GLOW Fest is a new circus arts and lifestyle event created by Sophie deLightful and co-organised by Marnie Lane and Tim Webster (Timbadim Pixie). It was brought to life in March 2021, at the beautiful Waves Campground in the relaxed surf town of Crescent Head (mid-north coast NSW). The program offered 117 circus and flow arts workshops, showcase performances, fire spinning circles, children’s activities and entertainment, and art installations, performances and displays.

Bringing together the best parts of a circus arts festival with Burning Man principles and creativity, it is truly a multi-faceted arts event. Family-friendly and community-driven, it also includes a strong focus on sustainability, participation, inclusion and connection.

The daytime program featured workshops, discussions and performances from some of the top flow and circus artists across the Tasman. Nightly showcases delivered mind-blowing skills and feats of amazement, uniquely programmed and presented just for GLOW Fest. A custom art bus served as the stunning centrepiece for arts, entertainment and aerial performance through the event.

Following GLOW Fest 2021, a new partnership with not-for-profit Humanitarian Clowns was created, a unique and exciting opportunity to develop and foster its ties with the circus arts communities across Australia and abroad. Click here to watch the full announcement from Humanitarian Clowns Founder Timbadim Pixie.

Stay tuned to the Humanitarian Clowns website for more information about GLOW Fest and the GLOW Fest community Facebook group for regular updates.


11-15 August

Artwork by Caiti Joyce

The organisers of GLOW Fest acknowledge that this event is being held on the traditional lands of the Dunghutti people, and we pay our respects to Elders both past, present and future. We recognise the past atrocities against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this land and that Australia was founded on the genocide and dispossession of First Nations people.

Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.