Brisbane Festival

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Brisbane Festival
Brisbane Festival Logo.png
Frequency Annual
Location(s) Brisbane, Queensland
Country Australia
Inaugurated 1996 (1996)
Most recent September 7, 2013 (2013-September-07)-September 28, 2013 (2013-September-28)
Organised by Brisbane City Council;
Queensland Government
Website
brisbanefestival.com.au

Brisbane Festival is an annual arts festival held in Brisbane, Australia.[1]

Its presence dominates the city for three weeks in September and its line-up of classical and contemporary music, theatre, dance, comedy, opera, circus and major public events like Sunsuper Riverfire attracts an audience of more than one million people every year.

History[edit]

Brisbane Festival was first held in 1996 as a joint initiative of the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council, intended to foster the arts.[1] The festival evolved from Brisbane’s Warana Festival, first held in 1961.[2] Originally held biennially, Brisbane Festival became an annual event in 2009 when it merged with Riverfestival.[1] The festival has had three artistic directors; Tony Gould (1996–2004), Lyndon Terracini (2006–2009) and Noel Staunton (2010 onwards).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Major Brisbane Festivals. "History of Brisbane Festival". Major Brisbane Festivals. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Mackrell, Fiona (15 February 2010). "Brisbane Festival - Past to present". ArtsHub. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Brisbane Festival at Wikimedia Commons