Brisbane turns on City of Lights at South Bank

South Bank was the place to be on Friday night with thousands of people out enjoying the mild Spring weather, lining up for performances at the Spiegal Tent and the Santos GLNG City of Lights 8 - 28 September, all part of the Brisbane Festival line up.

A spectacular light, laser and special effects show presented nightly over the three weeks of the Festival, the
Santos GLNG City of Lights plays out along the river bank with plenty of prime positions for viewing.

If you are not up to braving the Riverfire crowds, don't miss out on the towering structures, lasers, searchlights and cascading water that's wowing spectators at South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt.  Next time I'm lining up for a seat in the Santos GLNG Lounge, definitely the best seats in the house, to view the show in all its glory, but I don't think I missed too much from my river bank position.

The free choreographed light plays over the river, bridges, sky and buildings between Kurilpa and Goodwill Bridges seven nights a week, with shows at 7pm and 8pm from Sunday to Thursday. Friday and Saturday nights also feature shows at 7pm and 8pm, with an encore performance at 8.30pm.

You can hear the official soundtrack at the Santos Lounge and it is also broadcast along the South Bank Promenade. The lanterns outside QPAC next to to Santos Lounge are also worth a look. Download the Santos City of Lights map at the Brisbane Festival website.

When: Until 28 September - Sunday – Thursday at 7:00pm and 8.30pm; Friday – Saturday at 7:00pm, 8pm and 9pm
Where:  Cultural Forecourt, The Parklands, South Bank

Here's what I saw -