Festival of Summer is a week long festival for 11 – 17 year old’s in the Gladstone Region. Incorporating three signature youth inspired events – the Opening Festival, Days of Summer & Festival of Summer Sounds, this is a week to get out of the house and make some memories!

Opening Festival

Kick off a jam-packed week, with the Festival of Summer Opening Festival! Explore markets stalls from local young entrepreneurs who’ll showcase their creations, designs and talents. Enjoy live entertainment with Will Hearn and other unearthed performers. Challenge your friends with the bungee run, bucking bull, rock climbing, bouncy boxing and beach activities. Food trucks will also be onsite. Take the opportunity to check out the weeklong festival events that make up Festival of Summer!

When:  11am-2pm, 12 January 2020

Cost: Free

Booking: Not required | Opening Festival is for all ages

Contact (07) 4972 2822

Location: Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands

Days of Summer

Get out of the house and make the most of the holidays! Spend your Days at the beach or getting your adrenaline racing with action packed activities. If music, art and fashion is more your thing, we’ve got it covered. Now is the time to make memories with unforgettable experiences at Festival of Summer.

When: 13-17 January 2020

Cost: Various

Ages: 11-17 years only

Booking: gladstoneentertainment.com

Contact: (07) 4972 2822

Location: Various

Festival of Summer Sounds

When: Saturday 18 January 2020

Time: 5pm – 10pm

Location: Marley Brown Oval   GECC – due to weather

Ages: 13-17 years only

Cost: $30 (all GA tickets)

Tickets will not be sold at the gate. Pre-sale tickets only.


The weeklong Festival of Summer will conclude with Festival of Summer Sounds (FOSS), on Saturday 18th January from 5pm – 10pm. FOSS is an outdoor concert, featuring a lineup of unearthed performers, along with national headline act E^st and international headline act Mako Road (NZ). The event is just for festival goers, aged 13-17 years old.

Food trucks and non-alcoholic bars (including the Kombi Keg) will operate. Youth designed concert merchandise will also be on sale. A chill out zone will be a sanctuary to relax with friends, away from the mosh pit of the festival. Festival goers will be treated to an exclusive event for under 18’s, with a young adult festival feel.

To ensure concert goers are kept hydrated throughout the event, all attendees will be given a Festival of Summer merch water bottle on entry (included in ticket price). The hydration station (free chilled water) will also be onsite to provide free water for patrons.

The event is just for festival goers, aged 13-17 years old.


Festival of Summer merchandise is available to be purchased in person at the GECC Box Office or with online ticket sales @ gladstoneentertainment.com.

Merchandise will also be available at the Opening Festival and at Festival of Summer Sounds.

Merchandise that has been ordered online when purchasing tickets can be collected from the GECC Box Office.

Merchandise is limited and will sell out.

Please select carefully, as all orders are final and unable to be refunded. If incorrect sizing is ordered, please contact the GECC Box Office on 07 4972 2822 to arrange a replacement (if available).

Festival of Summer Sounds T-Shirts

Limited edition Festival of Summer Sounds T-Shirts. Soft Style Adult Unisex T-Shirt. 100% Cotton preshrunk jersey knit, semi fitted, tapered neck and shoulders.

Cost: $20

Colour: Black

Sizes: Small   Med     Large   XLarge

Colour: White

Sizes: Small   Med     Large   XLarge

Festival of Summer Hats

Limited edition Festival of Summer Sounds Baseball Cap. Embroidered decals, Classic 6 panel cotton.

Cost: $15

Colour: Black

Size: One size fits most (OSFM)

Festival of Summer Visors

Limited edition Festival of Summer Visor. Premium cotton twill visor, back opening.

Cost: $15

Colour: White

Sizes: One size fits most (OSFM)

Festival of Summer Water Bottles

Limited edition Festival of Summer Water Bottle. 750ml Jet Stream Plastic Drink Bottle with View Strip – BPA Free

Cost: $7

Colour: White