Brisbane Festival Organisers promise to fill the city with joyous connections, curiosity, inspired stories and deep civic pride during the Brisbane Festival 2022 being held from 2—24 September.

This year’s features more than 580 performances – 230 of which are free – including 22 new works, 12 Queensland premieres and six international presentations.

The Festival Lights Up when multiple ARIA-winning singer Jessica Mauboy performs an anthology of her greatest hits in a dazzling opening night concert event (2 September).

Jessica Mauboy
Jessica Mauboy/ Source: Brisbane Festival

BOQ Festival Gardens, Brisbane Festival’s favourite all-ages playground, again transforms South Bank Parklands into an inner-city wonderland of food, wine, entertainment and discovery.

The re-imagined South Bank Piazza welcomes a vibrant line-up of work including the Queensland premiere of strut & fret’s late-night adults-only The Purple Rabbit (15 – 24 September), Cirque O L I O all-ages magic, circus and dance spectacular (20 – 23 September), Australasian Dance Collective’s Aftermath (7 – 9 September) and Sweatshop by Festival darlings, Briefs Factory International (2 – 4 September).

The Whitlams
The Whitlams/ Source: Brisbane Festival

Australian music royalty takes to the South Bank Piazza stage in a series of concerts including The Whitlams celebrating the 25th anniversary of Eternal Nightcap (16 September) and Katie and Tyrone Noonan marking 20 years since the release of Polyserena (17 September).

New in 2022 is Brisbane Festival’s largest visual arts program including new commissions, exhibitions and large-scale installations by internationally renowned artists Luke Jerram (UK), Jen Lewin (USA), Lindy Lee, Michael Zavros, Atelier Sisu and William Kentridge as well as a major collaboration between Hiromi Tango and Dancenorth.

A world-class dance program spotlights Australian talent with works from acclaimed choreographers and companies including Stephanie Lake, Joel Bray, Dancenorth, Australasian Dance Collective, Restless Dance Theatre, Phluxus2 and House of Alexander.

There are plenty of free events on offer – and once again Brisbane skies will blast open with excitement and celebration as Foti Fireworks launch their shimmering and electrifying pyrotechnics display from bridges, barges and rooftops across the city with Riverfire by the Australian Retirement Trust.

The popular Brisbane Serenades are back with a mix of music, dance – and even some roller skating.

Pick up a copy of the 2022 Brisbane Festival program from your local cafe or arts space – or check out the program online here.


Source: Brisbane Festival 2022

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