The Teneriffe Festival is on again this weekend (Saturday, July 1) with food, fashion, market stalls, entertainment and live music throughout the afternoon. Despite the fact that a few locals have gone out of their way to undermine the festival in recent years, it has continued to grow as a celebration of an area that has a rich history. Teneriffe served as the centre of Brisbane’s wool export trade throughout the first half of the 20th century and was also utilised as a submarine base during World War 2 before transforming into an industrial hub prior to its emergence as a sought after residential area comprising apartments which were once wool stores, coupled with new residential developments, restaurants and retail spaces.
Whilst the riverside location and proximity to the attractions of New Farm, Bulimba, Newstead and Fortitude Valley also makes Teneriffe a popular destination for visitors from throughout Brisbane and further afield, the festival is a celebration of everything that Teneriffe has to offer. Occupying Vernon Terrace between Commercial Road and Florence Street, the festival site includes laneways off Ethel and Darth Streets and the parklands along the river.
The live music program on The Triffid River Stage kicks off at 12.45pm with Hannah Rosa and continues into the evening, with The Steel Syndicate rounding out the show from 8.00pm. Also on the bill are Shag Rock, Christian Patey, Will Anderson and 2016 Queensland Music Award winners in Doolie and Tia Gostelow, whose brand new music video can be viewed below.