There's plenty that's great about public holidays — sleeping in, lazing about and making the most of not having to go to work all included. Still, as ace as getting a whole day off always proves, the night before is just as exciting. After all, it's an evening when you can do whatever you feel like and not have to worry about your alarm going off hours later.
Enter the Ekka public holiday, and Sesh and the City with it. One is the annual midweek occasion that's designed to get Brisbanites to head to the showgrounds. The other is Brisbane's newest music festival. The latter takes place on the evening before the former, turning The Brightside into a one-night festival from 6pm on Tuesday, August 14.
On the bill are Heaps Good Friends, Shag Rock, Seaside, Sometime Sonny and The Bonnie Doons, plus Guava Lava and Hope D — and a heap of Mountain Goat Beer. Tickets cost $34.70; however, we all know what doesn't cost a thing: the buzz of catching seven ace Aussie acts on a Tuesday night, free from guilt about the next morning.
Image: Shag Rock.