GLOW Fest is a circus arts and lifestyle event created by Sophie deLightful, and brought to life with the assistance of Marnie Lane and Tim Webster (Timbadim Pixie). It launched in March 2021, at 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. Its second iteration in August 2022 brought back an equally packed workshop timetable, the return of high-end headliner showcases, fire circles and silent disco in the evening, and the introduction of a new open jam space.

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.

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. Although this was a successful and well-received partnership, Humanitarian Clowns will no longer partner with GLOW Fest from 2023 as the organisation navigates its own future and direction.

For more information and updates about GLOW Fest, keep an eye on this page and GLOW Fest socials: GLOW Fest community (Facebook) and @GLOWFestaus.

THANK YOU – WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Photo by Mikey Hearson

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.