If you’re planning a getaway to Brisbane sometime this year, you’d do well to book your Brisbane city accommodation between the 6th and the 28th of September. Why? Because Brisbane Festival always lands with a bang, and in 2019 it has a stellar line-up of theatre, art, circus variety shows and music to explore.
The events for 2019 certainly promise to make the most of their iconic locations throughout Brisbane. In the City Botanic Gardens, you can book a 60 minute experience wandering through a maze of massive flaming spheres and their shadows set along to a custom soundtrack at Fire Gardens. The iconic Tivoli provides the perfect intimate setting to experience the dreamy sounds of Emma Louise on 19 September, Paul Dempsey on 17 September, as well as the vintage synth vibes of Holy Holy on 14 September.
At QPAC on 27 September, Kate Miller-Heidke returns to a hero’s welcome after her incredible opera-pop performance at this year’s Eurovision. And in the QPAC Playhouse, kids will be enthralled by the interactive dance, acrobatics and character-filled performances of Brat Kids Carnival on 14 and 15 September. It will be well worth making your way to 880 Fairfield Road in Yeerongpilly between the 24th and 28th of the month, where a global collective of renowned artists, dancers, choreographers and digital storytellers will unite in a massive warehouse to explore the relationship between Kublai Khan and Marco Polo in a multi-dimensional performance called Invisible Cities.
At the Courier-Mail Spiegeltent you can catch Nashville songwriter Justin Townes Earle on 12 September as well as R&B producer Bruno Major on 19 September. And metalheads will be delighted to hear that on 14 September, the Amity Affliction will be playing one of their biggest shows yet at Riverstage near the Botanic Gardens.
Of course, Brisbane Festival isn’t complete without the Sunsuper Riverfire. On 28 September there will be pyrotechnics shooting from a range of barges, bridges and rooftops above the city skyline, joined by an impressive aerobatic display from the Australian Defence Force. Brisbane is already scenic by night, but this firework display with its epic soundtrack creates an effect quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. If you’re staying with Punthill Apartment Hotels in Brisbane at our modern Spring Hill accommodation, then Eagle Street Pier is just a few minutes’ walk away and promises a great vantage point for the fireworks. Victoria Bridge is another excellent option to take in the spectacular final night of Brisbane Festival.
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