On Saturday 26th of October, over 50 incredible artists descend on Fortitude Valley in a celebration of fashion, art, food, music and entertainment for an unmissable FREE event. Expanding on the stellar first announcement, The Hidden Lanes Festival today shares the final live acts that will be filling The Lanes with music this October, as well as the array of trails and workshops taking place during the festivities.

Adding to the dozens of artists already announced, Far North Queensland’s Greta Stanley will bring her smooth acoustic melodies and soaring, emotive lyricism to The Hidden Lanes Festival. Following the release of ‘Kick‘ earlier this year and a collection of national shows, Greta Stanley will be sure to captivate audiences at The Lanes.

Following their lauded BIGSOUND 2019 showcases, Wollongong guitar-pop duo Cry Club also join the stacked line up, with their galvanizing, defiant tunes like ‘DFTM’ and ‘Two Hearts’ in tow.  Also joining the line up are fellow BIGSOUND alumni, First Beige who will be bringing their distinct blend of soul, jazz and disco-inspired textures with delicate funk grooves to The Lanes. The Brisbane six-piece have spent 2019 writing and releasing brand new music including their latest cut ‘Desire’, and will bring a live show guaranteed to make you groove. Also included in the second announcement are some incredible local and national acts including Concrete Surfers, Dream Coast, James Rigby, Greaves and Nelipot.

Music Industry College will present some of Brisbane’s best and brightest up-and-coming musicians at The Hidden Lanes Festival, including BonsaiGeorgia Dutton, Don’t Trip On The Wire, Krave, Mitch Salisbury, Selfish Sons and The Blockades. Pacific Avenue will also be dropping into The Lanes for MIC’s College Youth Program as part of their recently announced ‘Strawberry Skies’ national tour.

In addition to the abundance of live music, visitors to the lanes can immerse themselves in a multi-faceted range of experiences on offer as part of the festival’s discovery trails – the fashion & beauty trail, the art & design trail, the heritage trail, the food & wine trail and the market trail. 

A series of nineteen diverse masterclasses, including activities such as cookie decoratingcocktail makingfestival braidshow to make dumplings and more, along with demonstrations and installations whilst being able to meet the maker behind the creations.

Whether you’re into music, art, fashion, food or all of the above, you’ll be sure to discover different at The Hidden Lanes Festival. Stay tuned to the festival’s Facebook and Instagram for more updates and join us Saturday 26th October to celebrate everything that The Lanes have to offer!

The Hidden Lanes Festival is a FREE family friendly event on Saturday 26th October.

Registration for FREE Masterclasses and Heritage tours are open NOW.

DISCOVERY TRAILS:

ART & DESIGN 

FASHION & BEAUTY

FOOD & WINE

HERITAGE TOURS

MARKETS

MUSIC LINE UP: 
THE VANNS*, TYNE-JAMES ORGAN along with BOATKEEPER, BONSAI, BUDJERAH SLABB, CATALANO, CHARLOTTE EMILY, CONCRETE SURFERS*, CRY CLUB*, DEMON DAYS*, DON’T TRIP ON THE WIRE, DREAM COAST, ELLA FENCE, FIRST BEIGE, GEORGIA DUTTON, GEORGIE NEILSEN & THE GROWING PAINS, GRETA STANLEY, HARRY & AMI PHILLIPS, JO DAVIE*, JULIA R. ANDERSON, KARRIE HAYWARD, KRAVE, KURILPA REACH, L.FLORA, LIV HEYER, MIRANDA VS. ARIZONA*, MANU MUSIC, MITCH SALISBURY, MOON SALOON, NELIPOT, O’ LITTLE SISTER, PACIFIC AVENUE, PARIS IRWIN, PINK MATTER, ROB KNAGGS, S.A.B, SAEM, SELFISH SONS, THE BEAMISH BROTHERS, THE BLOCKADES, THE JENSENS*, THE LIGHTHEARTS, THE OOGARS, WONDERFULS.

DJ SETS:
AIMON CLARK (THE CREASES), BEN CHIU, BLACK AMEX, FLEX COP*, GREAVES, JAMES RIGBY*, JAWGOH*, LIMINAL GRACE, Lxxx*, MUMGENES, RA*, THIRSTY PAUL, TOKYO TWILIGHT.

* Over 18 only venue

STAGES:
BAKERY LANE, CALIFORNIA LANE, LARUCHE, LITTLE VALLEY, PHASE 4 RECORDS, THE BOWERY, THE ZOO, TYM GUITARS, WINN LANE.

*Licensed venues within the festival (Photo ID required). No B.Y.O alcohol permitted. 

MASTERCLASSES & MEET THE MAKER: 

BABUSHKA BALLERINA | Q&A on Choosing the Perfect Bridal Gown

BELLA JOAN |  Q&A with Jemma Van Hesse

BONNIE HISLOP | How to Make a Hand-Build Vase
CAKES AND SHIT | Cookie Decorating
DREAMBOAT | Rock Your Bed Head
FAT DUMPLING | How to Make Dumplings

HOUSE OF EZIS | Meet Andrzej Pytel

JESS BLAK | Meet Jess a Contemporary Silversmith

MY BOTANICAL LAB | Cupping,The Art of Brewing Tea
NEW YORK SLICE | Pizza Making
NOM NOM KOREAN | How to Make Kimchi
PRACTICE STUDIO | Basic Maintenance of Fashion Garments
THE BOWERY | Three Cocktails You Can Make at Home
THE BROW BAKERY | The Best Brows I’ve Ever Had
THE NEW BLACK | Pickling Class
THE NEW GARDE | Cool, Calm and Collage
THE STAND | Cocktail Making (Espresso Martinis and Whisky Sours)
WINNSTON HAIR | Festival Hair Braiding + Sexy Up – Do

WINNSTON HAIR | Meet Whinny and Mu Earrings.

Special thanks to The Lanes Fortitude Valley, Coopers, Southern Comfort, FV by Peppers, Music Industry College, Red Octopus, QUT Creative Industries, One Million Stars to End Violence, Brisbane City Council.

Press Contact:

Ash Kissane

Gyrostream

e: ash@gyrostream.com