Get excited for these hot Brisbane festivals this summer

Get excited for these hot Brisbane festivals this summer

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With Summer heating up, it’s the perfect time to get outdoors for some Brisbane festivals. The sunny city has everything from music and art to food and wine events. Most festivals encourage camping, which offers convenience and affordability.

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Woodford Folk Festival

Dec 27 – Jan 1 Every year the Woodford Folk Festival showcases Australia’s largest gathering of performers. More than 2000 performers come out for six days and nights, which consists of more than 450 acts. Expect not only music and singing, but dance, cabaret, street theatre, comedy and visual arts. The festival takes place on a 500 acre site, about an hour’s north of Brisbane.

Brisbane International

Dec 30 – Jan 6 This is one of the Brisbane festivals you definitely don’t want to miss. The Brisbane International is one of summer’s highlight sporting events. Tennis fans can watch world class tennis players battle it out over eight days on the court. Previous champions to dominate the court at Queensland Tennis Centre include Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Any Murray and Kim Clijsters.


Jan 2019 Get ready for some of the most popular local and international musicians. Imagine spending a summer’s day looking at one stage, with headline acts like Nicki Minaj and ‘Gucci Gang’ rapper Lil Pump. You can also expect to see performances from American hip hop duro Rae Sremmurd, Dutch DJ San Holo and the triple J unearthed winner.

Brisbane Comedy Festival

Feb 22 – March 24 More than 70 of the funniest up-and-coming and popular comedians will grace the stage at several venues across Brisbane. Share laughs with hilarious stand up, improv and sketch comedy. Don’t miss the opening gala, which will see Charlie Pickering hosting a hilarious night of entertainment.

Brisbane Holi Festival of Colours

March 2 Join in this unique festival of dance, colour and unity. The family-friendly Holi festival is part of the BrisAsia Festival, which showcases Asian arts and culture. Expect live music, Bollywood dance battles and heaps of yummy Indian cuisine. Of course, get excited for the colour throwing event! It really is a festival unlike any other.


Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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