BRAINS!!! At 3pm, Sunday 25 May 2008, Roma Street Parklands filled with zombies that had once again gathered for Brisbane’s annual Zombie Walk. More than a thousand zombies had arrived and started their pilgrimage through the city. Onlookers stood back and stared, cars beeped and zombies moaned. Leaving a trail of blood, they stumbled through to quench their thirst before disappearing into the night.
Bloody good event!
Read the event organisers “post-walk statement” here.
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Saturday saw an outstanding nights entertainment at QPAC’s Cascade Court outdoor venue. As part of the “Nights Outside” series of free concerts, Avalon Drive, Repeat Offender and Little Red Light made their mark.
Uncharted winners Avalon Drive will headline QPAC’s free Nights Outside concert this Saturday night.
The award-winning rock band who spent much of last year touring with INXS, The Veronicas and Yellowcard and performing their own national tours will take to the stage in QPAC’s Cascade Court as the lead act in a dynamic night of live music performed by some of Brisbane’s best up-and-coming rock bands.
Formed in 2005, in 2006, the band’s rise was imminent when they released the EP The City Of Burnt Out Lights which spawned two singles including radio favourite, Get Up which the band went on to perform nationally as Rove Live’s house band and guest performance on Toasted TV.
Joining Avalon Drive on the bill will be the five-piece Brisbane rock band Repeat Offender, who will perform its first all ages concert this year at QPAC. Repeat Offender has shared the stage with some of the country’s best musicians including The John Butler Trio, The Butterfly Effect, The Veronicas, My Chemical Romance and The Killers. Be sure to listen out to songs from the band’s first EP To a Modern Love.
Completing the rocking line-up will be the explosive trio Little Red Light. Incorporating a quirky, funk-rock style to its music, Little Red Light is a relative newcomer to Brisbane’s music scene, but already it is making a big impact with a growing fan base.
Tickets: Free Event
QPAC – Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Links: QPAC Night Outside
31 July to 10 August 2008
The 17th Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) brings you the best and most interesting cinema from Australia and around the world. It is held at three city locations, with special sessions for families and young people. BIFF presents an entertaining mix of local and international films, retrospectives, seminars, special guests, and other events that embrace the vibrant art of filmmaking.
This Year’s Festival will showcase a selection of early films by French filmmaker, Olivier Assayas; 1970s Austrlian explotation films; and films relating to terrorism and resistance in Europe.
BIFF also incorporates Cinesparks – The Australian Film Festival for Young People, which includes free screenings for school groups and special workshops to assist the next generation of filmmakers.
In addition, the festival hosts BIFF in the Burbs that will screen a number of free films at suburban locations around SE Queensland in August.
The 2008 Brisbane Zombie walk will take play on Sunday 25th May at 3pm!
Starting at Roma Street Parklands, the meeting point will be at the amphitheater near the Wickham St entrance of the park at 3pm. After some mingling the walk will commence, leaving the park and heading towards the center of the city. Participants will then head towards Fortitude Valley. The walk will officially finish up at a small park on Ann Street just short of the Brunswick Street mall. For those zombies craving an after-party, the last leg of the walk will continue to Planet Nightclub on Warner Street.
The after-party is officially ALL AGES! Those of legal drinking age will get a special wrist band so they can buy alcohol. The venue will remain all ages until 9pm.
The cost for the after party has been kept down to a low $5 and the BBQ is only the cost of a gold-coin donation. There will also be other cheap surprises for those who attend. A cheap night out for zombie lovers!
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***** Paniyiri Greek Festival 2009 Details – Click Here *****
The famous yearly odyssey known as Paniyiri will be on again, when Brisbane experiences Hellenic hospitality at its best. The festival will take place at Musgrave Park and The Greek Club in South Brisbane.
While the historic steps of the Acropolis may be some 15,000 kilometres from the grassy flats of Brisbane’s Musgrave Park, all the sights, sounds, characters and culture from the country which produced Homer, haloumi, honey puffs, Socrates, Plato and the famous Zorba will be celebrated in style during the much anticipated festival. Come along and enjoy the dance, music, food, tavli, lectures, effie, trella and cooking at the Paniyiri Greek Festival.
***** Paniyiri Greek Festival 2009 Details – Click Here *****
Open from 1400 to 2200 Saturday and 1000 to 1900 Sunday.
Date: From 17 May 08 To 18 May 08
Venue: Edmondstone Street
Greek Club and Convention Centre and Musgrave Park
South Brisbane,Brisbane City
South Bank, Brisbane will be alive with activity on Saturday 10 May, when locals and visitors alike are invited to a free community day of celebrations that will feature roving performers reminiscent of the sights and sounds of World Expo 88, an 80s movie marathon, a memorabilia display and the 20th Anniversary World Expo 88 Celebrations Fireworks brought to you by 1116 4BC.
The celebrations will culminate in the 20th Anniversary World Expo 88 Celebrations Concert brought to you by 4BH 882 in the Suncorp Piazza, recreating the magic of Expo’s vaudeville entertainment program.
The concert is also supported by the Queensland Government, and will feature two classic Australian bands that graced the stage at World Expo 88, now returning for the ultimate encore performance.
Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows and Mental As Anything will headline the 20th Anniversary World Expo 88 Concert brought to you by 4BH 882.
Expo Captured brought to you by Anthony John Group will invite visitors to relive the magic of World Expo 88 with a larger than life photographic display, which will be located in the South Bank Arbour and will remain on display until 22 June.
The Expo Trail brought to you by Brisbane City Council will provide yet another opportunity for visitors to reminisce as they revisit the locations of a number of iconic Expo pavilions.
The self guided tour will mark the locations of key pavilions and attractions, providing imagery and a brief history for each.
The Expo Trail brought to you by Brisbane City Council will be on display until 8 June 2008.
The celebrations will also feature a Kids Expo attraction, International Beer Hall, which will pay tribute to the German Festhaus, and a memorabilia display.
Official television station of the 20th Anniversary World Expo 88 Celebrations, Channel Nine, will produce a documentary to commemorate the occasion.
The documentary will air on Nine on the evening of the 20th Anniversary World Expo 88 Community Day Celebrations, Saturday May 10.
To experience some of the best live music Australia has to offer this Labour Day long weekend, there’s only one place to be – The Caxton Street Seafood Festival.
This year’s Festival will be held on Sunday 4 May 2008, and along with delicious seafood, wine and beer, there’s a sight and sound for every musical palate.
There’s a massive amount of locally home-grown talent on offer including the likes of Nik Phillips, Nina May, DJ Jimmy Z, the infectiously manic Butterfingers and electro tinged rock band, Elation.
The eclectic mix also includes indie rocker Diana Anaid, jazz diva Grace Knight and trio and Sydney based hip hop and beats label, Urthboy.
Continue reading The Caxton Street Seafood Festival – Sunday 4th May 2008
Black Mustang have quickly established themselves as one of Brisbane’s most undeniably exhilarating new bands. Having developed an explosive live set with teenage kicks and manic pop thrills, their sound veers from rambunctious garage rock n roll to grungy blues-infected dynamos. Black mustangs sheer sonic momentum, combined with their intelligent use of melody, displays a maturity far beyond the band’s tender years. Powerful emotions, spanning from love and lust to fear and frustration are ever present. In short, Black Mustang provides a roller coaster ride of unashamed, delirious rock n roll.
An estimated 200,000 visitors are expected to attend the 12th annual Buddha Birth Day Festival. The Festival is a signature cultural event for Queensland and is now one of the largest Buddhist celebrations in the world.
Endorsing this year’s theme of “Harmony in All”, the Festival promotes a peaceful existence and appreciation of Australia’s multicultural identity and focuses on generating community and individual ‘respect for life’.
Spread over 12 locations throughout the South Bank Parklands, the Buddha Birth Day Festival involves over 700 volunteers, 300 performers, 200 events, 2 performance stages, a fireworks display, 21 information and meditation sessions including 2 multi-faith forums, 18 Cultural, Art and Environmental activities for the children, a Children’s Amusement Area with a number of rides, an Art Exhibition, an organised Festival tour for over 1,000 school children, 50 food and merchandise stalls and 4 Official functions including the Opening Ceremony on Saturday night.
Photographer: Stuart Blythe
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The GreazeFest is Australia’s annual kustom kulture weekender celebrating rockabilly and psychobilly music, custom cars, vintage bikes and lowriders, pinstriping, low brow artwork, dancing, fashion, and other cool stuff born in the 1950s.
Now in it’s ninth year, the GreazeFest has become a yearly pilgrimage for rockabilly and kustom kulture fans from all parts of the globe.
Held at Souths, West End – Brisbane, Australia between July 31 and August 3, 2008.
Friday night saw just such a commitment fullfilled with a massive arts party @ The Valley Studios – Brisbane. Offering live bands (Black Mustang, Villains of Wilhelm, The Black Arts, My Fiction), DJ’s (Beat and Blue, DJ Charlie Hustle), burlesque performers (Lena Marlene, Dangergirl), artwork exibits (Clarissa Bones and more), Breakdancers and Circus Performers, the night was ever moving and entertaining. Crowd participation was inspired with an art wall that attracted many a budding artist.
Links: 4C Arts Collective
Photos: flickr photoset
In the lead up to the NRL season, the WOW Brisbane Broncos held their annual Fan Day at Roma Street Parklands. The day saw the entire Broncos first grade squad meet their fans for autographs, photographs and a game or two of touch footy.
Links: Brisbane Broncos Site
Photos: Photoset on Flickr