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! The Gladstone Aquatic Centre will come alive with live music, inflatables and food options to suit the whole family. The opening festival will be free to attend and open to all ages.

When: 1pm – 4pm, Sunday 10 January 2021

Cost: Free

Location: Gladstone Aquatic Centre (60 Tank Street, West Gladstone)

Booking: Not required | Opening Festival is for all ages

Contact: (07) 4972 2822

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: 11-14 January 2021

Cost: Various

Ages: 11-17 years only

Booking: Yes, required. Click on button below to see all events.

Contact: (07) 4972 2822

Location: Various

Festival of Summer Sounds | 13-17 year olds

The weeklong Festival of Summer will conclude with Festival of Summer Sounds (FOSS), on Friday 15 January from 5pm – 10pm. FOSS is an indoor concert, featuring a line up of unearthed performers, along with national headline acts Jack Botts and The Dreggs. The event is just for festival goers aged 13-17 years old.
Food and a non-alcoholic bar will operate. Youth designed concert merchandise will also be on sale. 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 water bottle on entry (included in ticket price).

When: 5pm – 10pm, Friday 15 January 2021

Cost: $30

Location: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre

Booking: Required

Contact: (07) 4972 2822

IMPORTANT: This event is just for festival goers, aged 13-17 years old.

Festival of Summer Sounds | Ages 18+

By popular demand, FOSS 18+ is a new event of Festival of Summer. The 18+ event will be held on Saturday 16 January from 6pm – 11pm. FOSS 18+ is an indoor concert, featuring a line up of unearthed performers, along with national headline acts Jack Botts and The Dreggs.
Food and full bar will operate.

When: 6pm – 11pm, Saturday 16 January 2021

Cost: $40

Location: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre

Booking: Required

Contact: (07) 4972 2822

IMPORTANT: This event is for festival goers, aged 18 years and older.

Merchandise

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