The Playmaker
Let's play
  • It's Wednesday
    What day is it?
  • Now
    What time is it?
  • Anywhere in Brisbane
    Where are you?
  • What do you feel like?
    What do you feel like?
  • And what else?
    And what else?

Nine Lives Festival 2022

Returning after a successful 2019 debut, this huge day-long block party is once again taking over The Tivoli.
By Sarah Ward
May 24, 2021
By Sarah Ward
May 24, 2021

UPDATE, NOVEMBER 8, 2021: For the third time, Nine Lives Festival has been postponed, and will now take place on Saturday, March 5, 2022. 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. Now, 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, March 5, 2022.

On hand at Nine Lives Festival this time around: Stella Donnelly, King Stingray, No 1 Dads, Bananagun, Cool Sounds, Floodlights, Gordon Koang, Good Morning and Surprise Chef. Tunes will take over three indoor and outdoor stages, so you can 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 and In the Flowers 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.

This year's festival has had to cap its numbers due to COVID-19 restrictions, so getting a ticket early is recommended. Also, in another post-COVID move, sadly you won't be able to bring your dog this time around.



  • List
  • Map


  • List
  • Map


  • List
  • Map
Tap and select Add to Home Screen to access Concrete Playground easily next time. x
Counter Pixel