#BOQ
Festival Garden

Your inner-city Festival playground

#What's On

Gravity-defying circus, late-night cabaret, live music and more

Dirty Laundry
8 - 11 Sept

Dirty Laundry

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

First Nations Fashion: Walking In Two Worlds
5 Sept

First Nations Fashion: Walking In Two Worlds

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

Auntie's Fiafia Night
8 - 11 Sept

Auntie's Fiafia Night

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

Massaoke Oz
25 Sept

Massaoke Oz

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

Common People Dance Eisteddfod
19 Sept

Common People Dance Eisteddfod

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

For Honeyman Street
12 Sept

For Honeyman Street

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

David Campbell: Back in the Swing
3 Sept

David Campbell: Back in the Swing

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

HUGHMAN
17 - 18 Sept

HUGHMAN

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

Kate Miller-Heidke
24 Sept

Kate Miller-Heidke

South Bank Piazza

Love Stories
12 Sept

Love Stories

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

Razzle Dazzle Riot
3 - 7 Sept

Razzle Dazzle Riot

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

Skyfall
14 - 18 Sept

Skyfall

South Bank Piazza

Summer Play Factor (SPF)
21 - 23 Sept

Summer Play Factor (SPF)

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

What's Going On
23 Sept

What's Going On

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

Bright Sparks
Free
21 Sept

Bright Sparks

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden


#Opening Weekend

The Smoking Ceremony (Jumoo)

The Smoking Ceremony (Jumoo)

From 6pm, Fri 3 Sept

To open this year’s Brisbane Festival, we invite you to be part of a special opening and smoking ceremony. Performed under the creative direction and Custodianship of Tribal Experiences Managing Director and Yuggera and Turrbal man, Shannon Ruska, this event will connect us to country and cleanse the pathway for a peaceful journey into September.

Your Guide to Opening Weekend

Your Guide to Opening Weekend

South Bank → Northshore, Hamilton

Start your weekend taking in a world premiere or two, explore BOQ Festival Garden, and cruise aboard Brisbane's Art Boat.

Eat, drink
wine & dine

From gourmet truffle fries and woodfired pizzas to cocktails and craft beer - there's something for every palate at the Piazza, Pinkie and Pavilion bars.

#Offers

Snap up an offer from our favourite South Bank foodie haunts

Gnocchi served next to a platter of cheeses.

The Spaghetti House Trattoria

10% off for ticketholders on show day*

Ciao! The perfect intimate setting to enjoy a rustic Italian fare, The Spaghetti House Trattoria is ready to welcome your famiglia. *Groups of 8 or less.

Spice Central Kitchen & Bar

Spice Central Kitchen & Bar

10% off for Festival ticketholders 3 - 25 Sept

Fresh and local produce that is passionately prepared and underscored by an impressive local and international wine list.


#Getting there

BOQ Festival Garden is located in the middle of South Bank's rolling lawns and lush forest, with South Bank Piazza at its heart

⛴ Catch Brisbane's Art Boat to South Bank

Level up your transport with a ride on this floating art experience available during Brisbane Festival only!

Public Transport

Public transport services are available at a walking distance with the South Brisbane train station and Cultural Centre busway located a 10-minute walk away.

Parking

Located at South Bank, BOQ Festival Garden has a variety of nearby drop-off zones, and free and paid parking options.

Ride Your Bike

Plan your route and parking, and find CityCycle bike stations using Cycling Brisbane’s Route Planner.

#Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

#Partners

Bank of Queensland
Channel Nine
Eat South Bank
South Bank Parklands
James Squire
Archie Rose
De Bortoli
The Fresh Collective

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