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These Are The Best Brisbane Events To Hit Up In April

By Erin Curtain - 01 Apr 2019


We're saying goodbye to the last of the Brisbane heat and hello to the cool breezes and balmy days of April. This April is the month of the festival; from film to beer, musicals and music gigs, Brisbane's got an event on every night of the week.

Check out the best events in Brisbane this April.

Supercell Pops Up Right Around Town

Kicking off this month is a contemporary dance festival that’s all about embracing the unexpected and unknown. Throughout the first week of April, there will be multiple dance showcases and performances throughout Brisbane and at the Brisbane Powerhouse celebrating bodies in motion. Check out their program for a foray into the most innovative new steps in contemporary dance.

When: until 7 April
Where: various
For more information, click here.

The 42nd Banff Mountain Film Festival Rolls In

Undoubtedly the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival, Banff Mountain Film Festival will be returning to Brisbane this year to showcase their 42nd yearly collection of stunning adventure short films. Book tickets to see the most awe-inspiring cinematic works and impressive and intense physical feats of the past year.

When: until 6 April
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse
For more information, click here.

Watch The Harlem Globetrotters Shoot Hoops On Their World Tour 

Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, you have probably heard of the iconic basketball heroes the Harlem Globetrotters. Coming up this month is your chance to see them live on their world tour. They will be hitting up Brisbane to wow us with their basketball wizardry, so book tickets if you don’t want to miss out.

When: 7 – 20 April
Where: Queensland State Netball Centre
For more information, click here.

Tim Minchin's ‘Back’ Hits Up The Concert Hall

As his show title would suggest, Tim Minchin is back in Australia with a national tour for the first time in over six years. The iconic comedic songwriter has put together a showcase of his pieces from all avenues of his eclectic career. Book tickets quick if you want to get into this one as his tours in Australia are rare and generally sell out fast.

When: 9 – 12 April
Where: Concert Hall
For more information, click here.

Save Your Seat At This Disney-Themed Magical Brunch

What could be better than a two-hour high tea brunch with bottomless mimosas? A Disney themed one of course. Book tickets to the most magical brunch you will ever experience where you can wear fancy dress, enjoy the themed entertainment and high tea, and do it all with a never-ending glass of mimosa in hand.

When: 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Saturday 13 April
Where: Victoria Park
For more information, click here.

Gear Up For Five Days Of Bluesfest

While this one is technically not even in the same state as Brisbane, it is so close by and such an iconic event that we had to include it in our April list. Bluesfest is back for five full days of stalls, bars, food, and over 200 live performances of talented musicians singing the blues. If you’re game for a road trip this festival is definitely worth checking out.

When: 18 – 22 April
Where: Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay
For more information, click here.

The Spanish Film Festival Takes Over The Silver Screen

Starting in the last week of April is the annual and iconic Spanish Film Festival. While the full program is yet to be released, we do know that the line-up will feature some of the best latest releases from Spanish filmmakers over the past year, covering topics from parenthood, revenge, magic remedies and heartless housewives.

When: 24 April – 15 May
Where: Palace Cinemas
For more information, click here.

Crack A Beer At The Great Australian Beer Spectacular

The GABS festival will be back in April to celebrate all things beer, food, and cider. Book tickets to get a souvenir GABS Festival glass that you can fill will the massive range of beer and cider that will be showcased on tap at the event. There will also be drink experiences, a silent disco, circus, sideshow acts, and plenty more to entertain you as you sip on your choice of hundreds of Australia and New Zealand’s best beers.

When: 11:30am – 11:30pm, Saturday 27 April
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
For more information, click here.

Image credit: Banff Mountain Film Festival

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