Brisbane

WORD ON THE STREET #262

Celebrating our incredible state!

WORD ON THE STREET #262

Queensland our amazing state is full of so many dedicated and hard-working people and it's time for us to celebrate them! from stars of the stage to all the incredible people helping with the aftermath of the floods, from filmmakers to cycling stars we see you and support everything that you do.

Brisbane

📷: Anton Mislawky

QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS | FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL

29TH of MAR

Get up and celebrate all the amazing musical talent that Queensland has to offer. The Queensland music awards is a celebration of our state’s best music. Some of this year's nominees include iiconic, Sycco, Tim Hart, Mardy Wilson and many more. Buy tickets and support our incredible state’s talent plus it's sure to be a fun time.

📷: Lilartsy

BRISBANE WRITER’S FESTIVAL | VARIES LOCATIONS ACROSS BRISBANE

3rd - 8th of MAY

Are you a lover of books and pottery? Or maybe you're a writer yourself either way the Brisbane writer’s festival is the event for you. This year's festival is huge with plenty of events around the city and online if you can’t make it to see any live events. From talks from debut novelists such as Diana Reid to a poetry reading, you’ll never forget from the Show Ponies girls. Theirs's something for everyone at this year's festival! Tickets are available now.

📷: Flo Maderebner

BRISBANE CYCLING FESTIVAL | BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS

24th of MAR – 14th of APR

Calling all cyclists! The Brisbane cycling festival is riding back into town and is waiting for you. With the Tour De Brisbane, Colour my ride, Wahoo crank it up party and free festival village the cycling festival has something for everyone from the cycling expert to the ones who just lost their training wheels. So what are you waiting for get on your bike and start riding!

📷: Hulki Okan

MATILDA AWARDS | BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

29th of MAR

It’s time to celebrate all the theatre talent that south-east Queensland has to offer. From best costume design to best female/ male lead actors. The matilda awards recognise and reward all the hard work that goes into making all of South-East Queensland’s amazing performances.

📷: 42 North

PEOPLE’S DAY FLOOD RELIEF | BREAKFAST CREEK HOTEL

27TH OF MAR

Brisbane’s favourite Breakfast Creek Hotel will be holding a flood relief event to help all those who suffered during the Queensland floods. Something this hotel knows all too well with it having to close its doors in February due to flooding, for only the fourth time since its doors opened in 1889! 100 percent of all beverage merchandise and food sales will be going to those struggling from the effects of the floodings. some great artists such as Adam Brand, Dirty dice, Michael Geeves and more will be providing entertainment at the event. Let’s band together and help support a great cause!

Gold Coast

📷: RODNAE productions

NEVER-ENDING 80S VS 90S | MIAMI MARKETTA

27th of MAR

It's time to bring out your neon leg warmers, metallic leggings and shoulder pads because It’s the battle of the decades. Which is better the pop bangers of the 80s or the 90s! Enjoy the hits spanning two decades served up in 2 live sets. You get to decide which decade created some of the best pop songs to ever exist!

📷: Chris Murray

GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL | SEVERAL VENUES ACROSS THE GOLD COAST

20TH of APR – 1st of MAY

The Gold Coast Film Festival is finally back! After being cancelled last year due to covid the festival is back and ready to astound filmmakers and fans young and old. With over 100 films showing at this year's festival along with a number of different panels and events, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Whether that be the hottest new indie film or a movie and music trivia night. Tickets are on sale now so make sure to check it out.

📷: Artem Maryshev

GIN AND JAZZ | THE ISLAND

Every Thursday night

Feeling a bit jazzy? Why not head down to The Island on a Thursday night to enjoy some smooth vocals and some hot saxophone from some of the most talented jazz musicians in Queensland! You can also enjoy a specially curated gin cocktail menu while you let the soothing jazz and amazing rooftop view transport you to another world!

About the Author

Lauren Philp

Lauren Philp

Just a girl with a big appreciation for the Hollywood world. I have a deep passion for the stars and fashion but for now, you’ll see me out and about on the Gold Coast. I always have an iced latte in hand and am always thinking about my dogs. I believe that people who are creative are the greatest gift in life.