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WAVE Festival 2018

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Wave hello to some of the coolest musical collaborations
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Horrorshow already sold out!

What do you get when you cross some of the coolest new musicians with musos whose main playlists were written hundreds of years ago? You get the 2018 WAVE Festival a two-day music festival of collaborations between Queensland Symphony Orchestra and hot new acts The Kite String Tangle, Horrorshow and Luka Lesson.

WAVE Festival 2018 will take place on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 April at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The festival shines a spotlight on contemporary music and Australian composers and musicians.

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Luka Lesson adds his poetic voice to QSO

"WAVE Festival is a morphing of modern sounds, technology and talent with the classical heritage and strength of the state's orchestra, together with work from Australia's hottest names," said Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director Alondra de la Parra.

"Queensland Symphony Orchestra is passionate about creating extraordinary musical experiences for people of all ages and all walks of life. Our music sound-world is infinite, and we want to share the exhilaration of live orchestral music in all its shape-shifting glory," said Ms de la Parra.

Star Studded Line-up

Danny Harley: Australia's favourite electronic producer, better known as The Kite String Tangle.

Horrorshow: highly acclaimed and much-loved hip-hop duo.

Luka Lesson: acclaimed Australian poet, writer and performer.

Heather Shannon: composer for the band The Jezabels.

Gordon Hamilton: composer and conductor, AD of The Australian Voices choir.

Sarah-Grace Williams: outstanding conductor, lecturer at the Australian Institute of Music.

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra: some of the best musical talents in the world!

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Horrorshow Just Casually Hanging with a Couple of QSO Homies

Luka Lesson with Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Friday 20 April @ 7pm - Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre

An evening of exhilarating new music for chamber orchestra performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra with poet Luka Lesson. Composers Heather Shannon (The Jezabels) and Gordon Hamilton and conductor Sarah-Grace Williams also lend their skills to the act.

Horrorshow with Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Friday 20 April @ 9.30pm - Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre

Hip Hop icons Horrorshow celebrate their tenth anniversary by joining QSO onstage. They'll perform songs from recent albums Bardo State and Kings Amongst Many, as well as fan favourites Inside Story and The Grey Space. Orchestrated and conducted by regular Tom Thum-collaborator Gordon Hamilton.

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The Kite String Tangle Adds Electronic Vibes to QSO's Strings (and Brass, and Wind and Timpani...)

The Kite String Tangle with Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 21 April @ 7pm - Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre

2017 ARIA awards nominee Danny Harley (aka The Kite String Tangle) returns to the Brisbane stage for his first ever orchestral show with Queensland Symphony Orchestra. The performance will feature Ross Irwin's (The Cat Empire) rich orchestral arrangements.

Tickets on sale now at and with the Horrorshow event already sold out, you'd better get in fast if you want tickets to the other shows in the festival!

WAVE Festival is proudly supported by Philip Bacon Galleries and Brisbane City Council.
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Why? Enjoy Some of Australia's Best Music
When: 20-21 April
Phone: (07) 3833 5044
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St Newfarm Qld
Cost: $49
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