Coastal Twist 2022 Programme

Central Coast New South Wales is set to fly its rainbow flag again. . . With the return of the Coastal Twist LGBTQIA+ arts and culture festival. 

Coastal Twist - Image © Lisa Haymes

After a two-year absence, the event is back with more surprises, vibrancy and fun, as well as some of its biggest headliners to date.

Your next beach and bush gaycation is only 75 minutes away from Sydney – pack up your drag bags and head to Umina Beach, Woy Woy and Ettalong Beach.

“We are absolutely delighted to see things opening again and Coastal Twist Festival back, it’s a win, win for the Central Coast, for inclusion of all communities, for fun and celebration,” Festival Director Glitta Supernova says. 

“We shifted from October 2021 to allow more people to participate in the event as our state reopens under the NSW Roadmap, January also gives us a better opportunity to provide the safest environment possible for all attendees, it’s more than time to smile and enjoy some of the good things in life.”

Included in the 2022 festivities are Aboriginal Australian electronic music duo Electric Fields, as well as ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under’’s Etcetera Etcetera. Internationally-acclaimed puppetry innovators Earth will make an appearance, as will DJ Jonny Seymour and Sydney’s House Of Silky.

Electric Fields 2021
Electric Fields

Other festival highlights are ‘The Love Club Cabaret’, ‘The Futurismo Surrealist Dance Party’, the Rainbow Youth teen dance party, the closing party comedy show, beach party picnic ‘Life’s A Beach’ and Coast Twist centrepiece, Fair Day – the biggest and most colourful event of the festival.

“After such a challenging time on the planet, so much divisiveness, us and them, isolation for so many, we are so eager to celebrate as people from all walks of life, to highlight tolerance, difference and to have fun together, to embrace life,” Festival Operations/Board Director Juan Iocco says. 

“The January festival programming is going to represent the beautiful diversity and intersectionality of the rainbow community.”

Coastal Twist 2022 is on from 19-23 January.


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