Open Season

This jam-packed lineup of tunes is back for 2024 — and this year, it's taking its gigs beyond The Tivoli and The Princess Theatre.
Sarah Ward
Published on March 26, 2024


When The Tivoli and The Princess Theatre put on a show, Brisbanites expect just that: a series of gigs and performances at the two venues, which share the same owners. That's what Open Season has been all about since it launched in 2020, and also when it returned in both 2021 and 2023. But 2024's event from Monday, May 20–Saturday, July 27 is spreading the tunes beyond its two main sites.

If you're keen to hit up Blak Day Out, the First Nations festival that's also returning within the broader Open Season program, you'll do so on King Street in Bowen Hills. Taking to the stage: Emma Donovan, 3% — which features Dallas Woods, Nooky and Angus Field — plus BADASSMUTHA and The Ancient Bloods. It'll also be accompanied by King Street's Open Season Food Fiesta, where diversity and showcasing Indigenous retailers will be the focus.

Fancy a dance party in Winn Lane? Even better, keen to make shapes at two? QUIVR DJs is taking the season there as well. Want to hit up The Tiv's carpark? During 2024's Brisbane Street Art Festival, Damien Mitchell and David Lee Pereira will create new works outside the venue.

While the fact that Open Season won't just be taking place at The Tivoli and The Princess Theatre is big news, so is the lineup overall. Explosions in the Sky will head from Texas to Brisbane for the event, Brooklyn's INIKO are playing their debut Australian gig, Sky Ferreira hops Down Under for the first time in a decade, while Regurgitator have two shows on offer — one for kids and one firmly for adults.

Record label Elefant Traks is in the spotlight at a 25th-anniversary gig that doubles as a farewell, and with Hermitude, The Herd, Horrorshow, Urthboy and The Last Kinection all on the bill. This show will both celebrate history and make it, marking Elefant Traks' last-ever event.

Also on the roster: Yves Tumor's Aussie debut, Blonde Redhead's first Australian trip in 13 years, plus everyone from Marlon Williams and Mildlife to The Paper Kites and SLUMBERJACK — alongside BAYNK, Two Another, DICE and the initial Brisbane outing for Queer PowerPoint. And that's just the beginning, because Open Season always keeps adding to its itinerary, including once it kicks off.

Open Season 2024 Lineup:

Explosions in the Sky
Sky Ferreira
Yves Tumor
Marlon Williams
Blonde Redhead
The Paper Kites
Forest Claudette
Two Another
Queer PowerPoint
Bunny Racket – Rock 'n' Roll for Kids

Blak Day Out featuring:
Emma Donovan
The Ancient Bloods
and more

Elefant Traks 25th Anniversary — The Finale:
The Herd
The Last Kinection
and more

QUIVR Laneway Parties

Brisbane Street Art Festival:
David Lee Pereira
Damien Mitchell

Open Season images: Will Johnstone, Curdin and Lachlan Douglas. 


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