Creativity meets community at the Valley Fiesta


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Brisbane’s biggest street party Valley Fiesta showcased an amazing lineup across two days on 23-24 August.

Artists such as the Preatures, Allday and Dan Sultan were part of the free for all-ages outdoor festival.

Hundreds and thousands of Brisbane locals flocked to the streets of Fortitude Valley with many staying hours after the final song had been played.

Artist Liaison Manager Ali Tomoana said the Brisbane City Council and community company Arcade Creative collaborated for two common interests, to provide for the community and to cultivate the local talent.

“A big focus as far as artists are concerned has been using as many local acts and showcasing their talents and highlighting the Brisbane arts scene while doing so and putting them on the map,” Miss Tomoana said.

While a big part of Brisbane’s art scene is music culture, this years Valley Fiesta extended to include different activities, making it great for families and showcasing many different artist types, not just the ones with a keyboard.

Arcade Creative Intern Shelley Lee said they teamed up with retail stores such as Trash Monkey and Butterbeats and worked alongside the Fortitude Valley community to make the festival great for all ages.

“This year we’ve included the daytime activations, so this morning we had the valley swap shop with undress Brisbane and we also had the Redbull crate diggers and they’ve been focused to bring in a more family vibe,” Miss Lee said.

“We run the Fiesta to bring the fortitude valley community and the broader community together and to cultivate the great talent that we have here and just to celebrate living in Brisbane.”