Dress Up Attack!, the music and arts festival for pint-sized rockers (and their parents), is finally headed to Brisbane.
An all-ages event that celebrates music, dance, craft and costumes, Dress Up Attack! got its start in Marrickville in New South Wales way back in 2012, but has never made its way to Queensland — until now.
The Brisbane leg of the festival will be headlined by Kimya Dawson, a member of the seminal anti-folk act The Moldy Peaches.
Kimya is probably best known for her many contributions to the Juno soundtrack.
She’ll be joined by newly formed band Bunny Racket, featuring Andy Walker, Pat Davern (Grinspoon), Hamish Rosser (The Vines) and Dean Sutherland (Skunkhour), with more bands still to be announced.
There’ll also be plenty of other activities for grown-ups and kids, including the popular Paint What You Hear workshops run by musician Erica Rasmussen and visual artist Zakiya Kurdi.
In these workshops, kids learn about the elements of music and how to capture sound on paper. They are then invited to listen to guitar-and-drums duo Afterwhite and respond to their music by painting their own works of art! These workshops are engaging, fun and messy.
Kids who love stories can also check out the Awesome People Reading Books stage, and if you love LOLs, make sure you head to the Dad Joke Bar.
Brisbane’s first Dress Up Attack! will be held at the Roma Street Parklands Amphitheatre on Saturday 10 September. Tickets are available now at moshtix.com.au.