BrisAsia 2024 Promises Vibrant Celebration of Asian Culture

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Get ready to welcome the Year of the Dragon with a roar! Brisbane’s iconic BrisAsia festival returns February 1-18, transforming the city into a vibrant tapestry of Asian culture.

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Over 20 exciting events across 11 suburbs will showcase the best of music, dance, food and art. Festival highlights include the return of popular events like Southside by Night, Laneway ParTEA, BrisAsia Dance, BrisAsia Pop Weekend, and BrisAsia ParTEA. 

There will also be new additions this year including a lively street festival in Fish Lane showcasing authentic Asian culture through art, music, and food as well as a Dumpling Festival at Southside Restaurant Fish Lane.

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Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner says the diverse festivities celebrate Brisbane’s multicultural identity, embracing the many cultures that make the city a dynamic place to live. 

“A new street festival will fill Fish Lane with authentic cultural elements, as LUSH transforms West End into a must-visit destination complete with street art, live music and delicious culinary delights,” said Cr Schrinner. 

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“Foodies are invited to secure their spot at Southside Restaurant Fish Lane for an all-new Dumpling Festival, where they can dine on authentic dumplings and dim sum crafted by renowned sous-chef Benny Lam.

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“The 2023 event saw more than 24,000 people get involved in the cultural celebrations, and with another fantastic line up of free and affordable events, we hope to build on that great success,” he added.

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Executive Producer Dr Anthony Garcia promises attendees the chance to experience world-class Asian entertainment as over 500 artists and creatives bring traditional and contemporary culture to life. With last year drawing over 24,000 festival-goers, interest is sure to be high for this can’t-miss celebration of community and culture.

Published 29-January-2024