by LukeAdmin

Central Coast NSW is set to fly its Rainbow Flag again with the much-anticipated Annual Coastal Twist LGBTIQA+ Arts and Culture Festival. After a 2-year absence from lockdowns the festival is back with more surprises, vibrancy and fun and some of the biggest headliners to date!

Set across 7 days and nights 27th Sept – 3rd Oct. Your next beach and bush staycation is only 75mins away from Sydney and everyone is invited to pack up your drag bags & come join the seaside pleasures of Umina Beach, Woy Woy and Ettalong Beach this Oct long weekend!

The Festival this year has been able to amass some real star power including Global headliner making their way to the Central Coast for the 1st time, Australian electronic music duo Electric Fields who famously combine modern electric-soul music with indigenous culture who will play for free at the FAIR DAY 3rd Oct.

The list continues with RuPaul’s Drag Race Down under superstar Etcetera Etcetera, DJs Jonny Seymour & Charlie Villas play the Dance Party, International Circus Icon Empress Stah, Sydneys hottest Vogue House, House of Sle’, Melbourne’s Burlesque Baddie Ruby Slippers & a Comedy showcase by Kweens of Comedy. Plus there will also be more local & national LGBTIQA+ Performing Artists & Musicians than you can throw shade over this Oct long weekend!”

Coastal Twist Festival has also expanded on its community programs benefiting LGBTQ youth, Seniors and all abilities with Auslan across events in accessible spaces.

The Festival Highlights The Love Club Cabaret, The Futurismo Surrealist Dance Party, The Rainbow Youth teens Dance partyComedy show & of course our biggest Community, free, family friendly events, the beach party picnic “Life’s a Beach” with a day in the sands of Umina Beach with DJs, entertainment & the Coastal Twist Festival centrepiece “Coastie Carnie Fair Day”, the biggest & most colourful event of the Festival with all day entertainment, Markets, Curated Food & Bar area, Rainbow Family area, Drag Storytime, a Teen zone & the Pupparazzi Pooch Parade.

Event TIX are all on sale & already selling – Head over to our website for the full schedule of events, giveaways, prizes, raffles, merch and opportunities to get involved.

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