Gold Coast to host massive ‘Inverted Festival’ ft punk rock, action sports

A brand new and incredibly action-packed festival has just been announced for the Gold Coast, and it involves punk rock and sports.

‘Inverted Festival’ has been booked in for May 1, 2021, and is set to be the largest stadium music event on the Gold Coast since coronavirus hit.

It’s an all-ages festival, with an incredible punk music line up including Skeggs, Spiderbait and The Chats.


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While an array of world class and Olympic action sports athletes including Josh Sheehan, Jackson Strong and Harry Bink will go head to head landing the world’s most dangerous tricks.

More than 20,000 people will be able to attend the festival, made possible by Second Sunday, TEG Van Egmond and Major Events Gold Coast.

CEO of Major Events Gold Coast Jan McCormick says it’ll be a great festival for everyone.

“Major Events Gold Coast is proud to support the growth and diversity of the Gold Coast’s events culture and we look forward to collaborating with such an exciting event for our youth.

“To the families who are travelling from afar, we invite you to make the most of the long weekend by booking a hotel and enjoying a memorable stay on the Gold Coast for all,” Ms McCormick said.

While six-time X Games Best Trick gold medallist Jackson Strong says he can’t wait to get back into it.

“We haven’t been able to compete in over a year due to Covid restrictions and we’re stinging to get back out there and rip in for fans.

“The competition at Inverted Festival is going to be fierce, with the world’s best action sports athletes going head-to-head and I can’t wait to get out to be a part of it,” Strong said.

Tickets will go on sale from 9am December 3, with early bird prices starting at $99.

Full music line up: SKEGSS · SPIDERBAIT · THE CHATS · TROPHY EYES · WAAX · STAND ATLANTIC · FANGZ

Sports athletes to appear: JOSH SHEEHAN · JACKSON STRONG · HARRY BINK · RYAN WILLIAMS · BRANDON LOUPOS · TOMMY FYNN · HAYLEY WILSON · MATT WHYATT · JAIE TOOHEY · KYLE BALDOCK · LOGAN MARTIN · CLINTON MOORE · STEVE MINI · LANCE RUSSEL 

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