What's on at Brisbane Festival at South Bank - Visit Brisbane


What's on at Brisbane Festival at South Bank

The iconic Brisbane Festival returns from 3 – 25 September 2021 with a curated multi-arts program of events, discover what’s on at South Bank.

ENESS Skycastle

Brisbane’s Art Boat installation, ENESS Skycastle - photo credit Zhu Rui

Brisbane’s Art Boat – departs from South Bank and Northshore, Hamilton

Experience a multi-sensory floating art experience featuring studio ENESS’s installations, Sky Castle and Airship Orchestra, a lively bar and performances. 

Imaginaria – adjacent to Queensland Maritime Museum

A fascinating indoor playground of light sculptures and architectural inflatables, this audio-visual installation is a feast for the senses and is suitable for all ages.

Kate Miller Heidke   

Kate Miller-Heidke - photo credit Jo Duck

Kate Miller-Heidke: Child in Reverse Tour – South Bank Piazza

Kate’s first national tour since releasing her acclaimed fifth album begins in her hometown with a special show for Brisbane Festival accompanied by a full six-piece band.

First Nations Fashion: Walking In Two Worlds - South Bank Piazza

Showcasing Indigenous fashion, dance, film and live music, this runway event brings together a selection of contemporary garments and textiles by First Nations designers.


Forgery - photo credit David Kelly, edited by Alisdair Macindoe

Forgery - Cremorne Theatre, QPAC

Six Australasian Dance Collective dancers are provided with instructions live on stage by a complex series of algorithms, also dictating lighting, costumes and music making every performance unique.  


Skyfall, Naomi Price and Luke Kennedy – photo credit Dylan Evans

Skyfall - South Bank Piazza

Naomi Price and Luke Kennedy joined by musical theatre performers deliver a seductive performance in a fresh arrangement of the hit theme songs from classic James Bond films.

Nebbie Burrawanga and James Gurrawiwi  

Nebbie Burrawanga and James Gurrawiwi

Bungul - Concert Hall, QPAC

Bungul is a ceremonial celebration of the talent and musical legacy of Gurrumul Yunupingu performed live by Yolngu dancers, songmen and musicians from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and in addition Camerata - Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra directed by Senior Yolngu Don Wininba Ganambarr and Nigel Jamieson.

Hugh Sheridan Live – South Bank Piazza

Swoon to the smooth vocals of Hugh Sheridan as he takes you on a journey performing meaningful jazz and swing songs and sharing heartfelt stories backed by a full band and surprise special guests.

Book tickets and explore more of the festival program of events by heading to the Brisbane Festival website.

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