Delivered in parallel to the Games, Festival 2018 will include a suite of artistic and cultural performances, events, activations and public art installations, generating a festive atmosphere during Games time throughout the Gold Coast and in our three event cities - Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns.
On the Gold Coast, the Festival spans the length of the coast, from Coomera through to Coolangatta, with two festival sites in Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise operating day and night across the 12-day festival.
Spilling out from the stadiums, people will encounter arts and cultural events that capture the energy of the Games, showcase local talent, and reflect diverse abilities, perspectives and cultures. More information on Festival 2018 including the program is available at:
From public art commissions to collaborations with performers and artists from across the Commonwealth, people will encounter arts and cultural events that capture the energy of the Games.
Showcasing local talent, and reflecting diverse abilities, perspectives and cultures – the program will have something for everyone.
Public transport to Festival 2018 is only free if you are holding a GC2018 event ticket for the day of travel.