Open Season 2024 Line-up

L-R top to bottom: Mildlife, Iniko, Sky Ferreira, The Paper Kites
Update - 16 April, 2024: Open Season promised more artists to come for their 2024 edition and hell have they delivered with four additional acts set to grace the stages of The Tivoli and The Princess Theatre from May to August.

Get ready for globally celebrated maestros of instrumental rock (Dirty Three), a powerhouse Aotearoan singer-songwriter (Ladyhawke), psych rock sorcerers (Pond) and the smoothest electronic party beats (Cosmo's Midnight).

Brisbane live music venues The Tivoli and The Princess Theatre will again present their Open Season programme of live music and art in 2024.

First curated in 2021 to enliven Brisbane's quieter winter period, the 2024 edition of Open Season will see the programme expand with several pop-up locations alongside international talent performing live at The Tivoli and The Princess Theatre between 20 May and 27 July.

Highlights of the 2024 line-up include American post-rock band Explosions In The Sky, 'Everything Is Embarrassing' singer-songwriter Sky Ferreira (who returns to Australia a decade since she last performed in Oz), experimental musician Yves Tumor ('Limerence', 'Kerosene!') and Brooklyn alternative indie artist Iniko (known for the songs 'Jericho' and 'The King's Affirmation') who'll make their debut live performances in Australia.

Then there's US avant-rock legends Blonde Redhead (who return to Australia for the first time in 13 years), the distinctive tone and heartstring-plucking vibrato of New Zealand's Marlon Williams, as well as the dynamic live performance of Grammy-nominated electronic act BAYNK.

On the local front, indie folk charmers The Paper Kites, the unbridled energy of Slumberjack, the thoughtful alternative R&B of Forest Claudette, dual ARIA Award-winning psych-jazz outfit Mildlife, the kaleidoscopic mix of electronic, alternate R&B and soul of Two Another and fast-rising indie-rock stars DICE join the Open Season 2024 programme.

Australian hip hop label Elefant Traks, who recently announced they are closing down, bring The Finale to Brisbane, an event celebrating the label's 25th anniversary with a live showcase featuring Hermitude, The Herd, Horrorshow and a stack more talent.

The annual celebration of Indigenous excellence, food and music, Blak Day Out will officially launch Open Season 2024 with a free street party bringing Bowen Hill's King Street to life headlined by ARIA-nominated Emma Donovan alongside 3%, the newly formed hip hop collective made up of Dallas Woods, Nooky and Angus Field.

Blak Day Out will also launch King Street's Open Season Food Fiesta, showcasing local Indigenous retailers and diverse food offerings. Gather, feast and dance as King Street comes alive with a string of pop-up bars, food stalls, outdoor music stages and entertainment.

Got kids? Tell them to pack their bags and get in the car, 'cause you're taking them to a rock show (or two)! Brisbane legends Regurgitator have designed a special performance for the whole family, young and old, to enjoy.

The iconic trio has teamed up with jazz punksters Party Dozen and glitter punk-pop duo Cry Club to deliver one helluva all-ages show. Prefer to get a baby-sitter? Regurgitator will also play an 18+ show with new album 'Invader' in tow. Party Dozen and Cry Club will once again join the band, along with mechanical techno retro-futurists Monster Zoku Onsomb.

Ankle biters can't get enough? Then enrol them in the ultimate school of rock when the Motorhead of children's music, Bunny Racket takes over The Tivoli. A couple of years back, lead singer and honourable chief lagomorph, Andy Walker AKA King Bunny burrowed down with Brant Bjork (Kyuss) and Robby Krieger (The Doors) to create a sound that would bring all generations together in rock & roll harmony. Whether you're 3 or 103 years old, King Bunny and his fluffy punk-rock friends will have you moving.

A Brisbane fixture for electronic music, QUIVR is back as part of Open Season, taking over Winn Lane with an electronic programme of DJs from all around the country for two free, all-night dance parties.

Music is just the beginning, with some incredible artworks also a part of Open Season 2024. Experience the cult phenomenon Queer PowerPoint, the experimental performance series that has been taking Australian arts festivals by storm.

Australia's largest street art festival, Brisbane Street Art Festival is back and, in collaboration with Open Season, two internationally renowned street artists – Damien Mitchell and David Lee Pereira – will take on the great walls of The Tivoli carpark.

"Open Season is about bringing Brisbane to life over the typically quieter winter months, promoting togetherness and celebrating artistic adventure," The Tivoli and The Princess Theatre co-owner Dave Sleswick says.

"We are stoked with this year's line-up and proud that Open Season has become such a huge highlight in the city's cultural calendar.

"This year's Open Season programme has something for everyone. From iconic heritage acts to sets from some of Australia's most exciting up-and-coming artists. There is street art, delicious food, shows for the kids and even a performance art series.

"There's a lot to discover in this year's edition and we can't wait to welcome you back."

Tickets on sale from 9am (local time) on 27 March.

Open Season 2024 runs between 20 May and 27 July.

Open Season 2024 Programme

Explosions In The Sky
INIKO (debut Aus show)
Dirty Three

Sky Ferreira
Yves Tumor
Marlon Williams
Blonde Redhead

The Paper Kites
Cosmo's Midnight

Regurgitator, Party Dozen & Cry Club

Forest Claudette
Two Another
Queer PowerPoint
Bunny Racket - Rock 'n' Roll for Kids
Blak Day Out feat. Emma Donovan, 3%, The Ancient Bloods, BADASSMUTHA & much more
Elefant Traks 25th Anniversary - The Finale feat. Hermitude, The Herd, Horrorshow, Urthboy, The Last Kinection & much more
QUIVR Laneway Parties
Brisbane Street Art Festival feat. David Lee Pereira & Damien Mitchell

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