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

If you're stuck on what to do in Brisbane this weekend, don't worry, as we have got your back with a list of must-do activities that are sure to keep you occupied. From snowy playgrounds and warehouse fashion sales to stand-up comedy and strawberry sundae pop-ups, there's plenty to do, eat and see this weekend. more

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Lights on, camera, action – Brisbane Powerhouse is back with a series of seriously intimate shows
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Lights on, camera, action – Brisbane Powerhouse is back with a series of seriously intimate shows

With its reputation as Brisbane's creative, art and cultural hub with a flair for dramatics, we always knew the reopening of Brisbane Powerhouse would be something to look forward to. Ushering in the return of the contemporary art haven and its hugely popular creative calendar is Lights On – a curated series of intimate shows that feature new works from uber-talented Brisbane-based artists emerging from lockdown. more

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Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator headline a feel-good Splendour in the Grass 2021
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Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator headline a feel-good 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 musical festivals this year, but it can't dampen our spirits entirely. Keeping the dream alive is Splendour in the Grass, which has just announced some key players set to headline next year's magical music-filled shindig at North Byron Parklands from Friday July 23 to Sunday July 25, 2021. more

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Dancing in the street – Brisbane Festival has put the call out for the city's coolest cul-de-sacs
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Dancing in the street – Brisbane Festival has put the call out for the city’s coolest cul-de-sacs

As the song goes, everybody needs good neighbours – especially when it comes to pulling together a street party! Brisbane Festival is officially back for 2020 and to kick things off, it's on the hunt for the city's coolest cul-de-sacs, courts, places and/or dead-ends to host one heck of a party. You can bet there will be dancing in the street come September as your quiet suburban pocket is transformed into a pop-up concert venue as part of the festival's 2020 program. more

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The Zoo to celebrate the easing restrictions with Anti-Social series of concerts
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The Zoo to celebrate the easing restrictions with Anti-Social series of concerts

Before the pandemic, on any given Friday or Saturday night, The Zoo in Fortitude Valley would be heaving with 500-or-so sweaty bodies who are all there for one reason – the love of live music. That all changed when the venue was forced to cancel all upcoming gigs leaving the future of The Zoo but also live music in Brisbane in a kind of uncertain limbo. Thankfully, as restrictions continue to ease across the state, concerts are back on the cards (in a limited capacity at least) with The Zoo unveiling a string of intimate shows aptly named the Anti-Social series. more

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Green Beacon and Rolling Stone team up for a series of intimate virtual gigs
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Green Beacon and Rolling Stone team up for a series of intimate virtual gigs

If you ask us, one of the best things to come out of the last few months is the enormous amount of gigs that have been live streamed to our lounge rooms. We've tuned into mini festivals, band reunions and couch concerts galore – and the roster of talent has been nothing short of spectacular. So we can enjoy a little bit more of this virtual-gig bliss, Brisbane-based brewing company Green Beacon has partnered with Rolling Stone for a special all-Australian edition of the iconic magazine's In My Room series, and they've recruited a few musically gifted artists along for the ride. To quote Penny Lane in Almost Famous, "It's all happening". more

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Watch old-school movies, live concerts and sing karaoke at this festive drive-in party
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Watch old-school movies, live concerts and sing karaoke at this festive drive-in party

With social distancing measures to remain in place for the foreseeable future, the way we party will look a lot different from here on out. Bush doofs, festivals and clubbing nights may be off the cards for now, however, that doesn't mean some good ol' fashion fun has been removed from the equation. Enter The Parking Lot Social, a new drive-in party series from the team behind the world’s largest jumping castle, The Big Bounce. With live tunes, food trucks, stand-up comedy and car karaoke all part of this huge program of immersive and interactive entertainment, it's safe to say you're in for one wild ride (or park, rather). more

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Live music is back, baby – The Triffid joins forces with some of Queensland's biggest musical talent for Cabin Fever Festival
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Live music is back, baby – The Triffid joins forces with some of Queensland’s biggest musical talent for Cabin Fever Festival

After the cancellation of pretty much every live gig pencilled in for early- to mid-2020, we were starting to lose hope that live music was on the cards at all for this year. Thankfully, for both keen concert-goers and the local music industry, restrictions are gradually lifting and live gigs are making a slow but sure comeback. Setting the wheels in motion is iconic Newstead venue The Triffid, which has just announced Cabin Fever Festival – a month-long celebration of homegrown Queensland talent in The Triffid Garden. Kicking off on Friday July 10, Cabin Fever Festival will feature a huge roster of talent including the likes of Aussie artists Bernard Fanning, Dami Im, Troy Cassar-Daley and many more. more


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The Chats, The Dreggs, Pierce Brothers and Bugs to headline all-ages drive-in music festival
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The Chats, The Dreggs, Pierce Brothers and Bugs to headline all-ages drive-in music festival

Around this time, music lovers across the country begin to plan outlandish outfits and assemble their vans, campers and tents to make the annual pilgrimage to North Byron Parklands for Splendour in the Grass, but things look a little different this year. In this crazy post-COVID landscape in which we now reside, music festivals as we know them (i.e. mass gatherings of people) are off the table for the foreseeable future. While this situation hurts the collective heart of music lovers everywhere, there is a glimmer of good news to get us through the cold winter – a drive-in music festival by the name of Airwaves is happening at Nambour Showgrounds in July. more

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Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus
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Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus

Travelling is a bit of a sore spot right now – overseas trips are currently a no-go and even interstate travel is still banned – but that won't stop us from planning our next holiday. Set to inspire some serious domestic wanderlust, Tourism Australia has curated an entire weekend – aptly named Live from Aus – of exclusive access to some of the most awe-inspiring travel experiences Australia has to offer. So tune in from Saturday May 16 to Sunday May 17 to enjoy some dead-set amazing travel content – think iconic Aussie landmarks, award-winning restaurants, cuddly koalas and workouts with Chris Hemsworth's trainers. more

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Lady Gaga, Elton John, Paul McCartney and more team up for the One World: Together At Home COVID-19 concert special
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Lady Gaga, Elton John, Paul McCartney and more team up for the One World: Together At Home COVID-19 concert special

UPDATE: One World: Together At Home will be live streamed on Channel 10 on Sunday April 19 from 10:00 am. Doing their part in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) have teamed up with Lady Gaga and a talented roster of international artists for One World: Together At Home, a global concert special helping to raise much-needed funds and support for those affected by coronavirus. more

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Keep listening – QMusic Connect goes live to help Queensland’s music industry navigate change
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Keep listening – QMusic Connect goes live to help Queensland’s music industry navigate change

The live-music industry has been forced into an unimaginable period of change. The combination of cancelled performances, venue closures and the air of uncertainty circling future shows has been more than enough to bring much of the industry to its knees. This week, QMusic Connect, a series of free online workshops and masterclasses, went live in a bid to support, connect and upskill Queensland’s contemporary music community during this unprecedented climate. more

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Weekend plans, sorted – homegrown musicians are banding together for live-streamed music festival Isol-Aid
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Weekend plans, sorted – homegrown musicians are banding together for live-streamed music festival Isol-Aid

UPDATE Tuesday March 24: Following a successful first weekend of live-streamed tunes from some of our favourite homegrown musos, Isol-aid is back this Saturday March 28 with the likes of Jen Cloher, EGOISM, Loose Toot and Emily Wurramara all making an appearance. Follow the Isol-aid Facebook page for up-to-date info on performing artists and set times. With the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling a bunch of concerts and putting live gigs on ice for the foreseeable future, artists and the music industry as a whole have been left to pick up the pieces. Embodying the typical Aussie spirit of helping each other out in tough times, some of your favourite local artists are coming together to live stream gigs straight to your lounge room for Isol-Aid, a two-day Instagram Live musical festival. If you plan to stay in this weekend you're in for a treat, as Isol-Aid will be taking over some of… more

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TEMPORARILY CLOSED The ultimate after-hours art party – dive into Water Up Late
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TEMPORARILY CLOSED The ultimate after-hours art party – dive into Water Up Late

Please note that this event has been cancelled until further notice. We will do our best to keep you updated with the most current information. Night owls will get their chance to marvel at the wonderment and curiosities of QAGOMA’s summer blockbuster exhibition, Water, when live music and art combine for a jam-packed after-hours shindig. From Friday March 20 to Saturday March 21, GOMA will be taken over by homegrown musical talent, pop-up performances, science activations, bars, eats and more for Water Up Late. more

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A backstage pass to Brisbane's best beatmakers – don't miss out on tuning into High Rotation
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A backstage pass to Brisbane’s best beatmakers – don’t miss out on tuning into High Rotation

Whether you rocked Bernard's signature floppy hairstyle, you grew up listening to tunes from Regurgitator and Savage Garden or you're Thelma Plum's biggest fan, there's something for every local music devotee at Museum of Brisbane's nostalgia-fuelled exhibition, High Rotation. If you're yet to drop in, the exhibition has a few special events left for visitors to gain an exclusive insight into Brisbane's music scene, transporting them from underground Valley gigs to national and international stages. more

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Candy-coated musicals, froth-filled fests and queer flicks – the best events in Brisbane this March
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Candy-coated musicals, froth-filled fests and queer flicks – the best events in Brisbane this March

Another month, another bunch of awesome happenings to look forward to! Whether you're looking to chill out and listen to some live tunes at a backyard barbecue, bask in some toe-tapping theatre or immerse yourself in thought-provoking conversations on science and space, there's something for every leisure seeker on the calendar this month. We've put together a handy list of the coolest events happening in Brisbane this March, from science festivals full of wisdom and wonder to chocolate-covered musicals. more

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(POSTPONED) Splendour in the Grass unveils a huge 2020 line-up
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(POSTPONED) Splendour in the Grass unveils a huge 2020 line-up

Please note that this event has been rescheduled to July 23-25 2021. Please check the Splendour in the Grass website for the most up-to-date information. From Grammy Award-winning rappers to indie-pop icons and Australian rock royalty, the 20th annual Splendour in the Grass line-up is nothing short of stellar. more