Brisbane Festival Unveils 2021 ‘Brightly Brisbane’ Program

The 2021 program has a real focus on connecting Brisbane, bringing life to the city’s streets, suburbs and cultural venues with diverse and unique performances. Showcasing 63 Queensland companies and employing more than 1000 local artists, this year’s Brisbane Festival program will also feature 168 First Nations artists engaged across the 23-day Festival, the largest in the Festival’s history.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brisbane Festival 2019 contributed $46 million to Queensland’s economy.

The arts are key to delivering our plan for economic recovery, each year contributing $8.5 billion into the state’s economy and supporting more than 92,000 jobs for Queenslanders and events like Brisbane Festival are an important part of that

The Honourable Leeanne Enoch MP – Queensland Minister for the Arts
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With Sunsuper Riverfire returning, Street Serenades bringing music back to our suburbs and another jam-packed program, Brisbane Festival will bring our city to life in September and provide a significant boost for our businesses and much-loved creative industries.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner
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There is a renewed ambition to this year’s Festival, a joyous and uplifting celebration of our River City, with large new creations, such as the premiere of Brisbane’s Art Boat along with a spectacular line up of world class talent.

This year’s program builds upon 2020’s Boldly Brisbane vision and beckons locals and visitors alike to step into the spring light, reconnect, celebrate and enjoy this Brightly Brisbane Festival

Ms Louise Bezzina – Brisbane Festival Artistic Director
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