The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl: A Feast of 40 Free Live Acts

Published February 9, 2024

The bustling streets of Fortitude Valley are set to come alive with the sounds of music this weekend as the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl makes its return. Now in its ninth year, this beloved festival is offering a stunning lineup of 40 live acts that audiences can enjoy across eight different stages, absolutely free of charge. From iconic bars to intimate venues, the crawl celebrates the rich tapestry of local music at no cost to attendees.

A Musical Adventure Awaits

Senior programming manager Braydon Ritson shares a simple strategy for those overwhelmed by the plethora of choices: 'Look at the set times, close your eyes, point at random, and you're sure to find a winner.' This choose-your-own-adventure festival not only showcases a variety of emerging talents but also serves as a platform that has introduced now-prominent bands in their early days.

Discover the Heart of Brisbane's Music Scene

Fortitude Valley, often hailed as a central hub for music in Australia, provides a unique experience with its cluster of key venues situated in close proximity. The festival epitomizes the community spirit and energy of the Valley, drawing in thousands of visitors, energizing the area into the early morning hours.

Although Ritson looks forward to seeing headliners like These New South Whales, Mia Wray, and Peach Fur, he also encourages visitors to seek out hidden talents within the lineup. Despite the inevitable conflict of set times and venue capacity limits, he advises arriving early to fully support the artists and the vibrant local music venues.

A Celebratory Companion Event

For those looking for a lighter or alternative start to their evening, the BrisAsia Festival offers a delightful bubble tea and food party at the nearby Chinatown Mall. This alongside the main event provides festival-goers with a rich cultural and musical experience.

The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl promises to be an exciting, music-filled night showcasing an array of free performances that might just lead you to your next favorite band. Be part of the energy and community as the festival spans from 5.30pm to 1.30am this Saturday.

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