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Comedy greats, prolific plays and a festival of cheese – here’s what’s on in Brisbane this weekend
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Comedy greats, prolific plays and a festival of cheese – here’s what’s on in Brisbane this weekend

As we move into winter, there’s no better way to fill these chilly days than with a jam-packed weekend of culture, comedy and food. From an action-packed cheese festival to pasta dishes by an Italian-cuisine connoisseur, captivating theatre and seriously funny stand-up, Brisbane is heating up just in time for this cold snap of a weekend. Here’s what not to miss from May 23 to May 26 … more

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Splendour might be cancelled but these gigs aren’t – here are 13 unmissable acts coming to Brisbane
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Splendour might be cancelled but these gigs aren’t – here are 13 unmissable acts coming to Brisbane

It’s been recently announced that the iconic festival – and one of Brisbane's most beloved rights of passage – Splendour in the Grass has been cancelled for 2024. The news came after a slew of festivals had already faced the axe in the last few months. But fear not – there are still ample acts making their way down under to give you your live music fix. Here are a few shows making their way to a venue near you soon. more

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Redland Performing Arts Centre promises a roster of rock ’n’ roll royalty for its 2024 season
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Redland Performing Arts Centre promises a roster of rock ’n’ roll royalty for its 2024 season

Striding confidently into the joint and throwing its boot up on the bar, the Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) is staking its claim as “Brisbane’s new home of classic Aussie rock”. With a new multimillion-dollar facelift and a star-studded line-up of 2024 gigs from Australian music icons like Ella Hooper, Ian Moss, Linda and Vika Bull, Marcia Hines, Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows, John Williamson, Kate Miller-Heidke, The Choirboys and more, RPAC is feeling itself like never before. more

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Feel the flower power as Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers unveils its 75th anniversary program
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Feel the flower power as Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers unveils its 75th anniversary program

Who knows what bounty spring will bring? Well, if you head into Toowoomba it’s near guaranteed to bring a cornucopia of enchanting flora, enlivening family fun and an enriching run of local food and drink. That’s right – the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is returning this September for another year of fabulous floriferous festivities. Celebrating 75 years, the festival has packed more than 77 efflorescent events into four petal-filled weeks from September 13 to October 7. Read on to uncover this year’s program … more

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Sky Ferreira, Explosions in the Sky, Yves Tumor and many more are bringing the heat to Brisbane this winter with Open Season Festival
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Sky Ferreira, Explosions in the Sky, Yves Tumor and many more are bringing the heat to Brisbane this winter with Open Season Festival

It looks like it’s going to be a hot winter this year, with Open Season Festival’s sizzling 2024 line-up bringing indie-music greats to Brisbane. From Saturday June 1 to Sunday August 25, The Tivoli and The Princess Theatre will be hosting a fleet of local legends, national treasures and big-name international acts for this multi-month festival – just in time to break you out of seasonal hibernation. Here’s what you need to know … more

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Annual street party Stones Corner Festival announces its 2024 line-up of tunes and brews
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Annual street party Stones Corner Festival announces its 2024 line-up of tunes and brews

Pop Sunday May 5 in the diary and consider your Labour Day long-weekend plans officially sorted – Stones Corner Festival is back to deliver another action-packed day and night of live music, street-style feasting and top sips from your favourite breweries. Electronic dance-music trio The Potbelleez will headline the festival's bonzer bill of homegrown talent, set to have revellers dancing in the street well into the night. more

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Experience QAGOMA’s latest exhibition after dark at Fairy Tales Up Late
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Experience QAGOMA’s latest exhibition after dark at Fairy Tales Up Late

Each season, art aficionados and amateurs alike descend upon the QAGOMA precinct for the rare chance to wander the galleries after hours. The latest Up Late is taking you on a journey into the wondrous world of Fairy Tales. Over two nights – Friday March 15 and 16 – the enchanting exhibition will be joined by magical music, theatre and drop-in workshops, headlined by Maple Glider and Methyl Ethel. Here’s what not to miss at this cultural night out … more


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Festival of Outback Opera is back for another year of sensational vocals and spectacular views
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Festival of Outback Opera is back for another year of sensational vocals and spectacular views

Few experiences can rival the magnificence of opera – but the vast and vibrant landscapes of rural Queensland might just do it. From 14 – 20 May, Opera Queensland will be hitting the road and bringing its music masterpieces to the outback towns of Longreach and Winton. Headlined by the likes of Kate Miller-Heidke and internationally renowned vocalists, the Festival of Outback Opera and its packed program of community and culture is one both opera aficionados and amateurs won’t want to miss. more

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Metro Arts unveils its 2024 season of explosive performances, bold exhibitions and experimental dance
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Metro Arts unveils its 2024 season of explosive performances, bold exhibitions and experimental dance

Trailblazing creative institution Metro Arts has unveiled its groundbreaking 2024 season of events, exhibitions and performances, which is set to shine a spectacularly bright light on a new wave of innovative artists and their daring endeavours. With experimentation at its core, the stellar new program will thrill audiences and enthusiasts with 13 thought-provoking art exhibitions, ten boundary-pushing mainstage productions, and the debut of a two-week dance festival. Here's a sneak peek of what's to come ... more

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Bluey, the Beast and plenty of festival beats – all of the events you won’t want to miss in 2024
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Bluey, the Beast and plenty of festival beats – all of the events you won’t want to miss in 2024

With 2023 practically a write-off, it’s time to cast our eyes to all things bigger and better. Turn to that fresh calendar page, exhale and start anew with a brand-new year. And from where we're standing – your 2024? It’s looking good. Get ready for a new year of stacked festival line-ups, world-class culture and fun for the whole family. Keep reading to discover all the endless fun in-store for the future you in 2024. more

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Spellbinding stories, fantastical performances and whimsical workshops await at GOMA's Fairy Tales Festival
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Spellbinding stories, fantastical performances and whimsical workshops await at GOMA’s Fairy Tales Festival

If you're yet to experience GOMA's enchanted new exhibition Fairy Tales, now is your chance! From Friday January 19, a fantastical three-day festival will weave its way through GOMA's galleries, outdoor spaces and cinemas bringing a whimsical line-up of workshops, performances, storytelling sessions, screenings and, of course, an all-access pass to its blockbuster summer exhibition. more

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Two fun and free productions will take over Brisbane City Hall these school holidays
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Two fun and free productions will take over Brisbane City Hall these school holidays

Ah, school holidays. While we love some quality time spent with the little ones, sometimes it can be difficult to find enough activities to keep the kiddies entertained that are also easy on the bank account. This is where the Lord Mayor's Children's Program comes in. With two super-fun and free productions taking over Brisbane City Hall in December and January, there is so much affordable entertainment to be experienced. Keep reading for all of the details ... more

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Ornament decorating and rooftop carols – West Village comes alive with Christmas cheer this festive season
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Ornament decorating and rooftop carols – West Village comes alive with Christmas cheer this festive season

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at West End's premier lifestyle precinct. That’s right, the trees are being decorated and twinkling lights are adorning the buildings at West Village, but that’s not the only way the precinct is delivering the Christmas cheer this festive season. West Village will come alive with a myriad of merry activities, offering everything from Christmas ornament decorating workshops to a magical evening of Carols and more! Keep reading for all of the details … more

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Yothu Yindi, Kim Gordon and Drab Majesty to headline the 2024 iteration of ΩHM Festival of Other Music at Brisbane Powerhouse
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Yothu Yindi, Kim Gordon and Drab Majesty to headline the 2024 iteration of ΩHM Festival of Other Music at Brisbane Powerhouse

Japanese metal icons, Krautrock luminaries, art-punk pioneers and influential First Nations collectives lead the provocative 2024 program of ΩHM Festival of Other Music. Bringing together thought-provoking art, music, movement and performance from Wednesday February 28 to Saturday April 20, ΩHM is celebrating experimental endeavour and cutting-edge creativity. It's not to be missed. more

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Get down and boogie with Stace Cadet at Treasury Brisbane's Super Weekend
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Get down and boogie with Stace Cadet at Treasury Brisbane’s Super Weekend

If you're looking to level up your weekend antics with some killer live tunes, then you're in luck. Treasury Brisbane is hosting a Super Weekend that is set to thrill, with a live and free performance from dance-inducing DJ Stace Cadet. Revel in a weekend of bulk boogie and beats from Friday November 24 to Sunday November 26, and have your chance to win a share in $30,000. Sound tempting? Keep reading for all of the details ... more