Monday, 7 October 2013


Not many people reach the elusive triple digits in their lifetime and neither do many Brisbane icons. But this month, the iconic Gasometer frame at Newstead is lucky to lay claim to a triple digit birthday. But age isn’t everything, as a good face lift has proven to deceive the best of us and a face lift is exactly what this Brisbane icon has recently had.

Our new favourite Brisbane precinct, Gasworks Plaza, is home to the recently lit Gasometer frame and to match its icon’s face lift, it’s had some work done to. With amazing new restaurants like Hatch & Co and Reef Seafood and Sushi, a state-of-the art flagship Woolworths, and foodie favourites, like the Standard Market and Quench juices, it’s no wonder that the Gasworks Precinct is taking Brisbane by storm. To show off the work they’ve had done, Gasworks will be adding to their live events with a birthday celebration to knock your socks off.

Come join us at Gasworks to celebrate 140 years of a Brisbane Icon with some fabulous events as per the schedule below! See you all there!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10: Built in the 1800s, the Gasometer frame literally lit the way for Brisbane for more than 100 years.  Restored as part of the redevelopment of Newstead Riverpark, it is set to once again help Brisbane shine with a new light and sound extravaganza.  The show will launch in spectacular style from 6.30pm and will be held each weekend after.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11: Free live music by a range of artists, including The Vernons, will put the Gasometer frame centre stage from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12: Take the opportunity to sample the array of new dining and fresh food options on offer in the precinct, with the Taste of Gasworks at Waterfront Park and Gasworks Plaza, kicking off at 11.00am.

Waterfront Park will be buzzing with market stalls, with about 20 retailers, including the array of fresh food operators at The Standard Market Company. Patrons can sit back and relax with their favourite foods, pull up a picnic rug or have a drink in the licenced area and listen jazz tunes by Sophie Catsoulis and Lee Brackenborough. 

The festival will continue into the Gasometer, with food tastings and pop-up bars and live music from 4.00pm, headlined by renowned Brisbane band Sheppard who will take to the stage at 7.00pm. Supports acts include solo artist Jessiah Cocks, five-piece band Flinter, and Zaped.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13: A giant birthday cake, music by artists including Brian Sexton and giveaways will wrap up the weekend of celebrations.  The festivities kick off in the Gasometer frame from noon.

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