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This week marks the end of winter and the beginning of Brisbane’s most anticipated event of the year: Brisbane Festival!

With giant outdoor installations, intimate street concerts, suburban symphonies and an epic new light and laser installation, this year's Festival is set to bring the unexpected and the delightful to Brisbane from 4 - 26 September, reaching all 190 suburbs of the city with a line-up unlike any presented before.

Officially kicking off on Friday 4 September, the program of events, performances and experiences will acknowledge the challenges Brisbane faced this year and offer a beacon of hope to its residents and visitors.

Smoking ceremony

Brisbane Festival begins its three weeks of fun with Jumoo, a special city-wide smoking ceremony on 4 September from 6pm. Jumoo, which means ‘smoking’ in the language of the Turrbal people, will herald a fresh and peaceful start to Brisbane Festival while honouring and paying respect to the city’s First People. As the smoke clears, Brisbane is invited to turn its gaze skyward for the first of many Sunsuper Night Sky laser and light experiences.

Spanning 490 performances across 91 events – 73 of which are free – there really is something for everyone. For more information on free events, including Sunsuper Night Sky, Messengers of Brisbane and Street Serenades, visit the Brisbane Festival website.


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