After a successful inaugural event last year, The End of the Line Festival returns again in 2015 on Saturday, October 24. The End of the Line Festival is a free street festival held within the confines of the Wolloongabba shopping and restaurant precinct. The festival features market stalls and food and beverage options galore from street vendors, food trucks and local dining establishments. There will also be plenty of entertainment including art installations, skateboarding demonstrations, children’s activities and an extensive live music program.
The End of the Line Festival is certainly a great addition to the local festival calendar, with musical artists such Machine Age, Blank Realm, Caitlin Park, Banff and Jack Carty amongst those who will be performing. Fittingly, both the Brisbane Lions and Brisbane Heat will also be involved in activities throughout the day.
However, whilst End of the Line is a street party to showcase Wolloongabba and isn’t a music festival per se, it is still disappointing that this event will be staged on the same day that the annual Valley Fiesta is being held just a few kilometres away on the other side of the river. There is no doubt that there are a large number of people who would love to support both festivals and it seems somewhat incongruous that two great free events are being staged on the same day in such close proximity to each other.
It’s impossible to know how such a clash occurred and it may be the case that the respective organisers aren’t particularly concerned, but the fact that these two events have been scheduled on the same day forces people to choose between the two events, rather than give both festivals their patronage. Even if both festivals draw huge crowds, I’m not sure that makes it okay as there are going to inevitably be those forced to choose between them, which just seems a strange and unnecessary situation for people to find themselves in.
Situated on Logan Road and Jurgens St at Wolloongabba, the End of the Line Festival will run from 10.00am until 11.00pm on Saturday, October 24. For more information about the festival, head to the event website or follow them on Facebook.