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Five shows and events you can't miss at the 2015 Brisbane Festival!

After the artistic directing reigns have now been officially handed over to David Berthold, it’ll be interesting to see what direction he takes the monumental festival in for his four year run. With some 10 days before the annual Brisbane Festival begins, we at the AU thought we’d make some predictions on what will be the best shows to see at Brisbane Festival this year. Here are our top 5 picks, in no particular order:

Photo Gallery: Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival ft. Alpine + Harts + DZ Deathrays + more! - Maroochydore (22.08.15)

Andrew Wade made the trip to Maroochydore yesterday for the inaugural (and, if we say so ourselves, bloody incredible) Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival. Along the way he captured the likes of One Day, Alpine, DZ Deathrays, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Kite String Tangle, Flight Facilities, Gang of Youths, Harts and more! Check out the photos here:

Photo Gallery: Giants Of Science + Heads Of Charm + Tape Off + BWAAOI - Crowbar, Brisbane (21.08.15)

Epic much? Friday night the Crowbar in Brisbane was treated to an incredible lineup including the likes of Giants Of Science, Heads Of Charm, Tape Off and Barge With An Antenna On It. Andrew Wade was there and brings us these photos from the night:

Photo Gallery: The Foundry Relaunch ft Dune Rats + Palms + Orphans Orphans + Major Leagues, Brisbane (20.09.15)

After a few months of delays due to repairs, Brisbane's newest venue The Foundry threw a party to celebrate their relaunch featuring Dune Rats and Palms, as well as Brisbane locals Orphans Orphans and Major Leagues.

Photo Gallery: Gang Of Youths + I Know Leopard + Zefereli - The Triffid, Brisbane (20.08.15)

Gang of Youths lit up The Triffid in Brisbane on Thursday night, supported by I Know Leopard and Zefereli. Andrew Wade was there and brings us back these photos from the night.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: 2015 Korean Cultural Festival - King George Square, Brisbane (15.08.15)

Brisbane's King George Square came to life on Saturday with the sights, sounds and flavours of South Korea with an all-day showcase at 2015 Korean Cultural Festival in celebration of the 70th National Liberation Day of Korea. Erin Smith brings you these photos.

Photo Gallery: The Smith Street Band + The Grates + DEAFCULT - Crowbar, Brisbane (22.07.15)

The Smith Street Band join Brisbane stalwarts The Grates and newcomers DEAFCULT for a "secret" pre-Splendour In The Grass party!

Live Review: The Forty Thieves + Indigo Daze + Fugitive Hotel - The Zoo, Brisbane (16.07.15)

The Zoo in Brisbane can always be relied on to host a pumping show any night of the week. On this particularly cold Thursday night The Zoo was the perfect venue, not just for body warmth but a great show. This eclectic round up of gigs was a testimony to the local talent occupying Brisbane at the moment.

Arts News: Brisbane Festival 2015 line-up announced and only gets closer!

Brisbanites can rejoice. Sydney Vivid Festival has come and gone, and soon Brisbane will be stepping up to the plate with their own annual Brisbane Festival back again once more. Stars including Bernard Fanning, Megan Washington, Tim Winton, Martha Wainwright, Tom Thum, Lady Rizo, Marcia Hines, Paul Lewis and Renee Fleming will join exciting emerging talents in Brisbane from 5 to 26 September. If a few name drops already have you dancing in your seat with excitement prepare yourself for the performances that are on their way to Brisbane.

Live Review: Tim Rogers & The Bamboos + Ainslie Wills - The Triffid, Brisbane (18.06.15)

The Triffid has served up another fantastic gig to keep you going through the mid-week. This time Brisbane was visited by the folk of funk from Melbourne, The Bamboos. Bamboos fans will know their latest album The Rules of Attraction is a collaborative effort with Australian musician and You Am I front man Tim Rogers. So of course, this tour will have The Bamboos not just fronted currently by Kylie Auldist, by far the most fabulous heart and soul of the show, but also Tim Rogers himself jiving and grooving beside her.

Photo Gallery: Tim Rogers and The Bamboos + Ainslie Wills Trio - The Triffid, Brisbane (18.06.15)

Tim Rogers and The Bamboos played to a packed house at The Triffid in Brisbane on Thursday night, supported by the Ainslie Wills Trio. Julian Panetta was there to capture the man himself in all his glory.

Theatre Review: Medea - La Boite Theatre, Brisbane (Performances to June 20th)

Running from 30th of May to the 20th June, La Boite delivers another classic twisted sideways, doused in passion and set alight with incredible lighting and sound in the form of Euripides’ Greek tragedy Medea. From the minds of writer Suzie Miller and Director Todd McDonald, Medea will come face to face with Princess Glauce who was once like a young sister and is now a sworn enemy.

Brisbane's GOMA Announces "Cult Japan" Film Series in August

Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) will present Cult Japan in August, a celebration of the strange and outrageous in post-war Japanese cinema. The program includes underground and cult classics; Japan’s unique variation on horror and action cinema; and the excessive, surreal and kitsch depictions of love, revenge and technology that have made Japanese genre cinema an international success.

Live Review: Lilly Singh's "A Trip To Unicorn Island" - Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane (04.06.15)

Have you ever been to Unicorn Island? I’m proud to say that I have - it’s a pastel land of skittles, sunshine, dancing and humour. Don’t worry if you have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s not a real place. It’s the idyllic happy-place of YouTube comic Lilly Singh (otherwise known as iiSuperwomanii brought to life in her all-colour, all-dancing stage show, “A Trip To Unicorn Island”. We spent a little over two hours in Lilly’s happy place with her, being dazzled and amused.

Photo Gallery: Jericco + Aerials + Guards Of May + King Mungi - Crowbar, Brisbane (29.05.15)

Jericco kicked off the Brisbane leg of their Machine Made The Animal Album Tour at Crowbar over the weekend, supported by Aerials, Guards Of May and King Mungi. Krista Melsom was there with her camera, capturing all the action.