Valley Fiesta is set to bring Fortitude Valley to life on Friday 23 to Sunday 25 October, with a festival full of music, food and art.

Now in its 19th year, the Fiesta will host more than 60 music acts, a showcase of arts, food and cultural experiences across Valley streets, malls and laneways.

Event Organiser Murray Sutherland of Kinetic Events, says this year’s event will be more than just a street party.

“We will be showcasing Fortitude Valley’s thriving cultural scene.”

“The massive three-day program will include pop-up bars, the Fiesta Feast in Chinatown showcasing some of the Valley’s top restaurants, special laneway events, the infamous Valley Markets, street theatre, interactive public art and photography exhibitions and a whole lot more.”

“By broadening the scope of the event, the Fiesta will celebrate the Valley’s art and culinary offering, as well the music scene it is renowned for.”

This year, the event has an incredible music lineup which will be headlined by Australian indie pop band Alpine, with other major acts featured across the weekend including Art vs Science, Asta, Kilter, Young Franco – with more to be announced.

The lineup also has a strong Brisbane presence with The Cairos, Gill Bates, Feki, The Jensens, Torfason, Baskervillain and The Missing taking the stage alongside a special QMA showcase with Halfway, WAAX, Michelle Xen, Electrik Lemonade and Leanne Tennant.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk encourages anyone in Brisbane from 23 to 25 October to get down to Fortitude Valley for Brisbane’s biggest and most loved street party.

“Since launching in 1997, Valley Fiesta has become an integral part of Brisbane’s social calendar showcasing the best of the precinct’s unique culture and celebrating the work of local artists and musicians,” Cr Quirk says.

“Council is proud to present this event which will boost the local economy with businesses participating in the celebrations with special offers for punters and hosting events at venues throughout the weekend.

More than 65,000 people are expected to take to the streets and venues of the inner-city precinct across the weekend, boosting the local economy and shining the spotlight on the growth and diversity of Brisbane’s premier music and cultural destination.

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