Open Season returns to Brisbane in 2024!

The Tivoli and The Princess are declaring 'Open Season' on live music and entertainment in Brisbane

It’s Open Season in Brisbane as The Tivoli Group return with the city’s flagship music and arts program. Now in its 4th edition, Open Season promises to deliver some of the most memorable new-music experiences available in Brisbane’s cultural calendar.
Running late May – July 2024 across The Tivoli, The Princess Theatre and a number of exciting pop-up locations across the city, this diverse and cutting-edge offering is set to warm the hearts and minds of Brisbane’s music-loving community this winter.

The doors are open. Go play.

So what does this year’s Open Season have in store for us? Let’s dig in!

Open Season 2024

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Elefant Traks 25th Anniversary – The Finale

Elefant Traks was inspired by a mixtape and ended up changing the landscape of Australian
In 1998, Kenny Sabir and a group of multicultural friends came together to launch an independent music label that would reflect their activism and desire to champion the next generation of young Australian artists. With a roster of bold, change-making acts that grew to include the likes of The Herd and Hermitude, Elefant Traks surged to the vanguard of local hip-hop and electronic music, nurturing some of the culture’s most important new artists in the process.

● The Herd
● Hermitude
● Horrorshow
● Urthboy
● OKENYO / Nardean
● The Last Kinection
● Jimblah
● Sachem
● Jane Tyrrell
● Astronomy Class

Yves Tumour

Yves Tumor – Heaven Surrounds Us Like a Hood (Official Video)

Yves Tumor makes their fiercely awaited debut Australian tour this winter. A multi-hyphenate vocalist, producer, instrumentalist, model, Yves Tumor wields enigma and dissonance in the creation of a boundary less practice. Their discography is wickedly dense, transgressive in delivery and bold in intent, resulting in some of the world’s most forward-thinking contemporary music.

“The art-rock auteur’s latest album is a glistening, richly detailed world that feels like a culmination of their ever-escalating talent and ambition.” — PITCHFORK

Blonde Redhead

Blonde Redhead – Before (Official Audio)

Last year, US avant-rock legends Blonde Redhead returned with their first album in almost a decade, Sit Down for Dinner.
Written and recorded over a five-year period spanning New York City, upstate New York, Milan and Tuscany, Sit Down for Dinner is immaculately structured, imbued with sensitivity, clarity, and resolve. Throughout the album, the understated yet visceral melodies create a foil to lyrics about the inescapable struggles of adulthood: communication breakdown in enduring relationships, wondering which way to turn, holding onto your dreams.

“On their first album in nearly a decade, and following a wave of viral resurgence, the NYC avant-rock vets return with their warmest, most welcoming music yet.” — PITCHFORK

Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira – Everything Is Embarrassing

More than a decade after releasing her critically acclaimed, widely beloved debut album Night Time, My Time, American singer-songwriter Sky Ferreira has become a musical enigma bordering on pop myth.
Between a string of film appearances and teasing a handful of one-off tracks, the multi-talented model, actor and musician left fans wondering when – or even if – she’d release a follow-up to her iconic debut. Now, 10 years after her last Australian shows – and with that second album rumoured to be nearing release – Ferreira is finally back.

Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams – Don't Go Back (Official Video)

New Zealand’s Marlon Williams possesses one of the greatest voices of his generation. His effortlessly distinctive tone and heartstring-plucking vibrato have garnered widespread love around the world. An Evening With… is Williams first Australian solo tour in nearly 10 years, and it captures his most loved songs, new material, and both original and traditional Māori Waiata. A once-in-a-generation talent with a voice that crosses continents.


Dual ARIA Award-winning Naarm/Melbourne-based psychedelic jazz outfit Mildlife are bringing their live show to Brisbane this winter in support of their much-anticipated third studio LP Chorus.
After having performed over 120 shows across 23 different countries in the past two years, the much-lauded Mildlife live show has become the origin point for much of Chorus, tracks coalescing out of searching improvisational passages and euphoric extended encores.
Audiences are invited into the Chorus solar system for themselves, stepping into the airs of creative generation and harmony that animate Mildlife’s forthcoming new album.


Australia’s fastest rising indie rock stars DICE will embark on their Quick To Judge National Tour, a 19-stop capital city and regional tour over May and June of this year. They’ll be bringing with them their revered indie-rock repertoire, including crowd favourites ‘Stockholm’ and ‘Eyes Ahead’ and classics ‘Stop Sign’ and ‘Reality’ as well as teasing some new material set for release later in the year.

Bunny Racket

A rock and roll show for kids and their adults.
The school of rock is setting up shop at The Tivoli over the school holidays for a very special lesson. Bunny Racket, the Motorhead of children’s music, is here to rock you. Whether you are 3 or 103 years old, you will not be able to resist the beautiful madness of King Bunny and his gang of fluffy punk rock friends. King Bunny grew up in the 80’s and still wears his love of hard rock and pop culture on his sleeveless battle jacket. Join Bunny Racket as they change the way children and their parents connect with music and each other.


SLUMBERJACK – Not For You (feat. Nicole Millar) [Official Music Video]

After a string of dance-pop tracks spent months on national radio in their home country of Australia (“Poison”, “Better Off”, “Not For You”), SLUMBERJACK completely flipped the script, spending the last year workshopping some of their darkest, heaviest, most rave-ready tracks ever. Those tracks, including What So Not collab “Uh Uh”, were unveiled through a series of releases with Sable Valley, Deadbeats, and Jadu Dala. Next up, SLUMBERJACK has plans for a slate of house-ier flavored records with Thrive Music including vocal smash “Nostalgia” featuring Little Green alongside underground club-oriented singles such as “Back

The Paper Kites

The Paper Kites – The Sweet Sound Of You (At The Roadhouse)

The Paper Kites created their sixth full-length LP, At the Roadhouse, somewhere in the Australian wilderness. The quintet quietly holed up in a building once served as a supply store for local gold miners to record (during the day) and perform (at night) to crowds of locals who quickly and graciously became “regulars.” Through the month-long residency, whiskey glasses shook at the edge of the stage, and emotions stirred from the soul. As such, the record sounds like a band playing their hearts out for an audience of you alone.


With Party Dozen, Monster Zoku Onsomb! & Cry Club
(18+ show)
This ain’t no pop show… this here is an epic all out rock show.
From a year past of Units, Kiss, Weezer, and a feast of festivals, the Brisbane trio head into 2024 with a sense of escalation and elevation, and with an all-new album in hand – INVADER.
Teaming up on this rather invasive show are none other than those no wavin’ jazz punksters Party Dozen, Brisbane’s mechanical techno retro futurists Monster Zoku Onsomb! and the glitter punk-pop duo Cry Club. This one is gonna be fun.

With Party Dozen & Cry Club
(Family Show)

This ain’t no pop show… this here is an epic all out rock show. Got kid’s? Well we’ve got news for you. This special performance has been designed for the whole family, young and old.
From a year past of Units, Kiss, Weezer, and a feast of festivals, the Brisbane trio head into 2024 with a sense of escalation and elevation, and with an all-new album in hand – INVADER.
Teaming up for this special All Ages show are none other than those no wavin’ jazz punksters Party Dozen, and the glitter punk-pop duo Cry Club.

“Pack your bags kids and get in the car – we’re going to a rock show!”


Prolific and beloved psychedelic rock band Pond will take their Stung! Tour around Australia this June and July. Coinciding with the release of the band’s tenth studio album Stung! on 21st June. Pond have cemented themselves as a band of collaborators, releasing projects that stay consistent with their ethos. Their forthcoming project marks a shift in the band’s creative process, Stung! serving as a chance for the quintet to lean into playful song writing, tinkering with sounds and workshopping ideas before recording the album in Dunsborough WA.
Ten albums in, Pond seem to be having more fun playing now than ever before. Their perfectly curated live shows have seen the band teasing tracks from the album as they tour across the globe.

Queer PowerPoint

Queer PowerPoint is the cult hit experimental performance series which has been taking Australian arts festivals by storm. Open Season marks the project’s first ever Brisbane outing – so strap yourself in for a hilarious night of Microsoft PPT. Creators Xanthe Dobbie and Harriet Gillies play host to a night of surprising stories, secret passions and starwipes; commissioning artists to create a new 10-minute performance lecture about absolutely anything – the only rules are they have to be queer AF, and they have to use Microsoft PowerPoint.

Come together and revel in this new strangeness with a digital tool from a simpler time.

Two Another

Two Another – One I Need

Two Another ‘s kaleidoscopic mix of electronic, alternate RnB, and soul are heard across the globe amassing a Spotify following of 1.3 million monthly listeners. On stage Two Another finds another level, their live band elevating their musical energy into vocal-driven anthems. The pair have made their way onto tour posters around the world, supporting Rufus Du Sol, Flight Facilities, SG Lewis, Daniel Caeser & Cannons.


BAYNK – When I'm Alone [Official Video]

New Zealand-born, London-based electronic artist BAYNK returns to Brisbane this July, with the promise of new music and an all new live show. After breakout success with his first two EP releases led by the single “go with u”, BAYNK released his GRAMMY®-nominated debut album ADOLESCENCE in 2021 which Pitchfork described as “his most meticulous work to date”, including collaborations with Tinashe, Cosmo’s Midnight and Brisbane’s own Cub Sport.


Brooklyn-born Iniko is one of the most celestial new voices on the international soul scene, and this July makes their debut Australian appearance at The Tivoli.
A gifted songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Iniko is leading an alternative soul revolution. Drawing inspiration from trap music, rock, movie scores, dancehall and soul, Iniko finds inspiration in almost every situation. Expressive and existentially curious, Iniko makes music for soul searchers, fusing sinewy vocals with an adventurous imagination to tackle anxiety, damaged romance, and philosophy with warmth and whimsy.

Explosions In The Sky

Texas instrumental quartet Explosions in the Sky are acclaimed for their cathartic, heavily dynamic instrumental rock songs and their extensive soundtrack work. With a reputation for scathingly intense live performances, the group were touted early on as the next phenomenon in moody, crescendo-heavy post-rock à la Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. They gradually became one of the genre’s most commercially successful bands; they have been featured in numerous films, television series, and video games, and scored several motion pictures. Even without words, the group’s atmospheric guitar interplay is powerfully eloquent, and the interplay between guitars and drums gives even their simplest songs a keen sense of drama.

Open Season 2024 FAQ’s

Where does Open Season take place?

Open Season is exclusive to Brisbane, with ticketed events happening at The Tivoli and The Princess Theatre, and free events taking place on King Street and Winn Lane.

Who is on the line-up?

The line-up for 2024 includes Iniko, Yves Tumor, Blonde Redhead, Sky Ferreira, Mildlife, Explosions in the Sky, Regurgitator, Marlon Williams, BAYNK and so many more. See the full lineup here.

How do I buy a ticket to an Open Season show?

All Open Season shows are on-sale through Ticketmaster. There are a few events in the program that are completely FREE, and you won’t need a ticket for those. Please do not buy tickets from Viagogo, Facebook or anywhere that is not Ticketmaster.

When is Open Season happening?

Open Season is on from late May – July 2024. See the full lineup here.

Where are the venues located?

The Tivoli is located at 52 Costin St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006.

See more information about The Tivoli here.

The Princess Theatre is located at 8 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102.

See more information about The Princess Theatre here.

What do I need to bring with me to an Open Season show?

You need to bring to any of the ticketed events your ticket, a valid form of ID (drivers licence, 18+ card or passport) and yourself. Please note that none of the venues have a cloak room, so what you bring with you must stay with you during the event. Bags of all sizes are okay, but you’ll have to carry it around all night.

What can’t I bring with me to an Open Season show?

Please do not bring a DSLR camera with you, as they aren’t permitted in the venues. Regarding clothing, as long as you’re not wearing steel capped boots and thongs (shoes), you’re good to go.

How do I purchase Accessible Seating tickets?

We’ve updated our seating framework to include a larger range of accessible seating options. There will be an option for every price level and package available.

Accessible tickets (including Companion Cards) can be purchased by calling our Customer Service team on the Accessible Bookings line Monday – Sunday 9am – 5pm AEST: 1300 446 925. This phone number is reserved for patrons with accessibility requirements and companion cardholders and cannot process any other ticketing requests.

Accessible tickets, both during presales and the general public sale period, can also be requested via our Submit a request – Ticketmaster Help. Please be sure to include your relevant presale code with your request if wanting to make a booking during the presale period.

How will I receive tickets?

All tickets purchased through Ticketmaster are now digital, meaning you can easily access your tickets on your phone via the Ticketmaster app or mobile web browser via, add them straight to your phone’s ticket wallet, and share them with your friends and family.

Get to know Ticket Transfer so everyone has their own ticket

1. Open the Ticketmaster App

2. Tap on my events and select the event you want to Ticket Transfer

3. Tap ‘Transfer’ below the ticket you want to share (please note: you may have to wait a moment for the ‘Transfer’ button to load)

4. On the ‘Select Tickets To Transfer’ page, confirm the ticket you want to share (please note – you must Transfer each ticket individually)

5. Tap the ‘Transfer To’ button. Tap ‘Manually Enter A Recipient’ & enter your friend’s ‘First Name’, ‘Last Name’, and ‘Email Address or Mobile Number’

6. Tap ‘Transfer Ticket’. The ticket in your account will now say “Sent”. You can cancel or recall the Ticket Transfer at any time.

7. Your friend receives an email, asking them to accept the transferred tickets, and they can either login or create a new Ticketmaster account to accept.

8. The tickets are now ready to go in your friend’s Ticketmaster account and marked as ‘Transferred’ in your account

Find out more about Ticket Transfer – including how to accept and open a transferred ticket here. 

Open Season will transform Brisbane from May to July 2024. Tickets are on sale via