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Coastal Twist 1st Oct - 6 Oct is 6 days of jam packed surprises, playful and profound fun and learnings with LGBTIQ Arts & Culture from across our region, our state and our country as we invite adventurous Artists, Thinkers and Innovators to present work that simultaneously entertains and expands our worlds, our tolerance and our possibilities!

Magic happens and life is what you make it when we work together to deliver what a few years prior was thought impossible for this region!

From zero to hero we have aligned as a community, collaborated with our leading organisations, partnered with our most innovative local businesses and shared intentions with the regions largest employers and global brands to move forward with our mission for a

"a happier healthier and more welcoming central coast"

Multiple Central Coast hubs come alive with free and ticketed events to suit all ages and abilities.


Woy Woy - Ettalong Beach - Gosford - Umina Beach


Get amongst it with accessible contemporary Arts & Culture that celebrate everything vibrant and fun.

Theatre | Cabaret | Live Music | Film | Dance | Teen Activations | Beach Picnic | 55+ Fun | Exhibition  & our



From all walks or life, status, colour, creed, let’s champion for equality, visibility & inclusion of all people and think and act more broadly for humanity to make a positive and lasting impact in all areas of life.

Coastal Twist Festival welcomes all people from all places, spaces, identifications.

Plumbers to punks, grannies to babes, freaks to geeks this is all about getting UNlike minded people together to celebrate in the planet’s biodiversity so rich that many species have yet to be discovered

a happier healthier and more welcoming central coast

"Our theme for this year’s Coastal Twist Festival is Rise and Shine – a call for everyone to rise above exclusion and percieved notions, fear and shine as your unique self as we join our communities in nurturing a culture of respect for a happier, healthier, and more welcoming Central Coast.

Our region is comprised of many communities and demographics, from different cultures, and sexualities, to varying social economic backgrounds and gender identities, as well as a range of ages, bodies, abilities, political ideologies, and family configurations. Just like the beautiful natural environment that surrounds us, a vibrant, healthy community needs to be diverse: a thriving cultural ecosystem in which balance and harmony are key.

Right now, our resilient LGBTQIA+ communities are the target of hate and fear across the planet. Of real concern is the increase of homophobic and transphobic attacks, as well as the targets on drag performers, and our trans youth. In times as polarising as these, Inclusion Means You encapsulates the ethos that everyone deserves to be heard, valued, and welcomed with respect. It is more important than ever to stand in solidarity for a more accepting, equitable, and open-minded world. As always, Coastal Twist Festival seeks to mobilise our message of inclusion with the ultimate “tools of mass construction” – our collective creativity!

I personally hope for a world in which everyone is respected for the way they choose to live, and I believe that we can live-side-by side with differing beliefs. Together, we can flourish in our differences, each person’s unique perspective and contribution adding nuance and texture to the multifaceted fabric of our society.

Please join us with respect, love, and possibilites for being better as we spotlight and celebrate the massive creativity of the Coast and indeed the nations LGBTQIA+ communities in all their glitter, gorgeousness, and glory."

- Festival Director Glitta Supernova

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