As the 2011 Brisbane Festival approaches, we look forward to the Riverfire event, a showcase spectacular that signifies the beginning of Brisbane Festival, which this year runs from the 3rd to 24th September. The Brisbane Festival also marks the beginning of Spring.
This year’s Riverfire show’s creative director, Tony Assness, who is one of Australia’s leading directors of major events, including the 75th Anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, was part of the team behind last year’s spectacular Riverfire event. Internationally acclaimed Australian lighting designer, John Rayment, who created the lighting for the Sydney Olympic’s opening and closing ceremonies is also working on this major project. Wanting to build on the old favourite Riverfire show, this year’s event will last more than one night. The people of Brisbane will be treated to a new Laser lights show named Santos City of Lights, which is the first laser light show of its kind in Australia. It will be set between the Goodwill and Kurilpa Bridges showcasing the Brisbane River and surrounding cityscape with a nightly choreographed spectacle of lasers and lights that can be seen across the city.
Santos City of Lights is a free event and will give people the opportunity to see the city of Brisbane with a new perspective. Unless you are one of those lucky people who live nearby, the best vantage point for Santos City of Lights will be from the QPAC lawn and the Goodwill Bridge. Also, from the Santos Lounge at South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt, which will be alive with festival atmosphere, food stalls, music, beverage and art installations every night for the duration of the festival.
Let’s not miss being a part of this wonderful highlight of the Brisbane Festival celebrations, which this year promises to be even more spectacular than ever.
Yours in Brisbane Festival Riverfire