A festival of Indigenous and Pacific Islander culture will light up the Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) next month when the inaugural Pacific Tides Festival comes to the Redlands on Saturday 8 August.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the festival would include a huge range of activities to celebrate the Redlands’ strong connections with Indigenous and Pacific Islander culture.
“The Pacific Tides Festival will be a great family-friendly way to celebrate diverse Indigenous and Pacific Islander cultures, all in central Cleveland,” Cr Williams said.
“There’ll be dancing and singing, lots of FREE family activities, an eco-fair, digital media space, plus displays of Islander heritage and visual art.
“The beauty of RPAC hosting the festival is that anyone can come and enjoy a free day of outdoor entertainment before heading inside to enjoy the headline ‘Pacific Sounds’ concert for just $35 a ticket later in the evening.
Redland City Council’s cultural spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett said the Pacific Tides Festival would be a ‘coming together’ of saltwater people and regional Pacific Island neighbours’ cultures.
“Audiences will be able to enjoy traditional and contemporary Indigenous and Pacific Islander entertainment on the outdoor Island stage, feast from selected food vendors and browse the many stalls in the craft market,” Cr Hewlett said.
“The Saturday night ticketed event Pacific Sound is outstanding value as it features a great line-up of international, national and local profile musicians from the Indigenous and Pacific Islander musical community.”
Headlining the concert will be one of the region’s hottest young Pacific artists SWISS and The Voice semi-finalist Fatai, plus Dubmarine, CKNU, Mark Lowndes and JSQZE.
To book tickets for the Pacific Sound concert or for further information about the festival which runs from 10am to 10pm visit www.rpac.com.au or call the RPAC Box Office on 3829 8131.
The Pacific Tides Festival is part of the Quandamooka Festival’s three month program of events, running until the end of September. For details on the Quandamooka Festival, visit www.quadamookafestival.com.au