What’s On In Brisbane CBD

There's always something going on at Royal on the Park Hotel and Suites Brisbane!

Whether its one of the free events or seasonal promotions at the hotel or any of the events taking place just outside our doors, there's always something going on at Royal on the Park Brisbane. If you’ve already booked your stay, browse our event calendar to find out what’s on during your stay in the Brisbane CBD. Or, if you’re looking for a reason to get away, why not make plans to join us for these special events.

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Disney On Ice 2024

Hit the road to adventure when Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures skates into your hometown! Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends embark on a wild ride to your favorite Disney destinations. Travel with Moana to the sun soaked Motunui, set off on a safari to the Pride Lands with Simba. Discover a whole new world as you’re swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade. Play at a larger-than-life carnival with Woody and Forky. Join us for a fun-filled getaway, jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and magic at every turn at Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures.

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Missy Higgins

Missy Higgins is unveiling ‘an anniversary tour with a difference’ to celebrate 20 years since her trailblazing debut, The Sound Of White.

The Second Act Tour will see Missy touring theatres nationally next autumn in a special two act show. The first set each evening will include some brand-new songs, plus a few fan favourites from early in her career, all played in stripped back, acoustic mode. After an intermission Missy will then return with her full band to perform The Sound Of White in its entirety plus some of her other hits.

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Teddy Swims - performing with Freak Freely

After capturing the hearts of audiences worldwide, vocal powerhouse and Atlanta singer-songwriter Teddy Swims is thrilled to announce his much-anticipated return to Australia and New Zealand this July 2024 – proudly presented by Frontier Touring.

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State of Origin

As current holders of the Shield, Queensland will have the first opportunity to host the expanded series twice and defend their title in 2024 with the potential decider confirmed for Thursday, June 27 at Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

The men’s Origin series will begin at Sydney’s Accor Stadium on Wednesday, June 5, before a return to the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday, June 26, and closing the 2024 Ampol State of Origin series with a potential men’s decider at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday, July 17.

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Are you ready?! Following massive sold out shows across Europe, UK and the USA in 2023 – which should come as no surprise for the Greatest Band That Ever Played on Planet Earth – GRAMMY®-winning dynamic duo Tenacious D, featuring Jack Black and Kyle Gass, will bring their Spicy Meatball Tour down under to Australia and New Zealand in July 2024!

Performing seven huge arena shows on today’s just-announced run, these will be Tenacious D’s first live performances on our shores since 2013.

Before they were known as the best rock band on earth, the former theatre students first formed Tenacious D back in the late ‘90s in Los Angeles. No one could have ever dreamed of where the band’s genius would take them, but take them it did…

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TV Girl & The Last Dinner Party

America’s favourite indie band’ TV Girl will be bringing their hypnotic pop to Australia in July 2024 as well as playing a special co-headline show with much loved British five-piece The Last Dinner Party in Brisbane!

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Ali Wong: Live

Renowned stand-up comedian and Emmy-winning actress, Ali Wong, is excited to announce her very first Australian and New Zealand tour for Ali Wong: Live, taking in Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this July.

Produced by Live Nation, the tour has been a massive success, playing to full houses right across North America, Paris and London! Having captivated audiences worldwide with her previous tours and hit Netflix specials, including "Baby Cobra", "Hard Knock Wife", and the Emmy-nominated "Don Wong", Ali Wong has become a household name, celebrated for her fearless and relatable brand of comedy.

Most recently, Wong starred in and executive produced the Netflix and A24 dark comedy series "Beef.” She received Emmy nominations both for her performance and for the show itself, winning the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in her role.

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An Evening With Drew Barrymore

Spiritual Sister and America’s Sweetheart Drew Barrymore is coming to Australia, for two shows only this August!

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Jim Jefferies

Australia, get ready! Frontier Touring and More Talent are pleased to announce the live return of rock star comedian, TV show host, podcaster and writer Jim Jefferies, bringing his Give ‘Em What They Want Tour to Australia this August

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Tones & I

As An Inimitable Vocalist, Clever Lyricist, Deft Producer, And Inventive Creator, Tones And I Stretches The Scope Of Pop Music With Unpredictable And Undeniable Anthems Of Her Own Design. Since Exploding Onto The Global Scene In 2019 As A Busker From The Mornington Peninsula, Australia, She Has Smashed Records, Garnered Multiple Awards, Sold Out Tours, Surpassed 10 Billion Streams And Reached Multi-Platinum Heights Around The World.

Her Breakout “Dance Monkey” Went 6x Platinum In The United States, Became The Most Shazamed Song Ever, And Minted Her As “The First Female Artist To Reach 2 Billion Streams On Spotify With One Song,” All While Consistently Holding A Spot In The “Top 10 Most-Streamed Songs Of All-Time On Spotify.”

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Riverfire 2024

Riverfire by Australian Retirement Trust returns earlier in the calendar to mark the opening weekend of Brisbane Festival 2024. 

Save the date and mark your spot for an unforgettable night of community celebrations and vibrant lights that paint Brisbane's skies. 

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NPL and FQPL1 Grand Finals

The Football Queensland NPL and FQPL1 Men and Women Grand Finals will be heldat Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 7 September on one huge day! Further information on ticketing and corporate packages will be released soon!

  • FQPL 1 Men Grand Final
  • FQPL 1 Women Grand Final
  • NPL Women Grand Final
  • NPL Men Grand Final

Saturday 7 September 2024

Run Times - AEST (Brisbane local time):
TBC: Gates Open
TBC: Kick Off
Order of finals TBC

This is a Suncorp Stadium Membership accessible event.

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Image of J Balvin performing on a show at Royal on the Park Hotel

MG Live and Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that global superstar J Balvin will bring his world-renowned live show to arenas in Australia and New Zealand this September, with five massive dates in AucklandMelbourneSydneyBrisbane and Perth as part of his upcoming Que Bueno Volver a Verte Tour (It’s Good To See You Tour).

In July 2023, Balvin’s Melbourne and Sydney headline shows sold out in under 10 minutes; now, the illustrious global sensation returns to our shores bigger and bolder than ever. Joining the ‘Mi gente’ star as very special guest at all shows and to kick off the party will be GRAMMY-nominated electro duo SOFI TUKKER.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 27 March (1pm local time) via Ticketek.   Get early access to tickets via the official Artist (J Balvin & SOFI TUKKER) and Frontier Members presales – which start Monday 25 March (2pm local time)… see Frontier website for more info.

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David Walliams

Brace yourself for an outrageously cheeky evening with one of Britain’s best-loved comedians in this delightful new live show experience from David Walliams.

Expect wickedly funny tales, beloved characters, and a glimpse behind the curtain at never-before-seen moments from Walliams’ storied career, all served up with his signature wit and charm.

From his iconic characters in Little Britain and Come Fly with Me to his hilarious storytelling in best-selling books like The Boy in the Dress and Gangsta Granny, David Walliams’ comedic brilliance has captivated audiences of all ages over the past two decades.

For the first time ever, don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the multi-award-winning comedian, actor, and author live on stage in a way you've never experienced before. It’s a little bit naughty and a whole lot hilarious.

Audiences down under are the best. Matt and I had the greatest time touring Little Britain in Australia, and so I am delighted to be back on the stage here. I have never done a show like this before, which makes it all the more exciting. I promise there will be lots of laughs, stories I have never told before and a chance for you to ask me anything you want. I will be expecting some rude questions! And I can’t wait to see you all there.

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Thirty Seconds To Mars

Multi-platinum selling rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars bring their monumental Seasons World Tour to Australia in September 2024. Band members Jared Leto and Shannon Leto will take to the stage with songs from their new album 'It's The End Of The World But It's A Beautiful Day' plus play the hits you love like 'Closer To The Edge', 'This is War', 'Kings And Queens' and fan favourite 'The Kill (Bury Me).'

Register for free with My Live Nation to get first access to tickets.

Looking for accessible tickets? Email access.aunz@livenation.com.au.

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Parkway Drive

Two decades ago, a band that would go on to pioneer and dominate the landscape of heavy music was born on the sunny shores of Byron Bay. Now in 2024, Australian metal titans PARKWAY DRIVE will triumphantly return to home soil this September to celebrate their 20th anniversary with their biggest headline tour to date, with the 20 Year Anniversary Tour set to ignite stadiums and arenas across the country, alongside very special guests I PREVAIL (USA), THE GHOST INSIDE (USA) and Void Of Vision.

A world-first experience and 20 unforgettable years in the making, Australia will play home in 2024 to PARKWAY DRIVE‘s brand new production; the band’s biggest show they have ever produced fittingly set to christen in their own backyard as part of the 20 Year Anniversary Tour.

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R&B Superstar NE-YO brings the Champagne & Roses Tour to Australia and New Zealand this September/October

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Lime Cordiale

Australian pop-rock band Lime Cordiale has announced an Australian tour for October. The tour titled “Enough Of The Sweet Talk Tour” will see the band performing their biggest headline shows to date.

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Amy Shark

One of Australia’s biggest pop successes, singer-songwriter Amy Shark will embark on The Sadness Tour – a headline tour of Australia and New Zealand in October and November that will follow the August 16 release of her upcoming third studio album ‘Sunday Sadness’.

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Empire of the Sun

The visionary Empire of the Sun return to Australia with a kaleidoscopic holistic live show.

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Dean Lewis

Following the announcement of his highly-anticipated third studio album The Epilogue, local-turned-global superstar Dean Lewis has announced a world tour – which will see him take over some of Australia’s biggest venues this October and November.

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Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah, one of the most successful comedians in the world, is on his way to Australia and New Zealand with his ‘Off The Record Tour’. Most recently known for hosting the Emmy® Award-winning “The Daily Show” and is author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood”. To date, “Born a Crime” has sold over 3 million copies across all formats.

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The Amity Affliction

Metalcore giants The Amity Affliction will embark on a headline tour across the country this November for the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed album “Let the Ocean Take Me”. To celebrate their seminal fourth studio release, the band will be performing the album in its entirety each night along with fan favourites from their extensive catalogue. Joining The Amity Affliction across all dates will be Ice Nine Kills, We Came As Romans and Heavensgate.

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Lauren Daigle

This November, 2x GRAMMY Award Winner and multi-platinum selling artist LAUREN DAIGLE will expand her critically acclaimed headline tour, The Kaleidoscope Nights Tour, to Australia and New Zealand. The six new dates will mark Daigle’s first shows down under in nearly five years.

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Tate McRae

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Tate McRae announces her Australia and New Zealand dates for November 2024 as part of the Think Later World Tour.

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HEILUNG, the ground-breaking collective renowned for their captivating performances, announce their highly anticipated rituals across Australia and New Zealand. This marks the debut of their mesmerizing rituals in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Auckland and their return to Sydney and Melbourne.

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Hozier finds harmony and melody in the midst of chaos. The GRAMMY® Award-nominated Diamond-certified Irish singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist tunes into raw blues spirit, unrestrained soul, rock energy, and folk eloquence. At 22, he delivered a generational anthem in the form of “Take Me To Church.” It reached 13x-Platinum status and earned a rare Diamond certification from the RIAA, climbed to the #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, became one of the Top 30 “Most-Streamed Songs on Spotify,” and notched a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Song of the Year. It paved the way for his 2014 full-length debut, Hozier, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and went double-Platinum. The 2019 Gold-certified follow-up, Wasteland, Baby!, bowed at #1 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the Platinum single “Almost (Sweet Music)” as well as “Would That I,” which has been the featured sound of recent viral trends on TikTok. 

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James Blunt

Join chart-topping superstar James Blunt as he returns to Australia in November 2024 for his first tour in over six years.

Performing all his hits and songs from his critically acclaimed new album ‘Who We Used To Be’.

Mark your calendars, don’t miss one of the most anticipated tours of 2024!

Tickets can be purchased via Tickemaster.

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Twenty One Pilots

Grammy-Award winning band Twenty One Pilots make their highly anticipated return to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 6 years on The Clancy World Tour in November 2024. The tour comes in support of the duo's anticipated forthcoming album, Clancy, which will be released on May 17.

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Frontier Touring is excited to announce the return of multi-Platinum alt-rock trio Wallows –bringing their biggest global headline tour to Australia this December – the Model Tour 2024.

The tour news comes in celebration of the band’s highly anticipated third studio album, Model. The John Congleton-produced (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten) record arrives May 24 via Atlantic Records.

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Dom Dolla

Untitled Group is thrilled to present Dom Dolla’s 2024 Australian Tour! These will mark Dom’s largest-ever Australian shows across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

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British rock outfit IDLES will make their highly-anticipated return to Australia in support of their new album, TANGK.

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Bear Grylls

A globally renowned adventure icon, award-winning TV host and bestselling author, Bear Grylls returns to Australia with a show set to inspire and captivate all the family with his incredible stories of adventure and survival.

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Following the news of her highly anticipated third studio album HIT ME HARD AND SOFT, set for release on May 17, Billie Eilish has announced Australian arena dates, produced by Live Nation and Frontier Touring, for her HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR. Starting in North America in September 2024, Eilish will embark on an Australian leg in February 2025, ahead of her European, U.K., and Ireland arena shows.

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Cigarettes After Sex

Handsome Tours are proud to present the return of Cigarettes After Sex in 2025! Performing shows in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane as part of their upcoming world tour, the news comes as the band also reveals that their new LP, titled X’s, will be released on 12 July 2024.

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CMC Rocks 2025

CMC Rocks, the premier country music festival in Australia, is a celebration that unites fans with the heart and soul of country music. Born from a passion for the genre, CMC Rocks had its humble beginnings in the early 2000s through a vision realised by the pioneering spirits of Rob Potts and Michael Chugg. Rob Potts, a visionary in the country music scene, played a pivotal role in shaping the festival, bringing to life his dream of creating a platform where fans could immerse themselves in the music and camaraderie that defines the country music community, bridging the gap from Australia to Nashville.

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Queensland Reds vs British & Irish Lions

The British & Irish Lions' second match of the 2025 Tour to Australia will be against the Queensland Reds, a Super Rugby Pacific side. The match will be held at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, on 2 July.

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Wallabies vs British & Irish Lions

A nine-match schedule has been confirmed by the British and Irish Lions for their 2025 tour in Australia. The itinerary is made up of a three-Test series versus Eddie Jones’ Wallabies, a pre-first Test clash against an invitational Australian and New Zealand XV as well as games against all five of Australia’s Super Rugby Pacific teams.

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