The Hill is alive with music, dance parties, food trucks, pool parties, dive-in movies, street bars and a sunset dance parade!
Spring Hill Alive — from the creators of the Teneriffe Festival — is the latest addition to the ever-growing Brisbane street festival scene.
Spring Hill’s Boundary Street will explode into living colour on Saturday 4 October with a combination of dance, funk, Afro beats, boogie, disco and hip hop music running throughout the day and night, as well as foodie flavours, street bars, pool parties, dive-in movies and more.
Homegrown superstar DJ Sampology will headline, with support from a murderer’s row of local talent including Cutloose, Deejaye Katch, Nikk-c, Hutchatronic, House of Joy, Herts, Voodoo Dred, Atlast, Names Brown and Lgaudz.
The Spring Hill Baths pool party
The historic Spring Hill Baths have undergone a refurb recently, and now’s the time to celebrate that. The baths will be transformed into a super fun pool party equipped with poolside tunes, pool toys and Mr Whippy ice cream. The $5 festival ticket price includes entry to the pool party, so don’t forget to pack your togs.
Sunset dance parade
When the sun goes down, Boundary Street will bring in the night with a bang! At 5:30pm, Rock It Queen and Rio Rhythmics will take over the street with dance, percussion, colour and costume, and punters are encouraged to get in on the act and join in the parade.
The street bars
There’ll be three bars to wet your whistle. The Spring Hill Alive Bar will be serving up an array of Mountain Goat craft beers, sparkling, wine and Beastie Boys sliders — this bar will have the best seats in the house for the headline act, Sampology. The International Hotel will offer samples from their Hipwood Brewery, as well as wine and menu tastings in the festival beer garden under the sunshine. Finally, Spring Hill’s iconic Alliance Hotel will be a feature of the festival with its own street bar. Hang out under the beach umbrellas and have a boogie!
Embark on a foodie journey with flavours from Little Mykanos, Bishamon, Sisco Cafe, Spring Hill Deli Cafe, and a huge display of food trucks and markets for maximum indulgence.
The Palace Cinema Dive ‘N’ Movies
After the Spring Hill Baths Pool Party comes to a close, the Palace Cinema will transform the baths into a ‘Dive N Cinema’ for festival goers to float around and watch their favourite flicks. Singing in the Rain and Some Like it Hot will screen from 6pm, so why not drop in for a late night dip?
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital on the Hill
One… two… three… clear! Learn how to save lives with hourly defibrillator demonstrations and blood pressure checks for health-interested visitors. Will you meet Dr McDreamy and Meredith Grey? Well, no, probably not, but street performers dressed as doctors will be roving throughout the crowd acting out hilarious ER sessions. (Just don’t let them conduct your blood pressure check.)
There’ll be Operation duels, facepainting, competitions, and the best selfie on the day will win a night’s accommodation (including breakfast for two) at Hotel Urban Brisbane CBD. You could also win a prize by filling out the St Andrew’s questionnaire (there’s a night’s accommodation at Grafton Rose Bed and Breakfast in Warwick up for grabs). Loads of funds will be raised for the hospital and you’ll be able to buy a coffee from their Little Birdie coffee cart.
Spring Hill Alive will run from 10am to 9pm on Boundary Street in Spring Hill on Saturday 4 October. For more info, visit our event guide.