The Brisbane Festival will see art projected onto the historic William Jolly Bridge.
The Brisbane Festival will see art projected onto the historic William Jolly Bridge.

Brisbane Festival explodes from September 5-26

BRISBANE Festival features an exceptional line-up of more than 400 shows.

With a mix of meaty and merry, there is a dazzling array of dance, theatre, circus, cabaret, opera, hip-hop, film, visual arts and more.

Stars including Bernard Fanning, Megan Washington, Martha Wainwright, Tom Thum and Marcia Hines will perform alongside exciting new talent across Brisbane.

With free performances and the family favourite Riverfire, make sure your September is all about Brisbane Festival and celebrating the river city.

During the festival, the heritage-listed William Jolly Bridge with be lit up with beautiful art projections. Festival time will give you plenty of opportunities to photograph and share the amazing imagery with friends and colleagues.

A perfect way to celebrate the final night of three weeks will be the mind-blowing Sunsuper Riverfire, which ignites the skyline with a pyrotechnic extravaganza set to an almighty soundtrack of the year's biggest songs and heart-pumping classics.

This is one of the most technically challenging and electrifying fireworks displays in Australia, from Foti International.

The fireworks are launched from multiple bridges, barges and city rooftops, while Riverfire spectators are also treated to aerobatics from the Australian Defence Force with flypasts by Super Hornets and helicopters.

The Brisbane Festival runs from Saturday, September 5 to Saturday, September 26 at various locations.

Visit for further information and for booking details.

QPAC's Front Yard Music extends play for the Brisbane Festival

WHEN Brisbane Festival fever hits the city this month you can be sure the Queensland Performing Arts Centre will play host to the fun free entertainment you have come to know and love.

Front Yard Music Extended Play will run throughout the festival (excluding Sundays) on QPAC's Melbourne Street Green from 5pm to 8pm, September 5-26.

Enjoy generous helpings of rock, folk, soul, electronica, Latin and jazz amongst the setting of QPAC's luscious front yard.

A whole range of talented musicians will grace the Melbourne Street Green throughout the program including Velociraptor, Chukale, Kahl Wallis (The Medics), MKO, Good Oak, Karl S. Williams, plus a host of others.

Extend your QPAC experience with the outdoor program of free live music perfectly complementing the shows that are taking place inside QPAC's theatres each night.

Front Yard Music Extended Play allows you to kick back and discover your new favourite music act, dance your heart out or just enjoy the evening soaking up the festival flavour.

It is one of the many new initiatives taking place throughout QPAC's 30th anniversary year that invites you to come, participate, relax and make QPAC your place throughout Brisbane Festival.

Join the crowd at QPAC's Melbourne Street Green, home to free live music during Brisbane Festival.

More info

  • The full program will be available at
  • When: Nightly (excluding Sundays) September 5-26 .
  • Time: 5-8pm.
  • Where: Melbourne Street Green, QPAC, Cultural Centre, South Bank, Brisbane.
  • Free event.
  • Bookings: or 136 246

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