After a decade, it’s our turn to be Teneriffe Festival spectators

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Posted on May 23, 2024.
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For the past ten years, Goodwill Projects and Immerse Events have been privileged to work behind the scenes at the Teneriffe Festival, Brisbane’s biggest street party.

This year, we made the decision to take a step back and enjoy the festival as patrons, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and reminiscing about our favourite memories from the past decade.

Over the years, we’ve seen the festival grow and flourish, attracting approximately 50,000 people to its riverside streets and hidden laneway bars. From historical tours with the Teneriffe Historical Society to contemporary activities, folk music to punk rock, health and fitness events to indulgent cheese, champagne, and oysters, the Teneriffe Festival offers a one-day festival filled with world-class entertainment and local street acts.


Which comes as no surprise that organising an event as large and vibrant as the Teneriffe Festival is no small feat. Goodwill Projects and Immerse Events has taken pride in meticulously planning and executing fine details, from organising and liaising with stallholders, to volunteers and artists all to ensure a seamless experience for attendees and participants alike to creating a safe space for resident communications and feedback.

One of the key elements of the festival’s success is the diverse array of small and micro businesses who have continued to support the Teneriffe Festival. Goodwill Projects has worked with hundreds of vendors to curate a selection of local and regional vendors, bringing together a mix of gourmet food stalls, artisanal crafts, unique merchandise, and community displays. Including Gnocchi Gnocchi, Barcelona Churros, Mussel Bros, Gelato a Go Go Van, Creative Art By Bron, The Little Brown Cake Co, and Samba Catering Co. Building strong relationships with these vendors, has meant there has always been a high-quality and varied offering that keeps festival-goers coming back year after year.

The festival’s audacious contemporary programming positions it at the forefront of community events in Queensland. In our opinion, it’s one of the most wonderful festivals in the world, offering a magical blend of entertainment, culture, and community spirit. Leading us to work with the talented folks at The Triffid and some amazing local, national, and international artists like Bluey & Bingo, Ben Lee, Doggie Heaven Band, Betty Taylor, Boy & Bear, Tjaka, GANGgajang, Odette, Mojo Webb, The Mini Moshers, and Mash’d N Kutcher.

From our time at the Teneriffe Festival, we have developed partnerships and even friendships with some of Australia’s most reputable corporate brands, which we are proud to say have developed into wonderful relationships that are mutually beneficial and will continue well into the future past the festival. Our amazing partners such as Stone & Wood, Weekend Edition, My Village News, New Farm State School, Days & Daze, Nova 106.9, The Triffid, Cr Vicki Howard and Cr Grace Grace, Brisbane City Council, and Oztix, just to name a few provide vital resources, expertise, and support that Goodwill Projects is so grateful to have experienced.

A HUGE thank you to the Teneriffe Festival Board Members who volunteer their time to support this non-profit festival, a special shout out to Chairman Michael Wilkins and Matt Trewella, who has worked closely with Goodwill Projects to tirelessly grow and create this festival.

The boards commitment and support has been instrumental in navigating challenges and taking up new opportunities that may arise for the festival year after year.

We aren’t going to forget our sister team at Immerse Events, working closely with Jonny Ruddy and his team has been an absolute pleasure. His expertise and creativity have significantly contributed to the seamless execution and vibrant atmosphere of the festival, ensuring that every event is a memorable experience for all attendees.

We also extend our deepest gratitude to our sponsors, including Stone & Wood, Energex, Urban Utilities, Sage Hotels James Street, The Triffid, The Prince Consort, Dalgety, Jazz Music Institute, Wallace Bishop, Brisbane Airport, Mercedes-Benz Brisbane, and Tennis Australia, Brisbane Bullets, just to name a few. Their generous support has been instrumental in bringing the festival to life year after year, providing the necessary resources and backing to enhance every aspect of the event.

And most importantly a heartfelt thank you to the local community for supporting us through the years, rain or shine, and especially during the challenging COVID times. The support from the local Teneriffe community has been one of many pillars contributing to the festival’s success.

As we step into our new role as festival-goers this year, we look forward to rediscovering the magic of the Teneriffe Festival from a fresh perspective. We want to high light some of our favourite moments that we have had working with the Teneriffe Festival board, the local community and the many vendors and stakeholders who band together to make this experience so magical.

We can’t wait to see you there and share in the joy of Brisbane’s biggest street party on Saturday, June 8th.

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