Brisbane Festival Have Announced Their Largest Ever Music Lineup For 2019

Yesterday it was revealed that singer-songwriter City and Colour would be closing festivities at Brisbane Festival this year – and now, the festival have announced the full lineup this September’s music program – their largest yet.

The festival celebrates the 30th birthday of the iconic Riverstage amphitheatre, with a birthday bash kicking off proceedings on Saturday, 7th September. Hot Dub Time Machine are confirmed, along with a slew of Brisbane’s brightest stars – specifically, Cub Sport, Confidence Man, Last Dinosaurs and Clea. Sounds like a pretty good time to us.

Elsewhere on the program is The Amity Affliction’s ‘Heaven and Hell’ festival on Saturday, 14th September. The post-hardcore heavyweights will be joined by Underøath, Trophy Eyes, Make Them Suffer, Void of Vision and plenty more.

As previously announced, Dallas Green himself, City and Colour will be performing an exclusive closing night show along with The Jezabels, Asha Jefferies and more special guests TBA on Saturday, 28th September.

Other highlights on the festival bill include US indie-rock duo Girlpool, who’ll perform at the Courier-Mail Speigeltent on Wednesday, 11th September. Elsewhere, beloved Aussie icons The Middle East will perform at The Tivoli on Friday, 13th, while Eurovision finalist Kate Miller-Heidke will take the stage at QPAC on Saturday, 27th September.

Check out the full lineup below. Head to the Brisbane Festival site for tickets and to see the rest of the festival program.

Brisbane Festival 2019 Music Program

30 Years of Riverstage

Saturday, 7th September: Riverstage Birthday Bash

Hot Dub Time Machine

Cub Sport

Confidence Man

Last Dinosaurs


Saturday, 14th Sept: Amity Affliction: Heaven and Hell 

Underøath, Crossfaith, Trophy Eyes, Make Them Suffer, Void of Vision,

Thornhill, Pagan, Endless Heights and South East Desert Metal

Sat 21 Sept: Symphony For Me

Sat 28 Sept: Closing Night: City and Colour  

The Jezabels

Asha Jeffries

and special guests TBA


Sat 6 Sept: Jacob Collier

Sat 27 Sept: Kate Miller-Heike

The Tivoli 

Fri 5 Sept: The Church of House: Groove Terminator

Fri 13 Sept: The Middle East and special guest Banff

Sat 14 Sept: Holy Holy

Sat 26 Sept: No Country For Old Men + Tropical F*ck Storm (TFS)

Tivoli The Round

Tue 17 Sept: Paul Dempsey

Wed 18 Sept: No Mono

Thurs 19 Sept: Emma Louise

Fri 20 Sept: Husky

The Courier-Mail Speigeltent

Wed 11 Sept: Girlpool

Sun 22 Sept: MZAZA

Thur 12 Sept: Justin Townes

Sun 15 Sept: Lydia Fairhall and The Black She Oaks

Thur 26 Sept: Carmouflage Rose

Sat 21 Set: Tia Gostelow

Thur 19 Sept: Bruno Major

Sat 14 Sept: I Left My Heart In Highgate Hill

8 Sept | 15 Sept | 22 Sept: Jazz On Sundays

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