The G20 Cultural Celebrations get underway next Friday (October 24) and there really is something for everybody over the 17 days of FREE events in Brisbane city and suburbs. In addition to the extensive music program (more details here) Velociraptor, Busby Marou, Emma Louise, The Phoncurves, Sahara Beck, Don Walker, Sampology, The Medics, Robert Forster and many more, there is also theatre, dance, circus, visual art and lighting installations to enjoy.

G20 Cultural

Some of the events scheduled throughout the celebrations include Deep Blue, Circa Zoo: Brink, The Bubble Effect: Disco Diving, Colour Me Brisbane, Global Groove and heaps more in myriad venues and outdoor locations around Brisbane.

Whilst events such as the Colour Me Brisbane Carnival, City of Dance and Light Up the Floor will feature every evening from October 24 to November 9, other happenings such as Brisbane on Parade, Springflare and a free performance of Coppelia by the Queensland Ballet at Brisbane River Stage are strictly one-off events.

There really is too much happening for me to cover it all in detail here, but for more information about the G20 Cultural Program and numerous events on the schedule, head to the official website.

Regardless of what the political reasons behind the Queensland Government’s decision to provide this feast of free arts and entertainment might be, there is no doubt that this is a great opportunity to witness some fabulous performances that showcase the vast array of talented arts practitioners and performers we produce in this part of the world.

Make sure you check out as many performances as you can because free stuff like this doesn’t come along very often. See you at the shows.