If you are in Brisbane this weekend, make sure you get your civic duties over early so you have time to make the most of the opening of Brisbane Festival.
Artistic director Noel Staunton said after four weeks of election campaigning it was time for three weeks of fun.
“Whether you’re celebrating or commiserating, one thing is for certain, it will still be a fantastic weekend in Brisbane with shows already selling out,” Mr Staunton said. “And do not forget to keep your eyes peeled for Stormie Mills’ pink bunnies that are popping up all over town. You never know where they might appear on opening day, perhaps they will want to have their vote too.”
Brisbane Festival celebrations will kick off on Saturday at 5pm with a free public concert at South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt, including a Welcome to Country, Indigenous performances and live music. This will be followed by the hugely popular, free laser and light show Santos GLNG City of Lights at 7pm, which will incorporate live performance for the first time. A family friendly event, the light specatular will be on 7 – 27 September at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm each Friday and Saturday, and at 7pm and 8.30pm Sunday through to Thursday.
This year’s festival has an exciting program of over 83 events including music, theatre, dance, comedy, cabaret, opera, circus and more. It will conclude with the Sunsuper Riverfire on 27 September at 7pm when the city will be lit up in a pyrotechnic explosion of colour to a rocking new soundtrack. Tune into Triple M’s live broadcast or Channel Nine’s exclusive coverage from 6.30pm.
For program details, go to http://www.brisbanefestival.com.au/