Brand-new music festival Brisbane Winter Sessions is turning up the heat with a bevy of killer homegrown artists
The Australian music industry was hit hard in 2020, with our most beloved artists, venues and festivals bearing the brunt of the pandemic. This year, we have a lot more hope and a whole lot more killer gigs on the cards! One such event that is set to make a splash this season as well as lend a helping hand to Queensland’s live-music scene is Brisbane Winter Sessions, a brand-new music festival coming to some of the city’s most treasured venues in August.
Pop on your best band shirt and maybe a jumper too – Brisbane Winter Sessions is set to supply six days of stellar entertainment with help from a kick-ass line-up of homegrown artists from August 5–11. The inaugural festival, which is supported by Brisbane City Council and produced by QMusic, is celebrating the city’s phenomenal (and resilient) live-music industry. Over six days and nights, the festival will be spread across some of the city’s most impressive venues including The Zoo, Fortitude Music Hall, Ric’s Backyard, The Triffid and The Brightside. Some electrifying acts that will be taking the stage include hip-hop group No Money Enterprise, metal band Thy Art Is Murder, ex-Powderfinger musician Ian Haug and ex-Regurgitator artist Ben Ely as well as singer-songwriter Miiesha, rockers Bad//Dreems, punk-rock outfit Trophy Eyes, indie rockers Last Dinosaurs, plus many more.
There will be 30 ticketed and free (yes, free!) events to check out across the week with some truly special experiences on the cards. Dance the night away at The Fortitude Music Hall, which will transform into a 360-degree experience accommodating 1000 festival-goers for an evening of beats from No Money Enterprise, Thy Art is Murder and Nina Las Vegas or tune in to some classics at the Ritchie Yorke All Star Gig at The Prince Consort featuring Tyron Noonan, Ian Haug and Nik Phillips. Other not-to-be-missed happenings include Drag Night at The Zoo, The Triffid’s annual Brisbane Burger Fest taking over Stratton Street, and free live shows at Felons Barrel Hall with Miiesha, Sweater Curse, RVG, A. Swayze, Girl and Ghosts.
To peep the full program or to grab tickets to Brisbane Winter Sessions, pop over to the official website.
This article was written in partnership with our friends at Brisbane Winter Sessions. Produced by Q Music and proudly supported by Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Winter Sessions is a new six-day festival, running from Thursday August 5 to Wednesday August 11. The festival features an incredible line-up of established, emerging and First Nations acts in the city’s most-loved music venues to celebrate our city’s live-music industry.