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Redfest Redlands Coast Festival | Cleveland

2 September, 2023 - 3 September, 2023

RedFest Festival

After a three-year hiatus, RedFest, the Redland Coast’s signature event and highly anticipated community festival is making a triumphant comeback. Set to be bigger and better than ever, RedFest promises an unforgettable experience for all ages on Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 September 2023.

Saturday begins an impressive lineup of headline acts including the internationally acclaimed Sheppard and the legendary Russell Morris. Joining them are our very own local bands the Beddy Rays, Radioceans, Little Steely Brothers, Jake Murdoch, Aislin Sharp and several other talented local acts.

Sunday, being Father’s Day will pay tribute to classic hits that dads know and love, featuring tribute bands playing AC/DC, ABBA, Kings of Country Rock, Killer Queen and more, offering a nostalgic atmosphere, celebrating the timeless music.

There will be lots of free entertainment and activities throughout the day. Roving entertainers, dancers and an amazing firework show to add a touch of magic to the festivities. Families can enjoy the dedicated Kids Korner, featuring a range of free activities including rock climbing and jumping castles ensuring a memorable experience for the little ones too.

With over 150 vendors registered, there will be a vast selection of culinary delights and exclusive micro industries products and services on offer. Additionally, car enthusiasts will be able to admire a stunning display of cars from modern day to yesteryear.
  • Redland Showgrounds, Cnr Smith & Long Streets, Cleveland
  • RedFest kicks off each day at 9:00am. Saturday concludes at 10:00pm with a spectacular fireworks display and Sunday will close at 6:00pm.
  • For more information and to buy your tickets, here.


2 September, 2023
3 September, 2023
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Redland Showgrounds
Long Street
Cleveland, 4163
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