The Valley Fiesta is just a few sleeps away and the final set times have been released, with music on multiple stages in Fortitude Valley from this Friday (October 23). This annual street party and celebration is one of the best annual events on the Brisbane live music calendar, bringing local, national and international bands, food, art and entertainment to the streets, malls and laneways of Fortitude Valley over three days (October 23 – 25).
Friday night will launch the festival with performances from the Live and Local winners on the Brunswick Mall Stage from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Come Saturday, there will be three stages to choose from with Baskervillain getting things underway on the Brunswick Street Mall Stage at 1.00pm, followed by the likes of Gill Bates, Luke Million, The Cairos, The Resin Dogs, Asta and Gypsy & the Cat.
Further along Brunswick Street on the Festival Main Stage, The Jensens will kick start proceedings at 3.45pm, with Art vs Science following at 4.30. Young Franco and Last Dinosaurs will be amongst those taking to the stage before headliners Alpine bring the evening to a close from 9.00pm.
Also on Saturday, Fortitude Valley’s LGBTI community will present an afternoon of music, fun and entertainment on the Chinatown Mall Stage, while Sunday will feature a Queensland Music Awards Showcase in Brunswick Street Mall from 2.00pm. Artists featuring include Leanne Tennant, Electrik Lemonade, Michelle Xen, Waax and Halfway.
Winn Lane will host Late Night Shopping on Friday evening with a record and fashion market all day Saturday. Across the way, Bakery Lane will stage a unique Dinner Under the Stars on Friday evening before converting to a market space on Saturday.
Other Fiesta events scheduled over the weekend include the Revelry Laneway Fiesta & Outdoor Cinema, live street art, photography projections, busker competitions, pop-up performances and the Fiesta Feast.