In line with its growing food line up, Fish Lane Festival has announced its expanded entertainment smorgasbord with more than 17 unique performers and 11 concept bars. The free musical program will kick off on Saturday 11 May across three stages and a pop-up space in the lane way.

New to this year’s program of events is a Jazz Stage, bursting with local talent as well as four additional bars. Returning to the licensed lineup are crowd-favourites like Pimms Kombi, Espresso Martini Bar and Tanqueary Gin Jungle. The Somersby Jazz Stage compliments the new alfresco drinking and dining precinct at the crest of Hope Street. Sip from the pop-up wine bar by Vasse Felix or try a refreshing cider fresh off the Somersby bus while savouring a range of dishes from neighbouring foodie kitchens.

Fish Lane Festival favourite Ella Haber will christen the new stage with her incredible voice to deliver a powerful jazz and soul performance. Next on the musical menu is one of Brisbane’s Jazz Queens Adelina Martinez, as a regular on the local and national scene her unique repertoire and playful presence are the perfect accompaniment to drinking and dining.

The Colonial Brewing Co Main Stage, overlooking the Hope Street dining precinct, will be treated to the looping rhythms and harmonious hooks of Graham Moes who will set the tone for the evening ahead. Acoustic soul artist Mark Lowndes will then take over with his big band to deliver catchy melodies with his ridiculously smooth vocals.

As dusk starts to settle in ROMII will add some flavour to the stage with a selection of catchy originals and covers. Golden hour will be followed by Golden Sounds, a Brisbane producer and keyboardist. His love of funk and soul music is evident in his live ensemble with swirling synths, driving rhythms and sizzling horns, satiating any palette with sonic goodness. Brisbane icons The Wet Fish will close out the Main Stage with a contagious serving of authentic surf music, gritty soul and classic 50s rock & roll. Other acts to grace the program include The Charlie Mac Trio, six piece band First Biege, and The Hummin as well as selection of Brisbane’s top DJs.

Cork & Chroma will also return with its Sip & Paint Workshops for participants to create their own take-home masterpiece. Proudly presented by the Fox Hotel, Colonial Brewing Co and Aria Property Group, Fish Lane Festival is a not-to-be-missed event with exciting options for all.

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