|Most recent||September 7, 2013-September 28, 2013|
|Organised by||Brisbane City Council;
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.
Brisbane Festival was first held in 1996 as a joint initiative of the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council, intended to foster the arts. The festival evolved from Brisbane’s Warana Festival, first held in 1961. Originally held biennially, Brisbane Festival became an annual event in 2009 when it merged with Riverfestival. The festival has had three artistic directors; Tony Gould (1996–2004), Lyndon Terracini (2006–2009) and Noel Staunton (2010 onwards).
The firework show seen from Kangaroo Point in 2011
The Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter show in 2011
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