Top Choice Performing Arts in Brisbane

Brisbane Festival

One of Australia’s largest and most diverse arts festivals, running for three weeks in September and featuring an impressive schedule of concerts, plays, dance and fringe events. The festival ends with the spectacul…
Top Choice Music in Brisbane

Bigsound Festival

Held over four huge nights in September, Australia's premier new-music festival draws buyers, industry experts and fans of fresh Aussie music talent. With X Cargo as its social hub, the fest features around 150 up-a…
Music in Brisbane

CMC Rocks Queensland

The biggest country and roots festival in the southern hemisphere, taking place over four days in March at Willowbank Raceway in the southwest outskirts of Brisbane. Expect a mix of prolific American acts as well as…
Art in Brisbane

Brisbane Street Art Festival

The hiss of spray cans underscores this booming two-week celebration, which sees local and international street artists transform city walls into arresting art works. Live mural art aside, the program includes exhib…
Comedy in Brisbane

Brisbane Comedy Festival

Feeling blue? Check yourself into this month-long laugh-fest, usually running from late February to March. Showcasing over 70 comedy acts from Australia and beyond, festival gigs take place at the riverside Brisbane…
Literature in Brisbane

Queensland Poetry Festival

One of Australia's main literary festivals, featuring four eloquent days of readings, spoken word, slams, performance, music, ekphrastic poetry, installations, collaborations, cross-platform creations, screenings, w…
Film in Brisbane

Brisbane International Film Festival

An 11-day program of Australian and international cinema, with new-release features, documentaries, shorts and retrospectives, as well as panel discussions, conversations and more. Events take places at various venu…
Music in North Stradbroke Island

Island Vibe Music & Arts Festival

Held in Point Lookout, this free-spirited, ecofriendly celebration of island culture and usually takes place over four days in late October and early November. Expect over 80 music acts playing everything from roots…
Literature in Brisbane

Brisbane Writers Festival

Queensland’s premier literary event has been running for over five decades. Based at the State Library of Queensland, the four-day program includes readings, discussions and other thought-provoking events featuring …
Cultural in Brisbane

BrisAsia Festival

Running for over three weeks in February and early March, the BrisAsia Festival celebrates both traditional and modern Asian cultures with over 80 events across the city. The festival program includes dance, music a…