The Museum of Brisbane delivers an exhibition to your ears with High Rotation
For Brisbane locals, the cultural feats of our humble riverside city have always been aplenty, and we have spent decades dedicated to establishing ourselves as a capital with just as much cultural sway as the nation’s other heavyweights. This is especially true of Brisbane’s burgeoning music scene, which has kicked, screamed and shouted its way into popularity – from the local scene we know and love – through to national and international hearts and stages. There are many musical sons and daughters birthed from the shores and streets of Brisbane to be proud of – and thanks to the Museum of Brisbane, we now have the chance to celebrate them.
Turn the volume up full bore for the Museum of Brisbane’s exhibition High Rotation, hitting the stage from August 30. The tribute to our musical history will commemorate three decades of incredible Brisbane music, showcasing some of the city’s most memorable melodies and the minds behind them. High Rotation will also honour the unsung heroes, those behind the scenes who have worked tirelessly to support and grow Brisbane’s thriving music sector.
The experience will have audiences immersed in nostalgia, reliving an iconic era of music through film clips, photographs, instruments, souvenirs and ephemera. There will be more than 80 artists sound tracking the exhibition, with featured music from native Brisbane bands and musicians including Powderfinger, The Veronicas, The Grates, Custard, Kate Miller-Heidke, Regurgitator, Violent Soho, Savage Garden, Confidence Man and Ball Park Music (further proof of the exceptional musical DNA derived from this city!). There are plenty of other eclectic activities to partake in throughout High Rotation. You can create and curate your own music festival via an all-Brisbane-based playlist, take part in a collaborative music-making space and tag along with the Insider Tours where music journalists and artist managers share their personal experiences about the Brisbane music industry they helped grow.
Museum of Brisbane’s High Rotation opens on August 30, 2019 and will run through until April 2020. Tickets are on sale now and can be booked online.
The Grates performing at Splendour in the Grass, 2015. Photograph by Stephen Booth.
The Sunburys Too Much Water album launch, Sonny’s House of Blues, 2016. Photograph by Jo Bell.
WAAX performing at The Tivoli, 2017. Photograph by Lachlan Douglas.
Dubmarine performing at The Old Museum, 2012. Photograph by Lachlan Douglas.
Violent Soho performing at Splendour in the Grass, 2014. Photograph by Stephen Booth.