Brisbane Festival ready to roll

MADDELIN MCCOSKER

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Riverfire sends the Brisbane Festival off with a bang at the end of the three week festival. Photo: Andrew Mercer

This Saturday will see the Brisbane Festival officially kick off for another year, with the annual festival looking to attract more than one million people over three weeks.

This year’s festival will see a mix of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and local entertainment throughout Brisbane over twenty one days.

Artistic Director David Berthold said this year’s festival has something for everyone and every mood.

“If you want spectacle, see Under Siege. If you want beauty, see Per te. If you want a mind expander, see Terror. If you want a sense expander, see Attractor. If you want fun, see Fun House. If you want joy, see Laser Beak Man. If you want to salivate, see Chef. If you want to sizzle, see LIMBO UNHINGED,” Mr Berthold said.

The world premiere of Strut & Fret’s FUN HOUSE, an eye-catching circus performance, will kick off the event this Friday.

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Strut & Fret’s interactive performance will kick off the 2017 Brisbane Festival this Friday. Photosupplied

Strut & Fret’s Founding Director Scott Maidment said the interactive show promises to be one to remember.

“We’re transforming the South Bank Piazza into a gigantic grown-up playground and inviting the audience in to explore,” Maidment said.

“There is only one rule – have fun,” he said.

“Oh, and no shoes on the jumping castle…”

As usual, the three week festival will be capped off by the firework spectacle that is Riverfire, which will be lighting up the Brisbane sky for the 20th time.

Brisbane Festival runs from September 9 – 30, with events being held at Brisbane’s favourite venues, QPAC, The Courier Mail Piazza, The Powerhouse and The Tivoli, among others.

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