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Brisbane Festival 2014

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The annual Brisbane Festival is about to hit the shores of Southbank - and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever.

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Streets of Brisbane are getting festive


Running since 1996 the Brisbane Festival is a three week celebration of arts: classical and contemporary music, theatre, dance, comedy, opera, circus and much more!

While famous for their spectacular Riverfire, there is much to see and do between the 6th - 27th September.

Whether you are looking for some free fun, or wanting to see some amazing headline acts - there is something at this Festival for everyone.

Here are my picks of Brisbane Festival 2014 (in no particular order):

The Perfect American - Having received world-wide acclaim, iconic composer Philip Glass is coming to Brisbane. The Perfect American imagines the final months of Walt Disney's life though animated projections and design, and a fabulous Australian and international cast "…Promises to be the opera sensation of 2014" Matthew Westwood, The Weekend Australian.

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The Perfect American


LIMBO is sure to get your heart racing and your limbs limber! Witness this "dirty-dangerous circus-cabaret" who will whisk you into a world of contortion, aerial acrobatics, stunts and illusions. Running almost every night: there is no excuse to miss this one!

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Limber your Limbs


Miami Horror: How can you refuse a name like that. This psychedelic dance troop are set to return to their home soil. Combining dance-pop, progressive rock and modern production techniques this one is sure to get your toe tapping. With only one performance book now to avoid disappointment.

Midnight Juggernauts: are ready to celebrate with a spectacular 10-year anniversary show with their audio visual project AERIALS. With dance techniques on a vertical axis, I for one can't wait to see this Australian band combining unique sound and euphoric moves.

SOAP: returning after a sold out 2012 season this "suddy" contemporary performance fuses circus, comedy and cabaret with an eclectic, up-beat soundtrack. With all work in, on and around bathtubs this show always promises to entertain.

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Soapy Bath-tub Fun


The Shadow King: This modern twist on Shakespeare's classic tragedy King Lear, this performances tells a tale of two Indigenous families in Australia's north. Telling this blood-soaked story through modern English, Kriol languages and live rock - this is a production is an epic and provocative piece.

The Telstra Spiegeltent Garden Bar is open every night, providing free live music and plenty of tasty treats and liquid sustenance...

They even have a Stay Up Late Program - encouraging Brisbane-ites to embrace these balmy spring evenings.

Why not check out my top free picks of the Brisbane Festival too.

You can view the full program and make your own to-do list. Have fun Brisbane!
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Why? Stay up late in Brisbane
When: 6-27 sep 2014
Where: Southbank and surrounds
Cost: Free and paid options check website for information
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