Held across a handful of Brisbane’s most iconic live music spaces, including The Fortitude Music Hall, The Zoo, and Brightside Outdoors, Let The Music Play will serve as the “largest ticketed single-day festival in Fortitude Valley history”, with some of Australia’s biggest names joining the bill.
Appearing atop the bill are electronic party-starters Northeast Party House, who are joined by the likes of acclaimed hip-hop trio Thundamentals, and alt-pop icon WAFIA. Elsewhere, the lineup is complemented by the likes of Jesswar, Mash’d N Kutcher, CLOE TERARE, JOY, Pink Matter, and more.
This year’s edition of Let The Music Play also sees organisers teaming up with Brisbane institution FLUFFY to shut down Warner Street and transform it into ‘Unicorn Alley’. Described as a disco blowout, the event will be packed with drag artists, DJs, and dance floors, and looks to continue the Valley’s status as the epicentre for queer culture in Brisbane.
Having initially been born from a desire to protect live music amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, this year sees Let The Music Play looking to protect Fortitude Valley, its iconic venues, and acclaimed musicians.
“After a critical few years for the live music industry, it is our duty to continue to support the Fortitude Valley, Brisbane live music venues and the creative arts,” explains The Fortitude Music Hall’s Head of programming, and Let The Music Play co-curator, Mark Gibbons.
“This event honours past and present party-goers that frequent our creative spaces and show collective resolve against whatever the next obstacles thrown at us are – be it fire, flood, plague.”
Let The Music Play
Saturday, 13th August
- Northeast Party House
- Mash’d N Kutcher
- CLOE TERARE
- Dancing Water
- Great Sage
- Pink Matter
- Safety Club
- + Warner Street ‘Unicorn Alley’ Takeover with Harry K (FLUFFY)
Tickets on sale from 9am local on Friday, 10th June.