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All The Gigs You Need To See This April In Brisbane

By Siobhan Taylor
3rd Apr 2017


It's a big month for music in Brisbane, with the likes of Illy, Vera Blue and Client Liason already sporting sold out gigs. Whilst this isn't inclusive of every gig this month, it's a good sampling of all the bands that will be hitting our town. Read on for the pick of the bunch and get ready to boogie down. Here's all the gigs you need to see this month in Brisbane.

Saturday 1st April 

Hot Dub Wine Machine Festival

Hot Dub Wine Machine is heading up to our neck of the woods to celebrate the bloody good wineries we are proud to call our own. Unwind amongst the grapevines with a carefully curated line-up of artists, food, activities, and, most importantly of all, wine. With the sounds of Hot Dub Time Machine, PNAU, Young Franco and more keeping the vibes sky high, you’ll be able to indulge in epicurean delights, gourmet treats, and get low on the dance floor. Check their website for all the best tips on transport.

Where: Ocean View Estates Winery and Restaurant, Ocean View
When: Saturday 1st April
Details: For info and tickets, click here

Wednesday 12th April

Smith Street Band

Melbourne rockers Smith Street Band are heading into Rocking Horse Records for a super intimate gig and record signing to promote their new album, 'More Scared of You Than You Are of Me'. The acoustic gig is only open to people who preorder the album online, and for the duration of the gig the doors to Rocking Horse will be closed. This will be a super unique gig, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Where: Rocking Horse Records, Brisbane CBD
When: 4:00pm, Wednesday 12th April 
Details: For info and tickets, click here

Friday 14th April

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling, electric violin extraordinaire, dancer, performance artist and composer, is heading to our sunny shores this April for a national tour. The YouTube star currently boasts nearly 8 million subscribers and is the highest rated female YouTube artist, ranking at #4 on Forbes yearly list. She is touring her latest album, 'Brave Enough', which delicately yet strikingly touches upon a lot of personal struggles Stirling has experienced. 

Where: The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley
When: 6:00pm, Friday 14th April 
Details: For tickets and info, click here

Saturday 15th April 

Middle Kids

The Middle Kids have had a momentous rise since the release of their debut single, 'Edge of Town', in May 2016. Gaining national radio play on Triple J, it also became a favourite of Sir Elton John who added it to his Apple Music playlist and aired it on his Beats 1 radio show. Not bad for a band that hadn’t even played a gig at the time the single was recorded. Combining indie-rock elements with some alt-country flavour, their EP was well received during their American and UK shows. If their live act is anywhere near as special as their EP, then you won’t want to miss out.

Where: The Foundry, Fortitude Valley
When: 8:00pm, Saturday 15th April 
Details: For info and tickers, click here.

Friday 21st April 

Girls to the Front

The Zoo is bringing the ladies to the front, with a celebratory evening showcasing some of the outstanding female talent in the music industry. Featuring bands made up of ladies and fellas, it will be a night to celebrate the thriving presence of women in the music scene. The night will feature Lita & The Bones, Leanne Tennant, Austen, Amela, and Roo.

Where: The Zoo, Fortitude Valley
When: 8:00pm, Friday 21st April 
Details: For info and tickets, click here

Sunday 23rd April


Wolfmother finally returns to Australia for the home leg of their highly acclaimed ‘Gypsy Caravan’ album tour. Following sold out shows in theatres, stadiums & festivals across the world, including North & South America, Europe, the UK & Scandinavia, it’s about time the fellas are back in our neck of the woods. Over their extensive and continuously evolving career Wolfmother has amassed a global fan base for their vintage-metal meets stoner-rock sound. For their much anticipated return they will be supported by Davey Lane & Immigrant Union.

Where: The Triffid, Newstead
When: 8:00pm, Sunday 23rd April 
Details: For info and tickers, click here.

Monday 24th April 

Confidence Man

They caught our attention with infectiously groovy debut ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’ and thrilled us with ‘Bubblegum’, and now they will get the dance floor going once again on their ‘Hard Candy’ tour. They supported Chairlift on their national tour, played Laneway Festival in Brisbane, and did a huge gig at a Festival Called Panama, all with their flirty, infectious, groovy tunes.

Where: The Brightside, Fortitude Valley
When: 8:00pm, Monday 24th April 
Details: For info and tickets, click here

Friday 28th April 

The Whitlams | 25th Anniversary Tour

The Whitlams are an iconic part of Australia’s music history, renowned for their unique brand of piano-driven indie rock. They are now teaming up with Philharmonia Australia (for one night only!) to celebrate their 25th anniversary. With a highly celebrated career with 7 albums and numerous ARIA awards, this orchestral-twist of a classic Australian band (and Tim Freedman’s brilliant songwriting) is not an event to miss.

Where: QPAC, South Bank
When: 8:00pm, Friday 28th April 
Details: For info and tickets, click here


Melbourne MC PEZ is finally returning to Brisbane for his first headline tour since 2014. PEZ will be brining his renowned stage charisma to Brisbane with his second album ‘Don’t Look Down’, which debuted at No. 7 debut on the ARIA Albums Chart and has already chalked up more than one million streams on Spotify. Fans are excited to experience his high energy shows once again following his recent tour with Thundamentals in late 2016.

Where: Woolly Mammoth Ale House, Fortitude Valley
When: 8:30pm, Friday 28th April 
Details: For info and tickets, click here

Saturday 29th April 

The Blurst Of Times Festival

The Blurst of Times Festival is returning for its fourth year, unleashing it’s stellar lineup of artists across The Brightside, The Foundry and Black Bear Lodge. Last year's festival was massive and completely sold out, so the organisers have upped the game by bringing in the best local acts covering punk, rock, hardcore, and pop. We’re talking Skegss, Royal Headache, The Creases, Alex Lahey , Horror My Friend, Morning Harvey and more.

Where: The Brightside, The Foundry and Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley
When: Saturday 29th April—Sunday 30th April
Details: For info and tickets, click here

Sunday 30th April 

Scenario: The Newstead Hip Hop Festival

The Triffid and Elefant Traks think there is a shortage of hip hop celebration in Brisbane and have decided to do something about it. Say hello to Scenario, a free hip hop festival held over the labour day weekend at The Triffid. Get ready for B Wise, Birdz, Coda Conduct, Jayteehazard, Kaylah Truth, and Kudos.

Where: The Triffid, Newstead
When: Sunday 30th April– Monday 1st April 
Details: For info, click here

Don't Miss Out


LA native K.FLAY is heading down south for headline dates on her debut Australian visit. Having been added to the Groovin The Moo lineup, K.FLAY has been a triple j favourite for the last few months since the release of her EP, ‘Crush Me’. With rhythmic rock melodies, flawless hip hop beats, and clever lyrics, she describes her live performance style as a result of “the spontaneity that comes from working with more organic instrumentation…”. Having cut her teeth on-stage with mega acts like Passion Pit, Icona Pop, Awolnation and Theophilus London, we are excited to see what she brings to the table when she makes her way down under.

Where: Woolly Mammoth Ale House, Fortitude Valley
When: 7:30pm, Tuesday 2nd May 
Details: For info and tickets, click here

There's a lot on this month in Brisbane. Click here for all the best events and things to do this April.

Image credit: Jazmin Quaynor

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