Now in its 3rd year, U.R{BNE} Festival focuses on getting the community to design Brisbane’s loved social spaces.

From March 28-30, U.R{BNE} Festival will attract thousands of people to Queen’s Wharf, in the hope to transform the space into an energised waterfront playground.

Amy Grey, Spokesperson for U.R{BNE} Festival says Queen’s Wharf is already a social space, but it’s in need of a bit of love.

“U.R{BNE} Festival is all about creatively revamping and impacting Brisbane’s social spaces,” says Grey.

“In those three days, we’re looking forward to seeing what Brisbane locals want for the future of Queen’s Wharf.”

The festival will combine city planning with a range of pop-up activities, including art installations, markets, dance group, skating competitions, pop-up dining venues and musical performance.

Grey says that Style Over Speed is looking to repeat the success it’s gained in previous years.

“Hundreds of people come down dressed in tuxedos and gowns and ride bicycles through Brisbane City – it’s definitely a highlight of U.R{BNE}”

“It’s really about experimentation with what Brisbane spaces should be used for

“People want to see our pop-up bars, which could potentially be turned into real bars.”

President of the U.R{BNE} Collective, Brooke Williams, says the festival has an important role in revitalising the city.

“The Festival hopes to awaken Brisbane’s creative spirit with a wealth of things to taste, make, photograph, listen and dance to, and experience,” says Wlliams.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the forgotten and underused spaces of our beautiful city.”

U.R{BNE} Festival is a not-for-profit event, which works in partnership with the Brisbane City Council.

For more information, visit our event guide.