Get a backstage pass to three epic decades of Brisbane’s incredible music scene, as Museum of Brisbane’s High Rotation exhibition takes centre stage.
Showcasing some of Brisbane’s most memorable musicians, High Rotation is set to take music lovers down memory lane, while introducing a new generation to this iconic musical era through film clips, photographs, instruments, souvenirs, and ephemera, as well as an immersive digital component to elevate audience experience.
Music is an intrinsic part of Brisbane’s cultural backbone, and the city is long known for being a hotbed of emerging music, with many homegrown artists fostering a gung-ho, do-it-yourself approach to music making. Experience a thirty-year catalogue of rare, remastered film clips, and hear from music labels, managers, artists, producers, and venue managers, as they share the stories, influences and highlights from Brisbane’s past, present and future of Australian music.
Tune in to the musical prowess of more than 80 artists, including pop and rock heavyweights Keith Urban, The Veronicas, Sheppard, George, and Kate Miller-Heidke, as well as indie darlings The Grates, Violent Soho, Emma Louise, and Ball Park Music. High Rotation also pays homage to heritage legends, including Kev Carmody, Powderfinger, Custard, Regurgitator and Savage Garden as well as rising stars including WAAX, Thelma Plum, and Confidence Man.
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.