Brisbane Festival 2024

  • Sat Aug 31 - Sat Sep 21 2024
  • All Ages
  • $0.00

Get ready to put your best spring vibe forward – the Brisbane Festival is back, and it’s about to sprinkle its artsy magic all over town!

Imagine almost a month filled with the coolest mix of arts, theatre, tunes, and dance. Whether you're eight or eighty, there’s a slice of cultural pie with your name on it. And oh boy, this year's menu is bursting with over 580 shows!

Don't Miss the Brisbane Festival 2024

Brisbane Festival 2024
Brisbane Festival 2024

The 2024 lineup? It’s a love letter to our city, curated by the visionary Artistic Director Louise Bezzina. We're talking 230 free gigs, 22 fresh debuts, a dozen Queensland firsts, and six international acts. Plus, a spotlight shining bright on over 160 First Nations talents. This is community vibes turned up to eleven.

The festivities kick off with the soulful Jumoo smoking ceremony – a heartfelt nod to our local Indigenous roots. And the grand finale? A Disco Wonderland that promises to send off those 22 vibrant days with a bang. But where do you dive into this cultural feast? Make a beeline to the BOQ Festival Garden at South Bank Parklands. It’s the pulsating heart of the fest – a wonderland for all ages with the best in food, wine, and entertainment.

Family Events at Brisbane Festival

Got the family in tow? Plunge into the deep blue with Shark Dive, a jaw-dropping puppetry experience from the legendary Erth team, and come face-to-face with the Great White Shark, minus the wet suit. Or join the heartwarming journey of Niarra and Te Umuroa in Hide The Dog, a spirited adventure peppered with mythical twists from Tasmanian and Aotearoa lore – storytelling doesn’t get more epic than this.

And for those craving some cost-free fun? The Brisbane Serenades have got you covered with enchanting musical performances popping up in 21 suburbs. This is your chance to experience Queensland’s finest, from classical maestros to world-fusion virtuosos, right in your own backyard.

So, Brisbane, are you ready to be dazzled, delighted, and utterly inspired? The Brisbane Festival is not just an event; it’s our city’s heartbeat – louder, prouder, and more vibrant than ever. See you there!

Where:     Various locations around Brisbane - see the full lineup of events
When:      31 August to 21 September 2024
Cost:        FREE and ticketed events

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