Brisbane Festival announces full program for 2018

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Brisbane gears up for three weeks of quality music this September.

After drip-feeding us some of the big musical events that will be happening in the River City this September, the team at Brisbane Festival have today unveiled the entire line up for their 2018 event.

The festival is again spread across several venues throughout the city; most of them established (The Tivoli, QPAC, Brisbane Riverstage) and some ad-hoc (Arcadia, Spiegeltent).

This year the event is bookended by big opening and closing parties that see local heroes like Ball Park Music and Violent Soho lead a strong line up of Aussie talent. But through the festival’s three weeks, there are plenty of musical delights to enjoy.

 

Double J Australian Artist of the Year for 2017, Jen Cloher, joins a line up that includes Canadian indie folk master Destroyer, Aussie indie torchbearers (and recent feature album stars) Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and soulful folk favourites The Teskey Brothers at the Spiegeltent in 2018.

The Tivoli will host New Zealand-via-Portland indie heroes Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus with his genre-crossing Struggle With Glory project and Yothu Yindi and The Treaty Project.

That venue will also trial shows in the round, with artists like Sarah Blasko, Gareth Liddiard and Polish Club giving this new setting a go.

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Here’s the full line up. Head to the Brisbane Festival website for details on when the shows are happening and how to get your hands on tickets.

The festival takes place from Saturday 8 September to Saturday 29.

Riverstage Opening Night Concert

Ball Park Music
San Cisco
Ruby Fields
Tia Gostelow

Riverstage Closing Night Concert

Violent Soho
Meg Mac
Methyl Ethel
WAAX

QPAC

Gratitude & Grief – Katie Noonan’s Elixir, Michael Leunig and Camerata
Eskimo Joe with Camerata

Arcadia / Spiegeltent

Destroyer
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Jen Cloher
The Teskey Brothers
Tkay Maidza
Touch Sensitive / CC : Disco B2B

The Tivoli

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Harry James Angus - Struggle With Glory
Yothu Yindi and The Treaty Project
Pub Choir

The Tivoli in the Round

Sarah Blasko
Gareth Liddiard
Polish Club

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