5 Reasons Students Should Go To The Brisbane Festival
The Brisbane Festival takes place on the doorstep of Griffith University’s South Bank campus. With just a few days to go, Social Media reporter Layne Ngatai-Stokes says there are still plenty of reasons to check out the city’s biggest annual event.
5. The food
Beef + bacon, burgers, sate, nachos, tacos, doughnuts, cronuts and plenty more can be found on the Brisbane Festival menu. With rotating food trucks, woodfire pizzas and selections from the Treasury and Riverhouse Bar, there’s sure to be something to whet your appetite, and then satisfy it.
4. The drinks
The minds behind the Brisbane Festival have gone all out this year, offering the full Little Creatures beer range, including the White Rabbit series, wine by Vinaceous, cocktails and some of the best spirits. The best part? As a student, you can actually afford these drinks.
3. The surprises
I have seen impromptu Giant Jenga tournaments, performers randomly appearing throughout the festival site and even a choir form in front of my eyes. It’s worth roaming the venue for such events.
2. The performances and activities
The scheduled shows are amazing, with something on every day. And for those who are doing it tough, some are free. Fear and Delight and Club Swizzle are the two major shows happening every night. Entertaining and creative, these spectacular shows are worth seeing. Finally, there is the always impressive Riverfire (from 7pm on Saturday, September 26). If you have a special someone, it’s well worth taking them to witness the majesty of this pyrotechnic extravaganza that lights up the Brisbane sky.
1. Support your scene
Besides being amazing entertainment that is affordable for students, the Brisbane Festival helps support the local economy and arts scene. It creates jobs and every year it’s getting bigger and better. Who knows? You might end up working there one year.