In parks and cul-de-sacs, Street Serenades is bringing the music to us.
Brisbane Festival’s Street Serenades is taking to the streets of suburbs around town for the biggest music extravaganza ever to be staged in Brisbane’s history. Across the three weeks of the festival, more than 40 artists will be performing multiple times in over 190 suburbs—from Archerfield to Wynnum West and pretty much everywhere else—to bring the party to the neighbourhood.
The pop-up concerts and rolling stages will be filled with the sounds of some of the country’s best contemporary musicians as well as local DJs with international chops, cabaret shows, orchestras, jazz, pop, folk and more.
Artists include Brisbane’s very own superstar Kate Miller-Heidke, who will be performing in Roma Street Parkland as well as St Lucia and Camp Hill; the fun-loving and feel-good Beddy Rays will be turning up in Milton, Burbank and Wynnum West; Worldwide FM’s Sampology will be putting on a show in Deagon, Fitzgibbon and Herston; and Nonsemble will be showcasing their post-rock, pop cross classical at Balmoral, West End and New Farm.
Other artists turning our city and suburbs into one giant party are Trent Dalton, Jeremy Neale, Katie Noonan, Bobby Alu, Chris Tamwoy, Cheaps Fakes, AYA J, Minor Premiers, Zennith, MVP, The 7 Sopranos, Common People Street Party, Out of Abingdon, PG3 and SK Simeon among others.
The Queensland Ballet will also be performing some of their world-class productions of crowd-favourite classical ballets while RakoPasefika will be breathing ”life into ancient art forms and stories, through music, dance and new innovative forms of storytelling”.
For the full program of artists and shows, see the Street Serenades page here.