The 6th Annual Sunshine Coast Pride Festival is now less than two months away, and plans are well and truly underway to bringall the elements together to make this one of the biggest Festivals on the Coast in 2014

The new official Festival website – – reveals for the first time the 2014 Festival events which are as follows:


·         21st February Pride film-reviews Night – Nambour Arthouse Cinema, 7pm

·         22nd FebruaryPride Fair Day – Eumundi Markets, 9am onwards Pride After Party – Reef Hotel Noosa, 8pm onwards

·         23rd FebruaryPride Chill Out – Eumundi Live Concert, 12-4:30pm 


The Festival has continued to grow over the years, and in 2014 will welcome back to the event schedule the After Party.  The Chill Out event is a new addition to the line which now sees the Festival include four events over three days.


“The key entertainers secured for the Festival indeed reflect the theme of next year’s Festival – Diversity – and we are proud to have such an eclectic line-up of artists ranging from folk to dance musicians, intense energy DJ and Drag Queens.” says Paul Ferguson, the Chair of the Organising Committee.

The Festival welcomes back Kristy Apps and the Shoutgun Shirleys who are an all-girl folk and acoustic band. Kristy (pictured left) recently received an Entertainers Award at the Queensland Queen’s Ball Awards.


Emma Wall & the Urban Folk will also make a return in 2014. Emma’s group provides a funky mix of urban folk, rock and pop and were very well received when they performed at Pride Festival 2013 where they launched their new CD.


Danielle DeLaite will be appearing at Pride on the back of her American and Asian tour – Creature of the Night. Danielle performs classic pop and dance.


The Flumes are a local band that have a style of music influenced by blues, folk, jazz, reggae and rock. 

Some of the DJs that will be lining up include Sydney based DJ – DJ Shanobear – and Brisbane resident DJ – DJ arsee who was a Midsumma national DJ finalist.

These entertainers will certainly be well received when they perform across the Fair Day, After Party and ChillOut events.

“To have international, national and local artists wanting to perform at our Pride Festival is a real coup for us. It allows us to provide artists to the Coast who would not normally appear.” says Marj Blowers who has been key in sourcing and securing the entertainers for next year’s Festival. Marj went on to say “It also gives us the opportunity to promote our Festival beyond the reaches of the Sunshine Coast and gives our Festival significant standing in the range of gay and lesbian Pride Festivals and other events held in Australia.”

With such a line up, the Festival hopes to attract more interstate and intrastate tourism to the area and to the Festival. “Our ability to market our event to a reach far greater than the Sunshine Coast is greatly assisted by our sponsors. In 2014, we are lucky to have two key players of the Sunshine Coast’s tourism industry on board as Festival Partners – Tourism Noosa and Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and Spa. Without them we could not possibly attract significant tourism to our Festival.” says Paul Ferguson.

For information on Noosa – how to get there, where to eat, and other things to see and do around the area – see ‘Visit Noosa’ –

For the best place to stay and play in Noosa, our official Festival hotel is Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and Spa who are offering Festival goers with special “Pride” rates for accommodation booked during the Sunshine Coast Pride Festival. 


The 6th Annual Sunshine Coast Pride Festival in 2014 will certainly be the biggest yet in its short history.