After a challenging past 12 months for the live music industry, Winter Sessions is all about celebrating our city’s amazing live music scene. Taking place in Brissie’s most iconic venues, from the CBD to the suburbs, the Winter Sessions program features a stellar lineup of established and emerging artists, across a wide range of music genres.
The inaugural year of this festival includes more than 30 free and ticketed events, with over 100 artists performing in 16 venues. This music festival delivers 6 days and nights of programming, including performances with your favourite Brisbane music legends, as well as an epic street party, and culminates in the ultimate Ekka Holiday celebration. Brisbane Winter Sessions will kick off on Thursday 5th August and end on Wednesday 11th August 2021.
With the announcement of the extension of the Brisbane lockdown, all Winter Sessions events have been postponed. We will announce new show dates as they become available, so please keep an eye on this website and our socials for details. For any ticketing information, please contact all participating venues directly.
*Secret Act*, Concrete Surfers, Clea, Lucy Francesca Dron, Future Haunts Olivia's World, Minor Premiers, Pipin, Fraser Bell, GRMLN, and Citypiss
Sunday 12 September
THE BRIGHTSIDE and O'SKULLIGANS
Ritchie Yorke All-Stars: Ian Haug, Tyrone Noonan, Nik Phillips, Sahara Beck, Rohin Jones, Jamie-Lee Dimes, Bud Rokesky & special guests.
Thursday 16 September
LA LA LAND
Velociraptor, Total Pace Oscar Borschmann, Slow Rip, Tejavu, Girl and Girl, Eratas, Rattus, Samm, Ya Girl Party B, Arifugguinslum VS Hivemind, First Beige DJS.
Saturday 25 September
Bands & Rec Night 1
TomTom, Hey Danger, Sectional
Friday 1 October
Bands & Rec Night 2
Pablum, Monsters up North, PhD!, Flora, Kaito Maloo
Saturday 2 October
Listen to the artists on the lineup below!
Are you ready to make Queensland music history? Queensland’s 2022 music award season begins with nominations now open for artists and filmmakers who released songs and music videos between 1 Dec 2020 and 30 Nov 2021!
Valley Fiesta is back October 28-30 to make the rescheduled Ekka long weekend the most Valley weekend ever! With over 150 bands in 21 venues, get back to the Valley for three nights of FIESTA!
Creative Arts Alliance's Live and Local Series kicks off this weekend, and QMusic's very own Development and Program Manager Dom Miller will be presenting a series of panels and workshops.
QMusic supports the call by live music and entertainment industry bodies for the adoption of a government-backed insurance scheme to provide certainty for the Australian live music and entertainment sector.