Take the plunge
Festival 2018 is the multi-arts program for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) with 12 days of performances, activities, public art and other family-friendly events throughout the Host City of Gold Coast and Event Cities Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville.
Festival 2018 celebrates the spirit of the Commonwealth; showcasing our state’s creativity and capturing the unique lifestyle and culture of Queensland and its communities.
Festival 2018 complements the GC2018 sports program by enlivening city public spaces in iconic key locations. These vibrant spaces will be cultural destinations for the whole community as well as spectators and visitors alike to feel invigorated and inspired throughout the Games and beyond.
Festival 2018 host and event cities
Festival 2018 pops up across a 70km stretch of the beautiful Gold Coast. At its heart, in Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, adrenaline-fuelled performances will get you pumping; then explore further afield to discover more surprises in unexpected places.
Festival 2018 in Townsville has got it all covered: military precision at Jezzine Barracks, street arts and hip hop in the Container Art Park on the Strand, and sophisticated entertainment in two resplendent pavilions in the Queens Gardens.
Cairns hosts Festival 2018 down on the sunny Esplanade with al fresco street dining, daily arts activities and performances, live and free concerts every night, and some big stage moments honouring life in the Far North.
Head down to the Festival 2018 Hub at South Bank for multiple performance stages and the cool new Star Deck overlooking the Brisbane River; then spread out across the city for more art, music, exhibitions and markets.
Festival 2018 News
Queensland is set to take the plunge with Festival 2018
Festival 2018 - the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) arts and cultural program - will bring 12 days of spectacular performances to Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane and the Gold Coast in the biggest arts festival ever seen in Australia.
A family guide to Festival 2018
Keeping the kids busy during school holidays is always tough and sometimes expensive. Lucky for you Festival 2018 has you covered, and the best thing, it’s all free!
11 ways to get your senses tantalised at Festival 2018
From an enormous moon sculpture to giant sea urchins and abstract art, Festival 2018 is set to ignite, inspire and completely astound audiences from around the globe.