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Livid Festival, 1998

Brisbane band Custard playing in front of a large crowd at the Livid Festival in Bowen Hills, Queensland,1998. From 27510 Peter Fischmann Photographs. In copyright. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27510-0001-0038

The 12th installment of the alternative rock music festival, the Livid Festival, was held on 3 October 1998 at the Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills. Inconveniently the festival fell on the same date as the Australian federal election. This was the second time in the festival’s history that Livid coincided with an election day. During … Read more

ABBA, Joh, his deputy and the Brisbane concert that never was

Front page of the Brisbane Telegraph newspaper, 9 October 1976

In October 1976 news came from Stockholm that Swedish pop group ABBA were heading Down Under in March 1977. There was one noticeable exclusion from their tour itinerary – Brisbane. To the disappointment of Queensland fans, ABBA would only visit Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. On the same day as the sad news was conveyed to Queenslanders, … Read more