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Queer Ball Byron Bay - Day Festival

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QUEER BALL IS BACK! Bigger & even queerer. 

Come support Queer artists and Queer charities in the bay celebrating our COLOURFUL community.  

Our intention for this event is to support queer artists and raise money for queer charities while bringing the community together for a sexy event.

There is no event like this in the Northern Rivers. A full day festival combining Queer musicians and artists, a panel, live music, bands, DJs, markets and delicious food and drink in a beautiful venue. A mini day festival. 

This mini-festival is a full day to be in your heart, to explore identity and culture, celebrate our artists, and the arts and feel included, connected and seen. An opportunity to stop division and come together to unite in the freedom of expression, connection, art of listening deeply to others' lived experiences and healing and celebrate the history of our community. 

FOOD & DRINK - Full licensed bar and food available, GF and vegan options, No BYO

Malaysian Street Food 

Benilito Gelato

Rise Coffee - coffee, tea, chai and pastries

Love Buds Vegan Burgers 


Queer artisans, artists and photographers will be selling their art and work in our creative market during the day. 


Those who already hold tickets, your ticket will be transferred to the new date. Thanks for your patience. 

All early bird tickets are sold out. Free tickets are exhausted.

General tickets remain ONLY 5% left

If you are struggling financially we have discounted tickets available. Please send us an email letting us know why you need assistance. Tickets are limited. 

No refunds for purchases after 25th July. 


Doors open12.00 pm
Alice Night12.30 pm
Welcome1.40 pm
Speed Dating2.00pm
Panel2.45 pm
Dj Kai Noon3.30 pm
Miss Martoya4.30 pm
Batala4.45 pm
Miss Martoya5.20 pm
Kid Heron5.40 pm
Miss Martoya6.40 pm
Handsome7.00 pm
Alikeen Killer8.00 pm
Shibari Jen and Han8.20pm
Dj Leelo8.15 pm
Charlie love9.15 pm
Miss Martoya9.15 pm
Kirilly Dawn9.30 pm
Dj Bella Donna9.30 pm




Doors open at 12 pm

The event will be closed at 11 pm - NO door sale tickets, all sales must be online. 


Our local food vendors will serve farm-fresh produce out of fully compostable service ware. 

This is a waste-free event. There will be organics and recycling bins around the venue, please be mindful and place all food and service ware in ORGANICS bins and all beverage containers in the recycling bins. 

Glitter and balloons are banned. Biodegradable glitter is allowed. 

We encourage you to bring your own reusable cups, drink bottles and service ware. 

This event is CARBON NEUTRAL  

Earthed Consulting calculated the carbon emissions created from running this entire event. We chose to carbon offset by purchasing carbon credits from a local Byron Bay regeneration carbon project.  

A portion of our ticket sales will be donated to:

Shedding Community, to help raise money so that they can build a shed and do more workshops in the community.

 "Shedding Community Workshop offers an all-inclusive safe environment to learn skills in carpentry, building and everything in between. We teach these hands-on life skills as an avenue toward self-empowerment, resilience and community connection. We use natural, reclaimed and recycled materials to work sustainably with the environment. Our motto, "shed your fears and build with curiosity"  - Sophie / Founder 


Tropical Fruits 

Established in 1988, Tropical Fruits Inc. is the premier GLBTI social group in the Northern Rivers Region. During the Lismore floods, many of the community and the organisation's property were damaged. We will be donating a portion of the ticket sales to help rebuild. 


This event is to bring the community together for expansion and inclusion, the following will be in place to cultivate these values. 

  • Tickets will only be for sale online, not at the door. 
  • There is no BYO.
  • Respect, inclusion, love and care are our top priorities. Anyone not embodying these values will be asked to leave by our security. 

"That was the most connective sassy, fun and expansive Queer event I have attended. Getting there early, enjoying the panel, and connecting with the community was felt throughout the entire event. I met new friends, danced my booty off and was left buzzy for a week after, can not wait for the next one!!"


“The queer ball invites the bay to come together to expand their ideas on sexuality, to hear alternative perspectives of growing up in a heteronormative society, to dance with the trees for a cause and to provide safe spaces for the queers and those who love queers to celebrate our community. Expand your minds, bodies and spirits through conversation, dance, music, connection, expression and art and much much more." - 

Queer Ball Organisers

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