Venture into the great outdoors to hear some FREE live tunes and enjoy some Aussie style hospitality at our Australia Day Barbie on the Green.
Sit back and relax under the old gumtrees* or cut a rug with your mates as you enjoy a jam-packed arvo of FREE
live music performed by our local home grown talent.
While you’re at it, why not grab a classic snag on bread from the barbie and share around a stubby or two of ice cold beer? Or, for those Aussies with more gourmet taste buds, our QPAC Chef will be whipping up some alternative tantalizing delicacies.
All in all, you’ll fair dinkum have a ripper ‘straya day at our Barbie on the Green! If you miss out, you’re a big galah!
Make a day of it and enjoy all the activities on offer at South Bank. More information is available at the official Australia Day website.
South Bank Parklands will be the site of Australia Day Celebrations on Sunday 26 January. Large crowds are expected and may affect traffic, access and parking around QPAC. Click here for local traffic updates.
*Trees may not actually be gumtrees.
This young musician from Byron Bay invites you to listen, observe and then get lost with her, if only for a little while.
Combining soothing pop and folk elements with her voice and guitar, Cody Butler certainly knows her craft and performs with the passion (but not the accent) of a young Billy Bragg. Delivering songs that are honest and relatable, she quickly persuades you to lose yourself in her stories that are sewn in to creative, yet humble and sincere words and melodies.
A swirling blend of dreamy country twang and soulful blues influences, Hussy Hicks has a sound all of its own.
Fearlessly independent, the genre defying Hussy Hicks have followed a trail of possibilities, random twists and turns and discovered a musical world all of their own. Their influences are drawn from family record collections of old skool blues and country, and from their travels, combining a distinctly Australian roots edge with European gypsy guitar, arabic rhythms and optimistic social commentaries. The Hussies have been welcomed with honorary memberships into blues, folk, country and jazz circles, spreading their good vibes across festival stages and venues throughout Europe, America and Australia, with the single goal of playing music for the absolute joy of it.
Discover their musical world at their website.
Electrifying energy and boppy hooks will have you dancing and singing along like nobody's watching!
The energetic four-piece creates hook heavy, stereo blaring, can't get rid of it music with a smile, a handshake and a 'Thanks very much, it's my shout at the bar' attitude. Bambini makes music. Pure and simple. Unadulterated and unforgiving. Their mantra and hard work has been paying off with the release of their new single and music video for "Tough Night Out in the City" winning them "Best Music Video from QLD" at the Australian Independent Music Video Awards in December 2013.
Get hooked through their Facebook.
Fresh on the scene, Jackson creates instantly relatable songs for people to cherish and connect with.
Through his guitar and vocal melodies, Jackson is creating his own brand of blues-influenced music with a desire to convey personal experiences and thoughts. His songs relay his thoughts on life and the situations experienced during emotional extremes. By conveying the lowest lows and the highest highs, heartache and elation, Jackson and his band aim to create instantly relatable songs for his audience to cherish and connect with. His dual blend of creative lyricism and musical expertise is akin to modern performers like Matt Corby and John Mayer. Listen out for his Debut EP coming soon!
Connect with him via Facebook.
Benny D. Williams
A dreamy combination of psychadelic soul, blues, roots and trip-funk, Benny D Williams re-defines the modern solo performer.
An extremely talented multi-instrumentalist with an incredibly diverse and rich voice, Benny weaves a sonic tapestry on the fly. With amazing layered vocal harmonies, beautiful acoustic instrumentalism and organic mind-boggling use of live performance technology, you would think theres a whole band on stage...but you would be wrong..this is one man...and his sound is infinite.
Delve deeper and beyond at his website.
This young storyteller has the ability to speak straight to the heart with his lyrics and captivate his audience with his intricate guitar work.
Josh has performed extensively around SE QLD, including supports with Mark Sholtez, Jac Stone, Ross Wilson and Daniel Champagne with performances ranging from intimate solo shows to full band gigs displaying deep, funky grooves and tasty guitar progressions. By creating the space and time to absorb the people, stories, emotions and Australian landscape, Josh will write a new wave of material, reporting this back to his audience and fans via Youtube and his personal blog. A new set of recordings in 2014 will be created from the very best of the songs that are created from this project.
Hear the story on his website.
Lani & Lecia
Lani and Lecia's humorous, light-hearted approach to performance creates an engaging atmosphere while their original music rocks!
Lecia and Lani, harmonise like angels, while they combine acoustic/electric guitars, stomp box, beat boxing, percussion and the recorder. Their humorous, light-hearted approach creates an engaging atmosphere, and their high energy performance rocks the stage. Likened to The Waifs and KT Tunstall their original songs blend blues, rock and folk styles, rich in harmonies and rhythm. Lecia and Lani are a fun female duo whose vibrancy easily entertains audiences. Their professionalism and genuine love of music is expressed though their performances making them an attractive act.
Be further engaged at their website.
Get down to the sounds of Maximo; a combination of smooth rnb mixed with hard-hitting hip hop. Backed by an ensemble of some of Brisbane's finest live musicians, Maximo is sure to get you moving in your seat.
Raised on 90s R&B and with a love for modern hip hop, Maximo chases a sound that combines tasty musicality with beats that are unmistakably solid. Breaking onto the scene in early 2013, the producer-artist has been turning heads with his fresh take on the genre and natural ability as a newcomer. Driven by a genuine passion for music, the keys-player-turned-rnb-artist brings a unique intensity to his live shows, balancing lyrical rap with distinctive melodies. With the release of his debut album 'Next Level' under his belt, Maximo has his eyes set on bigger and better things in 2014.
Listen to his Debut Album Next Level out now!
Double Lined Minority
Express your inner 90's punk with this high energy pop-punk band
If you love the pop punk genre you will find Double Lined Minority on high rotation. Gold Coast rockers Double Lined Minority are quickly becoming one of the most sought after young bands in Queensland. With two releases already under their belt, Double Lined Minority are a force to be reckoned with. From sets at the Big Day Out and Wallapalooza, to opening for Smash Mouth, the group have shown a knack for performing. Renown for their high energy shows and unhinged on-stage antics, it is Double Lined Minority's undeniable gusto that has fans and critics alike raving.
Listen to their Debut EP Calling All Liars out now!