Taking over the city during September, Brisbane Festival does many things. It gives everyone an excuse to devour entertaining cultural delights — and it serves up a new hangout.
Actually, make that hangouts. Yes, Brisbane Festival's central hub offers multiple spaces in one. Revamping South Bank's Cultural Forecourt, Treasury Brisbane Arcadia boasts everything from six pop-up food stalls to the spiegeltent to everything in between.
The good news keeps on coming, because the bulk of Arcadia's bustling lineup of fun activities is free. As well as offering a place to go when you need a wine, craft beer or food between shows, there's free gigs at the Brisbane Airport Music Runway, a riverside Pimm's picnic every Sunday, and burlesque and art in the Salome Lounge. And, over at Little Creatures LIVE, music, magic, comedy, improv, satirical songs, cracking covers and jazz will keep you entertained.
Yes, Arcadia has something for everyone with, including top music acts and floor shows at The Courier-Mail Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent. That's where you'll catch many of the fest's headliners, including LIMBO UNHINGED, The Preatures, Thelma Plum and Ngaiire.