Nine Lives Festival 2021
Returning after a successful 2019 debut, this huge day-long block party is once again taking over The Tivoli.
UPDATE, JUNE 23, 2021: Due to recent border restrictions, Nine Lives Festival has been postponed from Saturday, June 26 to Saturday, August 28. This article has been updated to reflect the new date.
Back at the beginning of 2020, Jet Black Cat Music marked its ninth birthday — and, to celebrate, the West End store hopped over to the other side of the inner city and threw a huge block party. This year, it's repeating the feat. That means that Brisbanites will need to head to The Tivoli again, with Fortitude Valley's Costin Street set to overflow with tunes, markets and food on Saturday, August 28.
On hand at Nine Lives Festival this time around: Stella Donnelly, Good Morning, Big Scary, Bananagun, Cool Sounds, Floodlights, Gordon Koang and Surprise Chef. The music lineup also includes Family Jordan, Lucky Idiot, Maple Glider and Middle Name Dance Band, with tunes taking over three indoor and outdoor stages. Dance in The Tiv's main space, at What's Golden and in the carpark — to DJs such as Dameeeela, DJ Heartbeats, Mumgenes, Rock Lobster, In the Flowers and First Beige DJs as well.
While you're outdoors, you'll also be able grab a bite from a food truck or the onsite sausage sizzle, browse the stalls and go trawling the crates for records.
Pre-sale tickets are available now, with general tickets go up for grabs at 11am on Tuesday, May 25. This year's festival has had to cap its numbers due to COVID-19 restrictions, so getting in early is recommended. Also, in another post-COVID move, sadly you won't be able to bring your dog this time around.
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