Concerts and Festivals Brisbane Queensland Australia
Concerts / Music Festivals / Special Events
Abbey Medieval Festival – Caboolture
Bluewater Festival runs during Easter week with main events Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. It includes the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race, an art exhibition and much more. Boonah Arts Festival – Presented by the
Boonah Arts Collective.
Brisbane Cabaret Festival
Brisbane Fashion Festival
Brisbane Festival – A multi-arts festival held annually in September featuring international and Australian artists. The festival also incorporates Riverfire, a fireworks display over the Brisbane River.
Brisbane Kite Festival
Brisbane Pride Festival
Brisbane Writers Festival – An annual five day festival held in September. Events are held at the State Library of Queensland, Southbank.
Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival Easter Orchid Show – Hosted by the
Bribie Island Orchid Society.
Fieritalia – Annual Italian festival.
Gem and Jewellery Festival – Hosted by the North Brisbane Lapidary Club.
Greenfest – The festival takes place on World Environment Day each year and aims to promote awareness and action for a low carbon economy. Also includes live music and film.
Island Vibe Festival – North Stradbroke Island.
Mountains to Mangroves – A biennial regional arts and environment festival that celebrates the connection between the north Brisbane community and its natural environment.
Music by the Sea – Includes music, spoken word, magic and theatre. Various venues in Sandgate.
Out of the Box – Festival for 3 to 8 year olds.
Paniyiri Greek Festival
Peaks to Point Festival – Celebrating Brisbane’s southern region, from Flinders Peak to Moreton Bay. The festival aims to raises awareness of the eco-systems within the area, through arts, cultural and environmental events and activities. Rathdowney Heritage Festival – Hosted by the
Rathdowney Area Development and Historical Association Inc.
Redcliffe Festival of Sails – Held in conjunction with the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.
Redland Spring Festival – Formerly known as the Strawberry Festival.
The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers – Toowoomba is west of Brisbane.
Urban Country Music Festival – Caboolture
Valley Jazz Festival – A biennial event which takes place in various venues in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
Woodford Folk Festival – Annual event occurring over the New Year’s Eve holiday period.
Sunset Sounds – January – 18+. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Brisbane
Summafieldayze – January – 18+. Doug Jennings Park, Surfers Paradise.
Big Day Out – 15+. at the Gold Coast Parklands, Smith St, Southport, Gold Coast.
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival – held at The Zoo and Winn St, Fortitude Valley. 18+.
Soundwave – 15+. RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane. February
Good Vibrations – Parklands Showgrounds. 18+. February
Brisbane Comedy Festival – Brisbane Powerhouse. February/March
Future Music Festival – (Warning: flashy and noisy website). 18+.
The Lost Weekend – Ivory’s Rock Conference Centre, Mt. Flinders Rd, Peak Crossing.
Annual Brisbane Blues Festival –
Green Earth Festival – Brisbane Botanic Gardens.
French Film Festival
Byron Bay East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival – strictly speaking, it’s in NSW.
Great Noosa Camp Out – BCL Noosa
QUT Urban Country Music Festival at Caboolture
Ripe Noosa May (Labour Day Long Weekend) at Noosa
Caxton Street Seafood & Wine Festi
Groove in the Moo Townsville .
West End Carnivale
Rock n Roll Festival on the Gold Coast
The Dreaming Festival, Woodford.
Splendour In The Grass – annual alternative music and youth culture event
National Country Music Muster – Held annually in Gympie
Queensland Poetry Festival – at Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts September –
Brisbane Writers Festival
Noosa Jazz Festival
Caloundra Music Festival – All ages. Kings Beach Park, Caloundra
The Valley Jazz Festival – Brisbane
Sunshine Coast’s Velocity Festival – All ages.
Palmer Street Jazz Festival in Townsville.
RiverFestival – .
Sounds of Spring – annual alternative music festival. RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane.
Park Life – annual dance music festival.
Italian Film Festival – , BCL Fortitude Valley.
Island Vibe Festival – All ages. Home Beach, Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
Stereosonic – Eagle Farm Racecourse. at Ascot
Woodford Folk Festival at Woodford near Caboolture
Massive Sounds Festival (MySpace) at Jubilee Hotel
Young Filmmakers Festival Queensland
Full Noise Festival at Townsville
Sunshine Coast Pride Fair You’ll find more on the
What’s On by month pages. Regular Events in Brisbane