2016 Festival Ambassador Announced!

The Noosa Long Weekend Festival is delighted to announce 'Mr Hollywood in Oz', Damien Anthony Rossi (Ch 7's The Great South East and The Sunday Mail) as Festival Ambassador for our 15th Anniversary Celebrationary year!

“I am beyond excited about the amazing 2016 program for this year's Noosa Long Weekend Festival and feel extremely honoured to serve as Festival Ambassador for this wonderful event as it celebrates its 15th year.

NLWF is one of my very favourite annual festivals in Queensland and each year it has been with great anticipation and enthusiasm that I have made the beautiful drive up from Brisbane to Noosa to bask in the festival's exciting vibe and experience the variety of exceptional arts, cultural and culinary offerings it serves up in abundance.

I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to promote this unique festival through my role as an ambassador and hope that it will enjoy record-breaking numbers this year as this is truly one of the Sunshine State’s best events that I encourage everyone to place on their must-do list for 2016”.

Hope to see you all in July!”


NLWF program

Message from The Artistic Director Ian Mackellar

Noosa Long Weekend Festival 2016 15-24 July
Celebrating our 15th Anniversary.

Ten incredible days and nights, presenting the best of the best in terms of artists, performers, authors, visual arts, film food and fun!

We are ecstatic on how exciting our 2016 festival event program is, and truly there is something for all ages, tastes and price ranges on offer in this year’s program.

Our 2016 festival will kick off with a wonderful free Community event, namely,
Hastings Street Carnivale Parade 2016 which will include a wonderful array of street performers/musicians, circus performers, jugglers, dancers and an abundance of feathers. A wonderful finale of this parade is in store, as we invite spectators on to Noosa Beach for a fantastic Twilight Skydiving Display with super-hero jumpers- soft landing on Noosa Beach. So do join us for this exciting opening event on Hastings Street, Friday 15th July at 5pm.

Over 80 ticketed and non-ticketed events, and in excess of 220 artists and special guests will join us for NLWF 2016. Event tickets are bound to sell-out quickly so we remind you, ‘snooze and you lose’, so secure your event tickets now!

We look forward to you joining us in celebration from 15-24 July for our 15th Anniversary spectacular NLWF 2016.

Bring on the Show!

Best Wishes

ian mackellar

Ian Mackellar, Festival Director


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