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

We are creeping closer and closer to the weekend, friends! So you can make the most of your couple of days off, we have rounded up the best things happening in and around the city from comedy festivals and decadent fondue sessions to sizzling stage shows and street wide food fiestas. Keep reading for a few more ideas ... 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 four main hubs including Burleigh Heads, the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, 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

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

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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