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Best in show – our top five picks for Brisbane Festival
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Best in show – our top five picks for Brisbane Festival

It’s almost September – spring has sprung, the days are getting longer and soon enough, around one million people will be enjoying the sensory explosion that is the iconic Brisbane Festival. The program is an eruption of diversity including elements of theatre, music, dance, circus and opera, as well as major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire. Running from September 3–24, this year more than ever punters are spoilt for choice with a mixture of local legends and international stars coming out to play. We’ve put a magnifying glass to the amazing line-up of live entertainment to bring you our picks for Brisbane Festival this year. more

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Jump into the musical marathon of BIGSOUND
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Jump into the musical marathon of BIGSOUND

For three days every September, Fortitude Valley morphs into an epic landscape dedicated solely to the fine art of music. Coming into its 15th year, BIGSOUND is a sonic smorgasbord that unites musicians, music lovers and industry experts from around the world to celebrate and explore the force that brings them all together. Think of it like band camp – but if everyone was really cool and smart, your teachers were famous and you didn’t have to do anything except enjoy it. more

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Join the culture club with The Judy's top five upcoming shows
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Join the culture club with The Judy’s top five upcoming shows

If variety is the spice of life, then The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts is a certified jalapeno of an institution. You can pretty much swing by at any given time and see something that will knock your socks off – from theatre, fine art and comedy to everything in between – but the coming month sees a huge line-up of events that are well worth a visit or two. Whip out the calendar and file these five gems under ‘must-do’. more


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The Empire Hotel heads back to live music and entertainment
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The Empire Hotel heads back to live music and entertainment

The iconic Empire Hotel has gone back to its roots with a newly designed stage that is hosting a solid weekly line-up of live music and entertainment. Get your bootie down there on your own or with friends six nights a week for a stella line-up of music and more, with a perfect menu of pub grub to complement that hits the spot but not the hip pocket. Empire is open from 4pm daily Monday to Saturday and the booths make for the perfect way to end the working day. Empire also brings you special events such as Vanguard Burlesque who first hit the stage to a sold out show in April and is back by popular demand on June 25. Monday: Empire Unplugged Empire has kicked off a new open mic night every Monday – Empire Unplugged. Empire Unplugged gives musicians a home to jam with their friends and fellow artists on the newly created Empire stage with acoustics, sound and lighting to make any… more