Valley Fiesta Returns to Fortitude Valley

Valley Fiesta, Brisbane’s biggest street party, returns to Fortitude Valley with an event-filled five-day stretch that promises to deliver a diverse line-up of music, theatre, and cultural events put on by more than 500 performers.

The 22nd edition of Fortitude Valley’s flagship festival offers extended days of live entertainment from Wednesday, 29 August to Sunday, 2 September 2018.

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Fortitude Valley is already known for having excellent venues for great food and parties. For this event, the streets, malls, and laneways of the Valley will be packed with live music,  theatre and arts performances, art installations, and so much more.

According to Lord Mayor Graham Quirk , Brisbane City Council’s revamped Valley Fiesta expects to welcome up to 65,000 fans to 48 local venues for the festivities.

“Council is committed to creating more to see and do, and with critically-acclaimed shows, larger-than-life projections, flashmobs, laneway parties and inflatable art installations, the new-look Valley Fiesta is set to be one of the stand-out events on this year’s cultural calendar,” Cr Quirk said.

“Valley Fiesta will once again provide a fantastic platform for Brisbane’s emerging creative talent, with Le Coup Cabaret nightly headline shows as well as live sets from Thelma Plum, Seaside, Sweater Curse and local favourites The Steele Syndicate, Gabriella Cohen and The Jensens,” he added.

Photo credit: Valley Fiesta/Facebook

The 2018 program includes a variety of live entertainment such as live music, performance, food, workshops, and visual arts across three laneways and different venues. Highlights include the Brunswick Street Mall Main Ring, which will host free entertainment daily including Le Coup Cabaret, a high-flying performance by Brisbane’s own contemporary circus troupe Company 2.

Photo credit: Valley Fiesta/Facebook

Since its first launch in 1997, Valley Fiesta has been showcasing the best of Brisbane’s music and arts scene by providing a platform for the city’s emerging musical and creative talent.

Most events in the Valley Fiesta are free but some require pre-booking or tickets. Check out the complete line-up of events to see individual event listings. For more information about the event, you may visit the FAQ page of the official Valley Fiesta website.

Valley Fiesta is just one of more than 50,000 festivals, events, and markets that the BCC helps to deliver each year as part of their commitment to creating more leisure and lifestyle opportunities in Brisbane. More lifestyle precincts are about to make waves in the city this year with several venues set to open in the coming months.