Original Stories from the Original Storytellers
Honour the stories of two of the longest-surviving cultures in the world with more than 170 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors and leaders sharing their stories through music, dance, theatre, cabaret and art installations this September.
#On The Stage
From the original storytellers, four fantastic world premiere theatre works reimagine how we engage with and experience First Nations storytelling.
#Celebrating Musical Excellence
Songs speak volumes, and these artists breathe life into beats and bars that'll leave you breathless.
Butchulla Songman Fred Leone and musical innovator Samuel Pankhurst combine ancient Aboriginal language with sublime modern production to invoke the sounds of thousands of generations of story and culture whilst emerging as something entirely new.
Tue 12 Sep, The Princess Theatre
Embark on a musical odyssey as Tyrone Noonan, didgeridoo legend William Barton and virtuoso guitarist Anthony Garcia weave a rare tapestry of contemporary rock, pop, Indi folk and electronica.
Sat 23 Sep, South Bank Piazza
Moorooka Block Party returns to Peggs Park for an afternoon of free entertainment from some of Australia’s finest First Nations and World Music musicians and artists including Jessie Lloyd with Ailan Songs.
Sat 9 Sep, Peggs Park
Two lifelong mates share their distinctly Australian storytelling and gifted musicianship. Their 5th album feels like a true realization of the unlimited potential they have shown until this point.
Sat 9 Sep, The Princess Theatre
#Opening the Festival
Two beautiful works bring to life the opening weekend for the Festival.
Through stories, song and dance, journey to the ancient world of Australia as we honour and pay respect to the Brisbane Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities. The gathering of Nations.
Fri 1 Sep, Australian Retirement Trust Festival Garden
#Experience Art in All Forms
Sing, dance, and gaze as the stories of the past are brought to the fore.
From the incomparable storytellers of Bangarra Dance Theatre comes a major new work. Yuldea awakens the earth and sky worlds to tell the story of the Aṉangu people of the Great Victorian Desert.
31 Aug — 9 Sep, QPAC