Latest News

Back to Latest News back


24 days of free music events celebrate the G20

24 days of free music events celebrate the G20
October 4, 2014

Brisbane’s music scene will be celebrated with 24 days of free live music acts as Queensland prepares to welcome the world’s leaders for the G20 Summit.

Queensland Arts Minister Ian Walker said from 24th October to 16th November, hundreds of Queensland’s most talented musicians will take to stages across the city and suburbs of Brisbane to perform solo, collaborative and one-off shows as part of the G20 Cultural Celebrations.

Minister Walker explain "there will be 4,000 delegates and about 3,000 media who will visit Brisbane during the G20, making it a once in a generation opportunity for Queensland.

“In all, there will be about 14,500 Brisbane hotels rooms booked for this event, which is great news for our tourism industry.

“The economic boost to Brisbane alone will be $100 million, so the flow-on effects to Queensland generally will be enormous.

“The G20 is really something to celebrate and this free music program allows us to do just that.

“It is designed to appeal to a range of audiences and the artists throughout this program represent Brisbane to the world as the tremendous music city that we all know it to be.”

Minister Walker added that opera soprano Maggie Noonan, pop artist Emma Louise and blues and roots duo Busby Marou highlight the diversity of the free music events on offer, stating “more than 50 free music events will use a variety of Brisbane’s performance spaces from established music venues, special concert halls such as St John’s Cathedral and the Old Museum, to more unconventional and suburban locations including Yeronga Pool and Sandgate Town Hall."

Among the huge line-up of free events on offer:

• Brisbane singer-songwriter Emma Louise will play the Hi-Fi on 25th October, off the back of achieving international chart-toppers throughout Europe.

• Rockhampton blues and roots duo Busby Marou (pictured) will hit the suburbs for a special performance with Jackie Marshall on Thursday 6th November at Bramble Bay Bowls club.

• Acclaimed opera soprano Maggie Noonan will feature in a series of concerts at St John’s Cathedral, including A Prayer for Peace, on 4th November. The concert will also include original works by Tyrone Noonan, world renowned didgeridoo player William Barton, and acclaimed Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal, all accompanied by the Camerata of St John’s.

Creative Director of the G20 Cultural Celebrations Athol Young said the program celebrated the talent and diversity of Brisbane’s music scene.

Young explained “Brisbane is known internationally for its unique and ever evolving live music scene that has produced many of the country’s most celebrated artists.

“We have curated this program to bring together a diverse array of genres and events with a focus on supporting our local artists, producers, promoters, agents and managers.”

“No matter where you live or what music you’re into, there is something for everyone.”

Visit for the full music program including dates times and venues.


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology


iDwala Pty Ltd

iDwala is the Community Sports Surface Specialist offering the highest quality designs and technical expertise to Councils, Schools and Sporting Clubs looking to create sporting…

read more

Consultants / Design / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces



Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology



Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…

read more

Attractions / Security / Technology / Ticketing / Venues


Yellowbox Lockers

Yellowbox is an Australian technology company that has developed smart locker technology operated through an app with a focus on experience for users and facility managers. Found at Beaches, Aquatic…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Security


The Pool Enclosure Company

Welcome to The Pool Enclosure Company (TPEC). We provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues



Playrope Aqua-Fun, are the Australian & New Zealand exclusive distributors for Vortex Aquatic Structures International, the world leader in aquatic playgrounds and urban water landscapes.…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Parks / Play / Recreation


Abel Sports

INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Venues


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business