Brisbane Festival

Brisbane’s foremost arts festival begins with Riverfire, a night of spectacular river celebrations then packs a host of brilliant local, national and international acts into leading arts venues and backyards before its end three weeks later.

Of the myriad of venues around Brisbane, the go-to spots are the towering semi-ruined brick plaza at the Powerhouse, the ornate mirrors-and-wood 19th century Spiegeltent (one of few left from the days when Troubadors wandered Europe) that sets up home in one of Brisbane’s civic squares, the suburban backyards of Brisbane where bands play under mango trees to an intimate audience, opera in the fields at Brookfield and the roving bus which trawls the city streets.

Under the festival umbrella are some fabulous sub-festivals as well including the all day Into Africa in the south side Yeronga Memorial Park and the West End Festival that takes over old Queenslanders and carparks with a program that reflects the unique diversity and artistic bent of West End.

In an effort to include all, the festival has many free events such as day performances at the Spiegeltent, street performances around the CBD and inner city and park performances.

Brisbane Festival

Various Locations


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