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Backbone Festival 2018
How Soon Is Now?

 

Video killed the radio star, and the internet brought it back from the dead!

The tyrannical grip of the internet incites rebellion against cold and passive interactions, leaving humanity searching for places to be touched and for artworks that move them. In a world where all is shared, from our breakfast to our relationships, where can we find those unforgettable intimate moments that add unpredictable dimensions to the rectangular screens we see ourselves framed in?

Backbone Festival: How Soon Is Now will feature work from local and international artists on-site at Backbone from October 4th to October 27th, 2018.

 
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Tickets

This year, Backbone has made it easier than ever to see everything the festival has to offer. 

 
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On your visit to the festival please remember to bring:

  • Your ID

  • A guardian if you are under 18

 

 

2018 Program

Full Program

 

The Gods Are Bored

A visceral sacrifice.

La Silhouette

The shape of queer history.

 
 

Punks in the Palace

Punk isn't dead.

Always

Always was, always will be.

Future Sound of Maccas

A dystopic tribute.

 
 

Moth

Love, hurt, and necessity.

Ride

Shove the trash over and pile in.

 
 

Youth Art Sucks

FOMO forever.

Lung Water

The rising tides of existentialism.

Vomit Cabaret

Eradicate suffering.

 

BaBeL

A celebration of language(s).

Tragic Trivia

Winner takes the meat tray.

Nina

The hero we have been waiting for.

Fast and Loose

The perfect trick, many mistakes.

The Death of Rose

Party with your past.

To Illuminate or Document

Crack it. Break it. Double it. Layer it.

 

On your visit to the festival please remember to bring:

  • Your ID

  • A guardian if you are under 18

 
 
Festival Pass
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Members Festival Pass
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2018 Team

Every year, Backbone Festival is facilitated and lead by a team of young, emerging arts leaders in collaboration with Backbone Youth Arts. With a mission to mould the festival team of the future, Backbone annually assembles a diverse group of young people to manage the Festival’s creation. This team is then mentored by industry professionals as they facilitate local and international talent alike.

This year we have a brand new team and we can’t wait for you to meet them!

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Esther dougherty

An ambitious and talented director, writer and producer, Esther brings a wealth of experience in creating innovative and immersive theatrical experiences to the festival team.

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Siobhan martin

A hard-working artist and technical producer, Siobhan’s work supporting student and emergent theatre-makers is continued in her work ensuring this festival is a valuable space for young creatives.

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Sam Girvan

A passionate musician and advocate of Brisbane’s live music scene, Sam joins the festival team as a musical programmer, connecting Backbone Festival to its venue’s punk rock roots.

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Patrick mcgreevy

A resourceful artist and producer, Patrick is a theatre-maker, producer and Artistic Director of The Stan Dup Ensemble. He is well-versed in producing unique multi-arts events and festivals in exciting, non-traditional locations.