RedFest FAQs

Let’s answer some questions

RedFest is a showcase of Redland’s Coast celebrating the diversity of our community

and everything that makes the Redlands the unique destination that it is.

It is Redland City’s premier event and boasts musicians and artists sourced locally and from across Australia.

When is RedFest held?

Annually each year.

What time do the gates open?

The gates open from 9am to 9pm on Saturday, 9am to 6pm on Sunday.

How much are entry tickets?

Ticket Prices can be found here.

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets are only available online – click here.

Are there pensioner discounts?

Yes, concession cards are accepted. See the list below.

Accepted Cards

  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card “War Widow”
  • Student Card – Full Time
  • Companion Cards – accepted on presentation at the gate and will not have to purchase a ticket when accompanying/supporting a person with a disability.

Non-accepted Cards

  • Centrelink Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
  • Health Care Card
  • Seniors Card
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Specific Conditions Card
  • Student Card – Part Time

How do I receive my tickets?

A wristband will be issued to you at the gate upon producing your ticket.

Do I have to wear a wristband?

Yes, it is a condition of festival entry that the wristband be worn whilst on Festival grounds.

Can I get a refund for my ticket?


What is included for the entry fee?

Entry to performances, displays, workshops (unless otherwise stated) and exhibits.

What is there for the kids to do?

Kids are KING with venues and a program just for them. Included in the entry price are performances, workshops and animal farm just to name a few.

Are there rides at RedFest?

Yes. Sideshow Alley will be at the Festival. The cost of rides is NOT included in the entry price.

Do you have Credit Card and Eftpos facilities available at the festival?

Credit Card and Eftpos facilities are available at the Festival gates and through some merchants.

Is there disabled access?

Yes, all venues are wheelchair accessible.

Is First Aid available on site?

Yes, there is First Aid available during festival hours.

Will there be food available?

Yes, there will be food vendors at the Festival and a diverse range of food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Can I bring alcohol to the Festival?

No.  Alcohol is not permitted to be brought on to Festival grounds.

Can I bring pets to the Festival?

No, pets are not permitted to be brought onto the Festival Grounds unless they are part of the Bayside Flyball, Animal Farm, Budgerigar Display or Service Dogs.

Can I purchase alcohol at the Festival?

Yes.  The RedFest Bar is located near the main stage.

Will there be parking available?

Our onsite car park is accessible via Long Street, Cleveland.  Street parking is also available at no cost.

Is there a car parking fee?

Yes, all day parking is available for $5.

What night are the fireworks on?

The Fireworks are on Saturday night at approximately 6pm and 9:30pm.

Is there a lost property area?

There is a lost and found property area located at the Information Booth. Lost and Found inquiries can be made post festival to RedFest on (07) 3286 4858 or via email to

I have a Carer. Can they receive free entry to the festival?

RedFest supports the Companion Card Scheme. Only one companion ticket will be issued per companion card. A companion card must be produced at the entry gate.

Who owns RedFest?

RedFest is a not-for-profit community organisation – a festival delivered by the community, for the community. it is NOT a Council event.

Each year a hardworking volunteer Committee develops the program for RedFest and actively seeks sponsorship to support the cost of producing the event for Festival Patrons.

A host of volunteers then support the smooth running of the festival during the weekend.

Who are the Festival Sponsors and Supporters?

View RedFest Sponsors and Supporters.

Who is playing at the Festival?

RedFest endeavours to provide fantastic entertainment every year with artists from across the globe and locally. The RedFest website is updated regularly with Performer Information.

Can I volunteer at the Festival?

Yes. Applications are open for Volunteers. Applications can be made through the website.  If you have any difficulty, please contact our office by email: for assistance.

Can I perform at the Festival?

RedFest supports performers from all aspects of the community. Expressions of interest open early in the year and interested performers can apply directly through the website.

Can I have a stall at the Festival?

Applications are invited from interested stall holders to hold a site at RedFest. Register your interest today email

Is there public transport available to and from the Festival?

Trains are available to Cleveland Station directly to Raby Bay Harbourside Park. Please check the timetable and schedule at Translink or by phoning 13 12 30. How to get there.

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