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bris fest 2020: zombies, serenades and sexy phone calls

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We could all do with some festivities in our life right now. Lucky for Brissie folks, there’s plenty of that coming your way thanks to the Brisbane Festival. The annual program of art, music and sensory-pleasing activities is running between September 4th to 26th, and the full program is out now. Not only is the schedule chock-full of ace stuff (490 performances, to be exact), the best part is that 73 out of 91 events are totally free. Huzzah!

Tickets are already selling fast for Throttle, an immersive horror and dance theatre show you watch from the safety of your car. (Full disclosure for the scaredy-cats: it involves zombies and a chilling soundtrack blasted through your car radio). The LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club is also back out in force; writers including Ben Law will whisper sexy things into the phone; and there’s a mood-lifting light show courtesy of Hiromi Tango. Heck, you don’t even have to leave your neighbourhood to soak up the good vibes: as part of Street Serenades, musos will be visiting 190 suburbs to play tunes from parks and cul-de-sacs. Feeling pumped yet? Have a squiz at the whole program over here.