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Music festivals in Brisbane

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.

Summer 2018/19

Music By The Sea | February 2019

The annual music festival presents a line up of classical, folk, jazz, popular and world music by local, national and international musicians at venues around Sandgate.

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival | 2 February 2019

This boutique festival stays forever young by finding the what's fresh and putting it on stage around the country and internationally. Headlining acts from 2018 included Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, and Mac Demarco – what world famous artists could be performing in 2019?

Earth Frequency Festival | 15-18 February 2019

South-west of Brisbane at Ivory's Rock, Earth Frequency is a four-day outdoor transformative doof festival and tribal gathering. Celebrating life with music and arts, lectures and workshops – this inclusive community event is for all people.

Autumn 2019

CMC Rocks | 14 - 17 March 2019

CMC Rocks

Held in Ipswich, CMC Rocks is the southern hemisphere's and also Australia’s biggest international country and roots festival. 

Red Hot Summer | 17 March

Jam along to the ultimate rock 'n' roll lineup including Suzi Quatro, The Animals, The Screaming Jets, Jon Stevens, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish while overlooking Pumicestone Passage at Sandstone Point Hotel. 

Minden 4th Live Music Festival | 29 - 31 March 2019

Three days, five bands and a Glam and Rock show with 70's themed party. Comprising of tribute and cover bands, each band will play for at least two hours to blow the roof off this no noise restriction venue. 

Brisbane International Jazz Festival | May 2019

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

Winter 2018

Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival | 26 - 28 July 2018

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.

Valley Fiesta | August 2019

Each year Brisbane City Council put on a free weekend of live music in Fortitude Valley, but this year is a little different, with the lineup extending over five big days! The music is always epic, and this year will be no different with a full program of live music, theatre and arts.

Spring 2018

BIGSOUND Festival | September 2019

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 and more. Don't miss it.

Brisbane Festival | September 2019

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 9 September, before the fun goes out with a big bang at Riverfire on 30 September. 

Listen Out |September 2019

Australia’s national dance music event is stopping in Brisbane this October with big name acts including A$AP Rocky, Brockhamptom, Skrillex, Confidence Man, Skepta, Snakehips & Petit Biscuit.

Island Vibe Festival | October 2019

Enjoy three days of reggae, roots, soul and electronic arts over on North Stradbroke Island. You'll be hearing Naaman, Ben Walsh & The Bird, Chris Tamwoy and KingTide. 

Jungle Love Festival | November/December 2019

Returning for a fourth 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. 

Summer 2019/20

Woodford Folk Festival | 27 December 2018 - 1 January 2020

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. 

FOMO | January 2020

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.

For Shore | January 2020

Celebrate summer overlooking Pumicestone Passage and Bribie Island at Sandstone Point Hotel. 2019 was a sold out event with major acts including PNAU, The Presets, Safia, Motez, Wafia and more 

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