Factory Summer Festival
Three weeks of live tunes — and themed bars, a silent disco, carnival rides and a games arcade.
In all the regular ways, this hasn't felt like a big year. It has been chaotic, of course, although that's completely different. Across the final three weeks of 2020, however, Brisbane Showgrounds' latest event is going to feel huge — because the inner-city site is welcoming the Factory Summer Festival to town, marking the event's first Brissie iteration after three years doing its thing on the west coast.
Across select nights between Friday, December 11–Thursday, December 31, Bowen Hills is hosting everyone from The Presets, Hermitude and Peking Duck to Vera Blue, Hayden James and Illy — and a tribute evening dedicated to Daft Punk and a big New Year's Eve shindig, too. Also on offer at the huge outdoor fest: four stages, nine themed bars, a silent disco, carnival rides and a games arcade. No, you won't be bored here.
Eager to celebrate Christmas Eve by dancing? Keen to do something other than hit the shops on Boxing Day? They're all on Factory Summer Festival's agenda as well.
You'll need to buy your tickets to each separate date, though — so it's a case of picking when you want to party, then hopping to it.