Word on the street is Fish Lane Festival is back and bigger than ever! South Brisbane’s best street party has returned and is ready to make a splash on May 11th, 12pm – 10pm. This year the festival will reach back up to Hope Street, with food pop-ups lining the thoroughfare and more restaurants than ever participating.
Get ready to dive into a carnival of live music, tasty bites and craft beers. For one night only, Fish Lane is bringing you the best of what South Brisbane has to offer, so clear your schedule and join us as we dine, drink and dance all night long.
FISH LANE FESTIVAL / 2019
Fish Lane Festival is a FREE, fully licensed event. Minors are allowed but must be accompanied by an adult. Swim on down to Fish Lane festival for a fun night out!
Dive headfirst into a plethora of flavoursome treats. The lane will be dotted with an amazing array of gourmet food stalls from surrounding restaurants. Old favourites will be serving epic street food for all you festival goers, alongside a few new kids on the block serving up mouthwatering snacks.
Liquor up buttercup, Fish Lane will be dotted with craft beer, cocktail and wine pop-up bars. Co-sponsor Colonial Brewing Co has made it their mission to supply fresh, cold beer all night long. Grab yourself a tall glass of frothy goodness as you wander the laneway. If beer’s not your gear, never fear, we will be supplying the festival with a range of esteemed wines, cocktails and more.
Get the party started with a Saturday night boogie at Fish Lane. The event will be hosting not two, but four separate stages featuring live local music, DJ sets and more. Soak up the sounds as you celebrate the night with friends and family.
The precinct is dotted with artworks curated specifically for Fish Lane. Feast your eyes on large scale street art installations from revered names like Fintan Magee, Drapl, MIMI, Sofles and many more. Complimenting the assortment of vibrant paintings are a number of 3D pieces including the recent addition of topiary inspired piece by Gillie & Marc which plays off the existing geometric, aerial and larger than life installations lining the laneway.
New to the line up in 2019 is a Jazz Stage bursting with local talent, four additional bars and a specially crafted Fish Lane Festival beer from CBCo. Returning to the licensed footprint are crowd-favourites like the Pimms Kombi, Espresso Martini bar and Tanqueray Gin Jungle.
12pm - 2pm: Kayleigh Pincott
2pm - 4pm: Adelina Martinez
4pm - 6pm: Charlotte McLean
6pm - 8pm: First Beige
8pm - 10pm: The Hummin'
SOMERSBY JAZZ STAGE
COLONIAL BREWING CO MAIN STAGE
TANQUERAY GIN JUNGLE
12pm - 2pm: Graham Moes
2pm - 4pm: Mark Lowndes
4pm - 6pm: ROMII
6pm - 8pm: Golden Sound
8pm - 10pm: The Wet Fish
Tom Gazel with Ryan Livings
Midnight Tango with Flynny
The Colonial Brewing Co Main Stage overlooking the Hope Street dining precinct will be treated to the looping rhythms and harmonious hooks from Graham Moes to set the tone for the evening ahead. Acoustic soul artist Mark Lowndes will take over from 2pm with his big band to deliver catchy melodies with his ridiculously smooth vocals.
As dusk starts to settle in ROMII will add some flavour to the stage with a selection of catchy originals and covers. Golden hour will be followed by Golden Sounds, a Brisbane producer & keyboardist. His love of funk and soul music is evident in his live ensemble with swirling synths, driving rhythms and sizzling horns, satiating any palette with sonic goodness. Brisbane icons the Wet Fish will close out the Main Stage with a contagious serving of authentic surf music, gritty soul and classic 50s rock & roll.
Not one to miss a beat, Fish Lane Festival has curated the Somersby Jazz Stage to compliment the new alfresco drinking & dining precinct at the crest of Hope Street. Sip from the pop-up wine bar by Vasse Felix or try a refreshing cider fresh off the Somersby bus while savouring a range of dishes from neighbouring foodie kitchens.
Fish Lane Festival favourite Ella Haber will christen the new stage with her incredible voice to deliver a powerful jazz & soul performance.
Next on the musical menu is one of Brisbane’s Jazz Queens Adelina Martinez, as a regular on the local and national scene her unique repertoire and playful presence are the perfect accompaniment to drinking & dining the afternoon away.
Using just the right combination of upbeat and heartfelt, the Charlie Mac trio will get people out of their seats with soulful vocals and quirky interpretations of everyone's favourite 90's, RnB and pop hits. After sundown Brisbane-bred six piece First Beige will combine disco grooves, sweeping synths and irresistible vocal hooks to craft a full-bodied sonic spectacular guaranteed to get any crowd grooving.
Four piece band The Hummin’ will help end the night on a high note. Guided by singer/songwriter Peter Hunt they’ll blend African, reggae and jazz sounds together drawing on improvisation and their many years playing in syncopated harmony.
Dive deeper into Fish Lane to discover the CBCo Garden Bar, Red Bull Laneway Bar and Tanqueray Gin Jungle. A selection of Brisbane’s favourite DJs will take the stage in the laneway to deliver a blend of soul, funk, disco house and hip hop til late. Grab a refreshing cocktail and hit the dancefloor to the sounds of Tony Walrus, Sarah Thomson and Dameela until sundown. After dark Tom Gazal will be joined by Ryan Livings on sax before Midnight Tango closes with Flynny on trumpet.