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Gin buses, tastebud-tantalising fare and eye-catching art – the ultimate guide to Teneriffe Festival
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Gin buses, tastebud-tantalising fare and eye-catching art – the ultimate guide to Teneriffe Festival

We've finally arrived at the momentous occasion – Teneriffe Festival is descending upon Vernon Terrace this weekend! 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 October 23, we have curated the ultimate Teneriffe Festival guide. Here are our must-do picks ... more

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The music of Moulin Rouge takes centre stage for Spectacular, Spectacular at The Fortitude Music Hall
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The music of Moulin Rouge takes centre stage for Spectacular, Spectacular at The Fortitude Music Hall

When we think of the best movie soundtracks of all time, Baz Luhrmann's films all rank high on our list. Our personal favourite is his 2001 masterpiece Moulin Rouge, a fever-dream of fantastical theatre, heart-bleeding romance and musical extravagance starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor as star-crossed lovers. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film that continues to dazzle and get viewers dancing, the fine folk at The Fortitude Music Hall have reimagined Moulin Rouge's soundtrack as a live-music show. On Friday December 10, some of Brisbane’s most treasured local musicians will be taking the stage for an evening of love ballads, glamour and bohemian brilliance! more

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DeepBlue and K Mak are bringing experimental synths and eclectic chords to Brisbane Powerhouse

After a tumultuous couple of years, Brisbane’s live-music scene is slowly returning to (a new) normal – and we're thanking our lucky stars. Those eager to fill their spare time with live tunes and good vibes can visit Brisbane Powerhouse this weekend to catch art-electro-pop songstress K Mak and boundary-pushing orchestra DeepBlue, which are coming together for a beat-bending, string-driven riff rhapsody on Friday October 22. 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

In just a few short weeks one of our favourite local fiestas, Teneriffe Festival, will be making its long-awaited comeback! This bangin' 'burb blowout will be full of delicious eats, decadent drinkables and some damn-fine entertainment. We've got the lowdown on who will be serenading you on Saturday October 23 and let's just say, it's going to be a day to remember. more

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String sensations take centre stage for Restrung Festival at Metro Arts
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String sensations take centre stage for Restrung Festival at Metro Arts

Calling all music lovers! Restrung Festival is returning this October - this time in a brand-new home at Metro Arts' new West End precinct. The much-loved festival is set to deliver a bewitching banquet of boundary-pushing, strings-driven music and art. So you can hand pluck your favourite events, read on to discover all of the musical goodness ... more

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Sparkling sips and twilight tunes – Songs at Sunset returns to West Village for an encore evening of opera
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Sparkling sips and twilight tunes – Songs at Sunset returns to West Village for an encore evening of opera

Songs, sips and snacks – there's only one thing missing from this winning combination and that's a sunset. We know one event that has got all of these elements down pat, and then some – Songs at Sunset! The stellar showcase of live opera will once again be taking over West Village when it returns for an encore twilight performance in the lush surrounds of The Common on Friday October 15. more

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Plant markets and jazz concerts – all of the bloomin' great events happening this spring at Roma Street Parkland
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Plant markets and jazz concerts – all of the bloomin’ great events happening this spring at Roma Street Parkland

It's time to wake up and smell the flowers – spring has arrived! With the weather finally starting to warm up and the city coming alive with colour, now is the perfect time to pack your picnic basket and head to Brisbane's lushest spot, Roma Street Parkland. It's here where you will find free live gigs, food trucks, guided tours, plant markets and blooms aplenty. With the park celebrating 20 years of flora-filled history, 'tis the season to revisit the beloved sub-tropical wonderland. more


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Globetrotting food festivals, wine soirees and stage spectaculars – the best events happening in and around Brisbane this August
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Globetrotting food festivals, wine soirees and stage spectaculars – the best events happening in and around Brisbane this August

Another month, another bunch of awesome happenings to look forward to! Whether you're looking to indulge in some internationally inspired fare, see a beloved story make it to the stage or shop up a storm, there is something for every leisure seeker on the calendar this month. To make things extra convenient for you, we've put together a handy list of the coolest events happening in Brisbane this August. more

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Feisty femmes and cliffside concerts – five must-see events at BLEACH* Festival 2021
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Feisty femmes and cliffside concerts – five must-see events at BLEACH* Festival 2021

Ready your glad rags – BLEACH* Festival is back and she's ready to party! This year, the Gold Coast's pre-eminent multi-day arts and cultural event is celebrating its impressive ten-year milestone with a jam-packed program of art, live music, cabaret, theatre, dance and stories across three main hubs including Burleigh Heads, Southport and Mudgeeraba. As an extra-special treat, there will also be performances in the cultural corridors of HOTA and Dust Temple in Currumbin. This year's festival runs from August 12–22 and whilst we firmly believe the entire festival program is well and truly worthy of the spotlight (you can check that out here), we’ve cherry-picked our top five must-see events that are well worth the drive down the M1 for. more

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Beachside beats and picnics in the woods – NOOSA alive! is delivering a world-class roster of entertainment
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Beachside beats and picnics in the woods – NOOSA alive! is delivering a world-class roster of entertainment

There's no doubt that Noosa is one of Queensland's most dazzling destinations, so you really need no excuse to take a well-deserved trip there. Throw annual performing arts festival NOOSA alive! into the mix and now you have even more reason to fill your car with petrol, set the GPS and prepare to enjoy all that the scenic town has to offer. From July 15–24, this show-stopping festival will be taking over Noosa with must-see gigs, picnics in the woods, spine-tingling acts, fairy-tale-esque high teas and much, much more. Here's a small sampler of what's on offer ... more

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Brand-new music festival Brisbane Winter Sessions is turning up the heat with a bevy of killer homegrown artists
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Brand-new music festival Brisbane Winter Sessions is turning up the heat with a bevy of killer homegrown artists

UPDATE TUESDAY AUGUST 3: With the announcement of the extension of the Brisbane lockdown, all Brisbane Winter Sessions events from Thursday August 5 until at least Sunday August 8 will be postponed. Stay tuned for announcements on future dates! The Australian music industry was hit hard in 2020, with our most beloved artists, venues and festivals bearing the brunt of the pandemic. This year, we have a lot more hope and a whole lot more killer gigs on the cards! One such event that is set to make a splash this season as well as lend a helping hand to Queensland's live-music scene is Brisbane Winter Sessions, a brand-new music festival coming to some of the city's most treasured venues in August. more

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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021
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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021

Unless you’re new to the coast or you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably well familiar with BLEACH* Festival. For those who aren’t, well, allow us – BLEACH* Festival is our premier arts and cultural festival that is proudly and passionately Gold Coast. In 2021, BLEACH* Festival will not only celebrate its ten-year milestone but will once again transform the city's esplanades, vacant blocks, Botanic Gardens and hinterland hideaways into backdrops for awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, and exhilarating experiences from August 12–22. Intrigued? You should be! Here's what BLEACH* Festival 2021 has in store ... more

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Brisbane Powerhouse celebrates turning 21 with a star-studded line-up of local and national acts
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Brisbane Powerhouse celebrates turning 21 with a star-studded line-up of local and national acts

A milestone occasion, 21st birthdays are quite a memorable event (or, if done right, not memorable at all). Your nearest and dearest gather to reminisce on your life so far, the parents showcase some embarrassing photos from your childhood, and there are usually a few tipples consumed. This coming-of-age event is worthy of a big bash. Now, it's time for one of our own cultural icons to turn 21 – happy birthday Brisbane Powerhouse! To celebrate, the folks at Brisbane Powerhouse are blowing out the candles on the figurative cake with help from a star-studded line-up of local and national acts – and you're invited to the party. more

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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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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