Valley Fiesta Marks 25 Years in Fortitude Valley with a 3-Day Event

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The good times are back at the annual Valley Fiesta in Fortitude Valley! This year’s party will be extra special because it’s the festival’s 25th year!

Happening from the 25th to the 27th of November 2022, creatives and musicians will once again showcase their talents during the three-day extravaganza. This free event, described as “a street festival like no other,” is mounted by QMusic to help aspiring individuals get their foot at the door of the industry. More than 45 homegrown talents will be performing for the crowd. 

Friday, 25 November 2022

On opening night, the whole stretch of King St will support live musicians who will play at various stages by serving tasty dishes at affordable prices in a fun food fair on the street. The King Street Food Fair will run from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Valley Fiesta King Street Food Party
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Saturday, 26 November 2022

Saturday’s activities will include the Hidden Lanes Festivals featuring buskers, artists, face painters, and heaps of market stalls for the whole family to enjoy. Look for some treasures to enjoy with the entertainment along Winn Lane, Bakery Lane and California Lane from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Hidden Lane Valley Fiesta
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At night, various Fortitude Valley venues for ages 18 and above will run live events at these times and locations, including the debut of an astounding burlesque show!

7:15 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.ACCESS ALL AREAS – VALLEY FIESTA LIVE!The Sound Garden 
with Voli K
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.HOLY HOLY – VALLEY FIESTA LIVE!Fortitude Music Hall
with WIIGZ AND Alter Boy
8:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.GORDI – VALLEY FIESTA LIVE!The Brightside (Outdoors)
with Jess Day and Cloe Terare
7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.KIAN – VALLEY FIESTA LIVE!Wolly Mammoth 
with Dean Brady and Ash Lune
6:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.DULCIE – VALLEY FIESTA LIVE!Ric’s Backyard
With DANCINGWATER and Andy Martin
8:30 p.m. to  12:00 a.m.SCRAPSEC Venue
With I Was Eros, Arig, Guppy and Doggie Heaven
8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.MOSSKickons
8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.SIREN AT STRANDEDunique and alluring night of voice, circus, burlesque, and drag artists

Sunday, 27 November 2022

The last day’s activities will feature art, jazz, and a cultural celebration to keep the party vibe alive with a series of workshops as well as an initiative for social change. 

2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.HOT.LINE by QUIVRWinn Lane
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.4ZZZ’S VALLEY FIESTA CARPARK SPECTACULAR4ZZZ carpark
3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. JAZZ, ETC…from ELEMENTS COLLECTIVEBlack Box Venue
2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.POINT OF CHANGE for People of ColourBackdock Arts Courtyard

Visit the official site to view the full program

Valley Fiesta Returns to Fortitude Valley with Awesome Artist Line-up

The countdown begins as Valley Fiesta returns!

Presented by Brisbane City Council, the event will be held on 27-28 October in the streets of Fortitude Valley. With only five days to go before Brisbane’s biggest free music festival, here are some interesting trivia about the exciting line-up of artists who are set to perform.

The Jungle Giants has recently made its comeback to the music scene in 2017 with a new single titled, “Feel The Way I Do.” This track follows their 2015 album, “Speakerzoid,” which gained praises from music critics, earning 4 stars from Rolling Stone. This Brisbane band has been performing since getting together in 2011, with Sam Hales on Vocals/Guitars, Cesira Aitken on Lead Guitar, Andrew Dooris on Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals, and Keelan Bijker on Drums/Trombones.

Fatman Scoop
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Hip-hop artist Fatman Scoop is popular for his song “Be Faithful” that ranked number one in the UK and Ireland in 2003, and top five here in Australia. He has also worked with internationally known artists like Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Pitbull.

The Creases
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The Creases has just released its debut album, “Tremolov” in August 2017,  rated three stars by Rolling Stone. The AU Podcast Network describes the album as “a collection of songs so solidly constructed they couldn’t fall over if pushed.”

The Bleeding Knees Club
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The Bleeding Knees Club released their newest EP, “Chew The Gum” in April 2017. This alternative/indie band has come a long way from its first introduction as a duo back in 2010. Friends Alex Wall and Jordan Malane founded the group, which hails from Gold Coast, Australia.

The Gooch Palms, originally from Newcastle, Australia, is now based in Los Angeles. The gonzo-punk sweethearts are now touring the US, Europe and Australia. Aside from the Valley Fiesta, the duo has been back in Australia this October for Spring Break.

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RACKETT is known for its loud and experimental punk-pop music. The band has left its mark in the music scene since their introduction in 2016. It is set to release a new single “Ready or Not” within 2017.

Velociraptor was founded in 2009. The group defines its genre as garage pop. While the group is a home-grown Brisbane band, they are known internationally. Their most recent release, “The Hunk With A Hunch,” was in November 2016.

The Jensens takes pride in its continuous search for “new sound.” The group’s bio on TripleJ Unearthed states that the group was “formed out of a deep friendship and a desire to make great music that pleases the ear and touches the soul.”

The Fresh Outfit Concrete Surfers released its new single, “Miscommunication” in September 2017, with an EP to follow soon after. The group is comprised of brothers Jovi (vocals) and Jamie Brook (guitar and drums). Other members of the band are Sean Froster on lead guitar and Trent Courtney on Bass.

Home-grown Port Royal was founded in 2016. The group released their debut EP in May 2016. They finally gained popularity in March 2017 with their single “Get Heavy.”

FeelsClub defines its genre as Trash Pop. Since their first gig in March 2016, the band has performed with Philadelphia Grand Jury, Bugs and Gideon Benson.

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Producer/Songwriter Harmon’s influences in music are Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Radiohead and The Strokes. Aside from performing at the Valley Fiesta, he will be touring Brisbane, bringing with him his indie-rock music.

The Seefelds draws inspiration from punk, grunge, Britpop and Indie rock music. Widely considered to be a group that’s just bursting with potential, the group’s gig at the Valley Fiesta will be their largest event to date.

Valley Fiesta is a FREE event. No tickets required. Performances done in public stages are open to the public. Private events at different venues in Fortitude Valley during Valley Fiesta, however, require payment. For more information, click here.