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Music festivals in Brisbane

Note: Please check the event pages or confirm with the organisers that the events are still going ahead before you make plans.

Brisbane is a city blessed with great weather year-round meaning there is never a quiet moment in our calendar of events. Read on to discover the music festivals rocking Brisbane every season.

Autumn 2020

Jungle Love Festival | 1 - 3 May 2020

Returning for a sixth year, Jungle Love is right next to Yabba Creek (yes, you can swim in it and watch the music) and curates a set of all genres from funk, soul and disco, to pop, rock and jazz, to fusion, psychedelia, punk and gypsy. It's BYO. 

Brisbane International Jazz Festival | 28 May - 14 June 2020

Grab a bunch of cool cats to celebrate jazz music from all around the world at Brisbane's International Jazz Festival.

Winter 2020

Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival | 24 - 26 July 2020

A series of six world-class concerts of chamber music held over three days at intimate venues in Point Lookout and Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island.

Spring 2020

BIGSOUND Festival | 1 - 4 September 2020

Each September more than 160 of the hottest new music acts from around Australia descend on Brisbane for an event like no other in this country. Discover the future of Australian music with a cheap as chips access-all-areas wristband. BIGSOUND has evidence it boosted the early careers of big name artists like Flume, Rufus, Megan Washington, Courtney Barnett, Gang of Youths, Tones & I and more. Don't miss it.

Brisbane Festival | 4 - 26 September 2020

Brisbane Festival

Each September Brisbane Festival turns the city 50 shades of pink with a three-week program of everything arts and culture, from comedy and cabaret to visual arts, theatre and music. Head to the Arcadia hub at South Bank to be in the centre of it all as the festival opens on 4 September, before the fun goes out with a big bang at Riverfire on 26 September. 

Listen Out |September 2020

Australia’s national dance music event is stopping in Brisbane this September, no doubt with an epic lineup of international and local performers. 2019 saw the likes of Flume, Diplo, Schoolboy Q and Wafia take the stage, so who will be this year?

Island Vibe Festival | 29 October - 1 November 2020

Enjoy three days of reggae, roots, soul and electronic arts over on North Stradbroke Island. Keep your eyes peeled for the lineup being released in the coming months.

Festival X | November 2020

Get out your dancing shoes as this mega festival will have you movin' and groovin'. Major electronic and hip hop stars will take the stage in what promises to be a massive second year lineup. Keep a lookout for lineup announcements closer to the date. 

Summer 2020/21

Woodford Folk Festival | 27 December 2020 - 1 January 2021

Woodford Folk Festival

Woodford is an event of international standing held annually across six days and nights. More than 2000 performers will come together for the 32nd festival this year. 

Wildlands | December 2020

Celebrate summer as it should be with international and domestic dance, electronic and hip-hop artists. 2019 saw Tyler, The Creator headline the festival along with Skepta, Rl Grime, RUFUS DU SOL, Mallrat, What So Not and many more. Keep a look out for 2020 dates. 

FOMO | January 2021

FOMO is your boutique, all-inclusive festival experience bringing together a carefully curated line-up of international and local talent. Forget having to worrying about set time clashes – FOMO is held over one day, on one stage.

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