Art, Music, Food and Fashion Celebration in Plain Sight at Hidden Lanes Festival in Fortitude Valley

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A sweeping celebration of art, music, food and fashion will be underway at The Hidden Lanes Festival in Fortitude Valley on Saturday, the 26th of Oct 2019. This free event will feature over 50 artists who will showcase their talents, ideas and creations to bring heaps of experiences for families and groups to enjoy.

Celebrating Food and Wine

Little Valley Lane, Bakery Lane, Winn Lane, Lucky Lane and California Lane will each have various establishments participating in the food fare for The Hidden Lanes Festival. Led by The Bowery, visitors may enjoy a sampling of gastronomic delights and satisfying meals from Italian, Korean, Japanese and American cuisines.

Celebrating Music and Art

Whilst savouring different flavours, visitors can sit down and chill amidst an abundance of live music. Each lane will also feature different musical acts at stages set outside The Bowery, Phase 4 Records, Laruche, Tym Guitars, The Zoo, Little Valley and at corners of Winn Lane, California Lane and Bakery Lane.

Among the featured musical acts and DJs for this year’s Hidden Lanes Festival are:

Tyne-James Organ 
Budjerah Slabb Music
Charlotte Emily
Cry Club*
Demon Days*
Ella Fence
First Beige
Georgia Dutton
Georgie Neilsen and The Growing Pains
Greta Stanley
Harry and Ami Phillips
Jo Davie*
Julia R. Anderson
Karrie Hayward
Kurilpa Reach
L. Flora
Liv Heyer Music
Manū Music
Mitch Salisbury
Miranda vs. Arizona*
O’ Little Sister
Pacific Avenue
Paris Irwin Music
Pink Matter
Rob Knaggs
Selfish Sons
The Beamish Brothers
The Blockades
The Jensens*
The Lighthearts
The Oogars
Dj Black Amex
Flex Cop*
James Rigby
Tokyo Twilight

Some live entertainment and venues are strictly for *18 years old and above. Be sure to show a valid ID in case it will be checked. Look up the schedule of performances so you may be able to plan your visit carefully. 

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Aside from the live music, there will also be 19 masterclasses and activities where visitors may learn cookie decorating, dumpling making, or preparing cocktails, among other workshops. Below are the schedule of the classes. You may book a slot in advance online as spaces are limited. 

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Celebrating Fashion & Style

When you’re done eating, drinking or joining the activities, you can unwind and do some retail therapy or pampering at the fashion and beauty establishments participating at The Hidden Lanes Festival. So you can cover a lot of ground, check out this map to chart the stores you’d like to visit for discounts and deals. 

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Celebrating the Laneways

Do you have out-of-town guests you’d like to bring to the festival? Sign them up for the Heritage Tour or put your name on the list if you’d like to learn the interesting origin and development of Fortitude Valley’s Laneways. This guided walk will bring you to the oldest preserved commercial buildings in Brisbane, which were built around the 1800s, including an apothecary and one of Brisbane’s longest-running music venues. 

The Hidden Lanes Festival is a FREE event. No need to pay for an entrance or masterclass fee. The events begin at 10:00 a.m. and end late in the night.