The Ray White MAIN STAGE – sponsored by, well, Ray White!
This is outdoor entertainment central for the weekend – the town square of the KISS village. Blessed with possibly the best backdrop of any festival in the world, and a natural hillside ampitheatre, this stage will see round-the-clock acts all weekend long, along with the closing ceremony and presentations. Bring a picnic rug and a sense of fun!
THE CIRCUS DROPZONE – sponsored by The Pines
This popular family-favourite returns! Sit back and marvel at the skills of those who actually did run away and join the circus, while kids are also encouraged to have a go and try a range of fun circus activities. It’ll be running all weekend – alongside the main stage. Just try and keep the little ones away!
CAFÉ DE RUDE – sponsored by Furniture One Kiama
Where entertainment and sustenance come together! Enjoy a snack or beverage with a free side order of theatrics at this most unique of cafes. Take a seat, take a sip and either take a well-earned break or take in one of the many musical and comedy shows happening here across the weekend (see schedule).
LE PETITE GRANDE – sponsored by Destination Kiama
This mini ‘spiegelesque’ tent has quite literally propped up the KISS event in previous years, but in 2018 it will be enjoying a quieter festival in its benevolent role as Lantern HQ on the Saturday. Step inside and create a stunning lantern to be paraded during the Saturday evening spectacular.
ROVING THROUGHOUT KISS VILLAGE – sponsored by Numbers Count Gerringong & Kiama Business Chamber
KISS is full of surprises – so keep your eyes peeled for True & Love roaming the festival site looking for each other, Dr. Hubble's Bubbles "popping" up around the harbour, a spookily hilarious Ghost Tour & The singing Madri-Gagas in pursuit of their "hottest 100"! Plus of course the Lantern Parade 7:30pm Saturday evening, Raft Race at midday Sunday and much more!
AIR KISS TENT – sponsored by Festivals Australia
In 2019, our Air Kiss Tent will see four visual artists, collaborate on a project which represents the five Japanese elements - Earth, Fire, Water, Wind and Void.
Fire – A parade of Lanterns made both during the Festival
Wind - is represented by a hillside filled with handmade pinwheels, decorated and
personalised by attendees. Each one dedicated to someone that is no longer able to
celebrate with us.
Earth - 1000 cranes will be created across the festival weekend and hung in the large trees
on site. The cranes represent peace and good luck.
Water - Paper Mache Cows to be decorated will stand on the volcanic black sand, with the
ocean lapping their ankles representing the gift of water.
These 4 elements come together in the 5th element – VOID. The Void is the creative energy
of interactive arts, of people coming together to laugh, play and create, in the spirit of
Kiama and all that it was, is and can be. The void creates possibility.