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The LGBTIQA+ Arts & Culture Festival, Coastal Twist will be back in 2024

The following information was relevant prior to 2023 festival dates. Check back here for Coastal Twist 2024 information.  

The Central Coast welcomes the Coastal Twist Festival back for its third incarnation in what has become the Coast’s sparkliest week of the year with seven days of jam-packed surprises, playful and profound fun, and learnings.

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Artists, thinkers, and innovators all come together to present work that simultaneously entertains and expands our worlds and our understanding of resilient communities as well as our possibilities as a region as one which is equitable and welcoming.

Coastal Twist Festival is cooking up its own brand of quirky, coastie, and kitsch this year with multiple Central Coast hubs across Woy Woy, Ettalong Beach, Gosford, and Umina Beach coming alive with both free and ticketed events to suit all ages and abilities.

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There will be cabaret, live music, film, dance parties, youth and senior activations, art exhibitions, workshops, and even bingo! The shining jewel of the festival is the Coastie Carnie Fair Day on Sunday, 1st October.

The fair day will feature headliner live music and performance artists alongside locals with all-day entertainment, a market with makers, local businesses, organisations, food and beverage stalls, and peaking with the now iconic Puparazzi Pooch Parade across the free outdoor family-friendly event.

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There are activities and entertainment for everyone, regardless of how you identify and this festival is about promoting and celebrating the beauty of diversity across the natural world.

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“The 2023 year’s Festival theme Inclusion Means You is a call for everyone across the Coast and beyond to join us in nurturing a culture of respect for a happier, healthier, and more welcoming Central Coast. In times as polarising as these, Inclusion Means You encapsulates the ethos that everyone deserves to be heard, valued, and welcomed with respect,” Festival Director, Glitta Supernova said.