Brisbane to welcome new music festival Park Sounds from 2016

Multi-platinum Aria Award-winning Australian hip hop group Bliss n Eso will headline a new music festival in Brisbane this year.

Tourism marketing and events company, Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT), is bringing the two-part festival — Park Sounds — to Strathpine, 25km north of Brisbane, in November.

MBRIT chief executive Shane Newcombe said the first part of the Park Sounds events would cater for young-adult music lovers and he expected a massive crowd to fill Pine Rivers Park.

“The line-up is huge,” Mr Newcombe said.

He hinted at “big name” acts to support Bliss n Eso but could not confirm which performers would take the stage on November 12.

“The full line-up will be announced early next week, with tickets going on sale on Friday, August 5,” he said.

The festival series will replace the former Decades Festival, run by Moreton Bay Regional Council, which attracted the likes of John Farnham, The Seekers, Cold Chisel, The Living End and Something for Kate.

“Long-term supporters of Decades Festival will also have something to look forward to (in 2017), with a revitalised Aussie Rock festival planned to take its place as the second event of the 2016/17 Pine Rivers Park series,” Mr Newcombe said.

“We will be announcing the details of that event in the coming months.”

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland said Pine Rivers Park was rapidly becoming a popular venue for large outdoor events and festivals.


“There is no doubt this is a truly special venue that brings out the best in live performers with a laid back atmosphere and ease of access from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and close and close proximity of the Strathpine train station,” Cr Sutherland said.

  • Park Sounds is at Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine on Saturday, November 12 from noon.

It is an 18+ event. Tickets start from $65 and go on sale August 5. Visit

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