Music in Brisbane

Bigsound Festival

Held over three huge days in September, Australia's premier new music festival draws buyers, industry experts and fans of fresh Aussie music talent. With the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts as its heart, t…
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…
Comedy in Brisbane

Brisbane Comedy Festival

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

Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival

A 16-day celebration of cinema from Oceania and Asia, with around 80 films from countries as diverse as Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea, the Philippines, Afghanistan, India, Russia and Iran. The program include…
Music in Brisbane

CMC Rocks Queensland

The biggest country and roots festival in the southern hemisphere, taking place over three days and nights in March at Willowbank Raceway in the southwest outskirts of Brisbane. Expect big-name international acts li…
Art in Brisbane

Brisbane Street Art Festival

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

Brisbane International

Running over eight days in early January, this pro tennis tournament is a prologue to Melbourne's Grand Slam Australian Open, held later in the month. Featuring the world's top players, it takes place at the Queensl…
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…
Cultural in Brisbane

Oktoberfest

Brisbanites don their lederhosen and dirndl for Australia's biggest German shindig, held at the Brisbane Showgrounds over two weekends in October. It's a sud-soaked blast, with traditional German grub, yodellers, oo…
Cultural in Brisbane

BrisAsia Festival

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