From Spanish-style feasts to a horse-drawn tram and an array of amazing market stalls, this is one festival that needs to be on your radar.
The End of the Line Festival is Woolloongabba’s first-ever street festival, and is an event not to be missed.
As part of the official program of free G20 Cultural Celebrations being held throughout the city, the 8 November festival will run from 10am to 10pm and includes a full day of entertainment including more than 20 live performances.
Here are three reasons you can’t miss the End of the Line Festival
Non-stop music and entertainment
With a strong line-up of bands including Darren Hanlon, The Babe Rainbow, Thomas Calder from The Trouble With Templeton and Emmett & Mabel, there will be something for every music lover. From alternative music to bedroom beats and feel-good funk and soul, the festival’s two stages will provide festival-goers with a range of foot tapping tunes.
The day’s excitement is not just limited to music, with an exciting program of live performances also on offer. The Brisbane Skateboarding Association (BSA) will be hosting a free Street Skate Jam which will include demonstrations by some of Brisbane’s best skateboarders riding a series of skateable sculptures; free learn to skate workshops by BSA Coaches; and an open session for local skaters to have a shred on BSA’s varied skating obstacles. Local favourites, the Brisbane Lions, will also be showing their support with kids’ inflatable activities and entertainment. Lions players will even be down there signing autographs and giving photo opportunities from 12pm to 1pm and from 2pm to 3pm.
It’s well-known as one of Brisbane’s best dining districts, so the precinct’s popular restaurants and bars will be serving up a treat for the festival. The Pearl Café will be offering diners a Spanish-style fiesta while neighbouring Enoteca will be celebrating its Italian heritage with a special alfresco dining experience in their festival-exclusive Campari garden. For those after the simpler fare, Crosstown Eating House won’t disappoint with its hearty gastro pub menu of ribs, burgers and schnitzels. The menu doesn’t stop there with local hot spots Browndog, Habitat, Birdcage and many more joined by a range of gourmet food stalls to ensure visitors have plenty to eat and drink.
Market Stalls and Historical Displays
Celebrating the precinct’s unique history, the festival will provide visitors with an opportunity to learn about its past. The Penny Farthing parade is sure to be a crowd pleaser, as is the horse-drawn tram from the Brisbane Tramways Museum and the vintage taxis from Yellow Cabs on display, which recognise Woolloongabba’s bygone days as a thriving transport hub. The Substation Antiques Collective organised by Woolloongabba Antiques Centre will also be running a pickers market for discerning shoppers to grab a vintage bargain.
Held in Woolloongabba’s Village Precinct between Logan Road and Jurgens Street, the festival program will reflect the diversity of the area with both young and old, families and friends, music and food lovers, all able to find something to enjoy the day.
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