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Go roadtrippin' in search of ripper live tunes with QMF's Queensland Music Trails
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Go roadtrippin’ in search of ripper live tunes with QMF’s Queensland Music Trails

Spectacular sandy vistas, storied country pubs and the freedom of the open road – when it comes to exploring our own backyard, there's no better way than roadtripping. Of course, a cross-country trip is only made better with a great soundtrack to guide you through the long journey – but what if you swapped your aux cord for some live tunes instead? The concert-loving folks at QMF are here to help you out with that transition, launching a huge Queensland Music Trails that's inviting some of our favourite homegrown acts into the Queensland outback. Don't worry, you're invited along for the ride too! more

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

The weekend is nearly upon us so can we get a heck yeah? Concerts in The Valley, laneway markets, riverside feasts and jazz-tinged musicals are just a taste of what's on offer over the next few days, so keep reading for a few more ideas ... more

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Singing, dancing and a dose of drama – La Boite Theatre announces its spellbinding ACT 2
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Singing, dancing and a dose of drama – La Boite Theatre announces its spellbinding ACT 2

Following a successful season opening with ACT 1 – which featured two hit productions – La Boite Theatre is pulling out all of the stops for a thrilling ACT 2. Kicking off this month and running until August, the exciting second act of the theatre's 2021 season features two diverse main stage productions, a fresh-faced music series and a brand-spanking-new program of HWY events. Order some bubbles, take your seat and settle in for a night at the theatre. more

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Wacky trivia, weird experiments and wonderful gigs await inside World Science Festival Brisbane's The Nucleus
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Wacky trivia, weird experiments and wonderful gigs await inside World Science Festival Brisbane’s The Nucleus

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're well aware (and very excited) that World Science Festival Brisbane is returning to Queensland Museum from March 24–28 for five days of experimental magic. Just a short stroll from the museum is where curious minds will come across The Nucleus, a lounge-room-meets-laboratory that will be full to the brim with brain-tingling happenings. Here's a closer look into some of the weird and wonderful events that will be popping up inside the festival's designated hang-out spot ... more

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Showgirls, soul singers and tea spilling – MELT Festival drops its rainbow-soaked program
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Showgirls, soul singers and tea spilling – MELT Festival drops its rainbow-soaked program

For six fabulous years, MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture has brought a glitter-soaked treasure chest of events to our city. After the year-that-should-not-be-named, MELT is back and better than ever and is giving us a reason to not only put on our heels, but kick them back. So you can start applying your eyeshadow, we have got your sneak peek into this year's festival. From confetti-covered cabaret to Queen tributes, here's a taste of some not-to-be-missed events ... more

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Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator headline a rescheduled Splendour in the Grass 2021
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Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator headline a rescheduled Splendour in the Grass 2021

The all-mighty pandemic might have stomped out our plans of moving and grooving along to live tunes at our favourite music festivals last year, but it can't dampen our spirits entirely. Keeping the dream alive is Splendour in the Grass, which has just announced rescheduled dates for its music-filled shindig at North Byron Parklands from Friday November 19 to Sunday November 21, 2021. more


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The Fortitude Music Hall announces second shows for Strings Attached
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The Fortitude Music Hall announces second shows for Strings Attached

Mere weeks ago we disclosed the exciting news to you, dear readers, that The Fortitude Music Hall is joining forces with Brisbane Symphony Orchestra to lift the curtains on its new concert series – Strings Attached. Following a huge rush for tickets, the talented team behind the program has dropped second shows for both Vera Blue and The Smith Street Band. This is one live music series you don't want to miss out on ... more

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The Fortitude Music Hall and Brisbane Symphony Orchestra team up for dazzling concert series Strings Attached
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The Fortitude Music Hall and Brisbane Symphony Orchestra team up for dazzling concert series Strings Attached

If you're a regular attendee of live gigs, then you're probably well acquainted with The Fortitude Music Hall. The gargantuan live-entertainment venue is situated on Brunswick Street Mall, and since opening its doors in 2019 has seen many a talented performer take its stage. To kick off 2021 with a bang, The Fortitude Music Hall is joining forces with Brisbane Symphony Orchestra (BSO) to lift the curtains on its new concert series – Strings Attached. Not to be scoffed at, these live gigs have recruited not only the talented folk at BSO but some pretty spectacular musicians along for the ride ... more

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Punk rock, racing action and two-wheeled exhilaration – The Motorcycle Up Late rides into GOMA
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Punk rock, racing action and two-wheeled exhilaration – The Motorcycle Up Late rides into GOMA

Calling all two-wheeled transport lovers! If you're yet to visit GOMA's The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire exhibition, don't fret – The Motorcycle Up Late is speeding into GOMA from Friday March 19 to Saturday March 20 and promises to deliver its trademark mix of twilight tunes and starry exhibition experiences. Think top-notch Aussie music acts, DJs, bars, access to the blockbuster motorcycle exhibition after dark and some uber-cool pop-up activations. Strap in, this is going to be one wild weekend. more

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Homegrown acts and internationally acclaimed artists have joined forces for BrisAsia's Rare Voices concert
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Homegrown acts and internationally acclaimed artists have joined forces for BrisAsia’s Rare Voices concert

BrisAsia Festival, the annual cultural event that celebrates Asian and intercultural arts, cuisine, culture and philosophy, is once again taking over Brisbane this February. To celebrate the diverse voices and multiculturalism that make our city great, a bounty of gifted local vocalists and instrumentalists are coming together for one massive concert at SunPAC on Saturday February 20 – and to top it off, it's completely free! Here's what you can expect at Rare Voices ... 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