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Look To The Skies, An Epic Light Show Is Taking Over The City Skyline This Month

By Lillian Curthoys
31st Jul 2020

A view of the city skyline with lasers pointing to the sky

Like many of our favourite annual events, fireworks spectacular Riverfire is firmly off the cards for 2020—and considering we avoid it like the plague most years because of the crowds, we’re definitely not surprised it didn’t make the new socially distanced Brisbane Festival cut. But if you’re one of the avid fans who stakes out a grassy vantage point by mid-morning every year, you’ll be happy to know that you don’t have to accept a September without any light-related entertainment. 

Brisbane Festival has found another way for us to enjoy the skies, with the Sunsuper Night Sky set to light up the city skyline during September. Acting as a literal light at the end of the tunnel, the show will be a large-scale laser, light and sound extravaganza, with beams of light shining up from over a dozen buildings across the city, all designed by acclaimed audio-visual artist Robin Fox. As if that wasn’t enough, the show is set to an ethereal soundtrack, which you can catch by tuning in to Triple M while the lights are ablaze. 

Bonus, instead of a one-off event, the Sunsuper Night Sky will be a weekly occurrence over the course of the festival, which means you can catch the interconnecting and pulsing laser beam experience every Friday and Saturday night between September  4–26, from 7pm to 9pm. 

If you’re up to it, you can glimpse the show from several self-guided viewing trails across the city, with trail maps downloadable from here in September. Personally, we recommend finding a table somewhere with a view for the ultimate experience—glass of bubbly optional. 

Love a good view? Gaze at the Story Bridge from one of these pop up igloo bars

Image credit: Supplied

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