Live music is a core component of the festival and covers many styles from jazz to roots and alternative pop to indie. Even genres such as theatrical crooning, modern vintage, psych-rock, alt-country Americana, and acoustic post-punk have been scheduled this year. The Festival’s musical roster continues to represent a diverse and dynamic musical line-up and has gone from strength-to-strength.
The programme across the Newstead Series River Stage and the Merthyr Village Street Stage reflects the broad demographic of the Festival. Party goers, young professionals, families and music lovers of any age will find something to listen to and be part of on the day.
The Merthyr Village Street Stage (located at the Florence Street end of Vernon Terrace) will kick off with Capre and ROI before rolling out acts such as Project Montreal, Big Bad Echo, Columbia Buffet and The Ninjas. The Newstead Series River Stage, again located in the Sir Manual Hornibrook Park on Vernon Terrace provides a lively atmosphere to listen to acts such as Thom Lion, Danny Widdicombe, Quintessential Doll, Eden Mulholland, Dan Kelly and Halfway.
Rounding out the music offering on the Newstead Series River Stage is the headline act The Belligerents, a much loved five-piece band who have garnered great success in South East Queensland’s live music scene. They’ll be unleashing their pop-infused, brass fuelled funk and ska sounds to festival-goers.
Back again to open at the Nova Music Corner are Festival favourites Jake Whittaker, Amela, Hannah Rosa and Tia Gostelow. The Nova stage – traditionally a proving ground for up-and-coming musicians – will feature a tremendously high calibre of artists this year, making it the perfect post for uncovering new talent.
All performances on the day can be seen free of charge making it one of the best-value music events in Brisbane. For details of the full entertainment line-up click HERE:
Legal small print: Of course we have to advise you that the schedule is accurate at the time of publication but sometimes things can change. We endevour to make sure the Festival's website and Facebook page have the most up-to-date information.
This year a small $2 entry fee for adults will be taken to contribute to maintaining the critical security and crowd management costs in every effort to offer festival-goers the utmost comfort and safety. Children under 12 free of charge. If you intend on coming and going from the festival throughout the day, please ensure you receive a stamp from the volunteers on the gates when exiting and you'll be able to enter again at your convenience free-of-charge.