Brisbane Festival set to blend a mix of the arts next month

From the 7th to the 28th September, Brisbane will come alive with a mix of music, theatre, dance, comedy, art and performance in its annual Brisbane Festival.

More than one million people are expected to attend the festival, which has a mixture of free and ticketed events on offer, showcasing acts and performances that have come from across the globe.

The headline show Freeze Frame gets its world premiere at the festival and is directed by Emmy award-winning choreographer Debbie Allen. It’s full of break dancing, singing and cinema, and has a musical score full of Motown hits and modern pop.

The circus also comes to town with Urban, a self-described “street circus” which originated from the streets of Colombia.

A Spiegeltent will also be the centre of attention at the festival, where it will host a mixture of musical acts, live cabaret and comedy shows. Highlights include the 1960s sounds of The Basics, chart topper Emma Louise, and the UK’s very own Ghostpoet.

Premier Campbell Newman said of the festival: “Events like the Brisbane Festival have helped make Queensland one of the nation’s most dynamic cultural centres. It is testimony to Brisbane Festival’s growing reputation that year after year it attracts such high calibre theatre, dance and musical performances from around the world.”

The event takes place across a series of venues in Brisbane, with most events taking place on the South Bank. For more information on the festival visit www.brisbanefestival.com.au

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