CQ Beer + Cider Festival

CQ Beer + Cider Festival

Saturday 1st February 2020

To Quench your Gladstone Thirst!  18+ event – Music – Craft Beer – Ciders and Wine - Novelty Events and more!


CQ  Beer + Cider Festival is a brand new, exciting, trendy, tasty and highly energetic event for our region.

Attendees can enjoy a vast selection of Australian breweries and cideries, whilst enjoying the plethora of food trucks and soaking up the sweet tunes of Gladstone’s and surrounds best bands.

This event is strictly 18+ Pre sale of tickets are available now : https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/b2bba38e-5b87-4dc6-a8da-7cfc29d32705 online @ $25 per ticket plus booking fee. A cashless event  you can purchase your Festival Currency bundles @ $20 - $50 -$100 at the same time or at the Festival.

Second release @ $30 per ticket plus booking fee, remaining tickets @ $35 plus booking fee . Tickets will be available at the gate (if not sold out prior) @ $40

This event will be held at Albion Park, Tranberg St, Gladstone.

Gates open 2pm 




Can I use cash to pay for food and drinks if I haven’t purchased Festival Currency?

CQ Beer + Cider Festival is a ‘cashless’ festival. In other words, to buy food and drinks at the event you’ll need to use festival currency as CASH WILL NOT be accepted by vendors.

Where can I purchase Festival Currency?

Festival Currency can be purchased at the festival or to save time and queuing, pre-purchase your wristband and currency online via Oztix:


How Does Festival Currency Work?

At the venue, Festival Currency wristbands can be topped up at currency stands or by our friendly roaming top-up currency sellers. You can buy festival currency with exact cash or credit card. The wristband you will receive contains a chip, which can be read by the vendor’s scanning device, that deducts a set amount depending on what you purchase. It’s so simple to use, let the vendor know what you would like to purchase. They will ring up the transaction on their device. Then scan your wristband against their device and bingo, transaction is complete, start enjoying your food and beverages!

How much should I put on my Festival Currency Wristband?

We would recommend a minimum of $50 to be pre-loaded onto your wristband to maximise your experience at CQ Beer + Cider Festival.

How do I know how much is remaining on my wristband?

You can simply ask any vendor how much credit you have remaining by scanning your wristband, or doing the same at any Roaming Top-Up Seller or Festival Currency Booth. After each transaction, the vendor will also show you the balance on your wristband.

Cool, but how much do I pay for this?

That’s easy: A one-time activation fee of $2.50 is deducted from your initial top-up (think of it as the purchase cost of the wristband).

Can I get a refund on any Festival Currency I don’t spend at the event?

Yes you can!

Make sure you keep your wristband. Head to the CQ Beer + Cider Festival website from:

Sunday 2nd February (9am) to Monday 10th February 9am

Simply enter your full name, email address, BSB, Account Number as well as the RFID and 4-6 digit serial number printed on the plastic chip on your wristband and hit complete!

Your refund will be processed back into your bank account within 14 working days.

OPTIONAL: Please note, refunds under $5.00 are unable to be processed.


Expression of Interest forms for Food, Craft Beer & Cider Brewers available now: http://bit.ly/beerciderfestivalvendor


 **Event information and program will be available early 2020**  To Keep up to date with everything CQ Beer + Cider follow us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/CQBeerCiderFestival 

CQ Beer + Cider Festival
  • Saturday 1st February, 2020
  • Gladstone
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