Check out the Amazing Events Happening across Brisbane in 2018
#1 The Royal Queensland Show (EKKA)
Dates: 10th August – 19th August 2018.
Location: Brisbane Showgrounds
Distance to EKKA from the Kingsford Brisbane Airport: 8 minutes
One of Brisbane’s largest cultural festivals is here at the RNA Brisbane Showgrounds. Located very short 8 minutes from The Kingsford Brisbane Airport. The hotel marks the ultimate stay for comfort and luxury and perfect escape after a day of show rides, cotton candy, and delicious food. Did you know, that the first Ekka Show was held in 1876! At that time, it was brought in as an Australian equivalent to the International Exhibitions being held in the UK at the time. The event in 19876 drew around 17,000 visitors, which was considerably high for its day, but nothing compared to the 500,000 or so who come to the Ekka Show nowadays. While originally the show’s purpose was to display agricultural and industrial products of the city and region, the event has expanded to included many different aspects. Check out the animal nursery, the fashion shows, live musical performances and even taste the iconic strawberry sundae.
If you’re planning to attend EKKA, book your tickets online by clicking here, or alternatively speak to our lovely reception to arrange your tickets and transport to the event.
Need to find Comfortable Accommodation Near RNA Showgrounds?
Get away from the frenzy of the crowds and still feel close to the action by booking your EKKA hotel accommodation at The Kingsford Brisbane Airport. Only a short and quick 10 minutes from the RNA Showgrounds. The hotel is the perfect escape to wind down from a busy day at the EKKA. Featuring modern appliances, luxury amenities, and luxurious bedding to make you feel at home and incredibly comfortable.
#2 Katy Perry Brisbane Concert
Dates: 8th and 10th August 2018
Location: Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
Distance to Brisbane Entertainment Centre from the Kingsford Brisbane Airport: 16 minutes
Katy Perry returns to Brisbane to perform two nights at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. The huge events are expected to drive huge crowds and set tongues wagging as Katy crosses the stage to deliver a standout performance including show-stopping costumes and a jaw-dropping dance choreography. Book your tickets and hear her sing live album favourites including Bon Appetit and Swish Swish. Book your tickets online by clicking here or contact our helpful reception to arrange tickets, accommodation, and transport to the event.
Looking for Accommodation Near the Brisbane Entertainment Centre?
Return from the concert to the comfort and luxury of The Kingsford Brisbane Airport. Only a short 16 minutes from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre to the hotel, you’ll get to the concert in no time and also return back to the hotel sooner than you think. The best part is The Kingsford Brisbane Airport Hotel is also close to the airport, making it fantastic for early morning flights out of Brisbane and also incredibly close to popular restaurants and bars at Portside Wharf and in the Brisbane City.
#2 Brisbane Festival
Dates: 8 September – 29 September 2018. Catch the amazing fireworks display on Sep. 29
Location: Brisbane City/Southbank
Distance to Brisbane Festival: 5 minutes
It’s the Festival that stops a city. Seriously. Each September, it explodes across the city with a thrilling program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire. The massive Brisbane Festival attracts an audience of around one million people every year and is embraced by the city and admired by the world. There are so many events happening during the time, so head over to What’s on at the Brisbane Festival to check out all the activities. You’ll find amazing performances and live music across Riverstage, QPAC, Southbank Cultural Forecourt, Treasury Brisbane Arcadia, The Tivoli, King St, The Courier Mail Spiegeltent, La Boite Studio and more…
Looking for Accommodation Near the Brisbane Festival
With so many events happening across Brisbane during the Brisbane Festival, it’s important to find a hotel that is close to all the action but affords you the peace and quiet for a restful night’s sleep. The Kingsford Brisbane Airport is only a short distance from the Brisbane City and 10 minutes to Southbank. Check out our Hotel Deals to take advantage of amazing hotel deals on offer during this period.
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