Your Guide to Festival Park

Festival Park is at the heart of the Festival action and we’re opening it up from Thursday 5 August. For the next 18 nights this will be your one-stop shop for eating, drinking, catching up with friends (and making new ones), checking out free local music and, of course, seeing the hottest acts in town.

Entry to Festival Park is from Smith Street, and as with any venue, you’ll need to check in with The Territory Check In app. Capacity to the park is limited, but if you already have a ticket to a show on the INPEX Sunset Stage you will have priority access on the night of your show. Another great reason to make sure you book your tickets! And we’ve made it easy to do – with our Box Office and Info booth located at the Park entrance.

The INPEX Sunset Stage hosts two shows most nights of the Festival. Music, comedy, cabaret – it’s all happening at this outdoor stage under the stars. Some shows are seated, some are standing (and for those you’ll definitely want to be up and moving) and some you can bring a picnic blanket along for. See individual event pages for all the details.

Doors to the INPEX Sunset Stage will only open just prior to the show start time, but that gives you plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere around the Park. And of course to enjoy a drink or something to eat before the show. Drinks can be taken into the venue, but food needs to be eaten in the main Park area only.

We had such a blast at Club Awi in 2020 that we’re not going back inside and we’re keeping the open-air club vibe going every Friday and Saturday night on the INPEX Sunset Stage. If you have a ticket for a 9pm show you can stick around at the club for free, or buy a ticket at the door. Check out the latest line-up details here.

As always, the Kolsen Bamboo Bandstand will host free music every night the Park is open and free dance performances on Saturday and Sunday evening. So, while you eat and drink and hang out with friends, you can kick back to some great local tunes and moves. More details of who’s on when are here.

Take a wander through the Park and discover our Jellyfish smacks dangling from the trees. Artist Aly de Groot has created 100 of these ethereal creatures as part of Wish Upon a Jellyfish. You can read more about this project here and even bid for a chance to adopt your own jelly baby here.