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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 mere moments away, pals! From Thursday May 19 to Sunday May 22 you can visit a pop-up Karen's Diner, hang out in riverside igloos, witness sustainable fashion shows and explore art after dark in the park. Here's our pick of some of the best things to do this weekend ... more

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Ben Lee, tastebud-tantalising bites and Bluey – the ultimate guide to Teneriffe Festival
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Ben Lee, tastebud-tantalising bites and Bluey – the ultimate guide to Teneriffe Festival

The momentous occasion is near – Teneriffe Festival will be descending upon Vernon Terrace in just two short weeks! Bringing with it a bevy of brews, bites, beats and feel-good vibes, the street-wide fiesta is set to be one fun-filled day out. So you know what to do this Saturday May 28, we have curated the ultimate Teneriffe Festival guide. Here are our must-do picks ... more

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Rising music star Jess Hitchcock set to dazzle in Songs that Made Me concert
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Rising music star Jess Hitchcock set to dazzle in Songs that Made Me concert

First Nations performer, composer and singer-songwriter extraordinaire Jess Hitchcock is one to watch in the Australian music scene. Her stunning voice has seen her take the stage with homegrown music legends Paul Kelly and Kate Miller-Heidke. Later this month, Jess is performing a collection of songs that celebrate her storied career so far in Songs that Made Me, another must-see concert in Opera Queensland's bewitching 2022 season. more

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Experience breathtaking serenades under the stars at Opera Queensland's Festival of Outback Opera
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Experience breathtaking serenades under the stars at Opera Queensland’s Festival of Outback Opera

Did someone say, "roadtrip"? Pack up the car as we're headed to the outback for Opera Queensland's Festival of Outback Opera, which is back bigger and better than ever this month. Set to hit the regional towns of Winton, Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall, Tambo and Windorah from May 18–27, the impressive festival celebrates the wonder of opera with a program of awe-inspiring outdoor concerts and pop-up performances in historical settings. more

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Rockwiz-inspired music variety show SUPERGROUP is coming to Brisbane
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Rockwiz-inspired music variety show SUPERGROUP is coming to Brisbane

If you're anything like us, you've probably spent many an evening working on your couch groove while tuning into music-fuelled shows like Spicks and Specks and Rockwiz. Watching iconic Aussie musos hang out on your tele is a barrel of fun, so that's why we got pretty pumped up when we heard that a new type of live show – one starring some of the country’s biggest names in music – is set to kick off around Australia this July! Say hello to Georgia Mooney’s SUPERGROUP, an event so eclectic and star-studded, you'll be remiss not to think you're watching some of your favourite music-centric TV shows come to life. more


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Calling all musicophiles – pick up vinyl treasures at this year's Record Store Day
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Calling all musicophiles – pick up vinyl treasures at this year’s Record Store Day

When it comes to listening to our favourite tunes, nothing beats the crackle of a good record (sorry Spotify, sometimes you simply just don't cut it). On Saturday April 23, die-hard vinyl fans will celebrate Record Store Day – a whole day dedicated to the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned entities play in their communities. Brisbane’s favourite vinyl slingers are getting in on the action with a celebration taking over Brunswick Street Mall – here are all of the need-to-know deets ... more

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Teneriffe Festival unveils its jam-packed entertainment line-up
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Teneriffe Festival unveils its jam-packed entertainment line-up

One of our favourite local fiestas, Teneriffe Festival, will be making its long-awaited comeback next month! This bangin' 'burb blowout will be brimming with delicious eats, decadent drinkables and perhaps most excitingly, some darn-fine entertainment. We've got the lowdown on who will be serenading you on Saturday May 28 and we think you're going to froth this primo program of performers. more

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Bernard Fanning
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Flume, Bernard Fanning, The Rubens and more unite for Secret Sounds Flood Aid

As we all know, the last few weeks have been devastating for many of our friends in Southeast Queensland and the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. A catastrophic natural disaster has ravaged areas of Brisbane, Lismore, Mullumbimby, Coraki and more, with floodwaters sweeping away entire livelihoods. To assist with the region's ongoing recovery efforts, Secret Sounds has announced Flood Aid – a range of fundraising initiatives with 100 percent of money raised going directly to affected communities. With stellar gigs, tongue-in-cheek merch, auctions and more, there are plenty of ways to get involved to support the cause. Tickets go on sale today, Thursday March 17 – read on for details. more

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Literary festivals, sunset gigs and international acts – add these unmissable events into your calendar
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Literary festivals, sunset gigs and international acts – add these unmissable events into your calendar

We know it's March, but we're keen to wipe the slate clean and start 2022 anew – and there's no better way to do this than with tickets to some top-notch gigs! A whole bunch of exciting events are on the cards for this year year including the return of international acts, our favourite music festivals and some song-and-dance-filled stage shows to boot. Here's our round-up of the most anticipated events set to hit our shores in 2022 ... more

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Laneway tea festivals, summer parties and car meets – BrisAsia Festival returns with a hearty dose of culture and fun
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Laneway tea festivals, summer parties and car meets – BrisAsia Festival returns with a hearty dose of culture and fun

Get excited, folks – one of the city's most exciting cultural events, BrisAsia Festival, is back. From February 1–20, our city will come alive with the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of Asia – no passport needed! From street-wide tea festivals full of boba to romantic gigs in gardens, here are some of the most exciting BrisAsia events popping up in Brisbane ... more

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Ten reasons you need to experience Opera Queensland's dazzling 2022 season
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Ten reasons you need to experience Opera Queensland’s dazzling 2022 season

With a mission to bring opera to all Queenslanders, regardless of where you live, and a true passion for the art form, Opera Queensland is set to deliver another dynamite season this year. From once-in-a-lifetime outback concerts under the night sky to brand-new productions made in collaboration with some of Queensland's brightest stars, there are many reasons to dip your toes into this year's program. In fact, we'll give you ten reasons right now ... more

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Reimagined tragedies and contemporary tales – Opera Queensland raises the curtain on its inspiring 2022 program
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Reimagined tragedies and contemporary tales – Opera Queensland raises the curtain on its inspiring 2022 program

Opera, considered by many to be the greatest art form of them all, renowned for its grand sets, glamorous costumes and foyers filled with the rich and powerful, has been placed by many in their personal ‘not for me’ basket. Friends, we’re here to tell you that’s simply not the case. For too long Opera has been stereotyped as a cultural activity reserved for fuddy conservative types. A night at the opera is filled with intensity and emotion, with inspiring, romantic and often tragic tales told by singers who train like elite athletes to project their voices over the majestic sounds of a full orchestra. A night at the opera is an occasion like no other – enjoyed by traditional and modern audiences alike. This is particularly the case with Opera Queensland's 2022 season, which presents three inspiring main stage productions at QPAC, a variety of intimate recitals for its Studio… more

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The Grigoryan Brothers are reflecting on what it means to be Australian in an intimate concert at Brisbane Powerhouse
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The Grigoryan Brothers are reflecting on what it means to be Australian in an intimate concert at Brisbane Powerhouse

For the not-so-in-the-know, The Grigoryan Brothers are considered Australia's finest classical guitar duo – the pair have dazzled on stages in not only our Great Southern Land but across the world with their musical expertise. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Museum of Australia, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan have been inspired by a collection of iconic Australian artefacts to create a program of original works. Now, the brothers are hitting the road and making a pit stop at Brisbane Powerhouse on Friday February 25 to perform This Is Us: A Musical Reflection of Australia. more

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Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator to headline Splendour in the Grass 2022
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Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator to headline Splendour in the Grass 2022

After two quiet Splendour-less years, we're more than just a little bit excited to say that one of our favourite musical festivals is back with a vengeance – and a killer line-up, to boot! Splendour in the Grass has just announced a ripper roster of international and Aussie artists that will be headlining the country’s biggest celebration of music at North Byron Parklands from Friday July 22 to Sunday July 24, 2022. more