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2017 Brisbane Events

Coming to Brisbane in 2017? Find on what’s on and when with this list of upcoming Brisbane events.  Of course there’s always loads happening in Brisbane, and these are just some of the shows, festivals, concerts, sporting events and exhibitions on offer!

February 2017
Global Rugby TENS – 11-12 February – Suncorp Stadium
Bruce Springsteen – 14 & 16 February – BEC
Travel Expo – 18-19 February – BCEC
The Sleeping Beauty Ballet – 24 Feb – 4 March – QPAC
Brisbane Comedy Festival – 26 Feb – 28 March -various locations Brisbane

March 2017
The Essential Baby & Toddler Show – 3-5 March – BCEC
Adele Live – 4 March – The Gabba
DIPLO – 10 March – Brisbane Showgrounds
Brisbane Queer Film Festival – 10-19 March – Brisbane Powerhouse
Justin Bieber Purpose World Tour – 13 March – Suncorp Stadium
My Fair Lady – 14 March – 16 April – QPAC
The Home Show – 16-19 March- BCEC
Mind Body Spirit Festival – 17-19 March – BCEC
Dixie Chcks – 25 March – BEC
Twenty One Pilots – 27 March – BEC
National 4 x 4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating – 31 March – 2 April – RICC
Queensland Brides Expo – 31 March – 2 April – BCEC

April 2017 
The 13 Storey Treehouse – 5-9 April – QPAC
Jessica Mauboy – 10 April – BCEC
Grease the Arena Spectacular – 7-9 April – BCEC
Paw Patrol to the Rescue – 13-15 April – BCEC
Shen Yun – 14-15 April – QPAC
Easter Weekend – 14-17 April
Untapped – 19-29 April – QPAC
Buddha Birth Day Festival – 28-30 April – South Bank

May 2017
The Play that Goes Wrong – 4-14 May – QPAC
Queensland Ballet’s Swan Lake – 5-13 May – QPAC
Melbourne International Comedy Festival – 10-13 May – Brisbane Powerhouse
NRL Double Header – 13 May – Suncorp Stadium
The Gluten Free Food Expo – 20-21 May – RICC
Brisbane Truck Show – 25-28 May – BCEC
Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo – 27-28 May – Brisbane Showgrounds
West End Film Festival  – 27-28 May – West End Brisbane
Travelplan International Ski Expo – 27 May – BCEC
State of Origin Game 1 – 31 May – Suncorp Stadium

June 2017
QLD Cabaret Festival – 1-11 June – Brisbane Powerhouse
Australian Sonographers Association Annual National Conference – 2-4 June – BCEC
The 47th Queensland Hot Rod Show – 3-4 June – BCEC
Pregnancy, Babies & Children’s Expo 2017 – 16-18 June – BCEC
Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society – 26-29 June – BCEC
Disney on Ice: Frozen – 29 June – 2 July – BEC
The Royal Ballet’s Woolf Works – 29 June – 2 July – QPAC

July 2017
The Royal Ballet – the Winter’s Tale – 5-9 July – QPAC
Queensland Music Festival – 7-30 July – Brisbane
Le Festival – Brisbane French Festival – 7-9 July – Southbank
Brisbane Property Expo – 8-9 July – BCEC
Gift and Homewards Show – 8-10 July – BCEC
State of Origin FINAL – 12 July – Suncorp Stadium
Regional Flavours presented by Courier Mail – 15-16 July – Southbank
The Bodyguard The Musical – 19 July- 5 August – QPAC
Brisbane Annual Wedding Expo – 23 July – BCEC
Hair & Beauty Expo – 30-31 July – BCEC

August 2017
World Congress of the International Federation of Translators – 1-4 August – BCEC
SEXPO – Health, Sexuality and Lifestyle Expo  – 4-6 August – BCE
Seinfield Live – 9 August – BEC
Royal Queensland Show EKKA – 11-20 August – Brisbane Showgrounds
Dracula – 15 August – 2 September – QPAC

September 2017
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase – 1 September – Brisbane Powerhouse
International Wound Research Practice Conference – 6-9 September – BCEC
BRISBANE FESTIVAL – 9 September – 1 October – Brisbane various

October 2017
Oktoberfest Brisbane – 6-15 October – Brisbane Showgrounds
World Travel & Cruise Expo – 14-15 October – BCEC
World Congress of Melanoma – 18-21 October – BCEC
Fitness Show Brisbane – 21 October – BCEC
Bledisloe Cup – 21 October – Suncorp Stadium
Customer Owned Banking Association Convention – 21-24 October – BCEC
Queensland Ballet’s Peter Pan – 25 October-4 November – QPAC
Good Food & Wine Show – 27-29 October – BCEC

November 2017
Rugby World Cup Semi – 24 November – Brisbane Stadium

December 2017
Ashes Cricket – tbc
Rugby World Cup FINAL – 2 December – Brisbane Stadium
Queensland Ballet’s the Nutcracker – 8-16 December – QPAC
Mamma Mia! – From Dec 2017 (waitlist) – QPAC

*Please note: the details above were correct at time of publishing, as things can change please check with the venue or event organiser for any changes or cancellations.

Venue abbreviations used:
Brisbane Entertainment Centre (BEC)
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Royal International Convention Centre (RICC)

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Global Rugby Tens

Brisbane Global Rugby Tens – Fan Zone
Friday 10 February 2017
Brisbane South Bank Piazza
11am – 3pm 

Fans can get up close and personal with over 300 star players from all 14 teams, get photos and autographs, hear the players and coaches chat about the exciting on-field action ahead, participate in the rugby skills clinics and join the teams in their giant official all in team photo when they appear at South Bank Parklands to launch the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens on Friday, 10 February from 11am – 3pm.

The fan zone will publicly herald the beginning of the two-day Brisbane Global Rugby Tens tournament, which takes place at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February.  Tickets for the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens start at $69 for two days and can be purchased from Ticketek by clicking here.


The Sleeping Beauty at QPAC

When: 24th February to 4th March, 2017
Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane

At her christening, Princess Aurora is cursed by the angry fairy Carabosse, who was left off the invitation list! On her 16th birthday, she will fall asleep and slumber until she’s woken by true love’s kiss…

Don’t miss your chance to see the classic fairytale ‘The Sleeping Beauty’  transformed into a beautiful ballet at Queensland Performing Arts Centre this February/March.

Tickets are available from $39.00  Visit QPAC for details.

Book your Brisbane accommodation staying at West End Central Apartments walking distance to QPAC South Bank Brisbane.

My Fair Lady

When: 14th March to 16th April 2017
Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC, South Bank

Enjoy the 60th anniversary production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady at Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane.

The performance is directed by much-loved Julie Andrews, with Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe.

“The Cinderella story about the Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and the appealingly arrogant phoneticist, Professor Higgins, is an endearing tale that charms audiences with its warmth and vivid characters.

The clash of cultures sparks some of the theatre’s most jubilant songs and witty dialogue. The triumphant score features unforgettable numbers including Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, On The Street Where You Live, I Could Have Dance All Night and Get Me to the Church on Time.”

Get your tickets now for My Fair Lady at Lyric Theatre, QPAC. For performance times and ticket sales please visit QPAC website.

Book your Brisbane accommodation staying at West End Central Apartments walking distance to QPAC South Bank Brisbane.

State of Origin 2017

When: Game 1 – May 31st, 2017
Game 2 – July 12th, 2017
Where: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Love your NFL?  This years State of Origin series between Queensland and New South Wales, will provide two opportunities to catch the action from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Game 1 and Game 3 will both be played on Queensland turf, with game 2 going to ANZ Stadium.

Whether you are backing the Maroons or the Blues, don’t miss your chance to cheer on your team in person at the 2017 Holden State or Origin Series at Suncorp Stadium, book your tickets now via the NRL website.

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Upcoming events at Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Coming to town to catch a live music concert, sporting event or show? Find out what’s coming up at Brisbane Entertainment Centre …

14 and 16 Feb

18 Feb

18 March

25 March

27 March

22 April

6 May

8 May

13 May

1 June

2 July

15 July

28 July

9 August

Please note that this line-up is subject to change, please visit Brisbane Entertainment Centre for up-to-date information and ticket sales.

Book Brisbane accommodation staying at Westend Central Apartments.

Queensland Brides Wedding & Honeymoon Expo

When: 31st March to 2nd April, 2017
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Getting married? Don’t miss Brisbane’s biggest wedding expo!

The Queensland Brides Wedding & Honeymoon Expo boats over 140 bridal and honeymoon vendors all under one roof. Get help planning your big day with expert advice, fashion parades with the latest looks in bridal wear and more!

Queensland Brides Wedding & Honeymoon Expo Event dates:

Friday 31st March – 5:30pm – 8.30pm
Saturday 1st April – 10:00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 2nd April – 10:00am – 3.30pm

Fashion Shows: 

Friday 31st March – 7.30pm
Saturday 1st April – 11.30am and 2pm
Sunday 2nd April – 11.30am – 2pm

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, Southbank Brisbane 4101

All ticket are multi-entry so you can come and go over the three days as you please!  Purchase your tickets at Queensland Brides Wedding & Honeymoon Expo.

It’s just a 10 minute walk (800 metres) from your accommodation staying at West End Central Apartments to Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.  BOOK NOW!

Justin Bieber 'Purpose' World Tour

When:  Monday 13th March, 2017
Where: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Presented by Frontier Touring and AEG Live.
Special guest Martin Garrix.

Do we have any Beliebers in the house?!  If you’re planning on attending the Justin Bieber ‘Purpose’ World Tour at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium next March, why not make a weekend of it and book a few nights accommodation with us here at West End Central Apartments.

This will be the first ever stadium performance in Australia by Justin Bieber, and it is also the first time he has performed here since his acclaimed ‘Believe’ tour a few years ago, in 2013.

Tickets are on sale NOW! Hurry in, they won’t last. Visit Ticketek for more information and ticket sales to Justin Bieber’s Australia Tour.  No further dates are to be added!

If you’d like more information about Suncorp Stadium including transport information visit Justin Bieber Suncorp Stadium. 

From West End Central Apartments it’s approximately:
30-35 mins walk – 2.2km
10 mins by car
20-25 minutes by public transport

Book your central Brisbane accommodation here at West End Central Apartments CLICK HERE.


Matilda the Musical at QPAC

When: 25 November 2016 to 12 February 2017
Where: Lyric Theatre QPAC, Brisbane

Smash hit, and award winning show ‘Matilda the Musical’ is coming to Brisbane!

Inspired by the genius of Roald Dahl, with book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin. Matilda the Musical is the tale of an extraordinary little girl, who through her lively imagination, dares to take a stand and change her destiny.

The production has won over 70 major international awards, and was recently awarded 13 Helpmann awards. Matilda is an international success and has thrilled and delighted audiences in Melbourne, Sydney, London, Toronto and on Broadway.

Don’t miss your chance to see Matilda the Musical at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, from the 25th of November.  Ticket prices range from $55 to $150* per person.  Hurry! The season is strictly limited.

Visit Matilda the Musical on the QPAC website for more information.

Book Brisbane accommodation for Matilda the Musical staying at West End Central Apartments. Offering a great location close to South Bank and a selection of accommodation choices including studio, one and two bedroom apartments.  CLICK HERE.

Measure Island Sciencentre

When:  until 05 February 2017
Where: Sciencentre, Southbank Brisbane

Head on into Sciencentre Brisbane for their latest interactive exhibition: Measure Island.

This fictional land filled with monuments and statues from a long-lost civilisation is filled with puzzles and other hands-on exhibits to explore.

Here are just some of the things to see and do at Measure Island:

  • Hit the target and check the speed of your throw with Speedball.
  • Become a jewel thief and learn about forces and pressure. But don’t wake up the statue with your theft!
  • Walk across the bridge and see what is making it so stressed, in Stressed out Bridge.
  • Make a diamond disappear and discover how light works in Hidden Treasure?
  • How do you measure a crocodile in What a Croc?
  • Work together to balance a large tilting platform. Is it as easy as it looks?
  • How many monkeys high are you? A fun Tall Tails exhibit for young children.
  • Work out the age of a tree by the rings on its trunk.
  • Can you guess time to the nearest second in Worth the Wait.
  • Which rabbit takes up less area? Use the tangram shapes to find out.

Admission prices apply. For more information please visit Sciencentre Queensland Museum.

The Sciencentre is located within the Queensland Museum in Southbank Brisbane.

Book Brisbane accommodation within a short walk of Southbank Cultural Precinct staying at Westend Central Apartments.