Welcome to an incredible summer of music! Brisbane and the Gold Coast have an amazing music scene that caters to fans of all musical genres. This summer, you can catch the latest acts and golden oldies in our own back yard. With some of the biggest international names and emerging local artists there to discover, you’re guaranteed an experience to remember. There are so many events worth travelling for, and Airtrain can transport you there!
Here are some of the major musical events hitting Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and where you can sing, dance, and party the night away.
Venues and Events
Brisbane and the Gold Coast have so many exciting venues, from intimate spaces to stadiums holding tens of thousands of concertgoers. As an important stop on the tour list of many incredible artists, Brisbane and the Gold Coast see regular visits from the biggest stars. There is also plenty of home-grown talent to support – the likes of Katie Noonan, Powderfinger, Savage Garden, The Veronicas, and a host of other musicians all began in Brisbane, and many more are on their way.
The Triffid, Felon’s Barrel Hall, The Princess Theatre, and the Eaton’s Hill Hotel are smaller venues with a big reputation for showcasing true talent. There are many other hotels and smaller locations dotted around Brisbane with artists to discover. Check out Visit Brisbane and the Gold Coast Events Calendar for general events, or sites like Songkick can help you find unforgettable musical experiences.
Here are just some of the unmissable major events happening around Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Don’t forget to keep your eye out for other local acts around town!
25 Oct | Andre Bocelli
Held at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Andre Bocelli’s world famous tenor voice and moving performance offers a night to remember.
29 Oct | The Veronicas
Returning home for the Halloween Hall 2022 at the Fortitude Valley Music Hall, The Veronicas will provide a long-awaited chance for Brisbane fans to see their live performance.
02 Nov | Kings of Leon
Stopping into Brisbane Entertainment Centre on their Australian tour, Kings of Leon will perform songs from all 8 of their award-winning album during a breath-taking show.
02 Nov | George Ezra
Secret Sounds has brought UK sensation George Ezra to the Riverstage Brisbane this November, along with specials guests Merci, Mercy.
05 Nov | Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa is bringing her Nostalgia tour to Australian shores, and of course Brisbane is getting part of the action! Catch her at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
11 Nov | Fridayz Live
You won’t believe the line-up heading to the Brisbane Showgrounds this November. Macklemore, TLC, Akon, Ashanti, Shaggy, Havana Brown are just some of the names that will have this festival jumping.
13 Nov | The Lumineers
It’s been five years since their last national tour, and Brisbane is ready! Head to the Riverstage Brisbane to catch this award-winning duo’s distinctive sound.
16 Nov | Flume
Joined by Channel Tres, Toro y Moi, and MAY-A, Flume brings his Palaces tour to the Riverstage for an epic show that will have you dancing all night.
17 Nov | David Gray
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of his iconic album White Ladder, as David Gray visits the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre this November.
22 Nov | Guns N’ Roses
One of the greatest rock bands of all time will shake the Suncorp Stadium on the 22nd of November and the Metricon Stadium in the Gold Coast on the 24th with their blockbuster show.
Playing Mozart’s Jupiter at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, be enthralled by the beauty and skill of some of Queensland’s finest musicians.
29 & 30 Nov | The Killers
The Killers are back in Australia for the first time since 2018, bringing their Imploding The Mirage tour to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre for two special nights.
02 Dec | 5 Seconds of Summer
Moved back from their original date, 5 Seconds of Summer will bring their fun and energy to the Riverstage this December on their Take My Hand world tour.
02 Dec | Keith Urban
Enjoy the iconic sound of five time ARIA and four time GRAMMY Award winning Keith Urban, live in Brisbane. He’ll bring his tour to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, joined by Birds of Tokyo.
02 Dec | Air Supply
The Lost in Love Experience is coming to celebrate 45 years of music with Air Supply. Head to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to party and reminisce.
03 Dec | Justin Bieber
World-famous superstar Justin Bieber will captivate a packed Suncorp Stadium this December with his latest world tour.
04 Dec | Good Things 2022
Check out the incredible line-up heading to the Brisbane Showgrounds, with Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones, 3OH!3, Sleeping With Sirens, NOFX, Gojira, The Story So Far, The Amity Affliction, Lacuna Coil, Sabaton, and even more.
10 Dec | The Wiggles
For little ones who love to groove, the all-new Wiggles show is coming to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre! With a new Wiggles group and an exciting show planned, your kids will be entertained and delighted.
10 Dec | Legends On The Lawn 2022
Witness living legends in a unique setting. The Living End, Jimmy Barnes, Baby Animals, Jon Stevens, and more are scheduled to rock the Sandstone Point Hotel very soon.
12 Dec | Kendrick Lamar
Award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar will have fans on the edge of their seats at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre this December.
14 Dec | The Offspring and Sum 41
Catch The Offspring and Sum 41 at an incredible show in an incredible setting! The Riverstage will host this great night.
16 Dec | Tyga
Get ready, with Tyga’s largest ever Australian tour making a stop at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. The It’s Too Loud, I Can’t Hear You tour is not to be missed.
17 Dec | Michael Bublé
It wouldn’t be December without Michael Bublé, and this year you can enjoy his extraordinary vocal talents live at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
11 Jan | Arctic Monkeys
Catch the Arctic Monkeys at the Riverstage, and get ready to party as they offer some of their best music.
11 & 12 Jan | UB40
Classic reggae artists UB40 are celebrating 40 years and a new album. You can get along to shows at Eaton’s Hill Hotel in Brisbane or Home of The Arts on the Gold Coast for a night of rhythm.
13 Jan | Juicy Festival
Catch the incredible hip hop and R&B artists coming to Brisbane this January! Juicy Festival will bring Nelly, Ne-Yo, Ja Rule, Bow Wow, Xzibit, Chingy, Mya, and many more fan favourites who will perform live in Victoria Park.
21 Jan | Elton John
The highly anticipated Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour from the much-loved Elton John has finally made it to Brisbane, with Suncorp Stadium hosting the once in a lifetime experience.
With two incredible artistic groups in their own right coming together to put on an epic show, Post Malone and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers at Suncorp Stadium are not to be missed.
11 Feb | Darren Hayes
The Australian singer/songwriter reflects on Savage Garden musical history and looks forward to the future with a mix of classic hits and new solo material.
17 18 19 Feb | Ed Sheeran
At the absolute top of the game, Ed Sheeran is returning after his record-breaking sell-out tour in 2018. For three nights the Suncorp Stadium will be packed as fans enjoy vocals and stage production like no other.
17 Feb | Social Distortion and Bad Religion
Catch alternative rock groups Social Distortion and Bad Religion as they light up the Riverstage on their most recent tour.
08 Mar | Lorde
Lorde will grace the Riverstage this coming March with her unique vocal stylings and amazing live performance.
08 Mar | Backstreet Boys
Backstreet’s back in Australia, and fans are already waiting in keen anticipation for the selection of classic hits and new material brought by the band.
11 Mar | Palm Tree Music Festival 2023
You can be part of the experience at Riverstage, with live sets from world class DJ and producers TIESTO & KYGO, along with chart-topping Lost Frequencies & Sam Feldt alongside Frank Walker.
17 Mar | Florence + The Machine
Don’t miss Florence + The Machine with King Princess as they head to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre with a show that has to be seen and heard to be believed.
Getting Around Brisbane and the Gold Coast
With Airtrain, you can travel quickly and comfortably from the airport to Brisbane City in 20 minutes. Our trains run every 15 minutes during peak hours, and every 30 during off-peak. Disembark at your chosen station – Airtrain runs express from the airport, but stops at Fortitude Valley, Central, Roma Street, and South Brisbane stations. You can then transfer onto our Gold Coast services.
Once there, Brisbane and the Gold Coast are connected by an extensive network of trains, buses, and G:link trams. All public transport uses a smart card for travel, or you can purchase a paper ticket.
Short term visitors should check out the go seeQ card, which allows you unlimited travel for 3 or 5 consecutive days on buses, trains, ferries and G:link trams. It also includes 2 Airtrain journeys to/from the Brisbane Airport.
For longer stays, travel like the locals with a go card – just touch on at your station of departure and touch off when you arrive at your destination.
If you’re visiting Brisbane or the Gold Coast and are still stuck for ideas, check out our tips on some must-see destinations in South East Queensland.
Summer of Music – Brisbane and the Gold Coast
Immerse yourself in this year’s epic summer of music – no matter what style you enjoy, Brisbane and the Gold Coast have something to offer. From up-coming artists to superstar acts, local talent to international superstars, you’ll find it all in our cities.
If you’re travelling to catch the action in person, let us get you to where you need to go. Connecting travellers to and from the Brisbane Airport, we’ll help you travel on time and in comfort to your destination. Get started on your musical journey with Airtrain.