Brisbane Festival Boasts 22 Days of Wonder

For the month of September, Brisbane will boast a spectacular line-up of breathtaking performances from home and abroad, as part of the 2017 Brisbane Festival program.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Brisbane Festival was the city’s biggest cultural event and would this year host more than 513 events, 52 ticketed shows and more than 220 free events from 9 to 30 September.

“For three weeks, Brisbane will be immersed in a colourful program of entertainment, from multicultural productions to Australian music legends, original art exhibitions to cabaret and circus acts,” Cr Quirk said.

“With more than 490 performances and loads of free events and experiences there will be something for everyone.

“This year’s line-up will be headlined by international sensation London Grammar, as well as home grown musical siblings Angus & Julia Stone, who will kick off their national tour with a performance at the Tivoli.

“The family program will be bigger and better than ever including ABC and Play School presenter Justine Clarke, family favourite Grug & The Rainbow and plenty of free activities down at Treasury Brisbane Arcadia.

“Of course, Brisbane Festival wouldn’t be complete without the Sunsuper Riverfire light show extravaganza, so make sure you keep Saturday 30 September free to watch the spectacular fireworks display from our city’s best vantage points.”

Brisbane City Hall will also host Brisbane Festival as part of the Lord Mayor’s City Hall Concerts series, held each Tuesday throughout the festival.

Australia’s Queen of Cabaret Rhonda Burchmore will performs songs from Guys and Dolls and Mamma Mia, jazz ensemble Paula Girvan Swingtet teams up with vocalist Tee West and Queensland Conservatorium will deliver a lively and entertaining hour of musical theatre.

Cr Quirk said the festival had been running annually since 2009 and drew crowds of around one million people every year.

“I look forward to the electric atmosphere Brisbane Festival will bring this September and to once again showcase Brisbane as a vibrant New World City.”

For more information, please visit www.brisbanefestival.com.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.

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