STARTING Monday, Brisbane’s CBD is set to come alive with more than 200 free live music performances from over 100 musicians and bands in the lead up to the G20 Leaders Summit.
Brisbane G20 Soundtrack is a week-long music program to be held everyday from 9am to 8pm from the 10-16 November.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the vibrant music program was designed to entertain visitors to the CBD in the week of the G20 Leaders Summit.
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“Brisbane’s G20 Soundtrack is about creating a lively and vibrant atmosphere in the heart of our city in the week leading up the G20 Leaders Summit,” Cr Quirk said.
“The exciting line-up of culturally-diverse, home grown musicians will not only entertain locals, but also over 4000 delegates and 3000 media as they look for things to see and do outside of their city hotel rooms.
“Performances will take place at venues across the CBD including the Queen Street Mall, King George Square, Reddacliff Place, Post Office Square, the Riverside Precinct, as well as a series of pop-up locations which will be revealed each day.
“It will showcase an array of musical genres from alternative, acoustic and folk, to jazz, reggae and world music, including Brisbane icon Tyrone Noonan of George fame, colourful folk-pop singers Dan Acfield and Charlotte Emily, and the instrumental guitar styling of Gerard Mapstone, among many other talented performers from Brisbane and South East Queensland.
“Music is infused into Brisbane’s DNA. We are home to some of the most influential Australian bands over the past 30 years including: The Go-Betweens, Powderfinger and more recently Ball Park Music and Kate Miller-Heidke.
“Music is integral to Brisbane’s offering as Australia’s new world city, and I want residents and tourists to take time out to enjoy our unique Brisbane sound.
“I encourage locals and visitors to take a look at the Brisbane’s G20 Soundtrack program online, and plan ahead to come and see some great local talent and soak up the atmosphere.”
Successful Australian musician, songwriter and composer Tyrone Noonan – formally of iconic Brisbane band George – is excited for the opportunity to be part of this extensive music program.
“It’s a rare opportunity to represent your city in front of the world’s audience,” Mr Noonan said.
“Having lived overseas to develop my own skills as an artist, performer and writer, I’m proud to say Brisbane has a unique musical and creative vibrancy that deserves the world’s attention.”
To view the complete Brisbane’s G20 Soundtrack program, go to: www.visitbrisbane.com.au/The-City-Sounds/Brisbane-Soundtrack. It will also be available as a playlist online.