Brisbane’s kicking off an incredible six-day Brisbane Winter Sessions music festival this August (the first ever)– with an impressive line up, celebrating our iconic live music industry.
Supported by Brisbane City Council and triple j and produced by QMusic, Winter Sessions runs 5 – 11 August and features headline acts such as, No Money Enterprise, Thy Art Is Murder, Ian Haug (ex-Powderfinger), Ben Ely (ex Regurgitator), Nina Las Vegas, Miiesha, Trophy Eyes, Last Dinosaurs, plus many more.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Winter Sessions will be spread across the city’s most-loved music venues including The Zoo, Fortitude Music Hall, Ric’s Backyard Bar, The Triffid and The Brightside. “This festival is all about supporting Brisbane’s great live music industry who have done it incredibly tough over the past 12 months,” Cr Schrinner said. “By coming along to one of more than 30 free and ticketed events, you’ll be supporting local venues, local artists and all of the passionate people who work behind the scenes to ensure Brisbane’s vibrant and diverse live music scene is alive and thriving.”
Winter Sessions Ambassador and ARIA award-winning artist (ex-George) Tyrone Noonan said the festival lineup has been eagerly anticipated. “For the venues and musicians who’ve battled with restrictions, and those of us who’ve really missed our live music scene this past year, it’s safe to say the line-up will give us all exactly what we’ve craved, with dozens of unique, amazing artists across genres like pop, indie, country and metal – and the ‘cooler times’ we’ve all craved this winter,” he said. “Whether you come for the industry legends like Ian Haug (ex-Powderfinger), or the latest artists like Last Dinosaurs or the local and emerging artists – there’s something for everyone.”
Winter Sessions brings together some special experiences, like the Fortitude Music Hall, which will transform into a 360-stage hyper-visual experience accommodating 1000 festival-goers for four nights featuring Thy Art is Murder, Skin On Skin & Nina Las Vegas; amongst others.