Get swept away ‘In the Sky’ at the 2016 Redcliffe KiteFest!
Renowned for its world-class kite show, this year’s Redcliffe KiteFest certainly won’t disappoint!
The best-kite flyers from throughout the world will come together for one very special weekend over Saturday 27 and Sunday 28, August. Look up and be amazed at the majestic kites of all shapes and sizes fill the sky from 9am to 4pm each day. Here’s who and what you can expect to see!
Proudly sponsored by Unitywater
Simon & Lyndall Chisnall (New Zealand)
Simon who works at Peter Lynn Kites is renowned for making the world’s biggest kites that are truly spectacular including the popular giant whale and crab. Simon has also recently been all around the world after being commissioned by FOX Studios to create an 18-metre monster 3D show kite in the shape of Toothless, the Night Fury dragon for the US launch of How to Train Your Dragon 2 movie.
Leong Chee Wan (Malaysia)
Leong Chee Wan, better known as CEEWAN in the kiting community has been BIG into kites since 1993. Over the years he has become well-known in the international kiting community and is known for his works on designing kite platforms (as opposed to decorating a kite). His most successful designs are the “Pointer” and “Plutz” kites which are now sold under licence in the USA. Back in Malaysia he is also known for his collection of rare, stunning, designer kites from all over the world.
Redcliffe Kite Club (Australia)
Catch the gravity-defying aerobatic displays and tricks flying high above Pelican Park twice daily.
You won’t want to miss the Yak-52 and the Harvard perform spectacular aerial displays – Twice daily at 10am & 2pm.
Danny Lau (Malaysia)
Danny Lau has been flying kites for the past 20 years, flying any form of kite he can get his hands on. Danny also collects unusual kites and is fascinated by ground kite displays. Danny has flown in many regional kite festivals and has become known by many as “Danny Kiteman”. He officially became a pro-kite flyer in 2003 and specialises in kite events for corporate companies, team building, and outdoor events. For the past few years he had been involved in the very successful NTUC Income Kite Festival in Singapore. Danny is also a competent indoor single-line kite flyer where his skills are very sought after.
Public Kite Flying Zone
Let’s go fly a kite! Due to popular demand, we have created a public kite flying zone. Bring your own kite, or your creation from the kite workshops, and show us your kite flying skills!
Kite Making Workshops - $5
Make your very own kite whilst learning the ancient craft of kite making at our kite making workshops. Let experienced kite flyers show you the ‘tricks of the trade’ and once completed, fly your creation in the public kite flying zone! Operating from 10am – 2pm near the entry gate and KiteFest art installation.
*Please note: Kite quantities are limited and distributed on a ‘first in, best dressed’ basis.
Take a look at the kites from Redcliffe KiteFest 2014!
* Please note – All demonstrations are subject to weather conditions and may be re-scheduled or cancelled due to safety requirements.