Brisbane’s biggest cultural event, BrisAsia Festival, returns with a packed program of events to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Held from the 1-20 of February, the festival will feature more than 50 events across 10 suburbs that fuse Asian art, culture and cuisine with live performances by internationally acclaimed artists, outdoor festivities, and intimate cultural encounters.
“The much-loved BrisAsia Festival has an incredible array of events on offer, and we are really proud that we can offer such an extensive program for residents to enjoy,” Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said. “At a time when international travel may not be on the radar for most people, it’s a delight to be able to bring a taste of Asia to Brisbane and celebrate the rich diversity of our community.”
The three-week long festivities include the dazzling BrisAsia Festival Launch Party which coincides with Lunar New Year on the 4th of February; celebrating the Year of the Tiger, the festival promotes strength, courage, and wisdom through a vibrant mix of live music, dance and cultural performances.
This years program marks a new era for the festival with new experiences including hip hop, luxury car, and food truck event Southside by Night, the first ever dedicated tea festival The Laneway Tea Festival, a special Valentine’s Day event BrisAsia Love Songs, a new music and healing initiative Satsang – Sacred Gathering, and some of the finest Asian designers showcased through BrisAsia Fashion.
BrisAsia will also see the return of some festival favourites including Rare Voices celebrating sounds and voices from across the Asian region, BrisAsia LIVE, the cutting-edge multidisciplinary arts residency and showcase, Summer Party celebrating Asian pop culture and dance, and BrisAsia Stories an initiative designed to explore Brisbane’s evolving cultural identity, delivered in partnership with Museum of Brisbane.
The BrisAsia Festival will be conducted in line with Queensland Health’s safety guidelines with enhanced safety measures and cleaning in place across all venues and QR codes used to assist with contract tracing.
Many events require bookings, and tickets will be limited – be sure to get in early to secure a spot!
For the full BrisAsia Festival program and other events, visit Brisbane City Council here.