Setting the tone for what is already shaping up to be the biggest music lineup Brisbane Festival has ever brought to our river city, two of Australia’s most-loved indie bands - Ball Park Music and San Cisco have been announced as this year’s opening festival headline acts.
Announced as part of their Spring co-headline national tour today on triple j, the Brisbane and Perth indie bands, will be joined by fellow rising indie alternative artists Ruby Fields and Tia Gostelow. A mammoth mini-festival, the whole shebang officially kicks off Brisbane Festival’s music lineup @ the city’s legendary outdoor venue – Riverstage, on September 8.
2018 has been another bumper year for Ball Park Music. January saw their feel good hit ‘Exactly How You Are’ land at #18 on triple j’s Hottest 100 Countdown and their critically acclaimed album GOOD MOOD debuted at #5 on the ARIA chart in February. Not to mention a sold-out national tour and headline slot at Groovin’ The Moo. Last week, they released a new bizarre and erratic video for their single ‘Hands Off My Body’.
San Cisco cemented themselves as festival favourites playing at Splendour In The Grass, Beyond The Valley and Lost Paradise. Their breezy summer jam ‘Hey, Did I Do You Wrong’ off their celebrated 2017 album release The Water placing at #79 in the Hottest 100.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of history and catch these fast-rising Australian greats program their own mini-festival!
Right in the heart of the city, between the beautiful Botanic Gardens and the mighty Brisbane River, Riverstage is internationally recognised as one of the greatest outdoor entertainment venues to grace a major city.
For three weeks every year, Brisbane Festival draws 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 other city sees, Brisbane Festival is the biggest party of the year.
2018 will be the heaviest hitting Brisbane Festival music lineup yet, 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.
Catch Ball Park Music and San Cisco with special guests Ruby Fields and Tia Gostelow + their friends and you + your friends at the spectacular opening concert of Brisbane Festival 2018 on Saturday, September 8 @ Riverstage. All Together Brisbane!
Brisbane Festival Opening Night Concert
Ball Park Music and San Cisco
w/ Special guests Ruby Fields and Tia Gostelow
Riverstage - Saturday September 8
Pre-sale: Fri June 29, 9am. See ballparkmusic.com and sancisco.com
General Sale: Mon 2 July, 9am - brisbanefestival.com.au