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What's on in Brisbane this weekend
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What’s on in Brisbane this weekend

Considering last weekend was a complete write-off, we think you should make the most of your freedom and our great city by getting out and about this weekend. Support your local cafe, head to a museum or art gallery or check out one of the many exciting events listed below. Whatever you do, remember to mask up and stay safe! more

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Get ready for the new year – five unmissable events for 2021
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Get ready for the new year – five unmissable events for 2021

We won’t go on about 2020, except to say that we are expecting this year to be an absolute cracker (even if only by comparison). Luckily for us, there’s a next-level line-up of events hitting our shores in 2021, including both rescheduled shows and brand-new creations from some of the nation’s best event producers. Live events look like they're back and better than ever! more

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Live and lush – catch songstress Emma Dean in an intimate one-off performance at Brisbane Powerhouse
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Live and lush – catch songstress Emma Dean in an intimate one-off performance at Brisbane Powerhouse

We know we’ve harped on about how much we missed live music during lockdown, but the fact bears repeating – nothing compares to the spontaneity, joy and pure entertainment of seeing artists do their thing in person. One performer who really embodies the spirit of live entertainment is Emma Dean, a multifaceted Brisbane artist who will sing, play and work her way into your heart with her repertoire of pure folk gems. Performing for one night only at Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday January 30, Emma is set to bring her intimate stage show to life again – and it’s sure to dazzle you. more

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Be serenaded with merry melodies at Carols in The Common at West Village
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Be serenaded with merry melodies at Carols in The Common at West Village

It's a sure-fire sign that Christmas is coming when the familiar dulcet tones of Michael Bublé and the high-pitched whistles of Mariah Carey start filling the air across our city. If festive tunes are your favourite genre of music, then we know an event that is sure to get your sleigh bells ringing. On Tuesday December 8 and Thursday December 10, Opera Queensland will be spreading Christmas cheer at West Village for Carols in The Common, a magical evening of Santa-approved music. more

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Be serenaded by songbirds and sopranos under the stars at the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols
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Be serenaded by songbirds and sopranos under the stars at the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols

If you're the kind of person who has already put up their Christmas tree, has been waiting for Michael Bublé to emerge from his cave since July and been counting down the days until Santa's arrival, then we have got some good (nay, great) news for you – the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols is returning to spread some festive cheer! A jolly collection of homegrown musical talent is set to take the stage to serenade you with merry carols on Saturday December 5. more

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Catch live tunes and soul-soothing stories when Sunshine Sounds hits Brisbane Powerhouse
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Catch live tunes and soul-soothing stories when Sunshine Sounds hits Brisbane Powerhouse

Us Brisbane folk have a lot of reasons to celebrate this summer – balmy nights, river breezes and the return of live music to our beautiful city among them. We’ve been practically skipping in the streets now that our favourite arts venues are back up and running again, including our beloved Brisbane Powerhouse. If you’ve been aching to take in some easy, breezy tunes from some of our country’s most seasoned performers, Sunshine Sounds will be your perfect reintroduction into the realm of live music. more


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Get ready to rock – Valley Fiesta returns for a four-day music festival
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Get ready to rock – Valley Fiesta returns for a four-day music festival

Prepare to turn it up to 11 as Valley Fiesta is returning to rock the block – from Brunswick Street Mall to Costin Street and beyond! The four-day festival is taking over some of The Valley's most beloved music institutions from Thursday November 19 to Sunday November 22 with a line-up of homegrown stars including Robert Forster, DZ Deathrays, Jaguar Jonze, Kate Miller-Heidke and many more. more

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Australian Brandenburg Orchestra goes digital for brand-new production Ayres & Graces
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Australian Brandenburg Orchestra goes digital for brand-new production Ayres & Graces

Concerts are few and far between at the moment – and harder than ever to secure tickets for. That's why Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's special digital premiere of Ayres & Graces has arrived at just the right time, ready to serve up an evening of bewitching sounds straight to your living room on Sunday November 1. Featuring everything from heavenly trio sonatas to intimate chamber music, this is one musical journey you don't want to miss out on. more

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Put your party hats on – live and loud music returns to the coast courtesy of Feedback Festival
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Put your party hats on – live and loud music returns to the coast courtesy of Feedback Festival

Like most things this year, concerts and music festivals have had to adapt to the new normal. On the not-so-fun side of things, this has seen a few fallen soldiers in the process, with many events cancelled or postponed to a future date. After a few months of radio silence, a brand-new live music concept – Feedback Festival – is set to breathe new life into the Gold Coast music scene. It's all happening over ten firecracker nights, from Thursday December 3 until Sunday December 13. Festival fun is back, baby! more

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Homegrown heavy-hitters and inspirational icons – the BIGSOUND conference highlights to tune into
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Homegrown heavy-hitters and inspirational icons – the BIGSOUND conference highlights to tune into

The brilliant minds behind one of Australia’s most beloved music events, BIGSOUND, have pulled out all of the stops to line up some spectacular talent for this year's festivities. BIGSOUND's completely digital conference program is an extravaganza of homegrown music legends and pop-culture prodigies ready to share everything from their insights into the industry and their rich careers to the very strange state of the world. It's going to be bonanzas. more

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Watch live shows like never before at The Tivoli's Open Season series of gigs
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Watch live shows like never before at The Tivoli’s Open Season series of gigs

Be prepared for jaw-dropping cabaret, daring circus acts and a whole lot of live-music goodness – The Tivoli is putting on a show (well, actually, quite a lot of them) as part of its brand-new live music and entertainment series Open Season. A curated series of concerts and performances taking over the iconic live-music venue, Open Season is set to reinvigorate Brisbane’s performing arts scene all summer long. From November 2020 to February 2021, eager concert-goers will be able to treat their ears and eyes to shows featuring Custard, Megan Washington, Cub Sport, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Briefs Factory and many more! more

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Music legends and major voices – behold the BIGSOUND50 and keynote speaker announcement
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Music legends and major voices – behold the BIGSOUND50 and keynote speaker announcement

It’s safe to say 2020 hasn’t been a typical year, but BIGSOUND isn’t a typical event. The brilliant minds behind one of Australia’s most beloved music conferences weren’t going to let a little thing like a global pandemic get in the way of pulling together yet another groundbreaking line-up of talent – things are just going to be a little bit different (and a lot more online) for BIGSOUND’s 2020 edition. The tastemakers and talent-finders of our country’s music landscape have curated one of the most kick-ass programs ever, creating an entirely digital experience that still packs just as much of a punch as IRL events of yore. A red-hot line-up of incredible musicians, industry boffins and pop-culture icons have combined to create a program that speaks to the spirit of the conference – the ambitious, the undiscovered, the offbeat and the downright legendary. more

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Songs at Sunset to fill West Village with tunes, tapas and tipples
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Songs at Sunset to fill West Village with tunes, tapas and tipples

Concerts have been mostly absent from the calendar this year, but they are making a welcome comeback across our vibrant city – and boy, we have missed them so. If you've been itching to treat your ears to an afternoon of sweet tunes, West End lifestyle and entertainment precinct West Village is hosting Songs at Sunset, two twilight opera performances in the lush surrounds of The Common on Friday October 9 and Saturday October 10. more

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Factory Summer Festival is coming to Brisbane and the line-up is huge
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Factory Summer Festival is coming to Brisbane and the line-up is huge

In probably some of the most exciting news to be announced this year, a massive music event – Factory Summer Festival – has revealed it's heading to Brisbane with a jam-packed line-up of Australian musical talent. If everything goes to plan (we are crossing our fingers and toes), then this series of gigs will be here come December. Start planning your outfit pronto. more

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Catch all of the action from BIGSOUND 2020 live from your couch
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Catch all of the action from BIGSOUND 2020 live from your couch

Ordinarily the annual BIGSOUND event is a multi-day rager that sweeps Fortitude Valley's best arts venues with a global gathering of musicians, industry folk, brands and media beaming a spotlight on up-and-coming artists by catapulting them onto the world stage. If we've learnt anything at all from 2020 it's that these times are far from ordinary and this year – for the first time in its 18-year history – BIGSOUND is going virtual. Before you go crying into your pillow, the silver lining is that you will be able to enjoy an abundance of music alongside keynote addresses, workshops, panels and discussions from the comfort of your couch, for free! 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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Fill up on baos and boozy sips at Ling Ling's Dim Sum Disco Sundays
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Fill up on baos and boozy sips at Ling Ling’s Dim Sum Disco Sundays

Sequinned outfits, sparkling dancefloors and a whole lot of Donna Summer – we think disco is well and truly worthy of a comeback. Fortitude Valley's neon-lit late-night bar and eatery Ling Ling has caught disco fever and is launching a weekly party to celebrate. Kicking off this Sunday August 30, Ling Ling's Dim Sum Disco Sundays has it all – catchy beats, a delicious dim sum spread and bottomless sips. So don your best 70s attire and assemble your crew for the ultimate Studio 54-esque Sunday session. Who said disco was dead? more

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Say hello to spring at jazz-filled picnic party Blooms & Tunes
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Say hello to spring at jazz-filled picnic party Blooms & Tunes

The weather is warming up, flowers are blossoming across our vibrant city and fun times are on their way – spring is just around the corner, folks! Welcome the new season with good company and great vibes at Blooms & Tunes, an afternoon of music and picnic goodness held in Brisbane’s inner-city tropical haven, Roma Street Parkland. more