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Brisbane City Council presents…Valley Fiesta 2015
Oct 23, 2015 @ 8:00 am - Oct 25, 2015 @ 10:00 pm
Valley Fiesta is back in 2015 with Brisbane’s free all-ages festival for music, food and arts, set to bring the Valley to life on the 23-25 October.
Presented by the Brisbane City Council, Valley Fiesta will host more than 60 fantastic music acts, a showcase of arts, food and cultural experiences spreading across the Fortitude Valley streets, malls and laneways.
Now in its 19th year, the Fiesta lineup will be headlined by Australian indie pop band Alpine, with other major acts featured across the weekend including Art vs Science, Asta, Kilter, Young Franco with many more to be announced. The line up also has a strong Brisbane presence with The Cairos, Gill Bates, Feki, The Jensens, Torfason, Baskervillain and The Missing taking the stage alongside a special QMA showcase with Halfway, WAAX, Michelle Xen, Electrik Lemonade and Leanne Tennant.
In addition to its showcase of free live music, Event Organiser Murray Sutherland of Kinetic Events, said this year’s event was more than a street party.
“We will be showcasing Fortitude Valley’s thriving cultural scene,” he said.
“The massive three-day program will include pop-up bars, the Fiesta Feast in Chinatown showcasing some of the Valley’s top restaurants, special laneway events, the infamous Valley Markets, street theatre, interactive public art and photography exhibitions and a whole lot more.
“By broadening the scope of the event, the Fiesta will celebrate the Valley’s art and culinary offering, as well the music scene it is renowned for.”
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the festival would return with an even bigger and better line-up of live entertainment.
“Since launching in 1997, Valley Fiesta has become an integral part of Brisbane’s social calendar showcasing the best of the precinct’s unique culture and celebrating the work of local artists and musicians,” Cr Quirk said.
“Council is proud to present this event which will boost the local economy with businesses participating in the celebrations with special offers for punters and hosting events at venues throughout the weekend.
“I’d encourage anyone who’s in Brisbane from 23 – 25 October to get down to Fortitude Valley and check out our city’s biggest and most loved street party.”
More than 65,000 people are expected to take to the streets and venues of the inner-city precinct across the weekend, boosting the local economy and shining the spotlight on the growth and diversity of Brisbane’s premier music and cultural destination.