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By Sarah Ward
June 23, 2020

Brisbane Festival Is Set to Take Over the City for Three Weeks This September

And it has just announced the first event on its program, too.
By Sarah Ward
June 23, 2020

When September rolls around in Brisbane, it always means one thing: for the majority of the month, the city erupts with a wave of shows, gigs, art installations, and other entertaining performances and activities, all as part of Brisbane Festival.

In welcome news for everyone who looks forward to this annual city-wide celebration — especially given the way 2020 has panned out so far — that'll remain the case this year, too. While many an event has been forced to cancel or postpone its plans due to COVID-19, Brisbane Festival is still forging ahead, taking over Brissie from Friday, September 4—Saturday, September 26.

The fest won't announce the bulk of its program until Tuesday, July 28, so just what Brisbanites will be watching, dancing to, peering at and checking out hasn't been revealed as yet. Still, the fact that Bris Fest will happen at all proves exciting as it is. With Australia's international borders still currently closed and likely to remain that way until 2021, and with the music industry not expected to restart international tours until next year as well, it's safe to expect the 2020 festival will have a strong local focus.

Bris Fest has unveiled one inclusion on its 2020 lineup already — and it's definitely setting its sights firmly on Brissie. Called A Concert At Yours?, the event will stage a concert featuring local music stars in a Brisbane cul-de-sac. If you live in one and you'd love to attend a gig literally at your doorstep, you can nominate your court, place or close, too.

Brisbane Festival will run from Friday, September 4—Saturday, September 26, with the full program announced on Tuesday, July 28. For further details, keep an eye on the festival's website.

Published on June 23, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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