It's been a challenging year and a half  - COVID has presented its own challenges & we have adapted , re-imagined ourselves and for 2021

We’re forging ahead with our plans to deliver something special, something necessary and something we can all celebrate together.

"We cannot wait to bring community together -  the locals, visitors, artists, thinkers, doers, punters, lovers, families, kids, pooches, surfers, film buffs, musos, dags, dorks & superstars! Lets make this a time to get back into all things vibrant, wonderful, challenging & surprising, above all Coastal Twist Festival is a celebration and opportunity to engage across the diverse and divine spectrum of humanity" - Festival Director Glitta Supernova


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Buy a RAFFLE TICKET ticket and support the  2021 Coastal Twist LGBTIQ Arts & Culture Festival!

Tickets drawn on Sunday October 3rd at the "Coastie Carnie Fair Day" Main stage. If your not there we will call you within 2 days and get your prizes to you! 

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Mardi Gras Coastie Float

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Award winning photographer livens up Peninsula shopfronts

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Award winning photographer livens up Peninsula shopfronts

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Central Coast LGBTIQ Community Survey

November 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Central Coast LGBTIQ Community Survey

Central Coast LGBTIQ Community pulse check. There is no better time than now to have your say and let us all learn something…

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Let’s champion for equality, visibility & inclusion of all people, making a positive and lasting impact in all areas of life.


We welcome 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 diversity of what it means to be human.


Its our 2nd LGBTIQA+ "Coastal Twist" Arts & Culture Festival" ...

October 2019 quadroopled all expectations with over 7,000 people across 3 days and nights. 2020 Brought COVID shutdowns across the country. 2021 we are back so book your accommodation  & get ready for a unique, original, inclusive program of free & ticketed events for all ages and abilites across multiple hubs  ETTALONG BEACH | WOY WOY | UMINA BEACH | GOSFORD

We are working with all COVID possibilities to re-imagine a new world order THATS DELIVERING ONGOING VISIBLE CONTEMPORARY LGBTIQ Arts & Culture even when the odds, rules and timeS... well they are a changin'. KEEPING EACH OTHER SAFE IS SOMETHING WE UNDERSTAND AS A COMMUNITY.


2021 brings something for everyone (including your fur babies) with cabaret, drag, film, comedy, food, live music, dance party, exhibition, all culminating in a huge oceanfront "Coastie Carnie" day like no other with a full day of entertainment, Major headliners,  performance, music, kids storytime, teen space and  artisan and community stalls alongside curated food vendors, rainbow family and all abilities space.