The versatile venue in the heart of South Bank Parklands will be transformed into an exciting new performance space, hosting a jaw-dropping line-up of world-class musicians, singers and performers from 3-25 September.
Brisbane Festival Artistic Director Louise Bezzina said South Bank Piazza will be the beating heart of this year’s Festival, alive and pumping with art, dance and music fit for audiences from families to late night revelers.
“Block out your September because you are going to want to be part of this party!” Ms Bezzina said.
Ahead of its full program launch on July 14, Brisbane Festival is thrilled to announce two premiere performances from Brisbane powerhouses Kate Miller-Heidke and The Little Red Company.
Queensland born-and-raised, Miller-Heidke begins her first national tour since releasing her acclaimed 2020 album Child in Reverse with a special Brisbane Festival performance on 24 September 2021.
With a full six-piece band of musical geniuses, a back catalogue of bona fide hits and a suite of brand-new songs, Miller-Heidke will again show Brisbane that she is one of the most versatile and exciting live performers in the world.
The homegrown superstar’s talents span indie-pop and opera to musical theatre and TV and she remains the only artist in the world to have performed at Coachella, the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Eurovision Song Contest.
"It has felt like an eternity waiting for this tour to begin. I’ll be playing with my favourite musicians and we are bursting with joy and excitement at the prospect of hitting the road again after so long. We will be premiering some brand new material plus selecting some deep cuts from the back catalogue, as well as celebrating some old favourites."