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Brisbane Burger Fest 2021 — POSTPONED

Brisbane's dedicated burger festival returns for a fourth time — with live tunes, too.
By Sarah Ward
July 01, 2021
By Sarah Ward
July 01, 2021

UPDATE, July 27, 2021: Due to travel restrictions, Brisbane Burger Fest's organisers have announced that the festival will no longer go ahead on Saturday, August 7. The event will now take place sometime in August; however, an exact date is yet to be announced — we'll update you when further details come to hand.


Ever had a hankering for a burger, but couldn't decide which joint to visit? Thanks to Brisbane's hefty array of burg-slinging places, we've all been there — and often. Thankfully, The Triffid came up with a solution a few years back. That'd be the Brisbane Burger Fest, which is returning for the fourth time in 2021.

From 11am on Saturday, August 7, the Newstead music venue is once again shutting down Stratton Street and serving up the Brisbane festival we had to have. Plenty of food festivals have come and gone over the years, but Brisbane Burger Fest was always going to be back for another helping — behaviour that you'll likely copy on the day.

For those wondering about the festival's burger credentials, Miss Kay's, MooFree Burgers, Ben's Burgers, Ze Pickle and Benz on Miller will all whipping up their usual favourites — and coming up with a special Burger Fest creation as well. There'll also be an official burger-eating competition as part of the festivities (of course there will be). If you don't think you can handle taking part, that's okay — everyone at Burger Fest will be seeing how many burgs they can eat in their own way, after all.

Making a burger street party even better, the event be showcasing live music from The Dreggs, Hayley Mary, Cheap Fakes, Meg Ripps, McDermott and North, and Hazel Mei all day. A beer pong arena is on the agenda, too, and so are live art installations and a food hall. Drinks-wise, Stone & Wood will be taking care of the brews.

Tickets cost $25 — and if past years are any guide, they're expected to get snapped up quickly.

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Top image: Ze Pickle.

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