Hot on the heels of the announcement that Brisbane Festival is bringing Canadian indie guitar project Destroyer to Australia for the first time ever, organisers have unveiled the third music act for their ever expanding world-class 2018 line up.
Just days away from the release of their hotly-anticipated debut album Hope Down – out on Friday 15 via Ivy League Records – indie Melbourne 5-piece Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have leapt onto the music line up for Brisbane Festival 2018.
With their distinctive “tough pop / soft punk” sound, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have spent the last 12 months capturing the attention of audiences around Australia and the world.
Between taking out the coveted Levi’s Music Prize last month and being announced on this year’s Splendour in the Grass line up, they’ve been making appearances at some of the world’s biggest music festivals from Coachella and The Great Escape to Primavera and more.
The first show of their biggest headline world tour to date, the bands performance at Brisbane Festival on Thursday, 27 September in the mystic, opulent wonderland that is The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent will be the official Brisbane album launch of Hope Down.
The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent:
You haven’t seen a show till you’ve seen it at The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent. Lavishly decorated in velvet, brocade, stained glass and mirrors, The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent is a transportable spectacle of stagecraft that travels the world, lending her spirit of magic, legend and imagination to some of the world’s most significant festivals and events.
Brisbane ONLY sees the magnificent Spiegeltent when Brisbane Festival brings it to the city each September. You will find The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent at Treasury Brisbane Arcadia, Brisbane Festival’s electrifying outdoor entertainment precinct.
Southbank comes alive. An enchanting adult playground of river lights, unconventional performance venues, stages, eateries, pop up bars, performers, a house of mirrors, burlesque and séance, the unsurpassed splendour that is Treasury Brisbane Arcadia takes over the South Bank Cultural Forecourt ONCE A YEAR for the entirety of Brisbane Festival 2018 – September 8 to 29. Entry is free.
For three weeks every year, Brisbane Festival harkens the eyes of the world to its sun-daubed streets, as it summons the city’s indefatigable spirit of fun and wonder through unparalleled music, art and theatre experiences that erupt in the face of convention.
Bringing artists and audiences together for a mind-bending, curated experience unlike any the city sees, Brisbane Festival is the biggest party of the year.
2018 will be the heaviest hitting Brisbane Festival music line up ever seen, with national, local and international greats making the bill. Keep an eye on brisbanefestival.com.au and watch this space for the main announce on Tuesday July 3rd. All Together Brisbane.
Sponsored by QUT Creative Industries, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever hits Brisbane Festival on Thursday, September 27 at The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent. Tickets on sale now from brisbanefestival.com.au.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever @ Brisbane Festival
Saturday September 27
The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent