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Multi-Venue Fest Let the Music Play Is Returning for 2022 to Fill Fortitude Valley with Live Tunes

Let the Music Play will take over Fortitude Music Hall, The Zoo and Brightside Outdoors this winter, and turn Warner Street into a big disco street party
By Sarah Ward
June 08, 2022
By Sarah Ward
June 08, 2022

With its four-word title, Brisbane music festival Let the Music Play sends a clear message. After a couple of years of lockdowns and restrictions, all of which have impacted the city's live music scene, this event wants to let gigs go on. That was the case in 2021, too, when it first popped up and took over multiple Fortitude Valley venues. Being told to stay home may currently be a thing of the past, but the fest is back for another huge day in 2022 anyway — complete with an impressive lineup.

Taking place at the Fortitude Music Hall, The Zoo and outside at The Brightside again on Saturday, August 13, Let the Music Play celebrates everything we know and love about heading to a gig — including being able to hop onto the dance floor. So, you'll be able to do just that as you mosey between venues and check up a roster of talent that spans Northeast Party House, Thundamentals, Wafia, Jesswar, Mash'd N Kutcher, Bullhorn and more.

The fest is being called "the largest ticketed single-day festival in Fortitude Valley history", if you need an idea of just how big it'll be — and it'll pop up in a fourth venue as well. For the day, Warner Street will be shut down and turned into an outdoor precinct dubbed 'Unicorn Alley'. Brisbane's own Fluffy will be behind it, hosting a huge and characteristically opulent disco-themed street party.

Also on the agenda: hopping between the Valley's usual bars between gigs, aka a regular part of a night out in Brisbane. Or, an afternoon, given that Let the Music Play will kick off at 3pm, then run through until 11.30pm.


Northeast Party House
Mash'd N Kutcher
Cloe Terare
Dancing Water
Great Sage
Pink Matter
Saftey Club
Warner Street 'Unicorn Alley' takeover with Harry K (Fluffy)

Let the Music Play will take over The Fortitude Music Hall, The Zoo, Brightside Outdoors and Warner Street from 3–11.30pm on Saturday, August 13. Pre-sale tickets are on sale from 11am on Wednesday, June 8 via Ticketmaster, with general sales kicking off at 9am on Friday, June 10.

Top image: Vincent Shaw.

Published on June 08, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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