coochiemudlo island festival
coochiemudlo island festival

Coochiemudlo Island Festival

Coochiemudlo Island Festival is here – time to unwind where to music meets the sea. The Coochiemudlo Island Festival will be a COVID-SAFE, family-friendly island experience taking place from 12 – 9.30 PM on Saturday, 8 May 2021.

Coochiemudlo Island Festival is a grassroots festival presented by The Ministry For Fun ( a not-for-profit collaboration by Coochiemudlo Island businesses) and Brisbane record label 4000 Records, The aim of the festival is to bring communities together and lift spirits in the wake of the challenging year that was 2020. Taking place in the enchanting Mudlo Gardens on the picturesque shores of Coochiemudlo Island, a short ferry ride from Brisbane, this is a great chance to leave the concrete jungle behind and enter a well-kept secret island paradise.

“As the world continues to battle covid-19, we here on the island wanted to do our part to bring some joy to the local community. Some like-minded individuals and businesses formed The Ministry For Fun, and soon after we happened upon The Double Happiness’ Coochiemudlo song. From there the idea to host a festival on the island was born,” said Ministry For Fun spokesperson and festival organiser, Paul Rockach.

“Coochiemudlo Island Festival is a celebration of life and every aspect of the festival – from the line-up to the activities – was curated with happiness in mind.”

A packed line-up of Queensland talent will be showcased at the festival. Leading the bill is the Gold Coast’s ultimate King of Chill – Bobby Alu. Serving up a slice of thumping soul, funk and reggae-inspired hits are co-headliners Chocolate Strings, while the remarkable Karl S. Williams will be delivering his signature fusion of blues, roots, folk and Americana with a twist. Fellow locals Adele & The Chandeliers, Ruby Gilbert, The Holy Rollercoasters and local island band Red Belly Black are also aboard, along with Brisbane surf gaze quartet, The Double Happiness, whose song Coochiemudlo inspired the creation of the festival.

Aside from live music, the festival will play host to artisanal market stalls and activities like face painting, a treasure hunt, artist demonstrations and more, ensuring there is something on offer for all ages and interests. With free entry for children under the age of 14, the event is also a budget-friendly day out for families.

An outdoor event adhering to Covid-safe restrictions, there are a limited number of tickets available for the inaugural Coochiemudlo Island Festival. To spread the joy even further, a live stream of the event courtesy of Stageit will be available worldwide. “As one of the most fortunate places in Australia and indeed the world with regards to the impact of covid-19, we are keen to share the love with people overseas who are still in lockdown, and will be offering a global live stream of the event under the banner Sending Smiles From Under Southern Skies,” said Paul.

“The idea is that people based in South East Queensland can come along and celebrate life with us here on Coochiemudlo Island while also being able to share the experience (via the online stream) with their friends and loved ones who are based elsewhere. We want to send a smile and wave to as many people across the globe as possible.”

Tickets to the inaugural Coochiemudlo Island Festival on Saturday, 8 May 2021, are onsale now. $59 adult tickets (and free entry bookings for children under 14 years) are available at

* If there are government restrictions in place that inhibit the event from progressing in May 2021, the event will not be cancelled and postponed instead. Tickets will be transferred & valid for the next event date.

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