Explosions In The Sky, The Herd, Sky Ferreira & More Heading For Brisbane's Open Season

26 March 2024 | 9:00 am | Mary Varvaris

“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.”

Explosions In The Sky, Sky Ferreira, The Herd

Explosions In The Sky, Sky Ferreira, The Herd (Source: Supplied)

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Brisbane’s Open Season – the flagship live music and arts program presented by The Tivoli and the Princess Theatre – returns in 2024 with a stacked line-up of local and international artists.

Open Season is a months-long celebration of music and arts, taking place from Monday, 20 May, until Saturday, 27 July 2024.

Headlined by Texas post-rock outfit Explosions In The Sky, the event brings Blak Day Out, starring Emma Donovan and 3%, a 25th anniversary (and farewell) celebration of Elefant Traks – featuring Hermitude, The Herd, Urthboy and more – and heaps of other artists.

In terms of international acts, Open Season has booked a diverse and thrilling line-up, including Explosions In The Sky, Brooklyn soul singer INIKO - making their Australian debut at Open Season, American singer-songwriter Sky Ferreira returns down under after ten years, and thrilling US artist Yves Tumor is also set to tour Australia for the first time.

Elsewhere, Open Season has locked in US rockers Blonde Redhead and New Zealand’s Marlon Williams, as well as Aussie acts including Regurgitator, The Paper Kites, Forest Claudette, DICE and more.

The music line-up isn’t the only thing Open Season have announced today, revealing the Brisbane debut of experimental performance Queer PowerPoint and Australia’s largest street-art festival, taking place at The Tivoli car park, led by Damien Mitchell and David Lee Pereira. More additions will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Pre-sale tickets to Open Season will be available in an hour, with general sale tickets going on sale tomorrow at 9 am AEST via the Open Season website.

“Open Season is about bringing Brisbane to life over the typically quieter winter months, promoting togetherness and celebrating artistic adventure,” The Tivoli and Princess Theatre Creative Director Dave Sleswick commented in a statement. “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.”

Sleswick continued, “This year’s Open Season program 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.”


Brisbane/Meanjin | 20 May – 27 July 2024


Explosions In The Sky

INIKO, Sky Ferreira, Yves Tumor

Marlon Williams, Blonde Redhead

BAYNK, The Paper Kites, Regurgitator


Forest Claudette, Two Another, DICE

Queer PowerPoint

Bunny Racket – Rock ‘n’ Roll for Kids

Blak Day Out ft. Emma Donovan, 3%, The Ancient Bloods, BADASSMUTHA + more

Elefant Traks 25th Anniversary - The Finale Hermitude, The Herd, Horrorshow, Urthboy, The Last Kinection + more

QUIVR Laneway Parties

Brisbane Street Art Festival – David Lee Pereira & Damien Mitchell