choice with the diverse program of free and ticketed events and concerts.

Kicking off the festival weekend on Friday, 5 September will be two massive concerts held at Pelican Park, Clontarf.

“Spring Break Beach Party will be the biggest dance party to hit the peninsula and will be headlined by Australia’s singing and dancing sensations Justice Crew, plus stacks of other entertainment including unlimited access to 14 big thrill carnival rides all included in the price of the ticket,” Mr Newcombe explained.

Over at the Southern end of Pelican Park will be 18+ KiteFest Live headlined by some of Australia’s biggest acts.

“KiteFest LIVE will be the ultimate outdoor concert with Aussie rock legends Mark Seymour from Hunters and Collectors, Daryl Braithwaite and the Choirboys sharing the same stage for one night only, to perform some of Australia’s best‐known anthems,” Mr Newcombe said.

Tickets are on sale now for both Spring Break Beach Party and KiteFest LIVE at: www.redcliffefestival.com.au.

The hugely successful Redcliffe KiteFest that attracted 40,000 visitors in 2013 will return to the Peninsula as part of the Redcliffe Festival weekend.

Pelican Park will once again be transformed into a spectacle of colourful kites from all around the world, cooking displays from Alastair McLeod, aerobatic displays, hundreds of speciality arts and craft markets stalls and two stages of live entertainment including daily performances by Peppa Pig.

“The Redcliffe KiteFest will be bigger and better than ever and will feature some exciting new components including the KiteFest Kidz Zone which will be the perfect chill‐out space for families with young children with a dedicated Bubs Hub which houses baby feeding and change areas,” Mr Newcombe explained.

Tickets for the Redcliffe KiteFest are available at the gate over the weekend and a discounted family pass is available.

The picturesque Redcliffe foreshore and iconic Redcliffe Jetty will become the focal point on Saturday evening from 3pm for the free Jetty Fiesta. Exotic Brazilian street performers, stage entertainment, light displays, twilight markets and dance workshops will take over Redcliffe Parade before the sky ignites at 8pm for the largest fireworks display the Peninsula has ever seen.

Step back in time on Sunday as the Redcliffe foreshore is transformed into historical hot spots for Redcliffe Remembers, celebrating Redcliffe’s illustrious history including the European Settlement Re‐enactment, Revin’ Up Redcliffe Vintage Car Display, historical discussions at Redcliffe Reflects along with various tours and tributes to the Peninsulas icons.

“Redcliffe has a rich past that has cemented the town’s place in Australian history and Redcliffe Remembers offers endless opportunities to explore and remember the iconic people and places that have shaped the Peninsula,” Mr Newcombe said.

Spoil dad this Father’s Day at the Redcliffe Festival and take him to watch the ocean come alive with the resounding roar of the Offshore Superboat Championships.

“There are heaps for Dad to see and do at the Redcliffe Festival, particularly on Sunday, but a real highlight will be the Offshore Superboat Championships that will takes place along the Redcliffe foreshore,” Mr Newcombe explained.

With a program bursting at the seams with activity, there’s one thing for sure – Redcliffe is the only place to be this September.

For more information and to plan your Redcliffe Festival weekend visit www.redcliffefestival.com.au

The Redcliffe Festival is proudly sponsored by Event Partners Our Village Foundation, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Village Motors Group, Redcliffe & Bayside Herald, Network 10 and GOA Billboards.