Brisbane’s foodie event shares the streets once more with a diverse line up of free entertainment across two stages. Returning Saturday 12 May, Fish Lane Festival will play host to a smorgasbord of soloists, bands, DJs and visual artists from midday until late.

The Colonial Brewing Co Main Stage on Hope Street will kick off at midday with up-and-coming solo performer Ella Haber laying down her brand of RnB & Soul. Next up is Pink Matter; this neo-soul, all-female quartet will perform their original ballads and funk tunes. The Brisbane based trio Mama’s Hummer will entertain with a blend of covers and originals, spanning blues, RnB and Motown classics. Queensland’s go-to party band, Matty G & The B-Sides will also be on the lineup performing their original songs, 60s blues and maybe even some pub classics. Closing out the main stage with a bang is a vintage yet modern funk & soul band from the Sunshine Coast.

While enjoying all the tunes, explore and taste your way through the lane where you’ll discover the Tanqueray Gin Jungle and the Bertie Cider Garden. Providing the soundtrack for the evening is Gavin Boyd, Levi Birks, Dameela, Tom Gazal accompanied by Ryan Livings live on sax and wrapping up with Midnight Tango and David Flynn on trumpet. This year Cork & Chroma will host a variation on their Paint & Sip workshops by way of a pop-up art studio. During each one hour session, a Cork & Chroma artist will guide wannabe art aficionados in creating one of two Fish Lane-inspired pieces utilising vibrant acrylics and their own personal touches. After the festival wraps up at 10pm, the Long Room on the ground floor of The Fox Hotel will feature Australia’s Daft Punk tribute show.

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