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Island Vibe Fest @ Stradbroke Island

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Cultural celebration of island life

This festival is all about celebration of Island culture on one of our most spectacular islands. North Stradbroke Island is 30 kilometres south east of Brisbane City and 13 kilometres from the suburb of Cleveland.

We all deserve a island break away from the 'hustle and the bustle' of our city lives, so diarise these dates to lock in time out for this event - 26, 27, 28 October 2012.

Lets have a look at what this is all about:


It is held at Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), and as this event celebrates island culture, you can expect to find art exhibitions, interactive workshops, stalls, circus and cultural performances including dance, eco-food, and craft markets.

Set up over four stages with around 50 acts, you can experience musical beats to reggae, soul and electronic acts, including performances from Murri and Pacific Islander dance and cultural groups.

Note: This is a ticketed festival and round two season passes are now on sale. Information and prices are via this link here. Examples are; adult from $210, youth from $125 and family $580. There is a round three offer on passes and these cost slightly more.

Accomodation options include camping or other in the way of holiday units or houses. Camp grounds, resorts and holiday houses are located in a 5 kilometre radius of the festival site. Public transport is available around the island, and festival shuttle buses will operate from the campgrounds during festival hours.

How to get there:

Easiest way to Stradroke island is from Cleveland where you catch the Stradbroke Ferry. Visit the Stradbroke Ferry timetables on the website for information on departure times for the vehicle ferry and water taxis.

About Stradbroke Island:

The island has a static population of around 3000, however as with most holiday destinations, these figures rise during busy holiday times up to around 30,000 people.

With three townships on the island, the ferries arrive at the first point which is Dunwich, on the western side of the island.

From the ferry arrival point, it is approximately a 20 minute drive to Point Lookout, where the festival is held.
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Why? Celebrate Island life and culture
When: 26-28 October
Where: North Stradbroke Island
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