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Secret gardens and funny mummies – all of the must-see Brisbane Festival events at West Village
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Secret gardens and funny mummies – all of the must-see Brisbane Festival events at West Village

If you're wondering why our city looks a bit brighter than usual at the moment, it's all due to a certain city-wide fiesta – Brisbane Festival, of course! The much-anticipated celebration is setting our city alight from September 3–25 with a jam-packed three-week program. Set to host some of the finest festivities of the festival is West Village, which is home to everything from enchanting gardens full of larger-than-life florals to hilarious comedy showcases. Here's a taste of what's on offer ... more

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Where to eat, drink and get the best view for this year's Riverfire
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Where to eat, drink and get the best view for this year’s Riverfire

With September on the horizon, so too is the arrival of Brisbane Festival. The month will serve up a bevy of theatre, music and art and will cap off with Brisbane’s biggest party. Following a one-year hiatus, Sunsuper Riverfire will light up Brisbane's sky once again on Saturday September 25, and the banks of the Brisbane River will be lined with revellers keen to see the fireworks displays and aerial antics. If you’re searching for the perfect vantage point to take in the display and fill your rumbling belly at the same time, we've rounded up some of our top picks ... more

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Pyrotechnics, seesaws and overwater exhibitions – Brisbane Festival itineraries for the wonder seeker in all
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Pyrotechnics, seesaws and overwater exhibitions – Brisbane Festival itineraries for the wonder seeker in all

With the very large-and-in-charge Brisbane Festival coming around the corner like the speed of light (it's all happening from September 3–25, for the forgetful folk), it's safe to say we're spoiled for choice – and choosing can be hard! Don't fret, fellow wonder seeker, as we have your back. We've curated four itineraries to help you tackle all of the festival goodness – whether you're a proud parent, eager bar hopper, art enthusiast or weekend chaser. more

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Hot in the city – the raunchiest shows to check out at Brisbane Festival
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Hot in the city – the raunchiest shows to check out at Brisbane Festival

September will usher in a lot of things – warmer weather, the early days of the silly season and our favourite annual fiesta – Brisbane Festival. The much-anticipated celebration will be injecting some razzle dazzle into our city from September 3–25 with a stimulating three-week program that is full to the brim with sultry, sexy and scintillating shows. If you're keen to get a bit dirrty Xtina-style, then luckily for you, we have rounded up Brisbane Festival's raunchiest events. From fierce LGBTIQ+ fashion parties to seductive cabaret troupes airing all of their dirty laundry, it's going to get hot and heavy up in here. more

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Urban legends, show dogs and fabulous fashion shows – our top five unmissable picks for Brisbane Festival
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Urban legends, show dogs and fabulous fashion shows – our top five unmissable picks for Brisbane Festival

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're all over the fact that Brisbane Festival is returning to our city from September 3–25 for three weeks of electrifying entertainment. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the absolute feast of fabulous events on offer then continue reading, as we've rounded up five of our favourite shows that have to be seen to be believed – including First Nations fashion parades, fierce femme tradies and fiery circus performances. more

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PSA – Brisbane Festival is having a Local Love flash sale so snag some tickets, pronto
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PSA – Brisbane Festival is having a Local Love flash sale so snag some tickets, pronto

[PLEASE NOTE: the flash sale is over but you can still snag tickets to all of the amazing Brisbane Festival shows here.] One thing that has gotten us through what has been a particularly rough few weeks is that there is a shining beacon of hope lighting up our events calendar this September – Brisbane Festival. If you haven't bought your tickets yet, we can forgive you (just this once) but we won't let you forget – this city-wide fiesta is right around the corner and is bringing with it a jaw-dropping program of performances. To help you save some sweet dosh whilst you secure your seat, the generous organisers of Brisbane Festival are hosting a Local Love flash sale. You'd better be quick – this 48-hour bargain bonanza starts today at 12:00 pm. more

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Get set to immerse yourself in inflatable installations and floating exhibitions – Brisbane Festival is coming back with a bang
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Get set to immerse yourself in inflatable installations and floating exhibitions – Brisbane Festival is coming back with a bang

If you can believe it, in two short months it will be September. Although this year seems like it is passing by quicker than you can sing Earth, Wind & Fire’s catchy song, that's not necessarily a bad thing, as the arrival of September means the return of our favourite city-wide fiesta – Brisbane Festival! The beloved celebration will set our city alight from September 3–25 with a thrilling three-week program that is shaping up to be the brightest party yet. From an art-filled boat cruising down Brisbane River and dance performances inside a bubble to much-anticipated stage shows and enchanting gardens full of larger-than-life florals, it doesn't get more weird and wonderful than this. more

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Baby, you're a firework – Sunsuper Riverfire is returning to Brisbane this September
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Baby, you’re a firework – Sunsuper Riverfire is returning to Brisbane this September

Last year took a lot from us, with the majority of our city's most beloved events completely wiped from the calendar. One of our favourite annual events, Sunsuper Riverfire was replaced by a month-long light-and-laser extravaganza in 2020 due to COVID restrictions, and although dazzling, we did miss our yearly dose of pyrotechnics. Fast forward a year and Riverfire is back is back with a ... bang (sorry, we had to) this September. more


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Metro Arts opens its doors at West Village with a colourful program of events
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Metro Arts opens its doors at West Village with a colourful program of events

Since moving out of its previous home at 109 Edward Street in The City, we have been eagerly anticipating the reopening (and rebirth) of Metro Arts. The famed creative institution has found its new stomping ground within the West Village precinct, bringing West End its first live theatre in a quarter of a century. To usher in the contemporary era of the 40-year-old multi-arts organisation, Metro Arts has lifted the curtain on its vibrant 2020 program, which includes a variety of electrifying performances, thrilling productions, eye-catching installations and enchanting exhibitions. It all kicks off when the doors open to the public on Thursday September 3, with a jam-packed itinerary of exciting events from the Brisbane Festival program. more

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Flash-mob cheerleaders, suburban cabaret shows and burlesque drag crews – Brisbane Festival's opening weekend will surprise and delight
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Flash-mob cheerleaders, suburban cabaret shows and burlesque drag crews – Brisbane Festival’s opening weekend will surprise and delight

Brisbane Festival returns brighter and bolder this year with an exciting 2020 program full of music, art and just a bit of naughtiness. The opening weekend will include all of this and more, illuminating our vibrant city with a laser installation, cul-de-sac concerts and burlesque-filled flashmobs. It all kicks off on Friday September 4 with a program of performances, exhibitions and experiences that will take Brisbane's breath away. more

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Suburban symphonies, laser shows and jaw-dropping circus stunts – Brisbane Festival returns with a bold new program
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Suburban symphonies, laser shows and jaw-dropping circus stunts – Brisbane Festival returns with a bold new program

September may seem like a lifetime away but warmer weather, exciting entertainment and everyone's favourite city-wide festival is really just around the corner. Yep, we're just a little bit excited to announce that Brisbane Festival is returning from September 4–26 to wake us from our winter slumber. Sure to knock socks off, this year’s festival theme is ‘Boldly Brisbane’ – a thrilling three-week program of fun-filled activities that is shaping up to be the boldest city-wide celebration yet. From giant art installations and intimate street concerts to circus antics and a huge laser light show, it doesn't get more action-packed than this. more

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Cultural preservation starts with conversation – BrisAsia Talks dives into our city's cultural identity
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Cultural preservation starts with conversation – BrisAsia Talks dives into our city’s cultural identity

Back for its eighth year from February 1 to 29, BrisAsia Festival showcases the rich culture, traditions and an atmosphere that celebrates Brisbane’s cultural diversity. A massive part of the festival is creating conversation around Brisbane’s current and future culture and creativity. Enter BrisAsia Talks, an afternoon of chatting about everything from cultural preservation to spirituality and gaming culture. more

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Flaming gardens, mind-bending mazes and more – our guide to Brisbane Festival 2019
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Flaming gardens, mind-bending mazes and more – our guide to Brisbane Festival 2019

Folks, we weren’t joking when we told you that this year’s Brisbane Festival is an absolute showstopper. The annual outing brings an extra explosion of colour and life to our city, spreading a program of world-class entertainment through the streets for three glorious weeks. Whether it’s visionary installations, racy cabaret or international musical superstars you’re after, this year’s Brisbane Festival has got you covered – we’ve had a look through the program and sorted it into handy sections depending on what you love. Block out September 5–28 in your diary because you’re going to be very busy. more