In focus: Brisbane Festival

As a Brisbane-based company, all of us at Brisk Fridge Truck Rentals have a soft spot for the annual Brisbane Festival.

This year, the event kicks off on Saturday 5 September, and there’s plenty worth checking out, with the 3-week festival coming to an end with the iconic Sunsuper Riverfire along South Bank on Saturday 26 September.


What is Brisbane Festival all about?

The Brisbane Festival became an annual event back in 2009, and has since grown to become one of the city’s most beloved recurring celebrations. It’s designed to showcase our city to the world, embracing a meeting of art, culture, food and the diversity that makes our city great.

Events occur throughout the city, with one standout ongoing event being Arcadia, which runs for the entirety of the 3 weeks at the Cultural Forecourt in South Bank. Free and open to all, this is where locals and visitors can eat, drink and relax.

You can also check out two performances in tents located in the Forecourt – Club Swizzle and/or Fear & Delight (note that both are paid performances, so you’ll need to book your tickets).

Regardless of what you’re interested in, though, there’s plenty to see across the entirety of the city. While there are too many to mention in depth here, the key events for Brisbane Festival take place at the following venues:


  • The Spiegeltent
  • La Boite Roundhouse
  • South Bank
  • Griffith Film School
  • Bille Brown Studio
  • Brisbane City Hall
  • Judith Wright Centre
  • Old Government House
  • Brisbane Powerhouse
  • Queensland Conservatorium
  • Theatre Republic
  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre
  • Brisbane Convention Exhibition Centre
  • Palace Centro


How to keep track of what’s happening

Staying on top of what’s happening this year is easy. You can either view all events via the official website’s What’s On page or view/download the 2015 program online.


Will you be attending this year’s Brisbane Festival? Let us know in the comments below.

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