delectable Brisbane tickets on sale now
Brisbane will soon become a showcase for the State's food, produce and musical talent, when the inaugural delectable Brisbane festival launches its 14 day program this July.
Tickets are now on sale for key program events as delectable Brisbane transforms the city into a winter festival capital from 16 to 29 July, showcasing Queensland's finest produce, growers, restaurants and chefs. Ticketed events run 21-29 July.
Food lovers are invited to tempt their taste buds at delectable Brisbane's Food Bowl - offering ticketholders the opportunity to indulge in a feast of offerings in one location from Brisbane's most sought after restaurants including Sake Brisbane, Tank, ARIA and Restaurant Two.
Restaurant signature dishes will showcase a range of seasonal Queensland produce including vanilla from Far North Queensland, Hervey Bay scallops, Granite Belt apples and pork from the Toowoomba region.
Secure your spot with a ticket to delectable Brisbane Sounds @ Riverstage - filling the City Botanic Gardens with the melodic talents of Marina Prior, David Hobson and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
An initiative of the Queensland Government through Events Queensland, Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, the Hon. Jann Stuckey MP, said the new event will attract visitors from across the nation to Brisbane.
"Brisbane is the place to be this winter to warm up with great music, wonderful food and spectacular displays across the city - as delectable Brisbane further establishes Queensland as an event destination," said Ms Stuckey.
"This event offers an extensive program of events for locals and visitors alike, showcasing Queensland talent and produce to a national and international audience.
"delectable Brisbane brings together two of the four pillars the Newman Government has recognised as key drivers of a re-energised Queensland economy - agriculture and tourism."
AGB Events Director and delectable Brisbane's Creative Director Anthony Bastic said the event was designed to be a 'ground to table' celebration.
"The program comprises of three parts - our GROW Series, SOUNDS Series and FOOD Series, which will showcase local and national chefs across a wide range of events from cooking demonstrations to talks on the latest food trends," Mr Bastic said.
"From a ticketing point of view, we are anticipating strong demand at The Hub at the South Bank Cultural Forecourt, which will offer a chance to learn how to make the most of Queensland's seasonal produce first-hand from local chefs including David Pugh, Ben O'Donoghue and Alistair McLeod and interstate chefs including Matt Moran, Luke Nguyen, Damien Pignolet, and Matthew Evans.
The Hub will also showcase how to grow your own produce - with guidance and tips provided by Gardening Australia's Costa Georgiadis.
"Our GROW Series will transform the South Bank Cultural Forecourt into a unique opportunity to experience interactive urban crop gardens and exchange views with industry experts such as Phil Dudman and Annette McFarlane on topics ranging from horticulture to sustainable living.
"It's also important to understand that delectable Brisbane will be a feast for all the senses, not just the taste buds. The SOUNDS Series will deliver an exciting musical program over nine days."
Mr Bastic said apart from the ticketed events, there would also be plenty of free activities during the Festival program including a Brisbane-first 3D light show projection that will light up the South Bank foreshore and landmark Wheel of Brisbane.
"The spectacular lighting show will be the first time a Ferris wheel has been used as a canvas in Australia," he said.
"The ever changing and refreshing projection design will feature larger than life bursting flowers, the growth of seedlings into trees and the imagery of nature."
delectable Brisbane will continue to cement Queensland's reputation as the food bowl of the nation, following hot on the heels of the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival, which has just had its most successful year attracting over 26,000 attendees at its ninth event last weekend.
Key ticketed events now on sale include:
- FOOD BOWL $20 presale, $30 at the gate
- SOUNDS @ Riverstage $30 presale, $40 at the gate
- FOOD BOWL & SOUNDS@ Riverstage $45 presale
- Chef demonstrations @ The Hub, South Bank (21-29 July) (limited numbers) $45 per demonstration, 3 x chef demonstrations $110 (value $135)
- Connoisseur Package (1 x FOOD BOWL, 1 x SOUNDS@ Riverstage, 6 x chef demonstrations @ The Hub) $290
Tickets on sale 24 May and can be purchased at qtix.com.au or ticketmaster.com.au
For more information go to www.delectableqld.com.au