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Image of Ringmaster and Superheros at Knox Festival

The Performer EOIs have now closed for Knox Festival 2019.

If you would like to be involved in next year's event please send an email to events@knox.vic.gov.au and we will notify you if an opportunity to perform becomes available.

Featured Program Hubs

This year we brought a diverse range of activities for all ages in partnership with our local community, with loads of activities free.

  • Food Truck Hub with all your favourite food trucks and delicious cultural cuisines
  • Kids Fun Hub featuring a wide range of free inflatables and active amusements, games, cooking, family market stalls, fun workshops and vibrant Children’s Stage filled with local interactive performers and entertainment
  • High Energy Hub showcasing the daring skills of Scott’s BMX Trick Bike Show, Urban Art workshops and display, along with Basketball shootout comps hosted by the Melbourne Boomers
  • Global Kitchen demonstrating culinary delights from across the globe, with local cultural cooks sharing their passions, and local chefs sharing their skills - with lots a free taste testing!
  • Creative Arts Hubs including Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre – free arts and crafts play; Playground Weaving Web – a remarkable maze of threads to explore; Primary Schools Banner Competition – where you were the judge; and ‘Life in a Jar’ Secondary Schools Arts Installation, where diversity is explored in miniature
  • Chill Out Hub offering a calm, inspiring and accessible quiet space to retreat from the busy crowds, located at Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre
  • Massive ‘Lost Island’ Sandpit, in the heart of the site with pirates, treasure, mermaids and magical fun!
  • Sporting Hub with local sporting clubs running fun challenges and the annual Knox Gift sprint race.
  • Water Play Hub with water fun on the oval
  • Circus Arts Hub with the amazing Ruccis crew showcasing their talent and your participation in some circus antics such as hula hooping, acro-balancing and other daring feats!
  • Market Stalls with all your favourite home grown goodies, arts, crafts, clothing and trinkets
  • Knox Community Sites capturing the spirit of Knox’s many and varied community groups, services and clubs, with loads of interactive activities and give-aways
  • Medieval Village where you took a step back in time to the 14th century for medieval games, costumes, photo booth and medieval kitchen cook-ups
  • Knox City Council Service Hubs, featuring Youth Services near the High Energy Hub; Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre offered arts play; Ferntree Gully Library offered story time and kids play; Knox Leisure services hosted the amazing sports zone alongside many local clubs; and Sustainability services hosted the Kids Kitchen
  • Knox City Council Engagement Hub Shared information about all the major projects going on in your local community, giving the community an opportunity to share your ideas and provide feedback on what’s important to you!

Children’s Stage

Located in the Kid’s Fun Hub, this interactive stage program featured local youth performances and high energy children’s entertainment, culminating in lots of clever, silly fun.

Community Stage

Located in the heart of the festival near the Lost Island Sandpit, this stage burst with talent from outstanding local bands, cultural performers, vocalists, dancers and comedic theatre, a fabulous mash up of all our best local talent!

Canopy Stage

Located in the Food Truck Hub, this stage celebrated some remarkable local and regional artists with an indie vibe by day.

Saturday Evening Twilight Program 5pm – 8pm

The Canopy Stage was the place to be as the sun sets over Knox, where the amusement rides, food trucks and beats continued with live funk, rockabilly and calypso inspired bands.

View Stage Program & Map for all three stages


This year we were pleased to offer both ticketed rides and a special wristband deal for unlimited rides during key session times throughout the event.

To find out what’s included in the wristband rides, and to see individual ride ticket process, please view the rides & price list.

Please note the free children’s inflatables and active amusements were located in the ‘Kids Fun Hub’ alongside Ferntree Gully Library.

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