Forget everything you know about your typical, run-of-the-mill music festival or any music event you’ve ever been to for that matter, Red Deer Fest is a 12 hour long, BYO outdoor music and arts Moreton Bay festival held under the sun and stars atop Mount Samson in 2017 on Saturday, 14th October.

Red Deer Events 12 Hour Non-Stop Music and Arts Extravaganza

For a massive 12 hours from 11am to midnight, you will be entertained by some of Australia’s best, most diverse artists, providing a cross section of musical tastes to suit every music-lover –from laid-back soulful vibes to high-energy performances sure to get you off your couch and into the mountaintop mosh-pit.

The line-up for the 2017 festival has finally been released and it is EPIC!  

Red Deer Fest 2017 Line-Up

2017 headline acts: The Preatures and The Kite String Tangle will be supported by local up-and-coming musicians:

  • Kingfisha
  • Transvaal Diamond Syndicate
  • Band of Frequencies
  • Shag Rock
  • Mezko
  • Alex & Bec Crook
  • Leanne Tennant
  • MC Wheels
  • Fire and Whistle Theory
  • Hawkmoon
  • Pink Matter
  • Lamalo
  • Mayhem for Mary
  • Josh Mcnz
  • Tiarne
  • Natalie Welch
  • Mitch Baskerville
  • Troublesome Hoopsome
  • Dark Nile
  • The Outhouse
  • Infinite Harmony Chill Tent
  • Red Deer Residence - The Lyrical, The Dashounds, DJ Blake Thompson

What to Expect at this Moreton Bay Festival

This unique mountaintop music festival oozes a backyard house party vibe. If you hate standing around in long queues, paying cra-cra coin for overpriced, watered down drinks, battling city traffic snarls and all that irritating jazz then this is the music festival for you!

You can bring your own:

  • Camping chair, a picnic blanket, or even your couch. Yeah, that’s right, this is the only music festival which invites you to bring along your lounge. Sofa, so good!
  • An esky full of bevies (cans only), there’s no limit to how many cans you can bring. Don’t forget to pack some water to stay hydrated.
  • Don’t forget sunnies, sunscreen, hats and all that ‘sun safety’ jazz, plus WATER! Be sensible – stay hydrated and pace yourself. You don’t want to ruin your friends’ fun by turning into a legless lizard.
  • If you’re camping, remember to bring your camping gear, sleeping bag, pillow, and whatever else you desire for maximum comfort.

Getting to Red Deer Festival

By Car

Situated in the hinterland of the Moreton Bay Region, Red Deer takes place on private property underneath the beautiful rolling mountain ranges of D’Aguilar at Mt Samson.

If you are travelling by car, it takes approximately 40 minutes from Brisbane CBD. Head towards Samford Village along Mt Samson Road. The festival site is well signed, or you can follow your handy-dandy iPhone, or Android map or Navman which will be able to direct you straight there.

Shuttle Buses

If you aren’t planning on camping at the festival, you can make the most of the FREE shuttle bus service when you purchase a Day Pass (shuttle) ticket.

The shuttle buses depart from the Ferny Grove Station at 10.30am taking you straight to the festival. The return shuttle will depart the festival at 11.30m back to Ferny Grove Train Station, or you can keep the party going with the option to carry onto Roma Street in the CBD.

The Lowdown on Ticketing

Day Pass (shuttle bus)

This ticket grants you general admission into the festival and a return ticket on the shuttle bus from the train station.

Day Pass (driving/carpooling)

This ticket grants you general admission into the festival if you are travelling in a car. All passengers riding in the car must purchase this ticket option and the driver must also purchase an additional vehicle pass.

Overnight Camping

This ticket grants you general admission into the festival and overnight camping. If you plan on brining your car onsite you will also need to purchase a vehicle pass.

VIP Ticket

‘Our Deerest’ VIP club ticket gives you the full Red Deer VIP experience. The ticket includes access to the VIP Area where you will rub shoulders with the artists, along with media and industry people while enjoying great food, refreshments and VIP toilets. You will also get the best carpark and camping area available, plus an official 2017 Red Deer Festival Merchandise Pack including festival cap, t-shirt and stubbie cooler.

Join the Red Deer Events Musical Odyssey Revelry

What: Red Deer Festival – chilled, outdoor music party

When: Saturday, 14th October 2017

11am to midnight

Where: 291 Foggs Road, Mount Samson

Tickets: Purchase tickets online via the official Red Deer Festival website

Shuttle bus details: You can catch a train to Petrie, or Ferny Grove, where free shuttle buses will transport you and your besties to the Red Deer Moreton Bay festival grounds.

More information: Visit the Red Deer Music and Arts Festival website, or email

Please keep in mind: Be a good festival-goer and ya-know ‘adult’ and clean-up after yourself – PLEASE DON’T LITTER!

Keep tabs on event developments by checking out the Red Deer Festival Facebook page, and take a look at previous festival happenings on Red Deer Fest’s Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Program and Event Times subject to change

A big thanks to the Silver Sponsor - 

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14 October 2017


Red Deer Music & Arts Festival
291 Foggs Road
Mount Samson 4520

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