Despite the best efforts of local residents engaging in Donald Trump-style diplomacy by erecting a fence to keep anybody from daring to encroach on the open space that surrounds their riverside residences, the Teneriffe Festival is on again this Saturday (July 2) and promises to be another feast of food, market stalls and live entertainment. Luring increasingly large numbers from across Brisbane every year, the event has now become one of Brisbane’s biggest community festivals.


Upwards of 70 markets stalls will offer a wide range of clothing, art, crafts, home wares and home-made foods, while the abundance of local cafes and restaurants within the festival zone will also dish up a range of options. The Brisbane Cheese Market will also feature again this year, along with all the usual offerings such as historical displays and tours, children’s entertainment in Kids World and live music across three stages.

The Merthyr Village Street Stage (located in Vernon Terrace near Florence Street) will feature performances from Capre, ROI, Project Montreal, Big Bad Echo, Columbia Buffet and The Ninjas, while the likes of Thom Lion, Danny Widdicombe, Quintessential Doll, Eden Mulholland, Dan Kelly, Halfway and The Belligerents will grace the Newstead Series River Stage in Sir Manual Hornibrook Park. The Nova Music Corner returns once again this year with Jake Whittaker, Amela, Hannah Rosa and Tia Gostelow amongst those scheduled to perform.

The festival, which is located on Vernon Terrace and surrounding streets, runs from 10.00am and 9.00pm and will no doubt prove a raging success once again. For event information, including a festival map and performance times, visit the festival website or follow Teneriffe Festival on Facebook.