It is the heritage listed Gasometer frame, built in the 1880s and turning 140 this year. There will be four days of events to celebrate the construction of this Brisbane icon which literally lit the way for the city for more than 100 years.
The revitalised Newstead River Park will be the scene of a sound and light extravaganza when Lord Mayor Graham Quirk officially turns on the lights at 6.30pm on Thursday October 10. One thousand bulbs will illuminate the structure's historic and intricate detailing for the first time. This will continue as a feature every weekend thereafter.
Saturday October 12 is dedicated to food and fun at the Taste of Gasworks at Waterfront Park and Gasworks Plaza from 11.00am. Here you can sample the array of the precinct's new dining and fresh food options. Twenty retailers will show off their wares on market stalls in Waterfront Park. The Standard Market Company is comprised of a variety of fresh food operators. No one will go hungry on the day. Bring a picnic rug, sit back and relax, and enjoy a drink in the licensed area. Sophie Catsoulis and Lee Brackenborough will entertain with some favourite jazz tunes. There is an adventurous playground for the junior set nearby.
The festival will continue into the Gasometer, with food tastings, pop-up bars and live music from 4 pm, with Brisbane band Sheppard taking the stage at 7.00pm. Also on the program will be solo artist Jessiah Cocks, five-piece band Flinter, and Zaped.
On Sunday October 13 the festivities kick off in the Gasometer frame from noon, with a giant birthday cake, music by artists including Brian Sexton, and heaps of giveaways. All in all, these four days are going to be A GAS!