At its heart, Horizon Festival is deeply connected to place. Celebrating the spectacular natural landscape of the Sunshine Coast region, honouring the stories and artworks of our First Nations people, providing a platform for local artists to extend their practice, and a way for communities to engage, experience and be inspired.

We are the Sunshine Coast’s leading contemporary multi-arts festival, presenting 10 days and nights of visual art, music, theatre, dance, words + ideas, film and creative workshops; inspired by the stories and beauty of the Sunshine Coast.

We believe art is transformative; and we aim to harness this power to inspire the imagination, delight the senses and enrich lives.

We delight in the natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast and pay our deepest respect to the Traditional Custodians of this country; the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara Peoples of coastal plains and hinterlands of the Sunshine Coast. First Nations people are the original storytellers and artists of these lands and we honour the rich cultural contributions that First Nations artists bring to our festival.

First presented by the Sunshine Coast Council in 2016, Horizon Festival is an annual arts and cultural program that celebrates place, encourages community participation, provides presentation and capacity building opportunities for our local arts sector, and generates economic benefit for the region. The festival is a key action in the Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2018 – 2038.

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Get involved

There are plenty of ways that you can get involved with the festival.

  • Buy tickets – treat yourself, your friends and family with tickets to one or more of our festival events. Tickets on sale 20 June 2022.
  • Volunteer – we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers to assist during the lead up to and during the festival. Volunteer positions are available across a number of areas of the festival including: Box Office and front of house, logistics, festival support, visitor services, stage management and back of house operations.
  • Share the love – let your friends and network know about the festival, post pics and tag us.
  • Corporate support and packages – we offer a range of tailored corporate sponsorship and event packaging opportunities for local businesses who wish to treat their clients, staff and customers. Get in touch with us via email –