Brisbane Festival Closes With A Bang With Riverfire


This year’s Brisbane Festival wrapped up with a bang last Saturday night with Queensland’s ultimate fireworks display, Riverfire, lit up the night sky.

More than 11,000 kilograms of fireworks were used on two bridges, six barges and 10 building rooftops, and this year’s pyrotechnics were set to music that Brisbanites helped choose – music that has defined living in the city in 2016, including tracks from Prince and David Bowie, who passed away earlier this year.

Spectators were also wowed by aerobatics from the Australian Defence Force with RAAF Super Hornet and Army helicopter displays.

The Brisbane Festival ran all month in dozens of venues around Brisbane, with 70 local and international theatre, music, dance, circus, and opera productions around the city.

The sexy spectacle of “Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid” seduced audiences in the Aurora Spiegeltent on the South Bank Cultural Forecourt and the astounding acrobatics of Brisbane company Circa’s “Troppo” at the South Bank Piazza were a crowd-pleaser.

The Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent also hosted “Blanc de Blanc,” the new production from production house Strut n Fret, which blended theatre, circus and cabaret.

Final #BlancShow at @brisbanefestival tonight before we take the party to #Perth! Thanks for having us #Brisbane! 🍾🎉

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A mystical island right in the middle of South Bank awaits… who's coming tonight? #troppo #circacircus #brisfest @brisbanefestival

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