Brisbane Festival Family
The Brisbane Festival 2019 program is jam-packed with fun for the smallest festival fans and their families, including circus shows, slapstick comedy, rock concerts, storytelling, fireworks and more.
Here are six must-see family-friendly shows this festival season:
We Live Here is an inspiring circus show by Brisbane’s own Flipside Circus (the largest youth circus company in Queensland) coming to QPAC from September 5 to 8. Based on the stories of parents, siblings, and guests of Hummingbird House (Queensland’s only youth hospice), this award-winning show celebrates the memories and moments that make a life, including themes of resilience, chaos, and the beauty of a moment shared.
Regurgitator's Pogogo Show is an all-ages rock concert coming to The Tivoli on September 14 and 15. The Brisbane-based electro/punk/rock outfit have crafted a sugar-soaked record written especially for kids. In concert, this long-time trio - Ben Ely, Quan Yeomans and Pete Kostic - will be joined by the effervescent Koko direct from Planet Rainbow, as they perform their debut children's album live on stage.
The boys from Briefs are back with Brat Kids Carnival, coming to QPAC on September 14 and 15. Fun for all ages, this G-rated show features hula hoops at top speed, acrobatics at alarming heights, and cheeky clowns wreaking havoc on stage. It's an all-out Brat Attack!
Trash Test Dummies are bringing their award-winning, side-splitting, slapstick comedy, circus routine to The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent from September 21 to 24. They'll take the household wheelie bin to new heights, and deliver a dump truck full of laughs and surprises in this all-ages show.
A Not So Traditional Story is a a little bit of truth and a little bit of make believe. This beautiful production, playing at QPAC from September 24 to 27, uses masks, shadow puppetry, and physical theatre to tell an important story of culture, identity, bravery, and friendship. Join Wurangkili and Timita as they embark on an epic quest, meeting some hilarious new friends along the way.
ARIA Award-winning musician Dan Sultan will perform songs from his recently released children’s album, Nali & Friends, on Friday, September 27 at the Courier-Mail Spiegeltent. Suitable for children aged 10 and under, Nali & Friends is a musical tale about unconventional, oddball animals from around the world, including giraffes who think they’re elephants, a blobfish who just wants to rock n’ roll, easily-frightened frill-necked lizards, and flatulent baby gorillas.
And let's not forget these fantastic, free, family-friendly festival events: River of Light and Sunsuper Riverfire. River of Light is a light and laser spectacle illuminating the night sky and Brisbane River from September 6 to 28, while Sunsuper Riverfire will close the festival on Saturday, September 28 with one of the most electrifying fireworks displays in Australia.
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