Island vibe already buzzing for 2018

CLOSING: Dance and music are a big part of the Island Vibe festival.  Photo: Lachie Douglas
CLOSING: Dance and music are a big part of the Island Vibe festival. Photo: Lachie Douglas

Event dates and presale tickets will be released on December 15 for the 2018 Island Vibe Festival following its success at North Stradbroke Island in 2017

DANCE: Moving to the music on the main stage at the 2017 Island Vibe festival.  Photo: Ned Martin.

DANCE: Moving to the music on the main stage at the 2017 Island Vibe festival. Photo: Ned Martin.

Tthe 12th edition of Island Vibe Festival spanned four days where participants got crafty at the workshop space, sweat it out on the dance floor and rejuvenated in the ocean.

Described as a mini version of what many wish the world could be, the festival attracts people of all ages,  walks of life and cultures to experience a different, more uplifting reality.

The strong collaboration between the creative team make for a visionary feast where stages become art installations, while open spaces become an invitation for live arts. There were also performances from eclectic artists, the sound of the ocean, exotic aromas from fresh cuisines and the joy of children’s laughter.

Organisers decided to not only ban single-use plastic cups, straws, bags and tableware, but also decided not to sell or distribute any single-use plastic water bottles both on the festival site and back of house, encouraging patrons to bring their own reusable bottles.

Holding on to the belief that festivals are a catalyst for change and with the goal to educate the community with green practices, Island Vibe went even further this year by organizing eco-tours of the site’s installations, sustainability talks and workshops, and a beach clean up.

The festival is staged at Home Beach, Point Lookout. This year, the 3400 attendees watched the Closing Ceremony which was host to the mesmerizing collaborative performance between Ethiopia, New Zealand, the Solomon Islands, Brazil and the Quandamooka people.

 Follow Island Vibe Festival on Facebook to get in early for 2018.