The Ultimate Brisbane Summer Gig Guide | 2015

The Ultimate Brisbane Summer Gig Guide | 2015

The jacaranda trees are flowering, the sun is shining, the drinks are cold and Brisbane is delivering the perfect backdrop for summer festivals and gigs.

By Caitlyn Spanner | 25th November 2015

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It’s that time of year again; the jacaranda trees are flowering, the sun is shining, the drinks are cold and Brisbane is delivering the perfect backdrop for summer festivals and gigs. If you’re after a bit of entertainment over the 2015/2016 summer holiday period, we’ve got you covered with our ultimate summer gig guide. We've even put it in date order so you can plan out your diaries!

Slum Sociable

If you haven’t heard of this jazz electronica group before, we definitely recommend you check them out. Their upcoming appearance at Black Bear Lodge, which celebrates the release of their debut EP, kicks off a string of dates before they join the Disconnect Festival in December and the St. Jerome’s Laneway line-up in February.
Black Bear Lodge, 322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
TICKETS: $18.40, available online
DATES: Saturday, November 28 from 7pm

The Bennies

According to their website, the Bennies make "Psychedelic Reggae Ska Doom Metal Punk Rock From Hell" and if that's not enough to get you to their show at The Zoo this Saturday, then maybe the $20 tickets will.
The Zoo, 711 Ann St, Fortitude Valley
Tickets: $20, available online
DATES: Saturday, November 28 from 8pm

Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions

Paul Kelly

Australian music legend Paul Kelly will be joined by Kasey Chambers, Marlon Williams and The Yarra Benders and Lucinda Williams for A Day on the Green at the serene setting of Sirromet Wines on the last weekend on November.
Sirromet Wines, 850-938 Mount Cotton Road, Mount Cotton
TICKETS: $79.90 to $130.00, available online
DATES: Sunday, November 29 from 2.30pm

Tyga

Kylie Jenner's main squeeze, Tyga is playing at Eatons Hill Hotel and Function Centre this Sunday.
Eatons Hill Hotel and Function centre, 646 South Pine Road Albany Creek
TICKETS: $70.50 to $80.50 available online
DATES: Sunday, November 29 from 7pm

Taylor Swift

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Believe it or not, everyone's favourite pop star, Tay Tay, still has tickets available for the 1989 World Tour at Suncorp Stadium. Supported by Vance Joy, the show promises to entertain fans and critics alike.
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
TICKETS: from $239.99 to $1478.31 available online
DATES: Saturday, December 5 from 7pm

Stereosonic

Been shredding for Stezza? Then get keen! The festival is back and better than ever with a jam-packed line-up for 2015. Peking Duk and Major Lazer Live are our pick of headliners not to miss.
Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
TICKETS: $129.95 to $154.95, available online
DATES: Sunday, December 6 from 12pm

Elton John and His Band

Returning to Australia for his international All the Hits Tour, Elton John is sure to have something for all ages when he wows crowds at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Melaleuca Drive, Boondall
TICKETS: $122.24 to $305.75, available online
DATES: Tuesday, December 8 from 7.15pm

Jarryd James and Meg Mac

Two of the most talked about acts of 2015, Jarryd James and Meg Mac have paired up to bring their co-headlining tour to the Tivoli this December.
The Tivoli, 52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley
TICKETS: $50.69, available online
DATES: Thursday, December 10 from 7pm

The Amity Affliction & A Day to Remember

For those after something a little heavier, The Amity Affliction and A Day to Remember will be embarking on the grassy knoll that is Riverstage with their Big Ass Tour in December.
Riverstage, 59 Gardens Point Road, Brisbane
TICKETS: $81.38, available online
DATES: Saturday, December 19 from 4pm

Falls Festival

Okay, this one may not be in Brisbane, but who doesn’t want to see in the new year with the likes of Bloc Party, The Wombats and Courtney Barnett? This incredible line-up is definitely worth the drive to Byron Bay.
North Byron Parklands, 126 Tweed Valley Way, Yelgun
TICKETS: $99 to $424, available online
DATES: Wednesday, December 30 2015 to Sunday, January 3 2016

FOMO

Don’t subject yourself to fear of missing out. #FightTheFear with the likes of headliners Tkay Maidza, RL Grime and Jaime XX at the Riverstage in January.
Riverstage, 59 Gardens Point Road, Brisbane
TICKETS: $111.10, available online
DATES: Saturday, January 9 2016 from 12pm

John Butler Trio

John Butler Trio

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Looking for the ultimate Summer Sunday sesh? Missy Higgins and The Waifs join John Butler Trio at the Brisbane Riverstage for a unique night of music under the stars.
Riverstage, 59 Gardens Point Road, Brisbane
TICKETS: $86.70, available online
DATES: Sunday, January 31 2016 from 4pm

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Brother bands Violent Soho and The Smith Street Band headline the 2016 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, alongside Los Angeles-based The Internet, who are making their way out to Australia for the first time as a band. With international names like Chvrches and Flume, St. Jerome’s will provide a day of good vibes and even better music.
Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
TICKETS: $135, available online
DATES: Saturday, February 6 from 11.30am

A$AP Rocky

Hip Hop heavyweight A$AP Rocky comes to Australia as part of a worldwide tour. Discover why big names like Kanye West, Florence Welch and Rod Stewart have collaborated with the 27-year-old at Eatons Hill on the 18 February.
Eatons Hill Hotel, 646 South Pine Road, Brendale
TICKETS: Prices vary, available online
DATES: Saturday, February 6 from 11.30am

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Article by Caitlyn Spanner

Caitlyn is just your average fashion-loving, coffee-drinking, story-writing, narcissistic millennial on the eternal search for the perfect t-shirt. On weekends you'll find her hanging with mates, enjoying an ice-cold cider or strong piccolo (depending on the weather), and searching for said perfect t-shirt. She has a passion for sustainable fashion and expressing her creativity in any way she can.

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